UPDATED: St Gregory's fails Ofsted inspection and is put in special measures

St Gregory's fails Ofsted and is put in special measures

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PARENTS at St Gregory's High School have been told the school has failed and has been put in special measures following a disastrous Ofsted report.

A letter was sent home last night and the full report is due out later today, Wednesday, the Warrington Guardian understands.

Inspectors visited the Cromwell Avenue school over two days in December three years since the last inspection when it was rated outstanding.

Councillor Hitesh Patel (Great Sankey South - LAB) said: “We are very concerned about how a school that was outstanding a few years ago can deteriorate so quickly.

“I await the publication of the full report by Ofsted. As soon as that happens, a meeting is needed with the school to find out exactly what happened.”

Science was especially criticised as were other aspects of the school which showed 'significant shortcomings'.

The letter said: "The school accepts the report in full.

"This is a real disappointment for the school community."

Maths, English, drama and music was praised. As was new executive head teacher, David Lewis.

Among a detailed action plan released will be extra support for PE and design technology and extra lessons of science before school on Thursdays and Fridays are planned for GCSE students.

A new bullying and child protection policy will be put in place and a full financial audit will be carried out.

A meeting has been arranged for worried parents next Thursday, February 13.

 

 

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9:44am Wed 5 Feb 14

Mike_1979 says...

As a parent of a child at the school, I wouldn't say that I'm worried at all. I chose St Gregory's for my daughter for a number of reasons and I retain my solid belief that this is an outstanding school.

It's telling that the children left the school last night incensed that Ofsted had, in their view, insulted their community and teachers. All of the children I spoke to are determined to support the staff in moving through this and it's a testament to the school how strongly they feel.

I'm sure that the majority of parents will join them in this view.

I await the release of the full report and next week's parents meeting, I sincerely hope that this doesn't unsettle all of the good work being done at the school.
As a parent of a child at the school, I wouldn't say that I'm worried at all. I chose St Gregory's for my daughter for a number of reasons and I retain my solid belief that this is an outstanding school. It's telling that the children left the school last night incensed that Ofsted had, in their view, insulted their community and teachers. All of the children I spoke to are determined to support the staff in moving through this and it's a testament to the school how strongly they feel. I'm sure that the majority of parents will join them in this view. I await the release of the full report and next week's parents meeting, I sincerely hope that this doesn't unsettle all of the good work being done at the school. Mike_1979
  • Score: 35

10:07am Wed 5 Feb 14

Sue2000 says...

As a parent also I do believe the school has a lot of issues also the children where told about the report and the school blamed their behaviour on the days that ofsted where in And told them that it was their fault they had gone in special measures that shows what kind of leadership year 9 has blaming the children it's disgusting !!!
As a parent also I do believe the school has a lot of issues also the children where told about the report and the school blamed their behaviour on the days that ofsted where in And told them that it was their fault they had gone in special measures that shows what kind of leadership year 9 has blaming the children it's disgusting !!! Sue2000
  • Score: -15

10:11am Wed 5 Feb 14

Mike_1979 says...

I find that very hard to believe Sue. Admittedly my daughter is in a different year group but the message we received back was that the tone was far from casting blame.

Not once when I have visited the school have I witnessed anything other than clear respect from both staff and pupils.

As I say, I will find the report very interesting reading.
I find that very hard to believe Sue. Admittedly my daughter is in a different year group but the message we received back was that the tone was far from casting blame. Not once when I have visited the school have I witnessed anything other than clear respect from both staff and pupils. As I say, I will find the report very interesting reading. Mike_1979
  • Score: 18

10:57am Wed 5 Feb 14

Paris says...

As a parent of 2 children having gone through St. Gregory's school, ( my youngest left 2 years ago) I have nothing but praise for all the staff there. I am surprised at this report but I would be certain that they will regain control of the situation and soon be back on top. I hope the parents have faith in the staff and decide to get behind them and encourage their children to do the same. Work together rather than pulling apart and motivate the children to enjoy learning and enjoy the privilege of a wonderful education.
As a parent of 2 children having gone through St. Gregory's school, ( my youngest left 2 years ago) I have nothing but praise for all the staff there. I am surprised at this report but I would be certain that they will regain control of the situation and soon be back on top. I hope the parents have faith in the staff and decide to get behind them and encourage their children to do the same. Work together rather than pulling apart and motivate the children to enjoy learning and enjoy the privilege of a wonderful education. Paris
  • Score: 24

11:02am Wed 5 Feb 14

Kellystad says...

Mike_1979 wrote:
As a parent of a child at the school, I wouldn't say that I'm worried at all. I chose St Gregory's for my daughter for a number of reasons and I retain my solid belief that this is an outstanding school. It's telling that the children left the school last night incensed that Ofsted had, in their view, insulted their community and teachers. All of the children I spoke to are determined to support the staff in moving through this and it's a testament to the school how strongly they feel. I'm sure that the majority of parents will join them in this view. I await the release of the full report and next week's parents meeting, I sincerely hope that this doesn't unsettle all of the good work being done at the school.
I take it then Mike that your child isn't doing her/his GCSE's this year in a Science subject! Science teaching at St. Greg's is an absolute shambles (that is putting it mildly) and the pupils are being let down by the school.
Obviously teachers and pupils will pull together to get out of this mess but it doesn't help those pupils sitting their GCSE's this year.
Maybe the emphasis should be back on teaching rather than the heavy disciplinarian measures that the new head has introduced this year.
[quote][p][bold]Mike_1979[/bold] wrote: As a parent of a child at the school, I wouldn't say that I'm worried at all. I chose St Gregory's for my daughter for a number of reasons and I retain my solid belief that this is an outstanding school. It's telling that the children left the school last night incensed that Ofsted had, in their view, insulted their community and teachers. All of the children I spoke to are determined to support the staff in moving through this and it's a testament to the school how strongly they feel. I'm sure that the majority of parents will join them in this view. I await the release of the full report and next week's parents meeting, I sincerely hope that this doesn't unsettle all of the good work being done at the school.[/p][/quote]I take it then Mike that your child isn't doing her/his GCSE's this year in a Science subject! Science teaching at St. Greg's is an absolute shambles (that is putting it mildly) and the pupils are being let down by the school. Obviously teachers and pupils will pull together to get out of this mess but it doesn't help those pupils sitting their GCSE's this year. Maybe the emphasis should be back on teaching rather than the heavy disciplinarian measures that the new head has introduced this year. Kellystad
  • Score: -4

11:18am Wed 5 Feb 14

Mike_1979 says...

Kellystad,

You are right and if that's where the problem lies I hope that it's resolved. I have to say on the discipline side however that we've seen no problems. Indeed, the discipline level at St Gregory's has been high since it opened. It's one of the school's great strengths in my opinion.

Has there been previous communication on the issues with science?
Kellystad, You are right and if that's where the problem lies I hope that it's resolved. I have to say on the discipline side however that we've seen no problems. Indeed, the discipline level at St Gregory's has been high since it opened. It's one of the school's great strengths in my opinion. Has there been previous communication on the issues with science? Mike_1979
  • Score: 7

11:52am Wed 5 Feb 14

Nick Tessla says...

It is good to see the school fully accepts the report - the first step to solving a problem is accepting that it exists.
It is good to see the school fully accepts the report - the first step to solving a problem is accepting that it exists. Nick Tessla
  • Score: 11

1:01pm Wed 5 Feb 14

wood1 says...

I have just looked on the school website and the report dated January this year says outstanding, level 1 - confused!!!
I have just looked on the school website and the report dated January this year says outstanding, level 1 - confused!!! wood1
  • Score: 1

1:10pm Wed 5 Feb 14

wood1 says...

wood1 wrote:
I have just looked on the school website and the report dated January this year says outstanding, level 1 - confused!!!
Wrong report - sorry!!
[quote][p][bold]wood1[/bold] wrote: I have just looked on the school website and the report dated January this year says outstanding, level 1 - confused!!![/p][/quote]Wrong report - sorry!! wood1
  • Score: 3

1:24pm Wed 5 Feb 14

RachelBradbury says...

I took my daughter out of St gregorys last year, at the time she was one of three girls that all left all around the same time, and from what i can hear the same reason, I am pleased to see that there is an new Bullying and child protection policy being put into place. At the time i was told by a teacher at St Greg's that if Mr Brophy was still head at the school then we wouldn't be having this conversation and the situation in that particular year would have been dealt with very differently. Funny how so many girls left at the same time. I was so disappointed and let down by the school, so here's hoping that they get the help to bring it back up to scratch for all the other pupils who are there.
I took my daughter out of St gregorys last year, at the time she was one of three girls that all left all around the same time, and from what i can hear the same reason, I am pleased to see that there is an new Bullying and child protection policy being put into place. At the time i was told by a teacher at St Greg's that if Mr Brophy was still head at the school then we wouldn't be having this conversation and the situation in that particular year would have been dealt with very differently. Funny how so many girls left at the same time. I was so disappointed and let down by the school, so here's hoping that they get the help to bring it back up to scratch for all the other pupils who are there. RachelBradbury
  • Score: 18

1:26pm Wed 5 Feb 14

YNWA96 says...

How the mighty have fallen.
How the mighty have fallen. YNWA96
  • Score: -2

1:32pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Kellystad says...

wood1 wrote:
I have just looked on the school website and the report dated January this year says outstanding, level 1 - confused!!!
That report from Jaunuary is just with respect to Religous Education teaching and was conducted by the Dioceses on behalf of the church.
That all that report was looking into not the general teaching of other subjects.
[quote][p][bold]wood1[/bold] wrote: I have just looked on the school website and the report dated January this year says outstanding, level 1 - confused!!![/p][/quote]That report from Jaunuary is just with respect to Religous Education teaching and was conducted by the Dioceses on behalf of the church. That all that report was looking into not the general teaching of other subjects. Kellystad
  • Score: 6

1:56pm Wed 5 Feb 14

notsurprised95 says...

As a former pupil I am not surprised at this at all. They should have never received an outstanding report at their last inspection, (i was an upper school pupil at the time and i think the only time i was actually taught properly at St. Gregory's is when the teachers knew they were under inspection).
They have never been an outstanding school; when i still attended my English class was often told to bring in our own paper for lessons as the the school did not have the means to provide this for us. which is funny because they managed to provide every pupil with several uniform cards a year, which leads to my next point that this school is much more concerned with uniform than it is with education. (fur coat and no knickers) I can recall numerous occasions where classmates were put into isolation because of the length of their hair or their shoes being shiny. How does being sat in a room alone for such ridiculous reasons improve anyone's education? Fact: It doesn't. If they put as much effort into the important stuff such as teaching as they do into monitoring their pupils uniform, they probably wouldn't have failed their inspection.
There are however the exceptions of the R.E and Maths department, I cant fault any of the teachers from these departments as they all encouraged me fully during my GCSEs and the rest of my time at school(shame about all the other departments). Science became a complete joke after former head of department Mr. Abram left. I also remember our GCSE class being left without a Physics teacher for 3/4 months after ours was suspended for reasons I will not go in to.
St. Gregory's seriously need to rethink their priorities, they obviously couldn't fool the Ofsted inspectors this time round and as terrible as it is I am glad it has finally come to light how badly this school is run and organised and hopefully now they can begin to make improvements.
As a former pupil I am not surprised at this at all. They should have never received an outstanding report at their last inspection, (i was an upper school pupil at the time and i think the only time i was actually taught properly at St. Gregory's is when the teachers knew they were under inspection). They have never been an outstanding school; when i still attended my English class was often told to bring in our own paper for lessons as the the school did not have the means to provide this for us. which is funny because they managed to provide every pupil with several uniform cards a year, which leads to my next point that this school is much more concerned with uniform than it is with education. (fur coat and no knickers) I can recall numerous occasions where classmates were put into isolation because of the length of their hair or their shoes being shiny. How does being sat in a room alone for such ridiculous reasons improve anyone's education? Fact: It doesn't. If they put as much effort into the important stuff such as teaching as they do into monitoring their pupils uniform, they probably wouldn't have failed their inspection. There are however the exceptions of the R.E and Maths department, I cant fault any of the teachers from these departments as they all encouraged me fully during my GCSEs and the rest of my time at school(shame about all the other departments). Science became a complete joke after former head of department Mr. Abram left. I also remember our GCSE class being left without a Physics teacher for 3/4 months after ours was suspended for reasons I will not go in to. St. Gregory's seriously need to rethink their priorities, they obviously couldn't fool the Ofsted inspectors this time round and as terrible as it is I am glad it has finally come to light how badly this school is run and organised and hopefully now they can begin to make improvements. notsurprised95
  • Score: 3

2:01pm Wed 5 Feb 14

notsurprised95 says...

Mike_1979 wrote:
Kellystad,

You are right and if that's where the problem lies I hope that it's resolved. I have to say on the discipline side however that we've seen no problems. Indeed, the discipline level at St Gregory's has been high since it opened. It's one of the school's great strengths in my opinion.

Has there been previous communication on the issues with science?
I left St. Gregory's in 2012 and was left without a Physics teacher for nearly 4 months during my GCSEs... Science went significantly downhill after the previous head of department left
[quote][p][bold]Mike_1979[/bold] wrote: Kellystad, You are right and if that's where the problem lies I hope that it's resolved. I have to say on the discipline side however that we've seen no problems. Indeed, the discipline level at St Gregory's has been high since it opened. It's one of the school's great strengths in my opinion. Has there been previous communication on the issues with science?[/p][/quote]I left St. Gregory's in 2012 and was left without a Physics teacher for nearly 4 months during my GCSEs... Science went significantly downhill after the previous head of department left notsurprised95
  • Score: 2

2:01pm Wed 5 Feb 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Maybe the teachers should remember this report when they strike for a pay rise! Any other industry you would be sacked for not doing your job properly...
Still Grumpy
Maybe the teachers should remember this report when they strike for a pay rise! Any other industry you would be sacked for not doing your job properly... Still Grumpy GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: -25

2:28pm Wed 5 Feb 14

MrsNJH says...

I visited the school just over a year ago with a group of adults with learning disabilities to deliver talks to the whole year groups of year 8 and year 9 regards disability hate crime and rights and responsibilities within our local community. The pupils were courteous, polite, asked brilliant questions and made the adults with LD who had accompanied me feel like celebrities by being so interested in what they had to say, the staff were helpful and responsive and we commented on the welcoming atmosphere we'd encountered, which doesn't always happen. We were thrilled to be invited to attend the school production following our visit and again received a warm welcome from pupils and staff alike, the dedication of the staff team and the pupils to put together such a brilliant production was clear for all to see and we look forward to returning to the school in future to see more.

I hope from this people don't do that age old revelling in negativity and harping on about the past, but instead focus on the positives of which in my experience there are many. Pointing the finger and making comments about how a school may have in some peoples opinion 'fallen from grace' will never bring about a positive change, merely spread ill feeling and cause more upset. The school I'm sure will be totally committed in making the changes deemed necessary as I hope will the local community.
I visited the school just over a year ago with a group of adults with learning disabilities to deliver talks to the whole year groups of year 8 and year 9 regards disability hate crime and rights and responsibilities within our local community. The pupils were courteous, polite, asked brilliant questions and made the adults with LD who had accompanied me feel like celebrities by being so interested in what they had to say, the staff were helpful and responsive and we commented on the welcoming atmosphere we'd encountered, which doesn't always happen. We were thrilled to be invited to attend the school production following our visit and again received a warm welcome from pupils and staff alike, the dedication of the staff team and the pupils to put together such a brilliant production was clear for all to see and we look forward to returning to the school in future to see more. I hope from this people don't do that age old revelling in negativity and harping on about the past, but instead focus on the positives of which in my experience there are many. Pointing the finger and making comments about how a school may have in some peoples opinion 'fallen from grace' will never bring about a positive change, merely spread ill feeling and cause more upset. The school I'm sure will be totally committed in making the changes deemed necessary as I hope will the local community. MrsNJH
  • Score: 29

3:35pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Undercover13 says...

They have got new data base tracking stuff now like behaviour watch and that and it is slowly becoming a 'better' school. they do care more about uniform than the actual education.. all the departments are actually doing quite well, the only one that isnt very good is science. They have gone down hill since the previous executive head left, but the new one is attempting to make changes for the better however some of his ideas arent great and are failing but he has a few 'good' ones i guess. They do deal with bullying very well though and the new executive head is improving the school
They have got new data base tracking stuff now like behaviour watch and that and it is slowly becoming a 'better' school. they do care more about uniform than the actual education.. all the departments are actually doing quite well, the only one that isnt very good is science. They have gone down hill since the previous executive head left, but the new one is attempting to make changes for the better however some of his ideas arent great and are failing but he has a few 'good' ones i guess. They do deal with bullying very well though and the new executive head is improving the school Undercover13
  • Score: 21

3:56pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Tim_321 says...

Some negativity on here that is not very constructive. I hope all commenting will attend the meeting and offer useful suggestions and if possibly their time to help improve the situation rather than pointing blame and making silly comments. This is about our children's future after all, so get involved.

St Gregory's is and always has been a very good school and I am utterly stunned to see it receive this report. I will look forward to reading the full report from Ofsted and hearing more from the school.
Some negativity on here that is not very constructive. I hope all commenting will attend the meeting and offer useful suggestions and if possibly their time to help improve the situation rather than pointing blame and making silly comments. This is about our children's future after all, so get involved. St Gregory's is and always has been a very good school and I am utterly stunned to see it receive this report. I will look forward to reading the full report from Ofsted and hearing more from the school. Tim_321
  • Score: 13

4:01pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Honey44 says...

