Head Teacher’s Blog 14-01-2022

A huge welcome back from the Christmas holiday and a very happy 2022 to you all! We are back and have now started our formal consultation to expand our pupil admission numbers. We are proposing to permanently enlarge Golborne High School so that we can admit 230 children each year with effect from September 2022 from the current published admission number of 180 pupils. This proposal, if approved, will ensure Golborne High School is enlarged to increase the capacity so that from 2022 to school will be able to continue to admit up to 230 pupils per year group for each subsequent year 7 intake. Full details of the consultation cab be found here: https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Education/Schools/School-Admissions/Consultations/index.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3NjuJRZCko5SqKwk6YCqfk16RMp2ueVe9lHopuc57h-DniBLHxSJt6Fp0

Sadly, COVID is still continuing to cause disruption and this started with asymptomatic testing in school on the first 2 days back. Although the testing is disruptive it does help to break chains of transmission in educational settings and helps protect pupils and staff, further to this, we must ensure that all pupils are wearing masks in class unless exempt so that we can continue to provide education in as normal a way as possible.

On a brighter note, we have raised over £800 towards the schools good cause appeal, The Jansa Project. The appeal is being run by local Rotary clubs and will provide the Jansa Village in Africa with funding that will be invested in infant food supplements, a Kindergarten, school computer supplies, a food processing centre and hardship fund. This is a wonderful project that follows on from the greatly successful Ashanti project that we helped to support over 10 years ago.

I would like to congratulate F8B Tutor who enjoyed their toast, hot chocolate and extended break this week and will receive the same privilege next week for winning tutor of the week for the second time in a row, a wonderful achievement!

I am pleased to announce that we now offer an extracurricular class with Miss Higson for pupils who would like to learn Italian, sessions can be booked through Miss Higson and will take place every Monday lunchtime in room 15.

Our new Safeguarding Newsletter is now available via the link below and is brought to you by the school safeguarding leads. This issue focuses on Healthy Relationships & Anti-Social Behaviour.

https://www.golbornehigh.wigan.sch.uk/ckfinder/userfiles/files/Safeguarding%20Newsletter_Issue%203%2022(1).pdf?fbclid=IwAR3eXWZoA3ha5yBF8a0hubxzabITiHYOfTUyUFfmm_dpuCDs3AqRTet190c

As always - I look forward to updating you on the events, successes and exciting news throughout the school year. I cannot wait to see what each week will bring! You can also stay updated by following us on our Social Media Channels: