Year 7 Gateways University Program
On 26th April a group of our students took part in the Year 7 Gateways University Program. This is an aspirational scheme devised to enlighten those students with the ability but no family history of Higher Education. All of our students enjoyed their day at the University of Manchester.
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 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:
Staffing Changes September 2017
Please read the attach sheet for all changes to our personnel in September 2017.
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.
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.
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
Sainsbury's School Games Award
Thank you for all the generous donations to our Harvest appeal. We received the following letter from Stretford Food Bank:
ITV Media Trip