Finally the truth is out there. I don't feel sorry for the staff at St Gregory's this is down to their arrogance and complency I noticed this when visiting the school when my child was in year 6. I feel for Cardinal Newman who have quite clearly been dragged down by St Gregory's. The 2 schools share a governing body and this was the only area Cardinal Newman was criticised for as reported in the Guardian only a few weeks ago. It is now clear to see why the Governing body was given this judgement . The staff and pupils at Cardinal Newman must be disappointed by being let down in this way and judged on the failings of another school. st Gregory's has rested on its reputation for far too long I'm glad my child attends Cardinal Newman as it's results and report show it has continued to work hard and improve. well done to all at Newman for continuing to work hard and provide the best for our children despite what has been happening at St Gregory's and the unfair criticism it has received
Finally the truth is out there. I don't feel sorry for the staff at St Gregory's this is down to their arrogance and complency I noticed this when visiting the school when my child was in year 6. I feel for Cardinal Newman who have quite clearly been dragged down by St Gregory's. The 2 schools share a governing body and this was the only area Cardinal Newman was criticised for as reported in the Guardian only a few weeks ago. It is now clear to see why the Governing body was given this judgement . The staff and pupils at Cardinal Newman must be disappointed by being let down in this way and judged on the failings of another school. st Gregory's has rested on its reputation for far too long I'm glad my child attends Cardinal Newman as it's results and report show it has continued to work hard and improve. well done to all at Newman for continuing to work hard and provide the best for our children despite what has been happening at St Gregory's and the unfair criticism it has received Honey44
  • Score: -12

4:05pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Undercover13 says...

Tim_321 wrote:
Some negativity on here that is not very constructive. I hope all commenting will attend the meeting and offer useful suggestions and if possibly their time to help improve the situation rather than pointing blame and making silly comments. This is about our children's future after all, so get involved.

St Gregory's is and always has been a very good school and I am utterly stunned to see it receive this report. I will look forward to reading the full report from Ofsted and hearing more from the school.
It used to be a very very high standard school, its not very good now and you only can tell if youre there on a normal day (no inspections). All you ever see is people being shouted at to the extremes over little things like walking on thw wrong side of the corridor. They're focusing too much on appearances than education. Also, teachers speak to pupils how they want but the second a pupil says what the teachers say to them, the pupils are done for.
[quote][p][bold]Tim_321[/bold] wrote: Some negativity on here that is not very constructive. I hope all commenting will attend the meeting and offer useful suggestions and if possibly their time to help improve the situation rather than pointing blame and making silly comments. This is about our children's future after all, so get involved. St Gregory's is and always has been a very good school and I am utterly stunned to see it receive this report. I will look forward to reading the full report from Ofsted and hearing more from the school.[/p][/quote]It used to be a very very high standard school, its not very good now and you only can tell if youre there on a normal day (no inspections). All you ever see is people being shouted at to the extremes over little things like walking on thw wrong side of the corridor. They're focusing too much on appearances than education. Also, teachers speak to pupils how they want but the second a pupil says what the teachers say to them, the pupils are done for. Undercover13
  • Score: 2

5:01pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Gregs123 says...

I am a year 11 pupil attending this school and haven't learnt anything useful in the four years I've been there. I have been took out of numerous gcse coursework based lessons for having a little stud in my nose, and so have many other people for other reasons to do with what they look like, including one of my friends being patronised about her long hair and was told to get it cut off, they care more about uniform more then they have for the education of myself and other pupils and its a concern for my fellow pupils in year 11 with several months till our GCSEs. We also was taken out of lesson yesterday to have an assembly given by mr Lewis basically blaming the ofsted results on us and our behaviour and didnt even consider the standard of teaching. Usually in lessons we sit in silence and copy of a sheet with nothing explained but as soon as ofsted come in we seem to get taught completely different. There's a few teachers I really like and are very good at teaching but the rest are arrogant, very rude and knock our confidence low. I'm very glad ofsted have noticed this but no use now for the current year elevens.
I am a year 11 pupil attending this school and haven't learnt anything useful in the four years I've been there. I have been took out of numerous gcse coursework based lessons for having a little stud in my nose, and so have many other people for other reasons to do with what they look like, including one of my friends being patronised about her long hair and was told to get it cut off, they care more about uniform more then they have for the education of myself and other pupils and its a concern for my fellow pupils in year 11 with several months till our GCSEs. We also was taken out of lesson yesterday to have an assembly given by mr Lewis basically blaming the ofsted results on us and our behaviour and didnt even consider the standard of teaching. Usually in lessons we sit in silence and copy of a sheet with nothing explained but as soon as ofsted come in we seem to get taught completely different. There's a few teachers I really like and are very good at teaching but the rest are arrogant, very rude and knock our confidence low. I'm very glad ofsted have noticed this but no use now for the current year elevens. Gregs123
  • Score: 4

6:11pm Wed 5 Feb 14

snilodnamynam says...

I refuse to believe that St Greg's is inadequate as an educating body, or that it requires special measures. Definite hints of a political motive, as it is not an academy, and the main flaws were highlighted to lie in the governing body anyway, mainly not the staff or pupils. Uniform practically a non-issue, just save your wacky hairdos for summer. Teachers invariably are human beings with lives and empathy and mean well, as well as listening to basic reason. People are allowed views of their own, (I say this as an A* RE student who also happened to be the most outspoken atheist in the class), and extracurricular activity is well staffed, planned and wide ranging. Special needs are catered for, financial difficulties catered for, struggling pupils catered for, and many who do not gain from the school are obstructive to their own and other student's education; I have seen this with my own eyes. There is a definite tendency to seek a 'waterloo road' factor on the part of many pupils, saying it's a rough or hard or unfair school when it almost invariably produces mature, well rounded kids with good grades.
I left last year, so this experience is recent and comprehensive.

Shout out to my homeboy MC Leod.
I refuse to believe that St Greg's is inadequate as an educating body, or that it requires special measures. Definite hints of a political motive, as it is not an academy, and the main flaws were highlighted to lie in the governing body anyway, mainly not the staff or pupils. Uniform practically a non-issue, just save your wacky hairdos for summer. Teachers invariably are human beings with lives and empathy and mean well, as well as listening to basic reason. People are allowed views of their own, (I say this as an A* RE student who also happened to be the most outspoken atheist in the class), and extracurricular activity is well staffed, planned and wide ranging. Special needs are catered for, financial difficulties catered for, struggling pupils catered for, and many who do not gain from the school are obstructive to their own and other student's education; I have seen this with my own eyes. There is a definite tendency to seek a 'waterloo road' factor on the part of many pupils, saying it's a rough or hard or unfair school when it almost invariably produces mature, well rounded kids with good grades. I left last year, so this experience is recent and comprehensive. Shout out to my homeboy MC Leod. snilodnamynam
  • Score: 21

6:28pm Wed 5 Feb 14

notsurprised95 says...

snilodnamynam wrote:
I refuse to believe that St Greg's is inadequate as an educating body, or that it requires special measures. Definite hints of a political motive, as it is not an academy, and the main flaws were highlighted to lie in the governing body anyway, mainly not the staff or pupils. Uniform practically a non-issue, just save your wacky hairdos for summer. Teachers invariably are human beings with lives and empathy and mean well, as well as listening to basic reason. People are allowed views of their own, (I say this as an A* RE student who also happened to be the most outspoken atheist in the class), and extracurricular activity is well staffed, planned and wide ranging. Special needs are catered for, financial difficulties catered for, struggling pupils catered for, and many who do not gain from the school are obstructive to their own and other student's education; I have seen this with my own eyes. There is a definite tendency to seek a 'waterloo road' factor on the part of many pupils, saying it's a rough or hard or unfair school when it almost invariably produces mature, well rounded kids with good grades.
I left last year, so this experience is recent and comprehensive.

Shout out to my homeboy MC Leod.
Most likely a made up post by a member of staff
[quote][p][bold]snilodnamynam[/bold] wrote: I refuse to believe that St Greg's is inadequate as an educating body, or that it requires special measures. Definite hints of a political motive, as it is not an academy, and the main flaws were highlighted to lie in the governing body anyway, mainly not the staff or pupils. Uniform practically a non-issue, just save your wacky hairdos for summer. Teachers invariably are human beings with lives and empathy and mean well, as well as listening to basic reason. People are allowed views of their own, (I say this as an A* RE student who also happened to be the most outspoken atheist in the class), and extracurricular activity is well staffed, planned and wide ranging. Special needs are catered for, financial difficulties catered for, struggling pupils catered for, and many who do not gain from the school are obstructive to their own and other student's education; I have seen this with my own eyes. There is a definite tendency to seek a 'waterloo road' factor on the part of many pupils, saying it's a rough or hard or unfair school when it almost invariably produces mature, well rounded kids with good grades. I left last year, so this experience is recent and comprehensive. Shout out to my homeboy MC Leod.[/p][/quote]Most likely a made up post by a member of staff notsurprised95
  • Score: -9

6:34pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Mike_1979 says...

notsurprised95 wrote:
snilodnamynam wrote:
I refuse to believe that St Greg's is inadequate as an educating body, or that it requires special measures. Definite hints of a political motive, as it is not an academy, and the main flaws were highlighted to lie in the governing body anyway, mainly not the staff or pupils. Uniform practically a non-issue, just save your wacky hairdos for summer. Teachers invariably are human beings with lives and empathy and mean well, as well as listening to basic reason. People are allowed views of their own, (I say this as an A* RE student who also happened to be the most outspoken atheist in the class), and extracurricular activity is well staffed, planned and wide ranging. Special needs are catered for, financial difficulties catered for, struggling pupils catered for, and many who do not gain from the school are obstructive to their own and other student's education; I have seen this with my own eyes. There is a definite tendency to seek a 'waterloo road' factor on the part of many pupils, saying it's a rough or hard or unfair school when it almost invariably produces mature, well rounded kids with good grades.
I left last year, so this experience is recent and comprehensive.

Shout out to my homeboy MC Leod.
Most likely a made up post by a member of staff
NotSurprised95 : What a tremendously constructive set of comments. Bravo.

There's obviously a split opinion and I hope those of use with an ongoing interest in St Gregory's see an outcome that we're all happy with. The full report and next week's meeting should be very interesting and I hope we can all work together to ensure that the school is a place where all pupils get what they need.

I
[quote][p][bold]notsurprised95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]snilodnamynam[/bold] wrote: I refuse to believe that St Greg's is inadequate as an educating body, or that it requires special measures. Definite hints of a political motive, as it is not an academy, and the main flaws were highlighted to lie in the governing body anyway, mainly not the staff or pupils. Uniform practically a non-issue, just save your wacky hairdos for summer. Teachers invariably are human beings with lives and empathy and mean well, as well as listening to basic reason. People are allowed views of their own, (I say this as an A* RE student who also happened to be the most outspoken atheist in the class), and extracurricular activity is well staffed, planned and wide ranging. Special needs are catered for, financial difficulties catered for, struggling pupils catered for, and many who do not gain from the school are obstructive to their own and other student's education; I have seen this with my own eyes. There is a definite tendency to seek a 'waterloo road' factor on the part of many pupils, saying it's a rough or hard or unfair school when it almost invariably produces mature, well rounded kids with good grades. I left last year, so this experience is recent and comprehensive. Shout out to my homeboy MC Leod.[/p][/quote]Most likely a made up post by a member of staff[/p][/quote]NotSurprised95 : What a tremendously constructive set of comments. Bravo. There's obviously a split opinion and I hope those of use with an ongoing interest in St Gregory's see an outcome that we're all happy with. The full report and next week's meeting should be very interesting and I hope we can all work together to ensure that the school is a place where all pupils get what they need. I Mike_1979
  • Score: 4

6:40pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Paris says...

RachelBradbury wrote:
I took my daughter out of St gregorys last year, at the time she was one of three girls that all left all around the same time, and from what i can hear the same reason, I am pleased to see that there is an new Bullying and child protection policy being put into place. At the time i was told by a teacher at St Greg's that if Mr Brophy was still head at the school then we wouldn't be having this conversation and the situation in that particular year would have been dealt with very differently. Funny how so many girls left at the same time. I was so disappointed and let down by the school, so here's hoping that they get the help to bring it back up to scratch for all the other pupils who are there.
Really sad to read this, and as a mother of a child who was a victim of a bully, even to the point of police involvement, I found the school totally supportive. This was 6 years ago so clearly standards have slipped and maybe boundaries being pushed too far now. A child can be the victim of bully anywhere, you just expect the school to step in and help whilst it's happening there. Quite a lot has changed since the days of Mr Brophy, and sadly so have a lot of children's attitude to school. I wouldn't"t be a teacher in this day and age for anything! I hope your daughter settled elsewhere and realises that bullies are always the losers.
[quote][p][bold]RachelBradbury[/bold] wrote: I took my daughter out of St gregorys last year, at the time she was one of three girls that all left all around the same time, and from what i can hear the same reason, I am pleased to see that there is an new Bullying and child protection policy being put into place. At the time i was told by a teacher at St Greg's that if Mr Brophy was still head at the school then we wouldn't be having this conversation and the situation in that particular year would have been dealt with very differently. Funny how so many girls left at the same time. I was so disappointed and let down by the school, so here's hoping that they get the help to bring it back up to scratch for all the other pupils who are there.[/p][/quote]Really sad to read this, and as a mother of a child who was a victim of a bully, even to the point of police involvement, I found the school totally supportive. This was 6 years ago so clearly standards have slipped and maybe boundaries being pushed too far now. A child can be the victim of bully anywhere, you just expect the school to step in and help whilst it's happening there. Quite a lot has changed since the days of Mr Brophy, and sadly so have a lot of children's attitude to school. I wouldn't"t be a teacher in this day and age for anything! I hope your daughter settled elsewhere and realises that bullies are always the losers. Paris
  • Score: 6

6:44pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Dissatisfied parent says...

Not a huge surprise this school has been criticised by Ofsted. My daughter is now in year 11 and has suffered the complete inadequacy of the science department for some years. I was amazed they achieved outstanding a few years ago. There are some good points, maths generally is good. I agree totally with many of the pupil comments about the obsession with uniform and appearance above education. I also agree with the other parent comment regarding responsibility. The head and senior staff are to blame for this debacle...not the pupils..it's true that they were taken into a special assembly and blamed.. Ridiculous. In a private company the senior managers would go. Let's face it they have the criteria for Ofsted inspections, it's not like they didn't know standards we're falling.
Not a huge surprise this school has been criticised by Ofsted. My daughter is now in year 11 and has suffered the complete inadequacy of the science department for some years. I was amazed they achieved outstanding a few years ago. There are some good points, maths generally is good. I agree totally with many of the pupil comments about the obsession with uniform and appearance above education. I also agree with the other parent comment regarding responsibility. The head and senior staff are to blame for this debacle...not the pupils..it's true that they were taken into a special assembly and blamed.. Ridiculous. In a private company the senior managers would go. Let's face it they have the criteria for Ofsted inspections, it's not like they didn't know standards we're falling. Dissatisfied parent
  • Score: 7

6:48pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Paris says...

MrsNJH wrote:
I visited the school just over a year ago with a group of adults with learning disabilities to deliver talks to the whole year groups of year 8 and year 9 regards disability hate crime and rights and responsibilities within our local community. The pupils were courteous, polite, asked brilliant questions and made the adults with LD who had accompanied me feel like celebrities by being so interested in what they had to say, the staff were helpful and responsive and we commented on the welcoming atmosphere we'd encountered, which doesn't always happen. We were thrilled to be invited to attend the school production following our visit and again received a warm welcome from pupils and staff alike, the dedication of the staff team and the pupils to put together such a brilliant production was clear for all to see and we look forward to returning to the school in future to see more.

I hope from this people don't do that age old revelling in negativity and harping on about the past, but instead focus on the positives of which in my experience there are many. Pointing the finger and making comments about how a school may have in some peoples opinion 'fallen from grace' will never bring about a positive change, merely spread ill feeling and cause more upset. The school I'm sure will be totally committed in making the changes deemed necessary as I hope will the local community.
That to me means as much as any qualification. To get through to 16 with manners, respect, kindness and enthusiasm is an achievement in itself. I'm sure St Gregory's will turn this around.
[quote][p][bold]MrsNJH[/bold] wrote: I visited the school just over a year ago with a group of adults with learning disabilities to deliver talks to the whole year groups of year 8 and year 9 regards disability hate crime and rights and responsibilities within our local community. The pupils were courteous, polite, asked brilliant questions and made the adults with LD who had accompanied me feel like celebrities by being so interested in what they had to say, the staff were helpful and responsive and we commented on the welcoming atmosphere we'd encountered, which doesn't always happen. We were thrilled to be invited to attend the school production following our visit and again received a warm welcome from pupils and staff alike, the dedication of the staff team and the pupils to put together such a brilliant production was clear for all to see and we look forward to returning to the school in future to see more. I hope from this people don't do that age old revelling in negativity and harping on about the past, but instead focus on the positives of which in my experience there are many. Pointing the finger and making comments about how a school may have in some peoples opinion 'fallen from grace' will never bring about a positive change, merely spread ill feeling and cause more upset. The school I'm sure will be totally committed in making the changes deemed necessary as I hope will the local community.[/p][/quote]That to me means as much as any qualification. To get through to 16 with manners, respect, kindness and enthusiasm is an achievement in itself. I'm sure St Gregory's will turn this around. Paris
  • Score: 13

7:04pm Wed 5 Feb 14

SAC_in_Warrington says...

