19.12.17

Mobile Phones in School - New Rules


December 2017


Dear Parents / Guardians,
At St George Catholic College we constantly strive to keep all your children as safe as possible.
Whilst accepting that the use of new technologies is now common place and although most of our students use their mobile phones in a sensible way, we now believe that in order to ensure that no student is subjected to any acts of cyber bullying, sexting, sending or receiving inappropriate pictures/information whilst on site, the following will now be implemented.
From Monday 8th January 2018 the use of mobile phones / digital devices will be banned during the school day. They must be kept in the student’s school bag at all times.
 This means that all students will not be allowed to use their mobile phone / digital devices at all on the school site at any time and for any purpose. This includes break and lunchtimes.
We do understand that you may feel that your child is safer carrying a mobile phone to and from school. However, it must be switched off throughout the school day, including break time and lunchtime:
·       08:40 till 16:00.  If students needs to contact their parents within the school day, they may go to reception or talk to their Progress Leader.
Please do not ring your child during the school day. If you need to contact your child, please ring reception and a message will be passed on. 
Should a student be seen with his / her mobile phone / digital device on site, then it will be confiscated and placed in the school safe. On the first instance your son / daughter will be able to collect their phone at the end of the day from the office. If this happens again, parents will be invited to come to school to collect it at the end of the day. Should this reoccur, the device will be confiscated again and you will be invited to a meeting.

Failure to comply with this rule will fall under the refusal to follow the college’s rules and will be dealt with under the behaviour policy.

The misuse of mobile phones and other digital devices can put students at risk and can trigger interventions from the police.

We hope you will support us in our efforts to keep all our students safe and happy whilst at school.

Yours faithfully

James Habberley
Head of School

18.12.17

Vacancies

We currently have vacancies for support and teaching staff.  Please go to http://www.stgcc.co.uk/pages/college_information/vacancies.html

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30.11.17

St George "Outstanding" by Local Authority

St George Catholic College has been graded Outstanding in all areas by the local authority following its inspection on Wednesday 22nd November 2017. 

Key findings from the report are listed below:

 


  • “The school has a tremendously strong culture and ethos of support yet maintains high expectations of all its pupils”·        
  • “This is a very well led school with a strong record of improvement over several years. It is now performing at a very high level in all aspects of its work”.
  • “Child protection and safeguarding procedures are very good quality and they are operated rigorously”
     
  • “Pupils enjoy being at school and many relish their learning and the broader opportunities they are presented with here. Staff speak of there being a great sense of family”
     
  • "Overall attendance is outstanding”
  • “Pupils with SEN made very good progress over their time here”

    The inspectors also noted:
     
  • “Pupils capacity to discuss and debate work in lessons is a key factor in their very good learning
  • “Instances of low-level disruption are rare”
  • “Bullying is very rare but when it happens it is tackled caringly, assertively and effectively”
  • “The overall P8 score in 2017 was an impressive +0.57”
  • “Pupils therefore attained, on average nearly half a grade more in each GCSE than their peers nationaly.
  • “Pupils make very good progress in mathematics by the end of KS4”
  • “Pupils capacity to discuss and debate work in lessons is a key factor in their very good learning”


  • “Pupils with English as an additional language made very good progress”

22.11.17

ICT Technician Required


St George Catholic College
ICT Technician 

·       Closing Date: Tuesday 05 Dec 2017 (5pm)
·       Interview Date(s): Thursday 07 Dec 2017
·       Contract/Hours: Permanent, Full-time
·       Salary Type: Support Staff
·       Salary Details: Grade 5 Range £17,678- £20,403
·       Hours of Work: 35 - 37 hours per week (hours to be negotiated) 52 week contract
·       Location of Role: St George Catholic College, Leaside Way, Southampton, SO16 3DQ
·       Contact e-mail address: head@stgcc.co.uk
Job/Person Summary

St George Catholic College is an oversubscribed and growing college, both in terms of the number of students on roll and in terms of the ability of the students who are joining us. The College has a proven track record of success and is rated by Ofsted as good with outstanding features. The college achieved its best ever results this year with 77% achieving the grade 4-9 in English & Maths. It is ranked in the top 2% of schools nationally for progress and the top two schools in Hampshire and Southampton.

The Governors wish to appoint an ICT technician who would help run the college network and assist in day to day issues connected with IT. Around the college your responsibilities will include diagnosis and technical support for the network, hardware and software issues and be a front line of support to staff and students. The Head Teacher is looking for someone with the drive and ideas to help maintain and improve upon the high standards set within this area. The College is due to expand over the next two years with a new Science and Technology block that will include an additional ICT Suite.

You will
Be in sympathy with the Catholic ethos of the college
Have the energy, commitment and vision to make a real difference
Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Have the ability to inspire, motivate and be able to develop the potential of colleagues and students

We offer
A strong commitment to your professional development and career management.
An opportunity to be part of an enthusiastic, creative and motivated department.


Application Procedure

For further details of this exciting opportunity, please see the vacancies section of our website Vacancies Page or contact Jenny McGregor via email (head@stgcc.co.uk)
Visits to the college are welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the College.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 5th December 2017
Interview date: Thursday 7th December 2017

St George Catholic College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS Check.

The Governing Body is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

22.9.17

New PE Calendar

Parents and pupils can now view our after school PE activities online.

 View Calendar

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=mellerby%40stgcc.co.uk&ctz=Europe/London
 Please click the link above or visit the PE Extra Curricular page of our website

21.9.17

GCSE 77% grades 4-9

Revised GCSE results show that pupils at St George achieved 77% grades 4-9 in 2017 with English grades rising to 81%.  Full details of our GCSE success this year are at:

http://www.stgcc.co.uk/pages/college_information/exam-results-2017.html