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.

Geography Quality Award For MHS

Maghull High School are delighted to announce that they have been awarded the prestigious Secondary Geography Quality Mark which recognises quality and progress in geography leadership, curriculum development and learning and teaching in schools. All the award winners undergo a rigorous moderation process, and the team of assessors were hugely impressed by the manner in which all at the school are continuing to embrace new and innovative approaches to teaching geography. The SGQM recognises student attainment, progress and achievement in geographical knowledge, understanding, values and skills, and sets expectations about the quality of teaching in geography. It promotes effective subject leadership and management, helping subject leaders raise the standards of geography in their schools.  Graham Donnan, Head of Geography said, “We are absolutely delighted with receiving this coveted award, which comes on the back of excellent Geography GCSE and A Level results this summer; and to be one of only 27 schools nationally to do so this year makes it even more special.  It is an acknowledgement of the high quality of teaching and learning that is taking place, and all the hard work and effort put in by staff and students alike to create a successful and vibrant Geography Department.”

Presentation Evening Celebration

We recently held our annual awards presentation evening, where the achievements of over one hundred students were celebrated.  We were treated to outstanding performances from some of our dancers, as well as Rebecca Ingham who gave a stunning vocal performance.  Our guest speaker this year was businessman Andy Pickles.  During his speech, he gave an interesting and charismatic insight into his life thus far.

Whilst his name might not be familiar to most of us, if we mention Jive Bunny then many parents would nod their heads in recognition, as the majority of our parents did on the evening. Andy started Jive Bunny in Rotherham in the 1980s as a very young man and his first three single releases made it to number one in the charts.  At that time, Jive Bunny was turned down by several major record companies and Andy had to release his first track on his own label.  The message he was at pains to share with our students was that if they have a dream, they should follow it with perseverance because with the right attitude, anything is possible.  He now runs his own Careers Education company.  We would like to thank Andy for his inspirational talk and a special thankyou to the Mayor of Maghull for helping to give out the prizes.

 

Exciting News

We are one of only 277 schools in the country that have been successful in being selected for the government’s two billion pound Priority Schools Building Programme 2 and we are delighted to be able to announce that we are looking forward to a complete rebuild of our main block.  Work will commence in the autumn term this year and we expect to move into our new building in January 2019.  The layout of our site means that there will be no disruption to our students’ learning during the project.  We will continue to use the existing building during construction, which will only be demolished after we have moved into the new build.  With a new school hall, dining room, dedicated performing arts suite, two floors of classrooms and other facilities, the new building promises to be impressive.  For an impression of how our new building will look, please view the accompanying video which is on the New Build Updates tab at the top of the page.

Dot Art competition 2017

Year 9 student Luke Hinton came second this evening in the Dot Art competition. 900 students entered work and Luke will now have the honour of seeing his artwork exhibited in St George's Hall and Liverpool Lime Street Station. John Moores University have also offered Luke a scholarship if he studies Art at higher education with them, which is an incredibly generous offer and amazing opportunity for Luke. If you are in the area please pop in to see his work.

  

Faith Bebbington Workshop

On Friday 9th June the artist Faith Bebbington delivered a sculpture workshop to a group of Year 7 students. The students had the opportunity to see some of Faith's artwork and then create their own birds which were made from wire, newspaper and tape. I think you will agree the outcomes are excellent for one days hard work.

    

Minute's Silence

Minutes Silence

Message from Merseyside Police

Please see below information from Merseyside Police in regards to the Live.Me app 

Also, for your information, NSPCC and O2 have teamed up to produce a guide to help parents explore and understand online life as children known it.  The guide can be accessed via www.net-aware.org.uk

Live.Me:

"Live.me is the fastest-growing social media streaming application available at the moment and has approximately 20 million users. 

It allows the user to live-stream videos of themselves and also allows users to watch other streamed videos. 

The app has limited security features and it is possible for users to potentially identify the location where a video was recorded.

It is possible for any video to be recorded and shared without the permission or knowledge of the person who made the video.

Merseyside Police would encourage parents to make sure they know what apps their child is using, how each app works and what their child is using it for. Many legitimate apps are being used by young people in a way that allows them to communicate with or be contacted by absolute strangers. This creates a significant risk to their child.

It is really important that society becomes more aware of the possible risk of exploitation on mobile apps and social media sites, and people know how to report suspicious activity to the police.

Parents, guardians, carers and teachers have a responsibility to know what the warning signs are and to look out for them to prevent a child putting themselves at risk or forming inappropriate relationships online. There is a wealth of advice available online:

http://www.listentomystory.co.uk/

https://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/