Bee in the City
This summer Lostock are participating in the Wild in Art trail Bee in the City. Businesses, community groups and schools have designed bees which will be placed throughout Manchester allowing visitors to view them and learn about the identity of the organisations who have worked on them. Please read about the trail and everyone taking part on their website:
Lostock Colleges own bee named "Buzz Sel-bee" will be on display in the fabulous Lowry Theatre. For Buzz Sel-bee Mrs Davies produced a design which represented Lostock highlighting both the school's 80th anniversary and also the school's link to the suffragette movement which also has special prominence in 2018.
"Lostock College celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2018. The colours of our bee represent the colleges' transformation from an all-girls school to its mixed educational status. Following the suffragettes' influence in the early 20th century, Lostock College adopted the colours of green and purple."
All the staff and pupils contributed to Buzz Sel-bee by designing individual hexagons which were used as a collage to create the stripes on the bees body. This has ensured that our bee is truly unique and representative our school and community.
Please see our bees design journey in the photos below!
Trafford Mental Health Services Information
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.