Mike_1979 wrote:
As a parent of a child at the school, I wouldn't say that I'm worried at all. I chose St Gregory's for my daughter for a number of reasons and I retain my solid belief that this is an outstanding school.

It's telling that the children left the school last night incensed that Ofsted had, in their view, insulted their community and teachers. All of the children I spoke to are determined to support the staff in moving through this and it's a testament to the school how strongly they feel.

I'm sure that the majority of parents will join them in this view.

I await the release of the full report and next week's parents meeting, I sincerely hope that this doesn't unsettle all of the good work being done at the school.
I would suggest as you intend to begin reading the full report before you make your judgement as to the current situation. The school may well have deteriorated after the retirement of a very good and widely experienced Head Master.
[quote][p][bold]Mike_1979[/bold] wrote: As a parent of a child at the school, I wouldn't say that I'm worried at all. I chose St Gregory's for my daughter for a number of reasons and I retain my solid belief that this is an outstanding school. It's telling that the children left the school last night incensed that Ofsted had, in their view, insulted their community and teachers. All of the children I spoke to are determined to support the staff in moving through this and it's a testament to the school how strongly they feel. I'm sure that the majority of parents will join them in this view. I await the release of the full report and next week's parents meeting, I sincerely hope that this doesn't unsettle all of the good work being done at the school.[/p][/quote]I would suggest as you intend to begin reading the full report before you make your judgement as to the current situation. The school may well have deteriorated after the retirement of a very good and widely experienced Head Master. SAC_in_Warrington
  • Score: -3

7:17pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Stig of the Dump says...

notsurprised95 wrote:
snilodnamynam wrote:
I refuse to believe that St Greg's is inadequate as an educating body, or that it requires special measures. Definite hints of a political motive, as it is not an academy, and the main flaws were highlighted to lie in the governing body anyway, mainly not the staff or pupils. Uniform practically a non-issue, just save your wacky hairdos for summer. Teachers invariably are human beings with lives and empathy and mean well, as well as listening to basic reason. People are allowed views of their own, (I say this as an A* RE student who also happened to be the most outspoken atheist in the class), and extracurricular activity is well staffed, planned and wide ranging. Special needs are catered for, financial difficulties catered for, struggling pupils catered for, and many who do not gain from the school are obstructive to their own and other student's education; I have seen this with my own eyes. There is a definite tendency to seek a 'waterloo road' factor on the part of many pupils, saying it's a rough or hard or unfair school when it almost invariably produces mature, well rounded kids with good grades.
I left last year, so this experience is recent and comprehensive.

Shout out to my homeboy MC Leod.
Most likely a made up post by a member of staff
Read the post and you will see that it is from an ex pupil.
[quote][p][bold]notsurprised95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]snilodnamynam[/bold] wrote: I refuse to believe that St Greg's is inadequate as an educating body, or that it requires special measures. Definite hints of a political motive, as it is not an academy, and the main flaws were highlighted to lie in the governing body anyway, mainly not the staff or pupils. Uniform practically a non-issue, just save your wacky hairdos for summer. Teachers invariably are human beings with lives and empathy and mean well, as well as listening to basic reason. People are allowed views of their own, (I say this as an A* RE student who also happened to be the most outspoken atheist in the class), and extracurricular activity is well staffed, planned and wide ranging. Special needs are catered for, financial difficulties catered for, struggling pupils catered for, and many who do not gain from the school are obstructive to their own and other student's education; I have seen this with my own eyes. There is a definite tendency to seek a 'waterloo road' factor on the part of many pupils, saying it's a rough or hard or unfair school when it almost invariably produces mature, well rounded kids with good grades. I left last year, so this experience is recent and comprehensive. Shout out to my homeboy MC Leod.[/p][/quote]Most likely a made up post by a member of staff[/p][/quote]Read the post and you will see that it is from an ex pupil. Stig of the Dump
  • Score: -1

7:18pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Stig of the Dump says...

notsurprised95 wrote:
snilodnamynam wrote:
I refuse to believe that St Greg's is inadequate as an educating body, or that it requires special measures. Definite hints of a political motive, as it is not an academy, and the main flaws were highlighted to lie in the governing body anyway, mainly not the staff or pupils. Uniform practically a non-issue, just save your wacky hairdos for summer. Teachers invariably are human beings with lives and empathy and mean well, as well as listening to basic reason. People are allowed views of their own, (I say this as an A* RE student who also happened to be the most outspoken atheist in the class), and extracurricular activity is well staffed, planned and wide ranging. Special needs are catered for, financial difficulties catered for, struggling pupils catered for, and many who do not gain from the school are obstructive to their own and other student's education; I have seen this with my own eyes. There is a definite tendency to seek a 'waterloo road' factor on the part of many pupils, saying it's a rough or hard or unfair school when it almost invariably produces mature, well rounded kids with good grades.
I left last year, so this experience is recent and comprehensive.

Shout out to my homeboy MC Leod.
Most likely a made up post by a member of staff
Read the post ..... & redact!
[quote][p][bold]notsurprised95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]snilodnamynam[/bold] wrote: I refuse to believe that St Greg's is inadequate as an educating body, or that it requires special measures. Definite hints of a political motive, as it is not an academy, and the main flaws were highlighted to lie in the governing body anyway, mainly not the staff or pupils. Uniform practically a non-issue, just save your wacky hairdos for summer. Teachers invariably are human beings with lives and empathy and mean well, as well as listening to basic reason. People are allowed views of their own, (I say this as an A* RE student who also happened to be the most outspoken atheist in the class), and extracurricular activity is well staffed, planned and wide ranging. Special needs are catered for, financial difficulties catered for, struggling pupils catered for, and many who do not gain from the school are obstructive to their own and other student's education; I have seen this with my own eyes. There is a definite tendency to seek a 'waterloo road' factor on the part of many pupils, saying it's a rough or hard or unfair school when it almost invariably produces mature, well rounded kids with good grades. I left last year, so this experience is recent and comprehensive. Shout out to my homeboy MC Leod.[/p][/quote]Most likely a made up post by a member of staff[/p][/quote]Read the post ..... & redact! Stig of the Dump
  • Score: -3

7:36pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Stig of the Dump says...

This is an outstanding school. St Gregory’s students are confident and eager to learn because the school systematically develops students’ spiritual and emotional well- being. Care for each other is instinctive and there is a wealth of rich learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom. A typical comment made by parents and carers is how proud they are to say that their children attend this school and, ‘It has defined who they are.’ It is not surprising that attendance rates are high and students have attained high levels of examination success for many years. Ofsted 2011: Outstanding.

'Under Gove, Ofsted has never been either legally or educationally independent. ...the organisation has instituted a flawed inspection regime that has reinforced the government's educational agenda and forced compliance on a cowed state sector' - Professor Colin Richards former inspector of schools (2014)

Same school, same staff, outstanding examination results in 2013. Outstanding outcomes for pupils, provision,leadership and management (Diocesan Inspection 2014).

St.Gregory's is an excellent school (Mowat D 2012).

St. Gregory's isn't an academy and is now in special measures. A reasonable person would ask how could this be? Perhaps the inspection was flawed, politically motivated and is reinforcing the government's educational agenda?
This is an outstanding school. St Gregory’s students are confident and eager to learn because the school systematically develops students’ spiritual and emotional well- being. Care for each other is instinctive and there is a wealth of rich learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom. A typical comment made by parents and carers is how proud they are to say that their children attend this school and, ‘It has defined who they are.’ It is not surprising that attendance rates are high and students have attained high levels of examination success for many years. Ofsted 2011: Outstanding. 'Under Gove, Ofsted has never been either legally or educationally independent. ...the organisation has instituted a flawed inspection regime that has reinforced the government's educational agenda and forced compliance on a cowed state sector' - Professor Colin Richards former inspector of schools (2014) Same school, same staff, outstanding examination results in 2013. Outstanding outcomes for pupils, provision,leadership and management (Diocesan Inspection 2014). St.Gregory's is an excellent school (Mowat D 2012). St. Gregory's isn't an academy and is now in special measures. A reasonable person would ask how could this be? Perhaps the inspection was flawed, politically motivated and is reinforcing the government's educational agenda? Stig of the Dump
  • Score: 13

7:37pm Wed 5 Feb 14

jck123 says...

I am a former pupil at this school (I left a few years ago) and about 80% of the teachers in the school are outstanding and brilliant teachers and I feel that along with the students they are the reason the school has previously obtained positive Ofsted reviews.

However the rules that the governors and higher members of staff have conjured up involving uniform and the uniform cards that were introduced whilst I was there are unnecessary. whilst I was there I was pulled out of class multiple times for having the top of my ear pierced, bear in mind that I have long hair so it was impossible most of the time to see it and was demanded to remove it. also I distinctly remember having to ask permission to remove my blazer, even in the summer, even in the halls when i was too warm. this "crime" got me into a lot of trouble in high school for walking around the school with my blazer off and as i still have family attending that school i believe the uniform standards and what is classed as bad behaviour has gotten even more ridiculous.
My point is rules have been taken too far especially with uniform and education is no longer their key focus. the school is more about what their pupils look like than their education.

Also the schools policy for bullying is a sham. St Greg's honestly only cares about its appearance to the wider community and DOES NOT fix the problems that are within the school. I personally was bullied and know many people also were and St Gregory's only said what would happen and never put their words into action.

I cannot fault the maths, drama, history, RE departments or a teacher within the ICT department, who inspired and helped my to achieve the GCSE results I have, I value and respect them very much. however in particular in my last year of high school other subjects were slipping (putting it lightly). for example my chemistry teacher didn't know or seem to bother to learn my classes names and by the end of the year still didn't. yet it was expected of us to respect, learn and build a productive learning relationship with that specific teacher. which is evidently impossible to do if such teacher would bother to do the simple task of learning 28 (if that) names.

I enjoyed my time at St Gregs but I can say I am not at all shocked at this report its been a long time coming and I don't know how it hasn't happened sooner. there are some wonderful teachers in that school but its the outrageous rules that they have to enforce which have prompted this report. it is no longer a school of education and i think they seriously need to re evaluate the damage that has been done.
I am a former pupil at this school (I left a few years ago) and about 80% of the teachers in the school are outstanding and brilliant teachers and I feel that along with the students they are the reason the school has previously obtained positive Ofsted reviews. However the rules that the governors and higher members of staff have conjured up involving uniform and the uniform cards that were introduced whilst I was there are unnecessary. whilst I was there I was pulled out of class multiple times for having the top of my ear pierced, bear in mind that I have long hair so it was impossible most of the time to see it and was demanded to remove it. also I distinctly remember having to ask permission to remove my blazer, even in the summer, even in the halls when i was too warm. this "crime" got me into a lot of trouble in high school for walking around the school with my blazer off and as i still have family attending that school i believe the uniform standards and what is classed as bad behaviour has gotten even more ridiculous. My point is rules have been taken too far especially with uniform and education is no longer their key focus. the school is more about what their pupils look like than their education. Also the schools policy for bullying is a sham. St Greg's honestly only cares about its appearance to the wider community and DOES NOT fix the problems that are within the school. I personally was bullied and know many people also were and St Gregory's only said what would happen and never put their words into action. I cannot fault the maths, drama, history, RE departments or a teacher within the ICT department, who inspired and helped my to achieve the GCSE results I have, I value and respect them very much. however in particular in my last year of high school other subjects were slipping (putting it lightly). for example my chemistry teacher didn't know or seem to bother to learn my classes names and by the end of the year still didn't. yet it was expected of us to respect, learn and build a productive learning relationship with that specific teacher. which is evidently impossible to do if such teacher would bother to do the simple task of learning 28 (if that) names. I enjoyed my time at St Gregs but I can say I am not at all shocked at this report its been a long time coming and I don't know how it hasn't happened sooner. there are some wonderful teachers in that school but its the outrageous rules that they have to enforce which have prompted this report. it is no longer a school of education and i think they seriously need to re evaluate the damage that has been done. jck123
  • Score: 7

7:40pm Wed 5 Feb 14

notsurprised95 says...

Stig of the Dump wrote:
notsurprised95 wrote:
snilodnamynam wrote:
I refuse to believe that St Greg's is inadequate as an educating body, or that it requires special measures. Definite hints of a political motive, as it is not an academy, and the main flaws were highlighted to lie in the governing body anyway, mainly not the staff or pupils. Uniform practically a non-issue, just save your wacky hairdos for summer. Teachers invariably are human beings with lives and empathy and mean well, as well as listening to basic reason. People are allowed views of their own, (I say this as an A* RE student who also happened to be the most outspoken atheist in the class), and extracurricular activity is well staffed, planned and wide ranging. Special needs are catered for, financial difficulties catered for, struggling pupils catered for, and many who do not gain from the school are obstructive to their own and other student's education; I have seen this with my own eyes. There is a definite tendency to seek a 'waterloo road' factor on the part of many pupils, saying it's a rough or hard or unfair school when it almost invariably produces mature, well rounded kids with good grades.
I left last year, so this experience is recent and comprehensive.

Shout out to my homeboy MC Leod.
Most likely a made up post by a member of staff
Read the post and you will see that it is from an ex pupil.
Just because it says that it is from an ex pupil doesn't mean it is, I read the post and that's how I came to the conclusion it wasn't from an ex pupil at all, being an ex pupil myself, so please take your patronising tones elsewhere
[quote][p][bold]Stig of the Dump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notsurprised95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]snilodnamynam[/bold] wrote: I refuse to believe that St Greg's is inadequate as an educating body, or that it requires special measures. Definite hints of a political motive, as it is not an academy, and the main flaws were highlighted to lie in the governing body anyway, mainly not the staff or pupils. Uniform practically a non-issue, just save your wacky hairdos for summer. Teachers invariably are human beings with lives and empathy and mean well, as well as listening to basic reason. People are allowed views of their own, (I say this as an A* RE student who also happened to be the most outspoken atheist in the class), and extracurricular activity is well staffed, planned and wide ranging. Special needs are catered for, financial difficulties catered for, struggling pupils catered for, and many who do not gain from the school are obstructive to their own and other student's education; I have seen this with my own eyes. There is a definite tendency to seek a 'waterloo road' factor on the part of many pupils, saying it's a rough or hard or unfair school when it almost invariably produces mature, well rounded kids with good grades. I left last year, so this experience is recent and comprehensive. Shout out to my homeboy MC Leod.[/p][/quote]Most likely a made up post by a member of staff[/p][/quote]Read the post and you will see that it is from an ex pupil.[/p][/quote]Just because it says that it is from an ex pupil doesn't mean it is, I read the post and that's how I came to the conclusion it wasn't from an ex pupil at all, being an ex pupil myself, so please take your patronising tones elsewhere notsurprised95
  • Score: -8

8:26pm Wed 5 Feb 14

GemmaRodgers says...

I am absolutely shocked to see this as one if the breaking news stories!!
It was only last March I visited the school before applying for a job within the PE department. During the visit I was shown around the school by the HoD, met many students and other teachers from the school. I understood from this visit that this was a positive and happy place to be - I don't think my judgement could have been so wrong, surely!
The HoD and PE staff were very informative and explained how the department was ran and even discussed details such as GCSE PE being mandatory for all of the Yr11 (at that time), something which was changing for the up and coming academic year, therefore they were almost guaranteed better results in 2014!
I wish the school all the best in getting back to status which they actually deserve and am sure that with the determination of staff and students and support of the parents this will happen in no time at all.
I am absolutely shocked to see this as one if the breaking news stories!! It was only last March I visited the school before applying for a job within the PE department. During the visit I was shown around the school by the HoD, met many students and other teachers from the school. I understood from this visit that this was a positive and happy place to be - I don't think my judgement could have been so wrong, surely! The HoD and PE staff were very informative and explained how the department was ran and even discussed details such as GCSE PE being mandatory for all of the Yr11 (at that time), something which was changing for the up and coming academic year, therefore they were almost guaranteed better results in 2014! I wish the school all the best in getting back to status which they actually deserve and am sure that with the determination of staff and students and support of the parents this will happen in no time at all. GemmaRodgers
  • Score: 11

8:27pm Wed 5 Feb 14

starysky says...

