I received a lovely email from a teacher at English Martyrs Primary school about a community event held at Haydock Library last Friday. Many of our pupils who attended this school when they were in primary attended the event and it was reported to me that their behaviour was exemplary and many of them took an active role in the festivities. In particular, special praise was reserved for our current Head Girl, Jade Boyle, who joined in their school choir and conducted herself impeccably.  It is for exactly comments like these that I always say our pupils are our best advert; we are very proud of all the pupils involved.

I had a great evening on Tuesday looking at the presentations the Year 10 pupils had created as part of Mr Denton’s ROAR programme.  They were very imaginative and delivered with great confidence about such a crucial issue as the human impact on our planet - I think we have some eco-warriors in Year 10 now! Congratulations Year 10; fantastic work!

Miss Harley told me that Year 7 have had another great week, 97% attendance with 7C at 100% - brilliant 7C!  There were 1054 achievement points issued and the top form was 7W with an amazing 162 - fantastic work Year 7!  Congratulations to Poppy Jones-Gerring, 7L, and Aaron McNestry, 7L, on achieving your Bronze Library Award.  Mrs Jones told me that there were fantastic performances from her Y7 English set, Tiz Volpini, William Fagan, Jack Bragger, Seb Thomas-More, Liam Whalley, Brayden Naylor, Saul Patterson and Tom Smith, who wrote some very spooky poems based on Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected, which they then performed with great gusto, enlivened by a darkened room...flashing lights...jumping shadows...and wonderful delivery which chilled the blood! Great work Year 7.

Miss Gallagher told me that Year 8 have worked very hard again this week with 96% attendance.  8L have the best attendance in the year group with 99.2%; congratulations to Mrs Cole's form! 

Pupils collected a total of 576 achievement points this week, one less than last week! 8H collected the highest number of points for the week with a total of 84; congratulations to Mrs Year 8 Challenge 1B leaderboardCrompton's form! Tyler Jones (8H) leads this week's leader board with 14 achievement points, Charlie Coffey (8B) is in second place with 11 achievement points and in third place is Ethan Smith (8A) with 10 achievement points. All boys this week - congratulations to you all! The overall Term 1B challenge leader board is as follows:

Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 7 December 2016

Category: Headteacher's blog