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Melland High Cricket Team Represent Manchester

The Melland High School cricket team were selected to represent Manchester at a competition against other schools from Cheshire and Yorkshire. Not only did they show exceptional behaviour and team work throughout the day, their cricket skills were brilliant and they brought home the trophy! Well done to Irfan for leading the team as captain,  I’m sure you all join me in being extremely proud of them all and look forward to seeing them perform to such a high standard again soon.

Sixth Form Students meet the High Sheriff

Melland Sixth Form students and volunteers at Garden House Farm Marple meeting the High Sheriff of Greater Manchester.  Melland students who are volunteers, work on a range of projects from growing vegetables, planting wild flower gardens to feeding and keeping good care of a range of animals.

Mark Isaac Adlestone OBE DL is the current High Sheriff, who represents the queen, a role that has existed since King Henry 2nd.

The High Sheriff was visiting Garden House Farm to support Kevin Swindles and all the fantastic work he and his volunteers do in the community.

MHS Pupils Voting on Big Issues

Every year our school takes part in the ‘Make Your Mark Campaign’ run by the National Youth Parliament. The campaign gives students across the country an opportunity to discuss and vote for topics that they feel are most important to them. At MHS wethe pupils have discussed the topics in their tutor group time and in their Citizenship lessons with Mr Gleeson. The voting UK topics, one from Devolved topics and one from Local topics. The voting ran very smoothly and there were a total of 132 votes cast. The results were as follows:-

UK Topics

1st place – 44 votes – Votes at 16 (Give all 16 and 17 year olds the right the vote in all elections/referendums

2nd place – 27 votes – Protect the environment

3rd place – 17 votes – Welcome Refugees

Devolved Topics

1st place – 43 votes – Put an end to knife crime

2nd place – 31 votes – Improve Mental Health services

3rd place – 22 votes – Tackle Child Poverty

Local Topics

1st place – 62 votes – Tackle Homelessness

2nd place – 41 votes – Replace disposable plastic cups with reusable ones in the bistro

3rd place – 25 votes – Tackle Noise Pollution (noisy neighbours)

A huge well done to all who took part!

BFET SEND New Starter Day

A special mention and thanks to Maree Jordan, Julie Barnett, George Thomas and Adam Rumble from our very own BFET Educational Psychology and Specialist Outreach (EPSO) Team who successfully facilitated the BFET SEND New Starter Day this week. The team led by Sue Warner from Melland ran a series of informative workshops including: 

An Introduction to SEND, Supporting Students with Language & Literacy Difficulties, Autism Awareness and Attachment; the day also included an ‘Inspirational’ tour of the Melland learning environments and classrooms.

A big thank you to the BFET Principals who managed to release 20 staff from across the BFET and to the staff who attended for their positive engagement and participation, their contributions were much appreciated and their support in sharing the good practice from across the Trust was much appreciated by the team. The day was really well received and feedback included ideas to make the day even better next year as well as overwhelmingly positive comments and suggestions following the training of what participants will do differently or take away and try out​ in their own academies.

“Consideration of EAL Learners was particularly useful” I enjoyed the group discussions and sharing everyone’s strategies” “I enjoyed the open and relaxed atmosphere” “I feel more confident in identifying and meeting the needs of my learners with SEND and have lots more strategies use back in my classroom”.

New Learning Environment

Pupils enthusiastically explore their new learning environment at Melland!

An exciting start to the year has seen a newly adapted complex needs department unveiled to pupils at Melland High School.  We have expanded personalised pathways for complex learners to include: three teaching groups and a fully adapted learning environment.

Learners have already begun to explore the expanded learning space and are benefiting from the newly resourced specialist equipment and tailored curriculum. Complex learners are supported to encounter, explore and gain skills in areas all of communication, sensory regulation and emotional understanding. Alongside the consistent promotion of independence. The specialised equipment is key to facilitating positive interactions and promote a range of personalised learning opportunities.  Pupils are learning about art, drama, music and physical wellbeing alongside social learning and personal development as well as improving their literacy and numeracy/problem solving skills.

The new space has been really well received by all pupils who now have access to a wider range of learning opportunities and regulatory support. Pupils are also empowered to make their own choices and are inspired to communicate their needs and feelings through personalised engagement.

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Melland High School
Gorton Education Village
50 Wembley Road, Gorton, Manchester, M18 7DT
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