Dissatisfied parent wrote:
Not a huge surprise this school has been criticised by Ofsted. My daughter is now in year 11 and has suffered the complete inadequacy of the science department for some years. I was amazed they achieved outstanding a few years ago. There are some good points, maths generally is good. I agree totally with many of the pupil comments about the obsession with uniform and appearance above education. I also agree with the other parent comment regarding responsibility. The head and senior staff are to blame for this debacle...not the pupils..it's true that they were taken into a special assembly and blamed.. Ridiculous. In a private company the senior managers would go. Let's face it they have the criteria for Ofsted inspections, it's not like they didn't know standards we're falling.
The Head and Executive head are already making changes to move the school forward and sort out pre existing problems. If they are left to get on with the job in hand St Gregory's could be the school it was when Mr Brophy was in charge. As far as the uniform comments, parents know the uniform criteria when they apply to send their children to the school. I doubt very much that obsession with uniform is above the education of the students.
[quote][p][bold]Dissatisfied parent[/bold] wrote: Not a huge surprise this school has been criticised by Ofsted. My daughter is now in year 11 and has suffered the complete inadequacy of the science department for some years. I was amazed they achieved outstanding a few years ago. There are some good points, maths generally is good. I agree totally with many of the pupil comments about the obsession with uniform and appearance above education. I also agree with the other parent comment regarding responsibility. The head and senior staff are to blame for this debacle...not the pupils..it's true that they were taken into a special assembly and blamed.. Ridiculous. In a private company the senior managers would go. Let's face it they have the criteria for Ofsted inspections, it's not like they didn't know standards we're falling.[/p][/quote]The Head and Executive head are already making changes to move the school forward and sort out pre existing problems. If they are left to get on with the job in hand St Gregory's could be the school it was when Mr Brophy was in charge. As far as the uniform comments, parents know the uniform criteria when they apply to send their children to the school. I doubt very much that obsession with uniform is above the education of the students. starysky
  • Score: 15

8:29pm Wed 5 Feb 14

notsurprised95 says...

starysky wrote:
Dissatisfied parent wrote:
Not a huge surprise this school has been criticised by Ofsted. My daughter is now in year 11 and has suffered the complete inadequacy of the science department for some years. I was amazed they achieved outstanding a few years ago. There are some good points, maths generally is good. I agree totally with many of the pupil comments about the obsession with uniform and appearance above education. I also agree with the other parent comment regarding responsibility. The head and senior staff are to blame for this debacle...not the pupils..it's true that they were taken into a special assembly and blamed.. Ridiculous. In a private company the senior managers would go. Let's face it they have the criteria for Ofsted inspections, it's not like they didn't know standards we're falling.
The Head and Executive head are already making changes to move the school forward and sort out pre existing problems. If they are left to get on with the job in hand St Gregory's could be the school it was when Mr Brophy was in charge. As far as the uniform comments, parents know the uniform criteria when they apply to send their children to the school. I doubt very much that obsession with uniform is above the education of the students.
Trust me, they are OBSESSED with uniform and image
[quote][p][bold]starysky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dissatisfied parent[/bold] wrote: Not a huge surprise this school has been criticised by Ofsted. My daughter is now in year 11 and has suffered the complete inadequacy of the science department for some years. I was amazed they achieved outstanding a few years ago. There are some good points, maths generally is good. I agree totally with many of the pupil comments about the obsession with uniform and appearance above education. I also agree with the other parent comment regarding responsibility. The head and senior staff are to blame for this debacle...not the pupils..it's true that they were taken into a special assembly and blamed.. Ridiculous. In a private company the senior managers would go. Let's face it they have the criteria for Ofsted inspections, it's not like they didn't know standards we're falling.[/p][/quote]The Head and Executive head are already making changes to move the school forward and sort out pre existing problems. If they are left to get on with the job in hand St Gregory's could be the school it was when Mr Brophy was in charge. As far as the uniform comments, parents know the uniform criteria when they apply to send their children to the school. I doubt very much that obsession with uniform is above the education of the students.[/p][/quote]Trust me, they are OBSESSED with uniform and image notsurprised95
  • Score: 0

9:42pm Wed 5 Feb 14

amy420 says...

I am currently a pupil at this school and it is true that all the pupils missed half an hour of their last lesson for an assembly where we were told that our behaviour was the reason for the bad report. The school are overly obsessed with the appearance of their pupils. I can understand the school not accepting un natural hair colours and piercings that are obvious (any piercings on the face) but I have been pulled out of lessons numerous times because of my eyeliner, shoes, hair colour and having a stretcher in my ear. I have missed hours of valuable lesson time sat in isolation because of uniform.

I will soon be choosing my options for my GCSE's. I will be taking Art and I have not learnt one useful thing in the past three years of doing the subject. We are not taught anything, we simply copy pictures and paint them. Maths, Drama, RE, IT, DT, Music and PSD are all extremely good departments and I feel as though I am learning and progressing in those subjects.

The school are always telling us to respect the teachers and one another when 80% of the teachers have no respect for pupils what so ever.

The new deputy head is making a few good decisions such as moving the tables into groups so that pupils can co-operate and do more group work. In the assembly that all the pupils had the deputy head mentioned that he will be changing the normal 3 lunches to a single lunch so that lessons don't get disrupted by other pupils on lunch. In my opinion I think that this is a ridiculous idea. The canteen and dance studio (where there are extra tables and a place to buy sandwiches and drinks at lunch) are already packed full at lunch times so I do not think that putting over 1,000 pupils on one lunch will solve any problems.

I have thought about moving schools many times over the past few months as I have not being enjoying my time at St. Gregory's. I am not surprised by the Ofsted report in any way.
I am currently a pupil at this school and it is true that all the pupils missed half an hour of their last lesson for an assembly where we were told that our behaviour was the reason for the bad report. The school are overly obsessed with the appearance of their pupils. I can understand the school not accepting un natural hair colours and piercings that are obvious (any piercings on the face) but I have been pulled out of lessons numerous times because of my eyeliner, shoes, hair colour and having a stretcher in my ear. I have missed hours of valuable lesson time sat in isolation because of uniform. I will soon be choosing my options for my GCSE's. I will be taking Art and I have not learnt one useful thing in the past three years of doing the subject. We are not taught anything, we simply copy pictures and paint them. Maths, Drama, RE, IT, DT, Music and PSD are all extremely good departments and I feel as though I am learning and progressing in those subjects. The school are always telling us to respect the teachers and one another when 80% of the teachers have no respect for pupils what so ever. The new deputy head is making a few good decisions such as moving the tables into groups so that pupils can co-operate and do more group work. In the assembly that all the pupils had the deputy head mentioned that he will be changing the normal 3 lunches to a single lunch so that lessons don't get disrupted by other pupils on lunch. In my opinion I think that this is a ridiculous idea. The canteen and dance studio (where there are extra tables and a place to buy sandwiches and drinks at lunch) are already packed full at lunch times so I do not think that putting over 1,000 pupils on one lunch will solve any problems. I have thought about moving schools many times over the past few months as I have not being enjoying my time at St. Gregory's. I am not surprised by the Ofsted report in any way. amy420
  • Score: 11

9:53pm Wed 5 Feb 14

smileyface10 says...

Too little to late I say!!

Two and a half years I have been trying to get St Gregorys to take a bullying situation seriously. I removed my child from the school two weeks ago. Year 9. My child was targeted daily by pupils. This affected my childs learning as it was going on in classes as well as break times. I discussed the possibility of bringing in the parents of these children to support the school and my child in dealing with this and after having a substantial number of meetings with senior management and heads of year, I was getting nowhere, I felt no option other than to move out of the school.

I must say the pastoral side of the school was helpful, but heads of year and other senior heads were simply dealing with this in a non productive and non positive way, thus two and half years later I felt no option than to move schools.
Too little to late I say!! Two and a half years I have been trying to get St Gregorys to take a bullying situation seriously. I removed my child from the school two weeks ago. Year 9. My child was targeted daily by pupils. This affected my childs learning as it was going on in classes as well as break times. I discussed the possibility of bringing in the parents of these children to support the school and my child in dealing with this and after having a substantial number of meetings with senior management and heads of year, I was getting nowhere, I felt no option other than to move out of the school. I must say the pastoral side of the school was helpful, but heads of year and other senior heads were simply dealing with this in a non productive and non positive way, thus two and half years later I felt no option than to move schools. smileyface10
  • Score: 10

9:56pm Wed 5 Feb 14

lufyojacceber says...

notsurprised95 wrote:
Stig of the Dump wrote:
notsurprised95 wrote:
snilodnamynam wrote:
I refuse to believe that St Greg's is inadequate as an educating body, or that it requires special measures. Definite hints of a political motive, as it is not an academy, and the main flaws were highlighted to lie in the governing body anyway, mainly not the staff or pupils. Uniform practically a non-issue, just save your wacky hairdos for summer. Teachers invariably are human beings with lives and empathy and mean well, as well as listening to basic reason. People are allowed views of their own, (I say this as an A* RE student who also happened to be the most outspoken atheist in the class), and extracurricular activity is well staffed, planned and wide ranging. Special needs are catered for, financial difficulties catered for, struggling pupils catered for, and many who do not gain from the school are obstructive to their own and other student's education; I have seen this with my own eyes. There is a definite tendency to seek a 'waterloo road' factor on the part of many pupils, saying it's a rough or hard or unfair school when it almost invariably produces mature, well rounded kids with good grades.
I left last year, so this experience is recent and comprehensive.

Shout out to my homeboy MC Leod.
Most likely a made up post by a member of staff
Read the post and you will see that it is from an ex pupil.
Just because it says that it is from an ex pupil doesn't mean it is, I read the post and that's how I came to the conclusion it wasn't from an ex pupil at all, being an ex pupil myself, so please take your patronising tones elsewhere
Take it from someone who knows the genius who wrote this. As if you think the teachers are cool enough to shout out to top guy Mr McLeod
[quote][p][bold]notsurprised95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stig of the Dump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notsurprised95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]snilodnamynam[/bold] wrote: I refuse to believe that St Greg's is inadequate as an educating body, or that it requires special measures. Definite hints of a political motive, as it is not an academy, and the main flaws were highlighted to lie in the governing body anyway, mainly not the staff or pupils. Uniform practically a non-issue, just save your wacky hairdos for summer. Teachers invariably are human beings with lives and empathy and mean well, as well as listening to basic reason. People are allowed views of their own, (I say this as an A* RE student who also happened to be the most outspoken atheist in the class), and extracurricular activity is well staffed, planned and wide ranging. Special needs are catered for, financial difficulties catered for, struggling pupils catered for, and many who do not gain from the school are obstructive to their own and other student's education; I have seen this with my own eyes. There is a definite tendency to seek a 'waterloo road' factor on the part of many pupils, saying it's a rough or hard or unfair school when it almost invariably produces mature, well rounded kids with good grades. I left last year, so this experience is recent and comprehensive. Shout out to my homeboy MC Leod.[/p][/quote]Most likely a made up post by a member of staff[/p][/quote]Read the post and you will see that it is from an ex pupil.[/p][/quote]Just because it says that it is from an ex pupil doesn't mean it is, I read the post and that's how I came to the conclusion it wasn't from an ex pupil at all, being an ex pupil myself, so please take your patronising tones elsewhere[/p][/quote]Take it from someone who knows the genius who wrote this. As if you think the teachers are cool enough to shout out to top guy Mr McLeod lufyojacceber
  • Score: 2

10:00pm Wed 5 Feb 14

notsurprised95 says...

lufyojacceber wrote:
notsurprised95 wrote:
Stig of the Dump wrote:
notsurprised95 wrote:
snilodnamynam wrote:
I refuse to believe that St Greg's is inadequate as an educating body, or that it requires special measures. Definite hints of a political motive, as it is not an academy, and the main flaws were highlighted to lie in the governing body anyway, mainly not the staff or pupils. Uniform practically a non-issue, just save your wacky hairdos for summer. Teachers invariably are human beings with lives and empathy and mean well, as well as listening to basic reason. People are allowed views of their own, (I say this as an A* RE student who also happened to be the most outspoken atheist in the class), and extracurricular activity is well staffed, planned and wide ranging. Special needs are catered for, financial difficulties catered for, struggling pupils catered for, and many who do not gain from the school are obstructive to their own and other student's education; I have seen this with my own eyes. There is a definite tendency to seek a 'waterloo road' factor on the part of many pupils, saying it's a rough or hard or unfair school when it almost invariably produces mature, well rounded kids with good grades.
I left last year, so this experience is recent and comprehensive.

Shout out to my homeboy MC Leod.
Most likely a made up post by a member of staff
Read the post and you will see that it is from an ex pupil.
Just because it says that it is from an ex pupil doesn't mean it is, I read the post and that's how I came to the conclusion it wasn't from an ex pupil at all, being an ex pupil myself, so please take your patronising tones elsewhere
Take it from someone who knows the genius who wrote this. As if you think the teachers are cool enough to shout out to top guy Mr McLeod
Boring. Defending a school that has failed the majority of it's students over the past few years is a waste of time, people like you are the reason the school is where it is, you can't see that things needs to change
[quote][p][bold]lufyojacceber[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notsurprised95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stig of the Dump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notsurprised95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]snilodnamynam[/bold] wrote: I refuse to believe that St Greg's is inadequate as an educating body, or that it requires special measures. Definite hints of a political motive, as it is not an academy, and the main flaws were highlighted to lie in the governing body anyway, mainly not the staff or pupils. Uniform practically a non-issue, just save your wacky hairdos for summer. Teachers invariably are human beings with lives and empathy and mean well, as well as listening to basic reason. People are allowed views of their own, (I say this as an A* RE student who also happened to be the most outspoken atheist in the class), and extracurricular activity is well staffed, planned and wide ranging. Special needs are catered for, financial difficulties catered for, struggling pupils catered for, and many who do not gain from the school are obstructive to their own and other student's education; I have seen this with my own eyes. There is a definite tendency to seek a 'waterloo road' factor on the part of many pupils, saying it's a rough or hard or unfair school when it almost invariably produces mature, well rounded kids with good grades. I left last year, so this experience is recent and comprehensive. Shout out to my homeboy MC Leod.[/p][/quote]Most likely a made up post by a member of staff[/p][/quote]Read the post and you will see that it is from an ex pupil.[/p][/quote]Just because it says that it is from an ex pupil doesn't mean it is, I read the post and that's how I came to the conclusion it wasn't from an ex pupil at all, being an ex pupil myself, so please take your patronising tones elsewhere[/p][/quote]Take it from someone who knows the genius who wrote this. As if you think the teachers are cool enough to shout out to top guy Mr McLeod[/p][/quote]Boring. Defending a school that has failed the majority of it's students over the past few years is a waste of time, people like you are the reason the school is where it is, you can't see that things needs to change notsurprised95
  • Score: -7

10:38pm Wed 5 Feb 14

liv-98 says...

I'm a pupil at this school and I'm in the middle of doing my GCSE's. Such a pathetic excuse for a school. I'm so glad that it finally got an OFSTED report that it deserves. Every time we have inspectors in, we are shouted at by teachers and told that we have to behave, also the teachers are being nice to us if we do something wrong and as soon as the inspectors leave, they go back to normal and shout at us for no reason. We have been taken out of lesson for half an hour on Tuesday just so that Mr Lewis could tell us how badly behaved everyone is and that it's our fault that the school got such a bad report, when in fact our school has been outstanding, until they have changed the head teacher so obviously, Mr Lewis is doing something wrong. Also Cardinal Newman are no longer a joint school with us because they are so ashamed of our report.

It's horrible how pupils get treated. We get put into isolation for wearing a certain amount of make up, wearing shoes that are 'unacceptable' for school, having certain coloured hair and even hair that is too long or short. The school care too much about the way we look and not our education. I'm sick of them pretending to care about us and how the teachers think they are superior to pupils just because they are older. They can't expect pupils to respect them if they don't respect us at all. I'm not going to lie, I hope St Gregory's gets shut down and we get to move schools because anything would be better than this. St Gregory's is not the school that everyone thinks it is.

I do enjoy some lessons and I can say for a fact that I have spoken to a few teachers and they would completely agree with me. If the school doesn't close down, we better get a new head or there will be way too many people moving schools.
I'm a pupil at this school and I'm in the middle of doing my GCSE's. Such a pathetic excuse for a school. I'm so glad that it finally got an OFSTED report that it deserves. Every time we have inspectors in, we are shouted at by teachers and told that we have to behave, also the teachers are being nice to us if we do something wrong and as soon as the inspectors leave, they go back to normal and shout at us for no reason. We have been taken out of lesson for half an hour on Tuesday just so that Mr Lewis could tell us how badly behaved everyone is and that it's our fault that the school got such a bad report, when in fact our school has been outstanding, until they have changed the head teacher so obviously, Mr Lewis is doing something wrong. Also Cardinal Newman are no longer a joint school with us because they are so ashamed of our report. It's horrible how pupils get treated. We get put into isolation for wearing a certain amount of make up, wearing shoes that are 'unacceptable' for school, having certain coloured hair and even hair that is too long or short. The school care too much about the way we look and not our education. I'm sick of them pretending to care about us and how the teachers think they are superior to pupils just because they are older. They can't expect pupils to respect them if they don't respect us at all. I'm not going to lie, I hope St Gregory's gets shut down and we get to move schools because anything would be better than this. St Gregory's is not the school that everyone thinks it is. I do enjoy some lessons and I can say for a fact that I have spoken to a few teachers and they would completely agree with me. If the school doesn't close down, we better get a new head or there will be way too many people moving schools. liv-98
  • Score: -6

10:47pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Loopaper says...

I wonder if the Ofsted report is going to be as factual as the Guardians report. I find little printed here that has actually happened. Without reading the report how does this "reporter" know what is contained in the ofsted report?
I wonder if the Ofsted report is going to be as factual as the Guardians report. I find little printed here that has actually happened. Without reading the report how does this "reporter" know what is contained in the ofsted report? Loopaper
  • Score: 2

10:55pm Wed 5 Feb 14

retsnomeikooc says...

