Headteacher’s Welcome

Maghull High School is proud of its ethos and standing within the community. Our talented and committed staff is dedicated to enabling each pupil to reach his or her full potential and to become mature and responsible citizens. We have a vibrant extra-curricular life not only through our specialist status as a Performing Arts College but also through our extensive sports programme and much more besides.

Accelerated Learning

 

 

 

 

 

Accelerated Reader is the most popular reading practice software in schools today. This innovative programme makes reading fun for struggling young readers. Progress is measured through quizzes, focusing on reading practice, vocabulary and literacy skills.

We are on our third year of the programme here at Maghull High and it has enabled staff to test, monitor and measure the growth of pupils reading ages through on-line testing and quizzing.

The LRC/Library has thousands of Accelerated Reader Books from reluctant readers to classic fiction and non-fiction across the years.

Reading lessons are incorporated into the timetable together with tutor time and intervention sessions.  The pupils are encouraged to read for pleasure at home and parents can monitor their child’s progress on-line via the Home Connect service.

Copy this link below into your browser for parents and pupils to log on to Maghull High’s site as follows:

https://ukhosted16.renlearn.co.uk/1893720/default.aspx

London Art Trip

On Monday 1st December Miss Garnett, Miss Jones and twenty year 12 and 13 students enjoyed a trip to London. It was a jam packed day of Gallery visits and drawing with students collecting valuable research to be used towards their A Level studies. 

Computing Workshop

MyKindaCrowd and CragRats delivered a computing workshop on November 27th to year 8 students recently in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

TCs are the IT consulting arm of Tata Group

The students participated in several to gain practical insight into these IT trends and then in group they had the opportunity to develop their own app of the future and present it to the rest of the class

The course was delivered by Samantha Michaels and Owain Ford, with support from two colleagues from TCS.

Samantha commented: 

“The MKC with TCS workshop at Maghull High was a great success!  The year 8 students were full of enthusiasm and were engaged from the very start of the session.  The students participated in group discussions and it was great to see so many hands up to answer questions!  The groups came up with really great ideas and both the MKC and TCS team were really impressed by the work produced in such a small amount of time!  The ideas were all things that the students had a passion for and were actually excited about!”

Just some of the ideas for a new App

Where’s my Bus App to tell you if the bus is late, give alternative routes, tell you how long it might take to walk

•Applying Style

•Automatic  emails sent from your favourite stores, scan bar code, or take photos of items, footwear section, helps you decide what to wear based on weather and your style

•Id App- everything you ever wanted to know and have from 1D

Well done to all the students, it was a really fun, productive session!!  Big congratulations to the winners of the App design: 

Sophie Bresnahan, Anna Reed, Leah Rogers, and Jess Stephenson

 

Politics Conference

On Monday 1st December, 15 Vi formers attended the PolEcon conference in Central Hall, Westminster.

They listened to speeches and presentations by several prominent politicians including the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, the Leader of UKIP Nigel Farage, Shadow Education Secretary Tristam Hunt, Former Foreign Secretary William Hague, Minister for Overseas Development Alan Duncan, Minister for Justice Simon Hughes, Conservative M.P Nadine Dorries and Labour M.P Rachel Reeves.

After each speech, students were given the opportunity to question the politicians. Several students volunteered to ask questions and two of our students were selected to ask their question in front of an audience of 400 other students. This took an enormous amount of courage and confidence and was an excellent opportunity to speak directly to the people who control how the country works. Their questions were intelligent and thought-provoking and were taken seriously by the politicians addressed.

In addition, we had the opportunity to meet our local M.P Bill Esterson who was keen to listen to our students’ thoughts on the speakers and on politics in general. We look forward to welcoming Mr Esterton to Maghull High School in the near future after he agreed to come into school for a more in-depth discussion.