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St Paul’s High School announce new young leaders

Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe announced the appointment of their new Head Boy, Bryme, and Head Girl, Isabelle. The Head Boy and Head Girl play a key role in the school community and the appointments follow a lengthy interviewing and selection process. 

Head boy, Bryme and Head Girl Isabelle

Bryme and Isabelle will act as role models and figureheads at Saint Paul’s. They will represent the school at a wide variety of events and work with a team of carefully selected prefects to help ensure the smooth running of the school. They will assist staff, support younger students, help to maintain our high standards, organise events and represent the school in the community. 

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Save Newall Green High School

The Wythenshawe Reporter is backing a campaign by parents, students and councillors to save Newall Green High School, earmarked for closure by the Government.

Parents were told this week that the Department for Education will close the school because of falling numbers.

A petition to save the school has been launched and students staged a protest calling on the decision to be reversed.

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And today, Manchester City Council’s executive committee pledged to fight the DfE’s decision.

The council’s deputy leader and Wythenshawe councillor, Sue Murphy tweeted: “We need to oppose the closure. Potentially devastating for young people in school there.”

Baguley councillor,  Tracey Rawlins led the calls for the council to fight the closure.

Dawn Fairweather, who started the petition which has already attracted nearly 400 signatures, says the closure will impact on other schools in Wythenshawe, by increasing class sizes and piling more pressure on teachers.

She said: “This is not acceptable for children in the Wythenshawe area who through no fault of their own may not get the education they rightfully deserve which could affect their future employment prospects.

“This could also mean that children have to travel further to and from school and cost more money that some parents do not have.Please sign this petition to stop the closure of this school.

“The education minister and Prime minister need to know that the people in Wythenshawe will do their upmost to stop the closure of this school.”

Sign the petition here.

Newall Green School was put in special measures following an inspection by the schools watchdog, OFSTED.

But following the school’s latest monitoring visit in November last year, inspectors said there had been improvements in their report.

Inspector, David Selby said: “Leaders and managers are taking effective action towards the removal of special measures.”

The report summarised the strengths in the school’s approaches to securing improvement as:

  • Leaders have continued to develop the wider opportunities that the school offers
    to pupils. These opportunities often involve local businesses.
  • Leaders have continued their careful focus on the urgent priorities identified at
    the previous inspection. However, they have now started to widen their view and
    to identify and enhance aspects of the school that were already working well.
  • Leaders are seeking ways for pupils to be more involved in their school. Leaders
    intend to find out more about what pupils think of the school. Staff have just
    introduced a prefect system and they intend that a pupil council will soon be reestablished.
  • The reducing role of the executive principal in supporting other leaders has
    allowed leaders within the school to become increasingly more confident and self reliant.

And the weakness was summarised as:

  • Despite the improvement in the school and the increasing number of things that
    pupils can be proud of, some pupils lack pride in what the school offers them and
    is achieving.


91-year-old woman threatened in Newall Green burglary

2643922800_962838c834_z-e1539845490898793143050513031791.jpgPolice are appealing for witnesses to a burglary in Newall Green in which a 91-year-old woman was threatened. 

The burglar broke into a house on Shawbury Road at around 7.45pm on Sunday 24 March 2019 and threatened the homeowner.

The man fled on foot with two other men who had waited outside the property.

The woman’s handbag was stolen which contained personal items and a quantity of cash.

The offender is described as white, approximately 5ft 10ins tall and of very slim build. He was wearing a black hooded top.

The woman wasn’t injured but she has been left very shaken by the incident.

Police have launched an investigation and are appealing to any witnesses or anyone with information to get in touch.

Anyone with information should call police on 0161 856 0185 or 101 quoting incident number 2066 of 24/03/2019.

Alternatively, information can be passed on to the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Careers scheme to give digital jobs boost to teenagers

Teenagers with special educational needs and disabilities in two Wythenshawe schools are taking part in a new scheme aimed at getting them into digital jobs. Continue reading “Careers scheme to give digital jobs boost to teenagers”

St Paul’s High School Summer Fayre

There will be fun for all the family at St Paul’s Catholic High School, in Newall Green when it stages its summer fayre on Sunday June 26th.

Attractions include stalls, a car boot sale, fun fair rides and entertainment at the event between 12 and 3pm. Anyone who wants a stall or car boot pitch should contact Angie Holland on 0161 499000.