As a former pupil of st. Gregory's who left in 2013 I cannot praise the school more highly. I left having achieved far greater GCSE results than were predicted for me- which I couldn't have done without the dedication of all the teachers who didn't hesitate to give up their time to help me with any work that I didn't fully understand. St.Gregory's helped me to develop as an individual with my year head and other members of staff supporting me throughout my time at the school, helping me to overcome many barriers allowing me to leave confident and fully prepared for the challenges of college.
As a former pupil of st. Gregory's who left in 2013 I cannot praise the school more highly. I left having achieved far greater GCSE results than were predicted for me- which I couldn't have done without the dedication of all the teachers who didn't hesitate to give up their time to help me with any work that I didn't fully understand. St.Gregory's helped me to develop as an individual with my year head and other members of staff supporting me throughout my time at the school, helping me to overcome many barriers allowing me to leave confident and fully prepared for the challenges of college. retsnomeikooc
  • Score: 14

10:57pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Dwencel says...

Im one of the students in st gregs and im in Y11. I think that my schoolhad been marked wrong and st gregs shuld get GOOD in my opinion and not special mesures. Our scholl had been let down by stiuped and imture students and as Mr.Lewis seed to all of us there is a hand full of students like that im st gregs. St.gregs has many fantastic teachers and if you show them that you are traying to improve the do any think to help you. Im really proude of being a member of St.gregs and if i will have kids in a future i would like them to go to this school.
Im one of the students in st gregs and im in Y11. I think that my schoolhad been marked wrong and st gregs shuld get GOOD in my opinion and not special mesures. Our scholl had been let down by stiuped and imture students and as Mr.Lewis seed to all of us there is a hand full of students like that im st gregs. St.gregs has many fantastic teachers and if you show them that you are traying to improve the do any think to help you. Im really proude of being a member of St.gregs and if i will have kids in a future i would like them to go to this school. Dwencel
  • Score: 9

11:06pm Wed 5 Feb 14

notsurprised95 says...

Dwencel wrote:
Im one of the students in st gregs and im in Y11. I think that my schoolhad been marked wrong and st gregs shuld get GOOD in my opinion and not special mesures. Our scholl had been let down by stiuped and imture students and as Mr.Lewis seed to all of us there is a hand full of students like that im st gregs. St.gregs has many fantastic teachers and if you show them that you are traying to improve the do any think to help you. Im really proude of being a member of St.gregs and if i will have kids in a future i would like them to go to this school.
Year 11 pupil and your spelling and grammar is awful, a perfect example of why it got the report it did.
[quote][p][bold]Dwencel[/bold] wrote: Im one of the students in st gregs and im in Y11. I think that my schoolhad been marked wrong and st gregs shuld get GOOD in my opinion and not special mesures. Our scholl had been let down by stiuped and imture students and as Mr.Lewis seed to all of us there is a hand full of students like that im st gregs. St.gregs has many fantastic teachers and if you show them that you are traying to improve the do any think to help you. Im really proude of being a member of St.gregs and if i will have kids in a future i would like them to go to this school.[/p][/quote]Year 11 pupil and your spelling and grammar is awful, a perfect example of why it got the report it did. notsurprised95
  • Score: 3

11:30pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Gripper67 says...

My daughters attend St Gregs, and I am very concerned at the report. There has been a massive change in approach to uniform monitoring, with girls being lined up against the classroom walls and having their skirts measured in front of the male pupils, this is very undignifying to say the least. There should be a uniform policy, but the new regime has seen fit to make this their number one priority. This heavy handed approach is turning off well behaved hard working kids and they are becoming disinterested. This isn’t conducive to an environment for maximising potential.
I am not surprised to see that science has been highlighted as a failing /failed department. We have been into school to complain about the standard of teaching in science and we were assured that it would be looked into. We have had no feedback and nothing has changed.
Maths and English are very good, and those failing departments should learn from these.
SEAL IT WITH RESPECT.......there is little or no respect towards the pupils from some members of staff.
The report states that the school is in Special Measures, according to the OFSTED website "the reason for special measures is where the school is failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education and the persons responsible for leading managing or governing the school are not demonstrating the capacity to secure the necessary improvement" This has nothing to do with the pupils behaviour or uniform checks, it is down to those teachers who are clearly below standard and are responsible for educating our children and who seek to deflect the blame onto the pupils. If the teachers don’t accept responsibility for this and change the culture, there won’t be improvements, the good teachers will leave and we will be left with the dross.
Is there going to be a consequences board for the teachers who are failing?
It is quite telling that it is the same points being made in these posts time and again.
To the senior management, take a good look in the mirror at yourselves and stop blaming the students. I am sure like other concerned parent we are looking forward to the meeting in school next Thursday to see their plans for improvement.
My daughters attend St Gregs, and I am very concerned at the report. There has been a massive change in approach to uniform monitoring, with girls being lined up against the classroom walls and having their skirts measured in front of the male pupils, this is very undignifying to say the least. There should be a uniform policy, but the new regime has seen fit to make this their number one priority. This heavy handed approach is turning off well behaved hard working kids and they are becoming disinterested. This isn’t conducive to an environment for maximising potential. I am not surprised to see that science has been highlighted as a failing /failed department. We have been into school to complain about the standard of teaching in science and we were assured that it would be looked into. We have had no feedback and nothing has changed. Maths and English are very good, and those failing departments should learn from these. SEAL IT WITH RESPECT.......there is little or no respect towards the pupils from some members of staff. The report states that the school is in Special Measures, according to the OFSTED website "the reason for special measures is where the school is failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education and the persons responsible for leading managing or governing the school are not demonstrating the capacity to secure the necessary improvement" This has nothing to do with the pupils behaviour or uniform checks, it is down to those teachers who are clearly below standard and are responsible for educating our children and who seek to deflect the blame onto the pupils. If the teachers don’t accept responsibility for this and change the culture, there won’t be improvements, the good teachers will leave and we will be left with the dross. Is there going to be a consequences board for the teachers who are failing? It is quite telling that it is the same points being made in these posts time and again. To the senior management, take a good look in the mirror at yourselves and stop blaming the students. I am sure like other concerned parent we are looking forward to the meeting in school next Thursday to see their plans for improvement. Gripper67
  • Score: 11

11:39pm Wed 5 Feb 14

snilodnamynam says...

I have begun to formulate a feasible and foolproof hypothesis that notsurprised95 is Michael Gove. Or maybe his mum.
I have begun to formulate a feasible and foolproof hypothesis that notsurprised95 is Michael Gove. Or maybe his mum. snilodnamynam
  • Score: 7

11:41pm Wed 5 Feb 14

PageA says...

notsurprised95 wrote:
Dwencel wrote:
Im one of the students in st gregs and im in Y11. I think that my schoolhad been marked wrong and st gregs shuld get GOOD in my opinion and not special mesures. Our scholl had been let down by stiuped and imture students and as Mr.Lewis seed to all of us there is a hand full of students like that im st gregs. St.gregs has many fantastic teachers and if you show them that you are traying to improve the do any think to help you. Im really proude of being a member of St.gregs and if i will have kids in a future i would like them to go to this school.
Year 11 pupil and your spelling and grammar is awful, a perfect example of why it got the report it did.
"Spelling and grammar" is plural. Should you have said "are" instead of "is"?
Either way your comment is disgraceful. You don't know this young person or how much effort it took them to make this contribution. Well done to all the pupils who have taken the time to make a comment on here, whether that be positive or negative. Although it must sting now, I think this will be a good experience for the school. Lets not confuse the issue by saying Ofsted made a mistake. The only way to go from special measures is up. 'One Family Inspired to Learn'. You have young lives in your hands, I hope you learn quickly
[quote][p][bold]notsurprised95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dwencel[/bold] wrote: Im one of the students in st gregs and im in Y11. I think that my schoolhad been marked wrong and st gregs shuld get GOOD in my opinion and not special mesures. Our scholl had been let down by stiuped and imture students and as Mr.Lewis seed to all of us there is a hand full of students like that im st gregs. St.gregs has many fantastic teachers and if you show them that you are traying to improve the do any think to help you. Im really proude of being a member of St.gregs and if i will have kids in a future i would like them to go to this school.[/p][/quote]Year 11 pupil and your spelling and grammar is awful, a perfect example of why it got the report it did.[/p][/quote]"Spelling and grammar" is plural. Should you have said "are" instead of "is"? Either way your comment is disgraceful. You don't know this young person or how much effort it took them to make this contribution. Well done to all the pupils who have taken the time to make a comment on here, whether that be positive or negative. Although it must sting now, I think this will be a good experience for the school. Lets not confuse the issue by saying Ofsted made a mistake. The only way to go from special measures is up. 'One Family Inspired to Learn'. You have young lives in your hands, I hope you learn quickly PageA
  • Score: 13

11:43pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Mr.Gregg says...

Sue2000 wrote:
As a parent also I do believe the school has a lot of issues also the children where told about the report and the school blamed their behaviour on the days that ofsted where in And told them that it was their fault they had gone in special measures that shows what kind of leadership year 9 has blaming the children it's disgusting !!!
I am a pupil at the school and have been bullied by teachers for a mistake i made at the start of the school year, i have been told that i am a disgrace to the school and that multiple teachers have told me they are dissapointed and they now wonder why i don't work hard in their lessons.
I was also told i can no longer be in the school council after being told off for wearing Timberland boots, i did not argue i simply said i will change my shoes and i was told i could not stay on it, i also started a sports council to support PE in the school i was then stopped from that and someone else has been given all the credit.

I can understand why the students dislike the school because they are more worried about the type of shoes that a student is wearing rather than their education, i missed probably 20 hours of my lessons due to silly and un-needed disruptions in lesson and being sent to isolation
[quote][p][bold]Sue2000[/bold] wrote: As a parent also I do believe the school has a lot of issues also the children where told about the report and the school blamed their behaviour on the days that ofsted where in And told them that it was their fault they had gone in special measures that shows what kind of leadership year 9 has blaming the children it's disgusting !!![/p][/quote]I am a pupil at the school and have been bullied by teachers for a mistake i made at the start of the school year, i have been told that i am a disgrace to the school and that multiple teachers have told me they are dissapointed and they now wonder why i don't work hard in their lessons. I was also told i can no longer be in the school council after being told off for wearing Timberland boots, i did not argue i simply said i will change my shoes and i was told i could not stay on it, i also started a sports council to support PE in the school i was then stopped from that and someone else has been given all the credit. I can understand why the students dislike the school because they are more worried about the type of shoes that a student is wearing rather than their education, i missed probably 20 hours of my lessons due to silly and un-needed disruptions in lesson and being sent to isolation Mr.Gregg
  • Score: 4

11:44pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Mr.Gregg says...

Sue2000 wrote:
As a parent also I do believe the school has a lot of issues also the children where told about the report and the school blamed their behaviour on the days that ofsted where in And told them that it was their fault they had gone in special measures that shows what kind of leadership year 9 has blaming the children it's disgusting !!!
I am a pupil at the school and have been bullied by teachers for a mistake i made at the start of the school year, i have been told that i am a disgrace to the school and that multiple teachers have told me they are dissapointed and they now wonder why i don't work hard in their lessons.
I was also told i can no longer be in the school council after being told off for wearing Timberland boots, i did not argue i simply said i will change my shoes and i was told i could not stay on it, i also started a sports council to support PE in the school i was then stopped from that and someone else has been given all the credit.

I can understand why the students dislike the school because they are more worried about the type of shoes that a student is wearing rather than their education, i missed probably 20 hours of my lessons due to silly and un-needed disruptions in lesson and being sent to isolation
[quote][p][bold]Sue2000[/bold] wrote: As a parent also I do believe the school has a lot of issues also the children where told about the report and the school blamed their behaviour on the days that ofsted where in And told them that it was their fault they had gone in special measures that shows what kind of leadership year 9 has blaming the children it's disgusting !!![/p][/quote]I am a pupil at the school and have been bullied by teachers for a mistake i made at the start of the school year, i have been told that i am a disgrace to the school and that multiple teachers have told me they are dissapointed and they now wonder why i don't work hard in their lessons. I was also told i can no longer be in the school council after being told off for wearing Timberland boots, i did not argue i simply said i will change my shoes and i was told i could not stay on it, i also started a sports council to support PE in the school i was then stopped from that and someone else has been given all the credit. I can understand why the students dislike the school because they are more worried about the type of shoes that a student is wearing rather than their education, i missed probably 20 hours of my lessons due to silly and un-needed disruptions in lesson and being sent to isolation Mr.Gregg
  • Score: -1

11:45pm Wed 5 Feb 14

Gripper67 says...

snilodnamynam wrote:
I have begun to formulate a feasible and foolproof hypothesis that notsurprised95 is Michael Gove. Or maybe his mum.
Looking to blame others and not confronting the issues (the teaching) is the problem Sir/Miss
[quote][p][bold]snilodnamynam[/bold] wrote: I have begun to formulate a feasible and foolproof hypothesis that notsurprised95 is Michael Gove. Or maybe his mum.[/p][/quote]Looking to blame others and not confronting the issues (the teaching) is the problem Sir/Miss Gripper67
  • Score: 0

11:52pm Wed 5 Feb 14

PageA says...

Mr.Gregg wrote:
Sue2000 wrote:
As a parent also I do believe the school has a lot of issues also the children where told about the report and the school blamed their behaviour on the days that ofsted where in And told them that it was their fault they had gone in special measures that shows what kind of leadership year 9 has blaming the children it's disgusting !!!
I am a pupil at the school and have been bullied by teachers for a mistake i made at the start of the school year, i have been told that i am a disgrace to the school and that multiple teachers have told me they are dissapointed and they now wonder why i don't work hard in their lessons.
I was also told i can no longer be in the school council after being told off for wearing Timberland boots, i did not argue i simply said i will change my shoes and i was told i could not stay on it, i also started a sports council to support PE in the school i was then stopped from that and someone else has been given all the credit.

I can understand why the students dislike the school because they are more worried about the type of shoes that a student is wearing rather than their education, i missed probably 20 hours of my lessons due to silly and un-needed disruptions in lesson and being sent to isolation
First of all Mr. Gregg..why are you still up? c'mon busy day tomorrow. Sleep well knowing this..no matter how much of a telling off you've received recently...it's nothing to what they've just been given! Good opportunity for you to redeem yourself here buddy. They need your help. That school council obviously wasn't up to much because if it was Ofsted wouldnt have just opened a can of woop **** on them. New school council..you as the main man...pupil voice heard and respected. It takes strong leadership to listen without feeling threatened. Hopefully they learn that soon. Good luck
[quote][p][bold]Mr.Gregg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sue2000[/bold] wrote: As a parent also I do believe the school has a lot of issues also the children where told about the report and the school blamed their behaviour on the days that ofsted where in And told them that it was their fault they had gone in special measures that shows what kind of leadership year 9 has blaming the children it's disgusting !!![/p][/quote]I am a pupil at the school and have been bullied by teachers for a mistake i made at the start of the school year, i have been told that i am a disgrace to the school and that multiple teachers have told me they are dissapointed and they now wonder why i don't work hard in their lessons. I was also told i can no longer be in the school council after being told off for wearing Timberland boots, i did not argue i simply said i will change my shoes and i was told i could not stay on it, i also started a sports council to support PE in the school i was then stopped from that and someone else has been given all the credit. I can understand why the students dislike the school because they are more worried about the type of shoes that a student is wearing rather than their education, i missed probably 20 hours of my lessons due to silly and un-needed disruptions in lesson and being sent to isolation[/p][/quote]First of all Mr. Gregg..why are you still up? c'mon busy day tomorrow. Sleep well knowing this..no matter how much of a telling off you've received recently...it's nothing to what they've just been given! Good opportunity for you to redeem yourself here buddy. They need your help. That school council obviously wasn't up to much because if it was Ofsted wouldnt have just opened a can of woop **** on them. New school council..you as the main man...pupil voice heard and respected. It takes strong leadership to listen without feeling threatened. Hopefully they learn that soon. Good luck PageA
  • Score: 0

10:10am Thu 6 Feb 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Not surprised you failed the Ofsted inspection you all seem to write your names backward!
snilodnamynam
retsnomeikooc
lufyojacceber
Still Grumpy
Not surprised you failed the Ofsted inspection you all seem to write your names backward! snilodnamynam retsnomeikooc lufyojacceber Still Grumpy GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 0

10:15am Thu 6 Feb 14

Nick Tessla says...

notsurprised95 wrote:
As a former pupil I am not surprised at this at all. They should have never received an outstanding report at their last inspection, (i was an upper school pupil at the time and i think the only time i was actually taught properly at St. Gregory's is when the teachers knew they were under inspection).
They have never been an outstanding school; when i still attended my English class was often told to bring in our own paper for lessons as the the school did not have the means to provide this for us. which is funny because they managed to provide every pupil with several uniform cards a year, which leads to my next point that this school is much more concerned with uniform than it is with education. (fur coat and no knickers) I can recall numerous occasions where classmates were put into isolation because of the length of their hair or their shoes being shiny. How does being sat in a room alone for such ridiculous reasons improve anyone's education? Fact: It doesn't. If they put as much effort into the important stuff such as teaching as they do into monitoring their pupils uniform, they probably wouldn't have failed their inspection.
There are however the exceptions of the R.E and Maths department, I cant fault any of the teachers from these departments as they all encouraged me fully during my GCSEs and the rest of my time at school(shame about all the other departments). Science became a complete joke after former head of department Mr. Abram left. I also remember our GCSE class being left without a Physics teacher for 3/4 months after ours was suspended for reasons I will not go in to.
St. Gregory's seriously need to rethink their priorities, they obviously couldn't fool the Ofsted inspectors this time round and as terrible as it is I am glad it has finally come to light how badly this school is run and organised and hopefully now they can begin to make improvements.
Quote "...classmates were put into isolation because of the length of their hair or their shoes being shiny..."

