Parents & Carers Forum
Posted - 16 March 2015
Thanks to those parents/carers who came along to our first Parents’/Carers’ Forum on Wednesday 4 March 2015. It was really helpful for Tony McGuinness, the incoming Principal, and myself to hear about your concerns, as well as to hear your positive views about our school.
We agreed that 6:00pm was a good start time for future meetings and we also agreed that our next meeting would be scheduled for<b>Thursday 30 April 2015</b>, when Mr McGuinness will be full-time at our school.
Concerns you raised about the amount and frequency of homework in Year 9 and the marking of homework in Year 7 will be investigated and we’ll be able to feedback our findings to you at our next meeting.
We also agreed that a whole school text message should be sent a week before the next Parents’/Carers’ Forum to remind all of our parents/carers about the meeting.
Thank you again for your time - it was great to see you and Tony and I were particularly pleased to have your support for our journey to “good”.
Ofsted Report - Important Information for Parents and Carers
Posted - 02 February 2015
As you know we were visited in December 2014 by Ofsted who carried out an inspection of the school. We have now received their report, which highlights a number of areas in which we must make improvements.
Whilst we were pleased to see that the inspectors noted a number of very positive things about our school, they told us that we must do more to improve the achievement of all students in the school, including those in our Sixth Form. We must also look closely at school leadership and governance, and whether we can make better use of the Pupil Premium that we receive for disadvantaged pupils.
Copies of the report are available from this website and also from the Ofsted website (www.ofsted.gov.uk). Alternatively, you are welcome to collect a paper copy of the report from our main Reception desk.
We have already put in place action plans to tackle the areas for improvement, and are confident that we can raise standards quickly. As you know our new Principal, Mr Tony McGuinness, is joining us after Easter, and he has already begun working with us to ensure that the right action is being taken even before he formally takes up his post.
I appreciate that you will have questions about the report. We would therefore like to invite you to school to hear about our improvement plans and the progress we have already made. Two sessions will take place in school on Tuesday 3rd February 2015 at both 3.15pm and 6.15pm - please let us know, using the slip provided to students, which of these you wish to attend.
We would also like to invite you to our first Parents’/Carers’ Forum which will take place on Wednesday 4th March 2015 at 6.00pm. These hour-long events will take place every month and will be an opportunity for you to hear what we’ve been doing and to ask any questions and raise issues.
Finally I would like to reassure you once again that we remain completely committed to making the improvements that are needed to ensure your child gets the best possible education here at All Saints, and we hope you will work with us to help make this happen as quickly as possible.
Heather Scott Interim Principal
All Saints Catholic High School appoints a new Principal
Posted - 12 January 2015
The Governors of All Saints Catholic High School are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Tony McGuinness as the new Principal. He will take up his post on Monday 20th April.
Mr McGuinness is currently Deputy Headteacher at St John Bosco Art College in North Liverpool. He has been Deputy Headteacher at the College for six years. He has previously held leadership posts at St Francis Xavier’s College in Liverpool and Deyes High School, “This is a fantastic appointment for All Saints,” said Father Nick Wilde, Chair of Governors.
“Tony joins us at a pivotal time for our school’s improvement and we look forward to working closely with him over the coming years. At interview Tony impressed us with his ideas, vision, energy and enthusiasm. We believe he will make a strong and positive contribution to the school’s mission.”
Mr McGuinness will bring his strong Catholic dimension to All Saints, as well as his school improvement expertise from working in an Ofsted rated “Outstanding” school.
“I’m excited to be taking up my headship at All Saints,” said Tony. “I’m looking forward to working with all the staff and students to create a strong and improving, vibrant school community. My ambition for the school is for every student to fulfil his or her potential in a caring ethos, in ensuring the school continues to be an outstanding provider of education for the community we serve.”