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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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New Wythenshawe Catholic schools boss pledges to boost pupil numbers

Sacha Humphries - CEO Wynthenshawe Catholic Academy TrustThe new boss of the academy trust which runs four Wythenshawe schools has promised to boost pupil numbers and free staff to focus on teaching.

The Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust (WCAT), which runs St Paul’s High School and three primary schools – Ss John Fisher & Thomas MoreSt Elizabeth’sSt Anthony’s, – has appointed  Sacha Humphries, one of the government’s national leaders in education as its new chief executive.

Sacha Humphries has held senior leadership roles in education across the North West and was formerly Head Teacher at Saint Mary’s Catholic, School, Congleton, which was given an ‘outstanding’ status by OFSTED earlier this year.

She began her education career in 2005 when she retrained as a teacher following a career in finance with City firm Schroders.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Wythenshawe Catholic Academy Trust at a very exciting time in its development,” she said.

“Working as a multi-academy trust provides us with many opportunities to work collaboratively in order to raise achievement for all children and young people at our schools.

“The vision for the trust is to become the employer of choice across Manchester, providing its children and young people with an outstanding education, as well as exemplary pastoral care.

“One of my key priorities will be to develop the systems and infrastructure across the trust to enable staff to focus on what they do best – teaching.  We also hope to enjoy a period of growth in pupil numbers, as our doors are open to all children and young people, irrespective of their faith background, who wish to benefit from an excellent, values-driven, Catholic education.”

Sacha Humphries’ appointment is the latest in a series of changes at St Paul’s High School, which is continuing to recover from an OFSTED report in 2016 which said it required improvement.

Since the report, a new head teacher has been appointed at the school and inspectors acknowledged progress had been made, with more to be done, when they visited again last year.

And this year, St Pauls reported some of its best ever GCSE results with a pass rate of more than  60% in both English and Maths.

Governor of WCAT, Nick Johnson commented: “We’re delighted with the appointment of Sacha to CEO.  Her experience in this field is outstanding and she joins the trust at a very pivotal point in our development.  With Sacha’s involvement, I am confident the trust will be capable of great things in the coming year.”


Youngsters spread Christmas cheer for elderly with tea and tinsel

optimized-dsc_0060-copyStudents spread the spirit of Christmas and brought seasonal smiles to pensioners’ faces when Saint Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe extended their Christmas cheer to  elderly residents, inviting them to join in their festive celebrations.

The Tea and Tinsel event provides a valuable link with the older generation in the community The school has a culture of teaching its students respect in a happy environment and the Christmas party is the perfect way to combine those two really important elements of the school’s philosophy. The event was hosted by the high school students who greeted the guests as they arrived then kept them entertained throughout the afternoon. Continue reading “Youngsters spread Christmas cheer for elderly with tea and tinsel”

St Paul’s School in Wythenshawe transformed into Wonderland as it hosts Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

IMGP4203cPupils, governors at staff at St Paul’s Catholic High School in Wythenshawe made sure they weren’t late for this very important date at the  Mad Hatter’s Tea Party to prepare their celebrations for World Book Day.

The party’s theme of Alice in Wonderland (a book which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year) was chosen to tie in with the school’s celebrations of World Book Day. The school hall was transformed into a “Wonderland” location with tables laid out in the old-fashioned ‘street party’ style. Continue reading “St Paul’s School in Wythenshawe transformed into Wonderland as it hosts Mad Hatter’s Tea Party”