I thought that thing about Catholic Schools' paranoia about shiny shoes was an urban myth.
[quote][p][bold]notsurprised95[/bold] wrote: As a former pupil I am not surprised at this at all. They should have never received an outstanding report at their last inspection, (i was an upper school pupil at the time and i think the only time i was actually taught properly at St. Gregory's is when the teachers knew they were under inspection). They have never been an outstanding school; when i still attended my English class was often told to bring in our own paper for lessons as the the school did not have the means to provide this for us. which is funny because they managed to provide every pupil with several uniform cards a year, which leads to my next point that this school is much more concerned with uniform than it is with education. (fur coat and no knickers) I can recall numerous occasions where classmates were put into isolation because of the length of their hair or their shoes being shiny. How does being sat in a room alone for such ridiculous reasons improve anyone's education? Fact: It doesn't. If they put as much effort into the important stuff such as teaching as they do into monitoring their pupils uniform, they probably wouldn't have failed their inspection. There are however the exceptions of the R.E and Maths department, I cant fault any of the teachers from these departments as they all encouraged me fully during my GCSEs and the rest of my time at school(shame about all the other departments). Science became a complete joke after former head of department Mr. Abram left. I also remember our GCSE class being left without a Physics teacher for 3/4 months after ours was suspended for reasons I will not go in to. St. Gregory's seriously need to rethink their priorities, they obviously couldn't fool the Ofsted inspectors this time round and as terrible as it is I am glad it has finally come to light how badly this school is run and organised and hopefully now they can begin to make improvements.[/p][/quote]Quote "...classmates were put into isolation because of the length of their hair or their shoes being shiny..." I thought that thing about Catholic Schools' paranoia about shiny shoes was an urban myth. Nick Tessla
  • Score: 9

10:51am Thu 6 Feb 14

alison463 says...

Mike_1979 wrote:
As a parent of a child at the school, I wouldn't say that I'm worried at all. I chose St Gregory's for my daughter for a number of reasons and I retain my solid belief that this is an outstanding school.

It's telling that the children left the school last night incensed that Ofsted had, in their view, insulted their community and teachers. All of the children I spoke to are determined to support the staff in moving through this and it's a testament to the school how strongly they feel.

I'm sure that the majority of parents will join them in this view.

I await the release of the full report and next week's parents meeting, I sincerely hope that this doesn't unsettle all of the good work being done at the school.
my daughter was put in iona in the middle of year 7 and i was happy at first she is year 9 and has come on a lot but she feels that i she is being treated like an infant and is getting frustrated because she is not allowed to do the subject she wants to do she gets very upset and sometimes feels angry with them i believe she is capable of going to school on her own but because she is in iona they insist that i go with her to and from school and i am considering taking her out of that school because of this
[quote][p][bold]Mike_1979[/bold] wrote: As a parent of a child at the school, I wouldn't say that I'm worried at all. I chose St Gregory's for my daughter for a number of reasons and I retain my solid belief that this is an outstanding school. It's telling that the children left the school last night incensed that Ofsted had, in their view, insulted their community and teachers. All of the children I spoke to are determined to support the staff in moving through this and it's a testament to the school how strongly they feel. I'm sure that the majority of parents will join them in this view. I await the release of the full report and next week's parents meeting, I sincerely hope that this doesn't unsettle all of the good work being done at the school.[/p][/quote]my daughter was put in iona in the middle of year 7 and i was happy at first she is year 9 and has come on a lot but she feels that i she is being treated like an infant and is getting frustrated because she is not allowed to do the subject she wants to do she gets very upset and sometimes feels angry with them i believe she is capable of going to school on her own but because she is in iona they insist that i go with her to and from school and i am considering taking her out of that school because of this alison463
  • Score: -1

10:56am Thu 6 Feb 14

alison463 says...

Mike_1979 wrote:
As a parent of a child at the school, I wouldn't say that I'm worried at all. I chose St Gregory's for my daughter for a number of reasons and I retain my solid belief that this is an outstanding school.

It's telling that the children left the school last night incensed that Ofsted had, in their view, insulted their community and teachers. All of the children I spoke to are determined to support the staff in moving through this and it's a testament to the school how strongly they feel.

I'm sure that the majority of parents will join them in this view.

I await the release of the full report and next week's parents meeting, I sincerely hope that this doesn't unsettle all of the good work being done at the school.
my daughter was put in iona in the middle of year 7 and i was happy at first she is year 9 and has come on a lot but she feels that i she is being treated like an infant and is getting frustrated because she is not allowed to do the subject she wants to do she gets very upset and sometimes feels angry with them i believe she is capable of going to school on her own but because she is in iona they insist that i go with her to and from school and i am considering taking her out of that school because of this
[quote][p][bold]Mike_1979[/bold] wrote: As a parent of a child at the school, I wouldn't say that I'm worried at all. I chose St Gregory's for my daughter for a number of reasons and I retain my solid belief that this is an outstanding school. It's telling that the children left the school last night incensed that Ofsted had, in their view, insulted their community and teachers. All of the children I spoke to are determined to support the staff in moving through this and it's a testament to the school how strongly they feel. I'm sure that the majority of parents will join them in this view. I await the release of the full report and next week's parents meeting, I sincerely hope that this doesn't unsettle all of the good work being done at the school.[/p][/quote]my daughter was put in iona in the middle of year 7 and i was happy at first she is year 9 and has come on a lot but she feels that i she is being treated like an infant and is getting frustrated because she is not allowed to do the subject she wants to do she gets very upset and sometimes feels angry with them i believe she is capable of going to school on her own but because she is in iona they insist that i go with her to and from school and i am considering taking her out of that school because of this alison463
  • Score: -5

10:58am Thu 6 Feb 14

Andy C. says...

BRING BACK MR. BROPHY!!!!!!!!!
He would soon crack the whip!
As a former pupil of St. Gregorys, the man never let standards slip. If I remember correctly, the school, at the time won an award for being one of the best in the country!
He demanded respect. Everyone was terrified of him, but he was also a top bloke aswell.
BRING BACK THE LEGEND!!!!!!
BRING BACK MR. BROPHY!!!!!!!!! He would soon crack the whip! As a former pupil of St. Gregorys, the man never let standards slip. If I remember correctly, the school, at the time won an award for being one of the best in the country! He demanded respect. Everyone was terrified of him, but he was also a top bloke aswell. BRING BACK THE LEGEND!!!!!! Andy C.
  • Score: 7

2:30pm Thu 6 Feb 14

noyourewrong says...

Gregs123 wrote:
I am a year 11 pupil attending this school and haven't learnt anything useful in the four years I've been there. I have been took out of numerous gcse coursework based lessons for having a little stud in my nose, and so have many other people for other reasons to do with what they look like, including one of my friends being patronised about her long hair and was told to get it cut off, they care more about uniform more then they have for the education of myself and other pupils and its a concern for my fellow pupils in year 11 with several months till our GCSEs. We also was taken out of lesson yesterday to have an assembly given by mr Lewis basically blaming the ofsted results on us and our behaviour and didnt even consider the standard of teaching. Usually in lessons we sit in silence and copy of a sheet with nothing explained but as soon as ofsted come in we seem to get taught completely different. There's a few teachers I really like and are very good at teaching but the rest are arrogant, very rude and knock our confidence low. I'm very glad ofsted have noticed this but no use now for the current year elevens.
Ok so a nose stud is NOT part of your uniform. WHY DO YOU WEAR IT!!
I was a pupil over 10 years ago! trust me, the same happened back then. You couldnt even have gel, dyed hair, long hair, any crew or step cut! stop being an idiot and leave your nose stud at home!!! SIMPLE thats one problem fixed.
[quote][p][bold]Gregs123[/bold] wrote: I am a year 11 pupil attending this school and haven't learnt anything useful in the four years I've been there. I have been took out of numerous gcse coursework based lessons for having a little stud in my nose, and so have many other people for other reasons to do with what they look like, including one of my friends being patronised about her long hair and was told to get it cut off, they care more about uniform more then they have for the education of myself and other pupils and its a concern for my fellow pupils in year 11 with several months till our GCSEs. We also was taken out of lesson yesterday to have an assembly given by mr Lewis basically blaming the ofsted results on us and our behaviour and didnt even consider the standard of teaching. Usually in lessons we sit in silence and copy of a sheet with nothing explained but as soon as ofsted come in we seem to get taught completely different. There's a few teachers I really like and are very good at teaching but the rest are arrogant, very rude and knock our confidence low. I'm very glad ofsted have noticed this but no use now for the current year elevens.[/p][/quote]Ok so a nose stud is NOT part of your uniform. WHY DO YOU WEAR IT!! I was a pupil over 10 years ago! trust me, the same happened back then. You couldnt even have gel, dyed hair, long hair, any crew or step cut! stop being an idiot and leave your nose stud at home!!! SIMPLE thats one problem fixed. noyourewrong
  • Score: 9

2:40pm Thu 6 Feb 14

noyourewrong says...

liv-98 wrote:
I'm a pupil at this school and I'm in the middle of doing my GCSE's. Such a pathetic excuse for a school. I'm so glad that it finally got an OFSTED report that it deserves. Every time we have inspectors in, we are shouted at by teachers and told that we have to behave, also the teachers are being nice to us if we do something wrong and as soon as the inspectors leave, they go back to normal and shout at us for no reason. We have been taken out of lesson for half an hour on Tuesday just so that Mr Lewis could tell us how badly behaved everyone is and that it's our fault that the school got such a bad report, when in fact our school has been outstanding, until they have changed the head teacher so obviously, Mr Lewis is doing something wrong. Also Cardinal Newman are no longer a joint school with us because they are so ashamed of our report. It's horrible how pupils get treated. We get put into isolation for wearing a certain amount of make up, wearing shoes that are 'unacceptable' for school, having certain coloured hair and even hair that is too long or short. The school care too much about the way we look and not our education. I'm sick of them pretending to care about us and how the teachers think they are superior to pupils just because they are older. They can't expect pupils to respect them if they don't respect us at all. I'm not going to lie, I hope St Gregory's gets shut down and we get to move schools because anything would be better than this. St Gregory's is not the school that everyone thinks it is. I do enjoy some lessons and I can say for a fact that I have spoken to a few teachers and they would completely agree with me. If the school doesn't close down, we better get a new head or there will be way too many people moving schools.
again another post by a pupil whos just having a dig at the uniform rules!! wearing to much make up, having the wrong coloured hair., wearing the wrong shoes!! WELL DONT stick to the rules and you will not get detention/isolation why is that so hard!!!!
[quote][p][bold]liv-98[/bold] wrote: I'm a pupil at this school and I'm in the middle of doing my GCSE's. Such a pathetic excuse for a school. I'm so glad that it finally got an OFSTED report that it deserves. Every time we have inspectors in, we are shouted at by teachers and told that we have to behave, also the teachers are being nice to us if we do something wrong and as soon as the inspectors leave, they go back to normal and shout at us for no reason. We have been taken out of lesson for half an hour on Tuesday just so that Mr Lewis could tell us how badly behaved everyone is and that it's our fault that the school got such a bad report, when in fact our school has been outstanding, until they have changed the head teacher so obviously, Mr Lewis is doing something wrong. Also Cardinal Newman are no longer a joint school with us because they are so ashamed of our report. It's horrible how pupils get treated. We get put into isolation for wearing a certain amount of make up, wearing shoes that are 'unacceptable' for school, having certain coloured hair and even hair that is too long or short. The school care too much about the way we look and not our education. I'm sick of them pretending to care about us and how the teachers think they are superior to pupils just because they are older. They can't expect pupils to respect them if they don't respect us at all. I'm not going to lie, I hope St Gregory's gets shut down and we get to move schools because anything would be better than this. St Gregory's is not the school that everyone thinks it is. I do enjoy some lessons and I can say for a fact that I have spoken to a few teachers and they would completely agree with me. If the school doesn't close down, we better get a new head or there will be way too many people moving schools.[/p][/quote]again another post by a pupil whos just having a dig at the uniform rules!! wearing to much make up, having the wrong coloured hair., wearing the wrong shoes!! WELL DONT stick to the rules and you will not get detention/isolation why is that so hard!!!! noyourewrong
  • Score: 10

3:50pm Thu 6 Feb 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

noyourewrong wrote:
liv-98 wrote:
I'm a pupil at this school and I'm in the middle of doing my GCSE's. Such a pathetic excuse for a school. I'm so glad that it finally got an OFSTED report that it deserves. Every time we have inspectors in, we are shouted at by teachers and told that we have to behave, also the teachers are being nice to us if we do something wrong and as soon as the inspectors leave, they go back to normal and shout at us for no reason. We have been taken out of lesson for half an hour on Tuesday just so that Mr Lewis could tell us how badly behaved everyone is and that it's our fault that the school got such a bad report, when in fact our school has been outstanding, until they have changed the head teacher so obviously, Mr Lewis is doing something wrong. Also Cardinal Newman are no longer a joint school with us because they are so ashamed of our report. It's horrible how pupils get treated. We get put into isolation for wearing a certain amount of make up, wearing shoes that are 'unacceptable' for school, having certain coloured hair and even hair that is too long or short. The school care too much about the way we look and not our education. I'm sick of them pretending to care about us and how the teachers think they are superior to pupils just because they are older. They can't expect pupils to respect them if they don't respect us at all. I'm not going to lie, I hope St Gregory's gets shut down and we get to move schools because anything would be better than this. St Gregory's is not the school that everyone thinks it is. I do enjoy some lessons and I can say for a fact that I have spoken to a few teachers and they would completely agree with me. If the school doesn't close down, we better get a new head or there will be way too many people moving schools.
again another post by a pupil whos just having a dig at the uniform rules!! wearing to much make up, having the wrong coloured hair., wearing the wrong shoes!! WELL DONT stick to the rules and you will not get detention/isolation why is that so hard!!!!
Maybe you should fixate your comment's more on the fact that quite obviously the teachers are useless rather than fixate on uniform issues. But your probably a teacher who thinks that a nose stud will stop you becoming a brain surgeon and achieving where you obviously failed in life. Listen to your pupil's comment's and remember we live in a democratic society rather than a DICTATORSHIP (as you like to use the caps button to shout at the pupil's)!!!
Idiot
Still Grumpy (but thank f**k I wasn't educated there)
[quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]liv-98[/bold] wrote: I'm a pupil at this school and I'm in the middle of doing my GCSE's. Such a pathetic excuse for a school. I'm so glad that it finally got an OFSTED report that it deserves. Every time we have inspectors in, we are shouted at by teachers and told that we have to behave, also the teachers are being nice to us if we do something wrong and as soon as the inspectors leave, they go back to normal and shout at us for no reason. We have been taken out of lesson for half an hour on Tuesday just so that Mr Lewis could tell us how badly behaved everyone is and that it's our fault that the school got such a bad report, when in fact our school has been outstanding, until they have changed the head teacher so obviously, Mr Lewis is doing something wrong. Also Cardinal Newman are no longer a joint school with us because they are so ashamed of our report. It's horrible how pupils get treated. We get put into isolation for wearing a certain amount of make up, wearing shoes that are 'unacceptable' for school, having certain coloured hair and even hair that is too long or short. The school care too much about the way we look and not our education. I'm sick of them pretending to care about us and how the teachers think they are superior to pupils just because they are older. They can't expect pupils to respect them if they don't respect us at all. I'm not going to lie, I hope St Gregory's gets shut down and we get to move schools because anything would be better than this. St Gregory's is not the school that everyone thinks it is. I do enjoy some lessons and I can say for a fact that I have spoken to a few teachers and they would completely agree with me. If the school doesn't close down, we better get a new head or there will be way too many people moving schools.[/p][/quote]again another post by a pupil whos just having a dig at the uniform rules!! wearing to much make up, having the wrong coloured hair., wearing the wrong shoes!! WELL DONT stick to the rules and you will not get detention/isolation why is that so hard!!!![/p][/quote]Maybe you should fixate your comment's more on the fact that quite obviously the teachers are useless rather than fixate on uniform issues. But your probably a teacher who thinks that a nose stud will stop you becoming a brain surgeon and achieving where you obviously failed in life. Listen to your pupil's comment's and remember we live in a democratic society rather than a DICTATORSHIP (as you like to use the caps button to shout at the pupil's)!!! Idiot Still Grumpy (but thank f**k I wasn't educated there) GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: -5

4:43pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Gregs123 says...

noyourewrong wrote:
Gregs123 wrote:
I am a year 11 pupil attending this school and haven't learnt anything useful in the four years I've been there. I have been took out of numerous gcse coursework based lessons for having a little stud in my nose, and so have many other people for other reasons to do with what they look like, including one of my friends being patronised about her long hair and was told to get it cut off, they care more about uniform more then they have for the education of myself and other pupils and its a concern for my fellow pupils in year 11 with several months till our GCSEs. We also was taken out of lesson yesterday to have an assembly given by mr Lewis basically blaming the ofsted results on us and our behaviour and didnt even consider the standard of teaching. Usually in lessons we sit in silence and copy of a sheet with nothing explained but as soon as ofsted come in we seem to get taught completely different. There's a few teachers I really like and are very good at teaching but the rest are arrogant, very rude and knock our confidence low. I'm very glad ofsted have noticed this but no use now for the current year elevens.
Ok so a nose stud is NOT part of your uniform. WHY DO YOU WEAR IT!!
I was a pupil over 10 years ago! trust me, the same happened back then. You couldnt even have gel, dyed hair, long hair, any crew or step cut! stop being an idiot and leave your nose stud at home!!! SIMPLE thats one problem fixed.
And a nose stud does not affect my learning. If The amount of effort they put into their obsession with uniform was put in to our actual learning then I wouldn't complain.
[quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gregs123[/bold] wrote: I am a year 11 pupil attending this school and haven't learnt anything useful in the four years I've been there. I have been took out of numerous gcse coursework based lessons for having a little stud in my nose, and so have many other people for other reasons to do with what they look like, including one of my friends being patronised about her long hair and was told to get it cut off, they care more about uniform more then they have for the education of myself and other pupils and its a concern for my fellow pupils in year 11 with several months till our GCSEs. We also was taken out of lesson yesterday to have an assembly given by mr Lewis basically blaming the ofsted results on us and our behaviour and didnt even consider the standard of teaching. Usually in lessons we sit in silence and copy of a sheet with nothing explained but as soon as ofsted come in we seem to get taught completely different. There's a few teachers I really like and are very good at teaching but the rest are arrogant, very rude and knock our confidence low. I'm very glad ofsted have noticed this but no use now for the current year elevens.[/p][/quote]Ok so a nose stud is NOT part of your uniform. WHY DO YOU WEAR IT!! I was a pupil over 10 years ago! trust me, the same happened back then. You couldnt even have gel, dyed hair, long hair, any crew or step cut! stop being an idiot and leave your nose stud at home!!! SIMPLE thats one problem fixed.[/p][/quote]And a nose stud does not affect my learning. If The amount of effort they put into their obsession with uniform was put in to our actual learning then I wouldn't complain. Gregs123
  • Score: -5

5:47pm Thu 6 Feb 14

gregsisbad321 says...

