School Closure - Tuesday 5th July 2016
We have been informed by the NUT that they will be taking industrial action in the form of a strike on Tuesday the 5th July 2016.
This action is not against the school itself but is part of national industrial action organised by the National Union of Teachers.
There is no requirement on unions to inform us of which members of staff will take action, and it may be that they will not know themselves as there is no obligation on members of unions to obey a strike call. Neither the Governing Body nor the Head is legally allowed to close the school ‘in sympathy’ with the strike and we will not do so. However, our main concern is the safety of our students. Previously, a large proportion of staff took action.
We have also been informed by some of our staff that they may be absent from school on the 5th of July as they celebrate Eid. We have, therefore, carried out a Risk Assessment for the day and have assessed that in our opinion it is not safe to remain open for students.
We must all hope that the issues over which the industrial action has arisen are resolved as soon as possible. If the strike does not take place we expect all students to attend.
Rights Respecting School - UNICEF
Selly Park Technology College for Girls is pleased to announce we are a “Rights Respecting School”. This is an award given to schools on behalf of UNICEF.
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights. In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.
The ‘Rights Respecting School’ award will help our students become confident, caring and responsible young people, both in school, and within the wider community. By learning about their rights, our students will also learn the importance of respecting the rights of others, and their own responsibilities as global citizens.
Outstanding GCSE Results
Class of 2015
70% of our students achieved 5A*- C including English and Mathematics.
85% achieved A* - C in English Language. With 97% of the students achieving 3 or more Levels of Progress and 58 % achieving more than 4 Levels of Progress. In Mathematics 74% achieved A* - C with 75% making 3 or more Levels of Progress and 37 % making 4 or more levels of Progress.
Congratulations to all of our students and staff at Selly Park Technology College for Girls. Despite reports of many schools locally and nationally having a drop in their GCSE results, our school had amazing results, which were the second best in the school’s history.
We are in the top 1% of schools in the country for Value Added Measures in English and in the top 3 % for Value Added Measures over pupils Best 8 subjects.
These results show how hard students, staff and parents have worked together to ensure the best results for all.