NEWS @ George Salter Academy
Year 7 Parents Eventing
Year 7 Parents Evening, 26th June 2019, 5pm-7.30pm
Please ensure you have returned the reply slip via your child's tutor to confirm your attendance.
Please arrive via the main reception on Davey Road.
We look forward to seeing all year 7 parents/guardians there.
Consultation on changes to Sandwell's SEND Transport Policy
Sandwell Council is consulting on proposed changes to the Home to School/College and Adult Learner Transport Policy. The consultation will run between Wednesday 12 June 2019 and Tuesday 9 July 2019.
Any responses received after this time may be considered but not included in the consultation. Once the consultation has closed, the responses will be reviewed and a report prepared for Sandwell councillors on the results. They will consider any changes which may need to be made and will make a decision in August 2019. If approved by councillors, the revised policy will be operational from 2 September 2019. The online survey can be accessed by clicking here. You can also download the explanatory consultation document by clicking here.
The proposed changes are as follows:
- Creating one policy document to cover all home to school/college travel assistance to include adult learners.
- Operational changes in the way we provide transport as well as how parents can access SEND transport.
- Offering more children and young people training to develop independent travel skills and the use of sustainable travel modes.
- Clarity and provision for exceptional circumstances.
- Greater use of personal transport budgets.
- Simplifying the appeals procedure.
The latest edition of the George's Gazette is out now!
Please click the link below to download a copy.
Parent/Carer Forum, Wednesday 15th May
Parent/Carer Forum will be held on Wednesday 15th May at 5pm
We look forward to seeing those parents who give up their time to support the work of GSA and welcome further contributions from any parent/carer who can spare some time to attend. Please email email@example.com If you get an error message "Could not perform this operation because the default mail client is not properly installed" then please copy and paste the email address into your email address box (hotmail, gmail etc) manually. if you would like to attend.
Our Performing Arts Champions
We are proud to introduce our Performing Arts Champions!
These aptitude students have been working hard within music, dance and drama in order to become ambassadors for the facility.
Year 10 students now have purple and gold ties and year 7 & 8 students, badges to identify their achievement.
Well done everyone! We are proud to have you on The Excellence Within The Performing Arts Programme!
Tesco Bags of Help Voting
George Salter Academy is one of three groups on the shortlisted for Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative.
Our Initiative: Supporting Mental Health in School
At GSA, we aim to ensure a happy & successful life at school and beyond. We believe positive mental health is the first step towards that goal, in both our community and yours.
Voting is open in all Tesco stores on 1 May 2019 and customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.
The 3 stores that are participating are:
- West Bromwich Tesco Extra – B70 7PR
- Stone Cross Tesco Express – B71 3HS
- Great Barr Tesco Express – B43 5EL
Proposal To Expand George Salter Academy
What is the Proposal?
The Governing Board and Ormiston Academies Trust, with the support of Sandwell Local Authority, is proposing that the Academy expands to accommodate more students. Our current published admission number (PAN) is 200 and our plan is that the Academy will grow, over a five-year period, by admitting up to 50 more students in year 7, each year from 2020.
By 2024, if the proposal is agreed, the Academy will be operating at a capacity of 1250 across years 7 to 11 with up to 250 students in each year. Our Post 16 provision will not be affected.
Why is this necessary?
Over the last few years, there have been significantly higher numbers moving into primary schools across Sandwell. This is as a result of an increasing birth rate and inward migration. The Council has worked with primary schools to provide 5000 new places and, since 2011, around 38 primary schools have been expanded to accommodate more children [... download and continue reading the Proposal To Expand George Salter Academy [pdf, 379 KB]
Please note at the end of the PDF document there is a "Consultation Response Form". Please return this form to the Academy by 24th May 2019 at 9.00am. You can also submit your views online at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback.