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New School Year is Well Underway

A huge welcome back to all our staff and students. We hope everyone is well rested and ready for another exciting year ahead. We have returned to some great changes to the layout of different zones. The Media Studio has made its way up to the next floor and our LZ4 has much more learning space and equipment. It will open up more opportunities to be creative and support with teaching and learning. It is great to see all our new year 7 students making the very smooth transition into Melland and we wish them the best of luck. Head of Key Stage 3 Mrs Milburn had this to say;

A wonderful first week for our new starters in KS3. They have all arrived looking smart in their new uniforms and settling in well to tutor groups and classes. A big thank you to our Y8 and Y9s who are doing a sterling job of welcoming and helping the new pupils to make friends and find their way around the school.  A great start to the year!

Key stage 4 students have an exciting year ahead and Mr Barlow would like to mention; “Key stage 4 students have settled in to their new tutor groups very well and are already impressing staff with their hard work and maturity. Lauren , Sonny  and Kevin are just a few students who we’d like to give a special mention”.

We have had some very excited pupils moving from Key stage 4 into 6thform and are preparing for some exciting accreditations and preparations to the next stage of their education. Head of Key stage 5 Miss Hammond is extremely happy with the new start;

A huge welcome to our new year 12’s this September and big thank you to our year 13 and 14 students for being supportive and welcoming. Everyone has relaxed and refreshed over the summer break and is now ready to get stuck into the new exciting curriculum, employability opportunities and community projects in 6th form. We already have a café up and running, a fundraiser morning on its way and a trip organised with Into Film. We are all looking forward to the exciting year ahead”.

We would also like to offer a very warm welcome to Mr Ashley, Miss Corey and Miss Burns our new teachers as well as the return of Miss Brooksbank who have been offering very creative and exciting lessons .

LG4 Cafe Reopens

LG4 will be relaunching their café on WEDNESDAY mornings this term, it will then run every Wednesday from 10.45am to 11.30am.

 This Wednesday 18th september will be a Macmillan coffee morning, we will be serving lots and lots of yummy cakes and biscuits as well as our usual toast, cheese on toast, crumpets etc. All money raised will be donated to the Macmillan charity.

If anyone would like to donate any cakes or biscuits that would be wonderful, you can drop them off in sixth form.

Students Overcome Fears With NCS Challenge

During the summer, two of our sixth form pupils participated in the NCS Challenge. Luke and Marshall spent 4 weeks involved in a variety of activities designed to develop their independence and confidence and achieve more than they ever imagined. During phase one our young people had to spend a week away from home accessing outdoor pursuits working in teams and accessing activities such as archery and rock climbing.

In the second phase Luke and Marshall had the opportunity to stay in halls of residence where they would develop their life and living skills. This was followed by a two week community partnership in the community. Marshall, who has just started sixth form helped in Harperhey Community Garden. He had to help keep the garden and work with residents to ensure all plant life was cared for. Marshall overcome his fear of public speaking in a Dragon’s Den Style pitch to win £25 towards his community project and with sponsor input managed to raise around £300. Luke attended Mellor Mill in Marple which is an archaeological trust where he helped with the cleaning and weeding.

Marshall and Luke made lots of new friends on the project and developed their independence and confidence in a big way. They have started this school year incredible well with a new found maturity and awareness of the world around them. Luke was very encouraging about the scheme and said “NCS Challenge was inspirational and think others at our school would love it!”

They were both very excited last week as they celebrated their triumphs with a reward ceremony at the Palace Theatre where they received certificates for their triumphant completion of the course.


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