I am a male year 11 pupil who attends St Gregory's catholic high school. I personally think the school is corrupt. Male teachers often 'bully' you and intimidate you. Teachers often have favorites and are sexist. The school cares to much about uniform than actually educating pupils, I once got my haircut to short and got put in 'isolation' for two full days during my GCSE coursework. The executive head teacher pulled all of the year 10s and 11s out of their lessons (I was doing GCSE coursework in my lesson aswell) To basically blame the Ofsted report on us as pupils, he didnt once think that his fellow teachers could of assisted in this terrible report. Most of St Gregory's Catholic High school teachers are so far up their own backside that they think that is has to be the pupils which are causing the bad report, not the fact that teachers make pupils do independent learning by dumping a test book and the table and making us learn on our own for an hour, I wouldn't even class that as teaching, that's more like supervising, on top of the rat infested building that I have to attend six hours a day, five times a week. Therefor the school needs to work on the teachers and on disciplining a small majority of pupils, as it stands the school 100% deserves the special measures rating.
I am a male year 11 pupil who attends St Gregory's catholic high school. I personally think the school is corrupt. Male teachers often 'bully' you and intimidate you. Teachers often have favorites and are sexist. The school cares to much about uniform than actually educating pupils, I once got my haircut to short and got put in 'isolation' for two full days during my GCSE coursework. The executive head teacher pulled all of the year 10s and 11s out of their lessons (I was doing GCSE coursework in my lesson aswell) To basically blame the Ofsted report on us as pupils, he didnt once think that his fellow teachers could of assisted in this terrible report. Most of St Gregory's Catholic High school teachers are so far up their own backside that they think that is has to be the pupils which are causing the bad report, not the fact that teachers make pupils do independent learning by dumping a test book and the table and making us learn on our own for an hour, I wouldn't even class that as teaching, that's more like supervising, on top of the rat infested building that I have to attend six hours a day, five times a week. Therefor the school needs to work on the teachers and on disciplining a small majority of pupils, as it stands the school 100% deserves the special measures rating. gregsisbad321
  • Score: 11

6:17pm Thu 6 Feb 14

PageA says...

WG, may I suggest that you keep a channel open so that these young people can update us on the progress of this and other schools in the town? Forget OFSTED, this is straight from the horses mouth. There is a chance it will be abused by those with an axe to grind but I'm sure we'll see through that and the positive comments will no doubt soon start to flow thus balancing things out.
WG, may I suggest that you keep a channel open so that these young people can update us on the progress of this and other schools in the town? Forget OFSTED, this is straight from the horses mouth. There is a chance it will be abused by those with an axe to grind but I'm sure we'll see through that and the positive comments will no doubt soon start to flow thus balancing things out. PageA
  • Score: 2

6:19pm Thu 6 Feb 14

PageA says...

Alternatively, St Gregs senior management could ensure that the student voice is respected and acted upon inside the school. Can I suggest you also buy the Educating Yorkshire boxset for the staffroom
Alternatively, St Gregs senior management could ensure that the student voice is respected and acted upon inside the school. Can I suggest you also buy the Educating Yorkshire boxset for the staffroom PageA
  • Score: 3

7:40pm Thu 6 Feb 14

noyourewrong says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
noyourewrong wrote:
liv-98 wrote:
I'm a pupil at this school and I'm in the middle of doing my GCSE's. Such a pathetic excuse for a school. I'm so glad that it finally got an OFSTED report that it deserves. Every time we have inspectors in, we are shouted at by teachers and told that we have to behave, also the teachers are being nice to us if we do something wrong and as soon as the inspectors leave, they go back to normal and shout at us for no reason. We have been taken out of lesson for half an hour on Tuesday just so that Mr Lewis could tell us how badly behaved everyone is and that it's our fault that the school got such a bad report, when in fact our school has been outstanding, until they have changed the head teacher so obviously, Mr Lewis is doing something wrong. Also Cardinal Newman are no longer a joint school with us because they are so ashamed of our report. It's horrible how pupils get treated. We get put into isolation for wearing a certain amount of make up, wearing shoes that are 'unacceptable' for school, having certain coloured hair and even hair that is too long or short. The school care too much about the way we look and not our education. I'm sick of them pretending to care about us and how the teachers think they are superior to pupils just because they are older. They can't expect pupils to respect them if they don't respect us at all. I'm not going to lie, I hope St Gregory's gets shut down and we get to move schools because anything would be better than this. St Gregory's is not the school that everyone thinks it is. I do enjoy some lessons and I can say for a fact that I have spoken to a few teachers and they would completely agree with me. If the school doesn't close down, we better get a new head or there will be way too many people moving schools.
again another post by a pupil whos just having a dig at the uniform rules!! wearing to much make up, having the wrong coloured hair., wearing the wrong shoes!! WELL DONT stick to the rules and you will not get detention/isolation why is that so hard!!!!
Maybe you should fixate your comment's more on the fact that quite obviously the teachers are useless rather than fixate on uniform issues. But your probably a teacher who thinks that a nose stud will stop you becoming a brain surgeon and achieving where you obviously failed in life. Listen to your pupil's comment's and remember we live in a democratic society rather than a DICTATORSHIP (as you like to use the caps button to shout at the pupil's)!!!
Idiot
Still Grumpy (but thank f**k I wasn't educated there)
Brain surgeon? Do you think the person would still turn up with a nose stud and incorrect uniform etc before surgery? NO. So why should they be allowed to be incorrectly dressed now? At the end of the day it's a rule that should be followed. I'm defiantly not a teacher but i'm far from an idiot by the way. I wouldn't dream of calling somebody an idiot and in the same post incorrectly use your and you're. Tut tut Mr Grumpy
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]liv-98[/bold] wrote: I'm a pupil at this school and I'm in the middle of doing my GCSE's. Such a pathetic excuse for a school. I'm so glad that it finally got an OFSTED report that it deserves. Every time we have inspectors in, we are shouted at by teachers and told that we have to behave, also the teachers are being nice to us if we do something wrong and as soon as the inspectors leave, they go back to normal and shout at us for no reason. We have been taken out of lesson for half an hour on Tuesday just so that Mr Lewis could tell us how badly behaved everyone is and that it's our fault that the school got such a bad report, when in fact our school has been outstanding, until they have changed the head teacher so obviously, Mr Lewis is doing something wrong. Also Cardinal Newman are no longer a joint school with us because they are so ashamed of our report. It's horrible how pupils get treated. We get put into isolation for wearing a certain amount of make up, wearing shoes that are 'unacceptable' for school, having certain coloured hair and even hair that is too long or short. The school care too much about the way we look and not our education. I'm sick of them pretending to care about us and how the teachers think they are superior to pupils just because they are older. They can't expect pupils to respect them if they don't respect us at all. I'm not going to lie, I hope St Gregory's gets shut down and we get to move schools because anything would be better than this. St Gregory's is not the school that everyone thinks it is. I do enjoy some lessons and I can say for a fact that I have spoken to a few teachers and they would completely agree with me. If the school doesn't close down, we better get a new head or there will be way too many people moving schools.[/p][/quote]again another post by a pupil whos just having a dig at the uniform rules!! wearing to much make up, having the wrong coloured hair., wearing the wrong shoes!! WELL DONT stick to the rules and you will not get detention/isolation why is that so hard!!!![/p][/quote]Maybe you should fixate your comment's more on the fact that quite obviously the teachers are useless rather than fixate on uniform issues. But your probably a teacher who thinks that a nose stud will stop you becoming a brain surgeon and achieving where you obviously failed in life. Listen to your pupil's comment's and remember we live in a democratic society rather than a DICTATORSHIP (as you like to use the caps button to shout at the pupil's)!!! Idiot Still Grumpy (but thank f**k I wasn't educated there)[/p][/quote]Brain surgeon? Do you think the person would still turn up with a nose stud and incorrect uniform etc before surgery? NO. So why should they be allowed to be incorrectly dressed now? At the end of the day it's a rule that should be followed. I'm defiantly not a teacher but i'm far from an idiot by the way. I wouldn't dream of calling somebody an idiot and in the same post incorrectly use your and you're. Tut tut Mr Grumpy noyourewrong
  • Score: 1

7:42pm Thu 6 Feb 14

noyourewrong says...

Gregs123 wrote:
noyourewrong wrote:
Gregs123 wrote:
I am a year 11 pupil attending this school and haven't learnt anything useful in the four years I've been there. I have been took out of numerous gcse coursework based lessons for having a little stud in my nose, and so have many other people for other reasons to do with what they look like, including one of my friends being patronised about her long hair and was told to get it cut off, they care more about uniform more then they have for the education of myself and other pupils and its a concern for my fellow pupils in year 11 with several months till our GCSEs. We also was taken out of lesson yesterday to have an assembly given by mr Lewis basically blaming the ofsted results on us and our behaviour and didnt even consider the standard of teaching. Usually in lessons we sit in silence and copy of a sheet with nothing explained but as soon as ofsted come in we seem to get taught completely different. There's a few teachers I really like and are very good at teaching but the rest are arrogant, very rude and knock our confidence low. I'm very glad ofsted have noticed this but no use now for the current year elevens.
Ok so a nose stud is NOT part of your uniform. WHY DO YOU WEAR IT!!
I was a pupil over 10 years ago! trust me, the same happened back then. You couldnt even have gel, dyed hair, long hair, any crew or step cut! stop being an idiot and leave your nose stud at home!!! SIMPLE thats one problem fixed.
And a nose stud does not affect my learning. If The amount of effort they put into their obsession with uniform was put in to our actual learning then I wouldn't complain.
It may not stop you from learning but it's a simple rule. So why do it? Why break a simple rule at the risk of being punished?
[quote][p][bold]Gregs123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gregs123[/bold] wrote: I am a year 11 pupil attending this school and haven't learnt anything useful in the four years I've been there. I have been took out of numerous gcse coursework based lessons for having a little stud in my nose, and so have many other people for other reasons to do with what they look like, including one of my friends being patronised about her long hair and was told to get it cut off, they care more about uniform more then they have for the education of myself and other pupils and its a concern for my fellow pupils in year 11 with several months till our GCSEs. We also was taken out of lesson yesterday to have an assembly given by mr Lewis basically blaming the ofsted results on us and our behaviour and didnt even consider the standard of teaching. Usually in lessons we sit in silence and copy of a sheet with nothing explained but as soon as ofsted come in we seem to get taught completely different. There's a few teachers I really like and are very good at teaching but the rest are arrogant, very rude and knock our confidence low. I'm very glad ofsted have noticed this but no use now for the current year elevens.[/p][/quote]Ok so a nose stud is NOT part of your uniform. WHY DO YOU WEAR IT!! I was a pupil over 10 years ago! trust me, the same happened back then. You couldnt even have gel, dyed hair, long hair, any crew or step cut! stop being an idiot and leave your nose stud at home!!! SIMPLE thats one problem fixed.[/p][/quote]And a nose stud does not affect my learning. If The amount of effort they put into their obsession with uniform was put in to our actual learning then I wouldn't complain.[/p][/quote]It may not stop you from learning but it's a simple rule. So why do it? Why break a simple rule at the risk of being punished? noyourewrong
  • Score: 2

7:42pm Thu 6 Feb 14

womanwire says...

As an ex pupil of St Gregs I can honestly say I was failed by the system at this school..
From year 7 to year 11 I was told my uniform was my main priority and was continuously stopped in hallways, dinner queues etc. that my uniform was not correct, from my tie being two stripes too short or my skirt not having the school symbol on from a single uniform provider. Letters were sent home and detention for this one thing was regular for the majority of my classmates.
My education was bellow par, no additional support was ever offered and as a result I did not receive one GCSE. I have since leaving school had the wonderful opportunity to work with children and young people in both education and non education settings. I can honestly say that the way St Gregs operates itself as a provider of secondary school education is incorrect and unfair to children's development.
However the one thing I can say is the worst, is the bullying procedures. At first hand I have experienced how a eager to learn happy child can be devastated by bullying and the lack of support St Gregory's provided.
Now this all sounds a bit doom and gloom but I agree with the recent religious studies report of outstanding. I received a full religious education and was taught by wonderful RE teachers that taught life skills too.
Concerned Alumni..
As an ex pupil of St Gregs I can honestly say I was failed by the system at this school.. From year 7 to year 11 I was told my uniform was my main priority and was continuously stopped in hallways, dinner queues etc. that my uniform was not correct, from my tie being two stripes too short or my skirt not having the school symbol on from a single uniform provider. Letters were sent home and detention for this one thing was regular for the majority of my classmates. My education was bellow par, no additional support was ever offered and as a result I did not receive one GCSE. I have since leaving school had the wonderful opportunity to work with children and young people in both education and non education settings. I can honestly say that the way St Gregs operates itself as a provider of secondary school education is incorrect and unfair to children's development. However the one thing I can say is the worst, is the bullying procedures. At first hand I have experienced how a eager to learn happy child can be devastated by bullying and the lack of support St Gregory's provided. Now this all sounds a bit doom and gloom but I agree with the recent religious studies report of outstanding. I received a full religious education and was taught by wonderful RE teachers that taught life skills too. Concerned Alumni.. womanwire
  • Score: 2

7:52pm Thu 6 Feb 14

notsurprised95 says...

Ridiculous that myself and other former/current students are being attacked for giving an honest first hand accounts of life at St. Gregory's. Unless you've attended the school you really don't know what it's like. The school has got by on it's old reputation for too long now! People need to pay attention to what the pupils are saying! They're all crying for help! This ofsted report isn't necessarily a bad thing, it should be used by the senior management as motivation to improve the standards of the school and give every pupil what they deserve ... A proper education with excellent GCSE results to help them go forward in life! The school need to stop doing as they please and take into account everyone's concerns, believe it or not I really would hate to see the school close due to the staffs ignorance.
Ridiculous that myself and other former/current students are being attacked for giving an honest first hand accounts of life at St. Gregory's. Unless you've attended the school you really don't know what it's like. The school has got by on it's old reputation for too long now! People need to pay attention to what the pupils are saying! They're all crying for help! This ofsted report isn't necessarily a bad thing, it should be used by the senior management as motivation to improve the standards of the school and give every pupil what they deserve ... A proper education with excellent GCSE results to help them go forward in life! The school need to stop doing as they please and take into account everyone's concerns, believe it or not I really would hate to see the school close due to the staffs ignorance. notsurprised95
  • Score: 4

9:14pm Thu 6 Feb 14

SecretUsername says...

