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Operation Encompass

Our school is part of a project, which is run between Trafford Local Authority, schools and Greater Manchester Police. The project called Operation Encompass, has been designed to provide early reporting of any domestic abuse incidents that occur outside school, which might have an impact on a child in school. This is communicated through a secure email to school following an incident.

 

The project ensures that at least one member of the school staff, known as the Key Adult, is available to liaise with children's services and the police and to use the information that has been shared, in confidence.

 

In this way, we aim to support each child who has been involved in, or witnessed, a domestic abuse incident.

The Key Adult Lostock College is Mrs Bowler .

 

If s/he receives an Encompass notification they will make sure that a person the child trusts is available to help - if the child needs this. Most of the time this support is silent; keeping a careful eye on him or her and making sure the child has a calm school day. The confidential information is ordinarily not shared with all staff, just an agreement on how to help, if needed.

 

All schools have a duty to share any information with other organisations if they feel a child is at risk of being hurt. The Key Adult may contact other organisations.

 

The sharing of information from the police allows the school to be ready to help your child straight away, and it means that parents are aware that the Key Adult knows that something has happened. Parents can come and talk to our Key Adult. The Key Adult can point you towards other people that can help.

Our aim is to support children and their families.

Digital Surgeries

Digital Surgeries supports young people and politicians to have meaningful conversations about issues that matter.

To find out more about Digital Surgeries please watch the video below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERRXUrE7e7I

 

Staffing Changes September 2017

Please read the attach sheet for all changes to our personnel in September 2017.  

Staffing Information

 

Year 7 Read for Good

Each Y7 student will receive a Read for Good sponsorship card.  We hope you can talk to your child about the books they are hoping to read for this challenge and all money raised will be used to buy books for local children in hospital.    For more information about the programme please visit the website. www.readforgood.org/.

Is your Child Studying for GCSE's?

Please follow the link below to find out about the new GCSE courses, how grades will be issued and what the new grades mean.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/620547/GCSE_Factsheet_parentFormatted__1_.pdf

SNAPCHAT

Last week SnapChat, used regularly by many children and young people, launched a new feature. SnapMaps allows users to see the location of their contacts. This feature allows others to accurately pinpoint where you are. There are three possible privacy settings:

  • Ghost mode, where only you can see your position;
  • My Friends mode, where any contact can see your location; and
  • Select Friends mode, just those who you choose can see you

ChildNet have posted a thorough explanation of SnapMaps and how to ensure users stay safe. Well worth a read to share with anyone you know who uses the app.

Childnet Information from Snapchat Maps

Harvest Festival Thankyou Letter

Geography Field Trip

Our Year 10 GCSE Geography pupils enjoyed glorious weather in Wales as they explored the rivers for their coursework project....some people even managed to fall in!

Lostock Cross Country

The annual event hosted by Lostock took place on Monday March 7th 2016.
This year over 400 runners from across Trafford participated in what was the biggest event yet in a series of 6 races.
In addition as part of the Sports Leadership course Lostock students had been working with the Sky Living for Sport team in preparation for the big day. Sophie Cox G.B international judo star helped to mentor the students and attended on the day of the event to present medals and trophies at the end. 

World Book Day

Syrian Shoe Box Appeal

 

Four years of war in Syria has led to a humanitarian crisis. Pupils at Lostock college took part in a recent shoe-box appeal to collect item for the millions of displaced people facing life without food and shelter. Many of these people are small children who have lost everything from their homes. The appeal was launched at the start of September. Pupils and staff were asked to bring in items for shoe boxes:
1. Food items
2. Toiletries and hygiene items
3. Clothing and shelter items
Year 10 Lostock ambassadors helped collect, sort and label the boxes ready for collection. These will be dispatched with aid conveys next week to reach refugee camps in Calais and Macedonia. 
The pupils did a fantastic job in bringing in a range of items from nappies to warm clothing which will prove essential for survival in the winter months. In total 30 boxes have been packed and will be loaded into vans next week.
Many thanks to all the staff, pupils and parents  that contributed.
We will be continuing the appeal through the year.

 

Sainsbury's School Games Award

FoodBank

 Thank you for all the generous donations to our Harvest appeal.  We received the following letter from Stretford Food Bank:

ITV Media Trip

 

On the 21st October 2015, five lucky Lostock students were given an amazing opportunity to work alongside the Granada news team at ITV. Students from Lostock College represented the North West as part of the Creative Diversity Network event which was held in various newsrooms across the UK.
Granada, ITN, Sky, Channel 4, 5 and CNN welcomed children and young people from diverse backgrounds to help give them a taste of what happens in a newsroom, and to challenge preconceptions about working in the media.
 
Lostock students chatted to different members of the Granada news team from sound engineers to editors to the news readers themselves. They were also able to get hands on with the equipment in the gallery and in the news studio - where all the action takes place! A unique experience for all, students watched the local news at 6pm while it was being filmed in front of them, through glass screens. Afterwards, students took it in turns to have a go at presenting a short news segment which involved the use of ear pieces, auto cue and (at times) ad-libbing. The students did us proud! One pupil was lucky enough to present alongside the famous Tony Morris who recently celebrated 10 years at ITV.
 
It was a wonderful, fun and educational afternoon. Students had a glimpse into a really exciting work place and left with the knowledge that news and media are career paths open and accessible to all.