NEWS @ George Salter Academy
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: email@example.com
Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback.
The latest edition of the George's Gazette is out now!
Please click the link below to download a copy.
Regional Dance Competition
One of our year 7 dance aptitude students Maisey has recently won two medals in a Regional competition.
She gained a silver medal for Street Solos and gold place for Street Duos. Well done Maisey!
Village Africa Donation
Through the brilliant charity Village Africa, our P.E department recently donated some rugby tops that were no longer needed to the community of Yamba.
We are thrilled to see that they have arrived safely and are being put to good use already!
Thank you to all involved.
Battle of the N'OATs
George Salter had the honour of hosting the final of the Battle of the N’OATs on Friday.
Well done to our fantastic sixth formers for organising such a fun filled event showcasing some amazing talent from the Shelfield, Forge, George Salter and New OAT Academies.
A great time was had by all, Congratulations to all the winners!
Ski Trip Reminder
Reminder that the final ski trip meeting will be on Wednesday 27th March at 6pm in the Green Room Theatre.
All pupils must bring their passports, EHIC's and pocket money. Attendance to this meeting is extremely important and all pupils must attend with their Parents or Guardians. If for any reason you can't attend please contact Mrs Hill in the PE Department.
Athletics and Dodgeball success
The year 9 boys and girls Athletics took part in the indoor Athletics Championships last Thursday against all the Sandwell Schools.
After some nail biting races the boys finished 2nd overall and the girls finished 3rd meaning both teams qualify for the Black Country Games finals next week. Another sporting success was the year 8 girls Dodgeball team who last night finished 2nd in the North Sandwell Schools competition and also progress onto the Black Country finals. Well done to all who took part!
Local Area SEND Re-visit - Parents survey
From 18 March 2019 to 21 March 2019, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out jointly a re-visit of your local area following the previous inspection that took place between 16 January 2017 and 20 January 2017.
The re-visit will evaluate how effectively leaders have addressed the areas of serious weaknesses detailed in the written statement of action (WSOA). During the re-visit, Ofsted and CQC inspectors will be keen to speak to as many children and young people and their parents and carers as possible, specifically about the weaknesses identified in the WSOA.[continue "A Local Area SEND Re-visit - Parents survey" article...]
National School Breakfast Programme
We are proud to be a National School Breakfast Programme school.
From Monday March 25 that means all students can get a free breakfast in the school canteen between 8 and 8.30 every day except Fridays (8 - 8.25). Students can eat in the canteen or take advantage of the range of breakfast clubs we are launching over the next few weeks.
We are happy to offer a healthy breakfast to all our children and we would welcome your child to join us for a great start to the day.
We offer: Porridge, breakfast cereal or a bagel.