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Message from Mrs Palmer-Greene

 
A Message from Mrs Palmer-Greene
July 2017
 

This has been an incredibly exciting term and I have enjoyed reading the school reports which have been prepared by your teachers. The students have been working hard in readiness for their progression into their new classes and I am confident that when they return in September they will rise to any challenges with ease. Our Pathways and Outreach programs have continued to grow and there are now even more pupils benefitting from the bespoke learning environment that we are providing for them.

 Exam season went very well with the year 11’s showing impeccable behaviour as they sat their exams. We are all waiting anxiously for results day and we hope that you get the results that you deserve - We have already had some amazing results from the ICT, Catering and Music qualifications. I am so proud of you all and wish you the best of luck with your future endeavor's. Well done Year 11!

Bristol Gateway School was nominated as a finalist in the National Pupil Premium awards. Primary and secondary schools from across the countrywide invited to complete an entry to show how they used Pupil Premium to boost achievement and raise aspirations among their students and I am delighted to say that we won! This is a fantastic recognition of all the hard work that the staff do to make Bristol Gateway School a better place for your children. On this note I would like to thank staff, students, Parents, Carers, and Governors for their continued hard work, support and commitment.

I hope you have an excellent summer break and I look forward to welcoming you and our new students back in September.

 

 
April 2017
 
Once again we have come to the end of another exciting term at Bristol Gateway School and I would like to personally offer my thanks to the Students, Parents, Staff and Governors for all their hard work. I hope that you all enjoy reading about the great things that have been happening in our school over the past three months.
While Key stage 3 have been expanding their knowledge with exciting projects and field trips, Key stage 4 have been working hard towards exams and we have had some promising results from their mocks. Now is the time to work that little bit harder to achieve the results that we all know you are capable of.
Our Alternative learning provision “Pathways” has continued to grow and we now have a successful Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 provision in operation. Pathways provides additional 1 on 1 support to students with a focus on Vocational and life skills.
Finally I am delighted to have accepted the role of Executive Principal across the Woodstock Federation, I am excited to continue to build on the success of Woodstock and Bristol Gateways existing relationship and look forward to bringing you further updates in later editions.
I hope that you all have an excellent Easter break and we will see you all on the 24th of April refreshed and ready to learn.
 

December 2016

With 2016 drawing to a close and Christmas just around the corner it feels right that we not only reflect on the academic year so far but to look ahead at the exciting things that are due in 2017. So far this year we have moved into the new KS3 building and thanks must go to all the teachers and HLTAs for taking the empty building and making it into such a friendly and positive learning environment for our Key Stage 3 students.

We have been delighted to welcome so many new students into our school this year and they all seem to be settling in well, a big thankyou to our existing students for making them feel so   welcome.

Our Pathways and Outreach programs have continued to grow and there are now even more pupils benefitting from the bespoke learning environment that we are providing for them.

 

It was a pleasure to welcome so many of you to our parents evening in November and we will hopefully see even more of you at our Christmas presentation on the 16th of  December.

On behalf of everybody at BGS, we wish you, your family & our students an enjoyable and peaceful Christmas and a very happy New Year. We look forward to seeing all of you refreshed and ready  for a new school term on Wednesday 4th January 2017

Kaye Palmer-Greene

 

July 2016

Well what an exciting term it has been! The students have been working hard in readiness for their progression into their new classes in September and we have achieved some excellent results from their assessments. Exam season went very well with the year 11’s showing impeccable behaviour as they sat their exams. We are all waiting anxiously for results day and we hope that you get the results that you deserve - I am already so proud of you all and wish you the best of luck with your future endeavor's. Well done Year 11!

We are in an exciting period of development at BGS currently and the building works will give us more space and opportunity for growth, this is due for completion in the Autumn and we hope to be in and settled by October half term, we will keep you updated of any progress.

At the end of another year at BGS I would like to thank staff, students, Parents, Carers, and Governors for their continued hard work, support and commitment.

I hope you have an excellent summer break and I look forward to welcoming you back in September.

Kaye Palmer-Greene

 

April 2016

A Message to you…..

It has been an exciting term at Bristol Gateway and as ever I would like to thank staff, students, Parents, Carers, and Governors for their continued hard work, support and commitment.

We have had some excellent successes from the year 10 and 11 work experience placements, These are important as they prepare the students for life after school and we are very excited that Max has been offered a work based apprenticeship following his excellent performance on work experience. Well done Max!

While Key stage 3 have been expanding their knowledge with exciting projects and field trips, Key stage 4 have been working hard towards exams and we have had some promising results from their mocks. Now is the time to work that little bit harder to achieve the results that we all know you are capable of.

The house cup is once again up for grabs after Hawk became the first winners at the end of the Christmas term and the house points are very tight at the top with the leaders changing frequently.

Finally we need to give a big thanks to Warburton's who have generously donated products for our breakfast club and also a big thanks to Byron and his mum who have provided all the children with an Easter Egg on the last day of term!

I hope that you all have a great break and we see you back and refreshed on Monday 11th April.

 

Kaye Palmer-Greene

 

December 2015

A Message to you…..

As the Christmas break approaches I would like to thank staff, students, parents/carers and governors for their continued hard work, support and commitment to the students this term. There has, as always, been a huge number of opportunities for our pupils to extend their school life, at lunchtimes and after school. 

Year 8 and 9 are taking part in the Royal Mail young writers competition where they are writing a letter describing their “dream job”  They are showing a significant improvement in their reading and writing skills as well as proving that they are able to express themselves in a mature and eloquent manner.

The school has also signed up to a new initiative called Linkage. The workshops will bring older and younger people together to share skills, knowledge and experience but more importantly, will act as a catalyst to introduce restorative ideas, challenge stereotypes and increase understanding between the generations. In the longer term we hope it will encourage participation in positive activities for both younger and older people within their community. 11 students signed up to instruct older people in the use of the internet and 8 students signed up to be instructed on carpentry and catering.

Our end of term activities will include two enrichment days, our Christmas lunch which is always a wonderfully tasteful event, a House Activities day and of course our school Christmas Presentation. We will be holding a non-uniform day on Wednesday 16th December with pupils paying £1 to take part,  The money raised will be for the “Text Santa” Charity.

 

On behalf of everybody at BGS, we wish you, your family and the students an enjoyable and peaceful Christmas and a very happy New Year and look forward to seeing all our students return refreshed and ready for a new school term on Tuesday 5th January 2015

                              

Kaye Palmer Greene