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A 'GOOD SCHOOL' (OFSTED January 2015)
'AN OUTSTANDING CHURCH SCHOOL' (SIAMS May 2015)
Theme for Week A Beginning Monday 19th February 2018: Choices
The school is closed for spring half term from Friday 9th February until Friday 16th February 2018. Students return to school for a normal day on Monday 19th February 2018.
Governors Stakeholder & Public Consultation: Monday 5th February until noon on Monday 12th March 2018
(Parents/Carers please refer to a letter that was emailed on Thursday 8th February).
CONSULTATION ON THE TWO PROPOSALS BY THE GOVERNING BODY TO:
PROPOSAL 1 - EXTEND TO COMPLETE THE SCHOOL BUILDING TO ACCOMMODATE PLANNED 8FE
PROPOSAL 2 - INCREASE THE STUDENT CAPACITY NUMBER IN THE SCHOOL’S FUNDING AGREEMENT
Please click on the links below for more information and feedback forms. Thank you for participating in this consultation.
Ski Trip 2018 to Austria:
The ski trip left school on Friday 9th February and returns to school on Saturday 17th February 2018. Photos charting the progress of the group over the week will be published to the SMHS Flickr account - see the link below.
Year 10 Practice Exams: These exams take place when students return after half term from Monday 19th February to Friday 23rd February 2018. A letter and timetable has been emailed and posted home as students are currently on work experience.
Year 11 Practice Exams: Students have GCSE English and GCSE Maths Practice Examinations Monday 26th February to Thursday 1st March. A letter/timetable will be given to students and also emailed home.
BTEC Information & Creative Technology (ICT) Re-Sits
The BTEC ICT resit will be on Thursday 1st March for those students doing the resit in Year 11. A letter will sent in due course to confirm details. Materials are on ShowMyHomework to support revision.
Facebook: St Mary's now has a Facebook account. Please follow us @stmaryscehighschool to keep up to date with news, events, student activities and reminders. Spread the word so that information can get into the community effectively. Feedback is always welcome and should be addressed c/o the Head Teacher's PA Judith Bundock.
Photo Gallery: All school events: Amazing photos and videos of students participating in a range of school events are posted direct to Flickr. Click on this link www.flickr.com/photos/smhssch/albums
Promoting Positive Mental Health
At St Mary's there is a strong focus on personal development as well as academic performance because we believe that we need to be healthy in mind and body before we can achieve full potential in our studies.
St Mary's has a wide range of excellent support available in School to support students that includes the Inclusion Team who are based in the Student Centre, Student Managers and Form Tutors as well as the Place2Be Counselling service.
Students can register to access a range of information, advice, guidance and to request to online chat to a counsellor at www.Kooth.com. This is an online counselling service that any young person can use safely, in confidence and annonymously. This service is available to be used as part of the wide range of support resoruces available to all students at St Mary's.
St Mary's judged 'Outstanding' in latest Church School Inspection (May 2015)
In the latest SIAMS (Church School Inspection), St Mary's received a judgement of 'Outstanding' which, because of a new inspection framework that is used to judge schools, reflects exceptional standards. The Governors of St Mary's are delighted with this validation of our work and very proud of all the students and staff at St Mary's. Click on this link for the full report.
St Mary's judged to be a 'Good School' by Ofsted (January 2015)
The governors of St Mary's are pleased to share the outcome of the most recent Ofsted inspection of St Mary's that praises the work of the school and describes St Mary's as a 'good school' and 'a rapidly improving academy' where ...'students achieve well in a wide range of subjects including English and maths.'