I am a current pupil in y11 at st gregorys catholic high school, i think the school isnt performing very well, the maths and english departments are good however other deparments lack in good education standards, for example science we are a over a month behind, i think that the school has got the shock it needed but the school isnt a special measures case, the teachers need to get their priorites straight they see uniform more important as education, the teachers blame the bad report on the handful of badly behaved pupils pupils surely if this was the case and the school was an outstanding school these pupils wouldnt affect them but it quite clearly does, i feel im not getting a full education
I am a current pupil in y11 at st gregorys catholic high school, i think the school isnt performing very well, the maths and english departments are good however other deparments lack in good education standards, for example science we are a over a month behind, i think that the school has got the shock it needed but the school isnt a special measures case, the teachers need to get their priorites straight they see uniform more important as education, the teachers blame the bad report on the handful of badly behaved pupils pupils surely if this was the case and the school was an outstanding school these pupils wouldnt affect them but it quite clearly does, i feel im not getting a full education SecretUsername
  • Score: 1

9:15pm Thu 6 Feb 14

SecretUsername says...

noyourewrong wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
noyourewrong wrote:
liv-98 wrote:
I'm a pupil at this school and I'm in the middle of doing my GCSE's. Such a pathetic excuse for a school. I'm so glad that it finally got an OFSTED report that it deserves. Every time we have inspectors in, we are shouted at by teachers and told that we have to behave, also the teachers are being nice to us if we do something wrong and as soon as the inspectors leave, they go back to normal and shout at us for no reason. We have been taken out of lesson for half an hour on Tuesday just so that Mr Lewis could tell us how badly behaved everyone is and that it's our fault that the school got such a bad report, when in fact our school has been outstanding, until they have changed the head teacher so obviously, Mr Lewis is doing something wrong. Also Cardinal Newman are no longer a joint school with us because they are so ashamed of our report. It's horrible how pupils get treated. We get put into isolation for wearing a certain amount of make up, wearing shoes that are 'unacceptable' for school, having certain coloured hair and even hair that is too long or short. The school care too much about the way we look and not our education. I'm sick of them pretending to care about us and how the teachers think they are superior to pupils just because they are older. They can't expect pupils to respect them if they don't respect us at all. I'm not going to lie, I hope St Gregory's gets shut down and we get to move schools because anything would be better than this. St Gregory's is not the school that everyone thinks it is. I do enjoy some lessons and I can say for a fact that I have spoken to a few teachers and they would completely agree with me. If the school doesn't close down, we better get a new head or there will be way too many people moving schools.
again another post by a pupil whos just having a dig at the uniform rules!! wearing to much make up, having the wrong coloured hair., wearing the wrong shoes!! WELL DONT stick to the rules and you will not get detention/isolation why is that so hard!!!!
Maybe you should fixate your comment's more on the fact that quite obviously the teachers are useless rather than fixate on uniform issues. But your probably a teacher who thinks that a nose stud will stop you becoming a brain surgeon and achieving where you obviously failed in life. Listen to your pupil's comment's and remember we live in a democratic society rather than a DICTATORSHIP (as you like to use the caps button to shout at the pupil's)!!!
Idiot
Still Grumpy (but thank f**k I wasn't educated there)
Brain surgeon? Do you think the person would still turn up with a nose stud and incorrect uniform etc before surgery? NO. So why should they be allowed to be incorrectly dressed now? At the end of the day it's a rule that should be followed. I'm defiantly not a teacher but i'm far from an idiot by the way. I wouldn't dream of calling somebody an idiot and in the same post incorrectly use your and you're. Tut tut Mr Grumpy
Hey liv, but which liv? ;)
[quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]liv-98[/bold] wrote: I'm a pupil at this school and I'm in the middle of doing my GCSE's. Such a pathetic excuse for a school. I'm so glad that it finally got an OFSTED report that it deserves. Every time we have inspectors in, we are shouted at by teachers and told that we have to behave, also the teachers are being nice to us if we do something wrong and as soon as the inspectors leave, they go back to normal and shout at us for no reason. We have been taken out of lesson for half an hour on Tuesday just so that Mr Lewis could tell us how badly behaved everyone is and that it's our fault that the school got such a bad report, when in fact our school has been outstanding, until they have changed the head teacher so obviously, Mr Lewis is doing something wrong. Also Cardinal Newman are no longer a joint school with us because they are so ashamed of our report. It's horrible how pupils get treated. We get put into isolation for wearing a certain amount of make up, wearing shoes that are 'unacceptable' for school, having certain coloured hair and even hair that is too long or short. The school care too much about the way we look and not our education. I'm sick of them pretending to care about us and how the teachers think they are superior to pupils just because they are older. They can't expect pupils to respect them if they don't respect us at all. I'm not going to lie, I hope St Gregory's gets shut down and we get to move schools because anything would be better than this. St Gregory's is not the school that everyone thinks it is. I do enjoy some lessons and I can say for a fact that I have spoken to a few teachers and they would completely agree with me. If the school doesn't close down, we better get a new head or there will be way too many people moving schools.[/p][/quote]again another post by a pupil whos just having a dig at the uniform rules!! wearing to much make up, having the wrong coloured hair., wearing the wrong shoes!! WELL DONT stick to the rules and you will not get detention/isolation why is that so hard!!!![/p][/quote]Maybe you should fixate your comment's more on the fact that quite obviously the teachers are useless rather than fixate on uniform issues. But your probably a teacher who thinks that a nose stud will stop you becoming a brain surgeon and achieving where you obviously failed in life. Listen to your pupil's comment's and remember we live in a democratic society rather than a DICTATORSHIP (as you like to use the caps button to shout at the pupil's)!!! Idiot Still Grumpy (but thank f**k I wasn't educated there)[/p][/quote]Brain surgeon? Do you think the person would still turn up with a nose stud and incorrect uniform etc before surgery? NO. So why should they be allowed to be incorrectly dressed now? At the end of the day it's a rule that should be followed. I'm defiantly not a teacher but i'm far from an idiot by the way. I wouldn't dream of calling somebody an idiot and in the same post incorrectly use your and you're. Tut tut Mr Grumpy[/p][/quote]Hey liv, but which liv? ;) SecretUsername
  • Score: -1

9:28pm Thu 6 Feb 14

SecretUsername says...

SecretUsername wrote:
noyourewrong wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
noyourewrong wrote:
liv-98 wrote:
I'm a pupil at this school and I'm in the middle of doing my GCSE's. Such a pathetic excuse for a school. I'm so glad that it finally got an OFSTED report that it deserves. Every time we have inspectors in, we are shouted at by teachers and told that we have to behave, also the teachers are being nice to us if we do something wrong and as soon as the inspectors leave, they go back to normal and shout at us for no reason. We have been taken out of lesson for half an hour on Tuesday just so that Mr Lewis could tell us how badly behaved everyone is and that it's our fault that the school got such a bad report, when in fact our school has been outstanding, until they have changed the head teacher so obviously, Mr Lewis is doing something wrong. Also Cardinal Newman are no longer a joint school with us because they are so ashamed of our report. It's horrible how pupils get treated. We get put into isolation for wearing a certain amount of make up, wearing shoes that are 'unacceptable' for school, having certain coloured hair and even hair that is too long or short. The school care too much about the way we look and not our education. I'm sick of them pretending to care about us and how the teachers think they are superior to pupils just because they are older. They can't expect pupils to respect them if they don't respect us at all. I'm not going to lie, I hope St Gregory's gets shut down and we get to move schools because anything would be better than this. St Gregory's is not the school that everyone thinks it is. I do enjoy some lessons and I can say for a fact that I have spoken to a few teachers and they would completely agree with me. If the school doesn't close down, we better get a new head or there will be way too many people moving schools.
again another post by a pupil whos just having a dig at the uniform rules!! wearing to much make up, having the wrong coloured hair., wearing the wrong shoes!! WELL DONT stick to the rules and you will not get detention/isolation why is that so hard!!!!
Maybe you should fixate your comment's more on the fact that quite obviously the teachers are useless rather than fixate on uniform issues. But your probably a teacher who thinks that a nose stud will stop you becoming a brain surgeon and achieving where you obviously failed in life. Listen to your pupil's comment's and remember we live in a democratic society rather than a DICTATORSHIP (as you like to use the caps button to shout at the pupil's)!!!
Idiot
Still Grumpy (but thank f**k I wasn't educated there)
Brain surgeon? Do you think the person would still turn up with a nose stud and incorrect uniform etc before surgery? NO. So why should they be allowed to be incorrectly dressed now? At the end of the day it's a rule that should be followed. I'm defiantly not a teacher but i'm far from an idiot by the way. I wouldn't dream of calling somebody an idiot and in the same post incorrectly use your and you're. Tut tut Mr Grumpy
Hey liv, but which liv? ;)
so what your saying to me as a pupil that we should follow the rules, we have arent alound to wear coats as soon as we are in school you are told of for having a coat yet there's that teacher cant name names stood in his brand new super warm coat signing cards for wearing coats with staff having no respect towards students, respect is a 50 50 thing you respect me ill respect you maybe the teachers should learn some respect.
[quote][p][bold]SecretUsername[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]liv-98[/bold] wrote: I'm a pupil at this school and I'm in the middle of doing my GCSE's. Such a pathetic excuse for a school. I'm so glad that it finally got an OFSTED report that it deserves. Every time we have inspectors in, we are shouted at by teachers and told that we have to behave, also the teachers are being nice to us if we do something wrong and as soon as the inspectors leave, they go back to normal and shout at us for no reason. We have been taken out of lesson for half an hour on Tuesday just so that Mr Lewis could tell us how badly behaved everyone is and that it's our fault that the school got such a bad report, when in fact our school has been outstanding, until they have changed the head teacher so obviously, Mr Lewis is doing something wrong. Also Cardinal Newman are no longer a joint school with us because they are so ashamed of our report. It's horrible how pupils get treated. We get put into isolation for wearing a certain amount of make up, wearing shoes that are 'unacceptable' for school, having certain coloured hair and even hair that is too long or short. The school care too much about the way we look and not our education. I'm sick of them pretending to care about us and how the teachers think they are superior to pupils just because they are older. They can't expect pupils to respect them if they don't respect us at all. I'm not going to lie, I hope St Gregory's gets shut down and we get to move schools because anything would be better than this. St Gregory's is not the school that everyone thinks it is. I do enjoy some lessons and I can say for a fact that I have spoken to a few teachers and they would completely agree with me. If the school doesn't close down, we better get a new head or there will be way too many people moving schools.[/p][/quote]again another post by a pupil whos just having a dig at the uniform rules!! wearing to much make up, having the wrong coloured hair., wearing the wrong shoes!! WELL DONT stick to the rules and you will not get detention/isolation why is that so hard!!!![/p][/quote]Maybe you should fixate your comment's more on the fact that quite obviously the teachers are useless rather than fixate on uniform issues. But your probably a teacher who thinks that a nose stud will stop you becoming a brain surgeon and achieving where you obviously failed in life. Listen to your pupil's comment's and remember we live in a democratic society rather than a DICTATORSHIP (as you like to use the caps button to shout at the pupil's)!!! Idiot Still Grumpy (but thank f**k I wasn't educated there)[/p][/quote]Brain surgeon? Do you think the person would still turn up with a nose stud and incorrect uniform etc before surgery? NO. So why should they be allowed to be incorrectly dressed now? At the end of the day it's a rule that should be followed. I'm defiantly not a teacher but i'm far from an idiot by the way. I wouldn't dream of calling somebody an idiot and in the same post incorrectly use your and you're. Tut tut Mr Grumpy[/p][/quote]Hey liv, but which liv? ;)[/p][/quote]so what your saying to me as a pupil that we should follow the rules, we have arent alound to wear coats as soon as we are in school you are told of for having a coat yet there's that teacher cant name names stood in his brand new super warm coat signing cards for wearing coats with staff having no respect towards students, respect is a 50 50 thing you respect me ill respect you maybe the teachers should learn some respect. SecretUsername
  • Score: 3

9:34pm Thu 6 Feb 14

noyourewrong says...

SecretUsername wrote:
SecretUsername wrote:
noyourewrong wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
noyourewrong wrote:
liv-98 wrote:
I'm a pupil at this school and I'm in the middle of doing my GCSE's. Such a pathetic excuse for a school. I'm so glad that it finally got an OFSTED report that it deserves. Every time we have inspectors in, we are shouted at by teachers and told that we have to behave, also the teachers are being nice to us if we do something wrong and as soon as the inspectors leave, they go back to normal and shout at us for no reason. We have been taken out of lesson for half an hour on Tuesday just so that Mr Lewis could tell us how badly behaved everyone is and that it's our fault that the school got such a bad report, when in fact our school has been outstanding, until they have changed the head teacher so obviously, Mr Lewis is doing something wrong. Also Cardinal Newman are no longer a joint school with us because they are so ashamed of our report. It's horrible how pupils get treated. We get put into isolation for wearing a certain amount of make up, wearing shoes that are 'unacceptable' for school, having certain coloured hair and even hair that is too long or short. The school care too much about the way we look and not our education. I'm sick of them pretending to care about us and how the teachers think they are superior to pupils just because they are older. They can't expect pupils to respect them if they don't respect us at all. I'm not going to lie, I hope St Gregory's gets shut down and we get to move schools because anything would be better than this. St Gregory's is not the school that everyone thinks it is. I do enjoy some lessons and I can say for a fact that I have spoken to a few teachers and they would completely agree with me. If the school doesn't close down, we better get a new head or there will be way too many people moving schools.
again another post by a pupil whos just having a dig at the uniform rules!! wearing to much make up, having the wrong coloured hair., wearing the wrong shoes!! WELL DONT stick to the rules and you will not get detention/isolation why is that so hard!!!!
Maybe you should fixate your comment's more on the fact that quite obviously the teachers are useless rather than fixate on uniform issues. But your probably a teacher who thinks that a nose stud will stop you becoming a brain surgeon and achieving where you obviously failed in life. Listen to your pupil's comment's and remember we live in a democratic society rather than a DICTATORSHIP (as you like to use the caps button to shout at the pupil's)!!!
Idiot
Still Grumpy (but thank f**k I wasn't educated there)
Brain surgeon? Do you think the person would still turn up with a nose stud and incorrect uniform etc before surgery? NO. So why should they be allowed to be incorrectly dressed now? At the end of the day it's a rule that should be followed. I'm defiantly not a teacher but i'm far from an idiot by the way. I wouldn't dream of calling somebody an idiot and in the same post incorrectly use your and you're. Tut tut Mr Grumpy
Hey liv, but which liv? ;)
so what your saying to me as a pupil that we should follow the rules, we have arent alound to wear coats as soon as we are in school you are told of for having a coat yet there's that teacher cant name names stood in his brand new super warm coat signing cards for wearing coats with staff having no respect towards students, respect is a 50 50 thing you respect me ill respect you maybe the teachers should learn some respect.
So you are asked to remove your coat in the school doorway? Common sense to me. A teacher stood near a continuously opened an closed door, a pupil being inside a warm classroom? But still....have you ever seen any single teacher with a nose stud in?
[quote][p][bold]SecretUsername[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SecretUsername[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]liv-98[/bold] wrote: I'm a pupil at this school and I'm in the middle of doing my GCSE's. Such a pathetic excuse for a school. I'm so glad that it finally got an OFSTED report that it deserves. Every time we have inspectors in, we are shouted at by teachers and told that we have to behave, also the teachers are being nice to us if we do something wrong and as soon as the inspectors leave, they go back to normal and shout at us for no reason. We have been taken out of lesson for half an hour on Tuesday just so that Mr Lewis could tell us how badly behaved everyone is and that it's our fault that the school got such a bad report, when in fact our school has been outstanding, until they have changed the head teacher so obviously, Mr Lewis is doing something wrong. Also Cardinal Newman are no longer a joint school with us because they are so ashamed of our report. It's horrible how pupils get treated. We get put into isolation for wearing a certain amount of make up, wearing shoes that are 'unacceptable' for school, having certain coloured hair and even hair that is too long or short. The school care too much about the way we look and not our education. I'm sick of them pretending to care about us and how the teachers think they are superior to pupils just because they are older. They can't expect pupils to respect them if they don't respect us at all. I'm not going to lie, I hope St Gregory's gets shut down and we get to move schools because anything would be better than this. St Gregory's is not the school that everyone thinks it is. I do enjoy some lessons and I can say for a fact that I have spoken to a few teachers and they would completely agree with me. If the school doesn't close down, we better get a new head or there will be way too many people moving schools.[/p][/quote]again another post by a pupil whos just having a dig at the uniform rules!! wearing to much make up, having the wrong coloured hair., wearing the wrong shoes!! WELL DONT stick to the rules and you will not get detention/isolation why is that so hard!!!![/p][/quote]Maybe you should fixate your comment's more on the fact that quite obviously the teachers are useless rather than fixate on uniform issues. But your probably a teacher who thinks that a nose stud will stop you becoming a brain surgeon and achieving where you obviously failed in life. Listen to your pupil's comment's and remember we live in a democratic society rather than a DICTATORSHIP (as you like to use the caps button to shout at the pupil's)!!! Idiot Still Grumpy (but thank f**k I wasn't educated there)[/p][/quote]Brain surgeon? Do you think the person would still turn up with a nose stud and incorrect uniform etc before surgery? NO. So why should they be allowed to be incorrectly dressed now? At the end of the day it's a rule that should be followed. I'm defiantly not a teacher but i'm far from an idiot by the way. I wouldn't dream of calling somebody an idiot and in the same post incorrectly use your and you're. Tut tut Mr Grumpy[/p][/quote]Hey liv, but which liv? ;)[/p][/quote]so what your saying to me as a pupil that we should follow the rules, we have arent alound to wear coats as soon as we are in school you are told of for having a coat yet there's that teacher cant name names stood in his brand new super warm coat signing cards for wearing coats with staff having no respect towards students, respect is a 50 50 thing you respect me ill respect you maybe the teachers should learn some respect.[/p][/quote]So you are asked to remove your coat in the school doorway? Common sense to me. A teacher stood near a continuously opened an closed door, a pupil being inside a warm classroom? But still....have you ever seen any single teacher with a nose stud in? noyourewrong
  • Score: 1

9:46pm Thu 6 Feb 14

SecretUsername says...

noyourewrong wrote:
SecretUsername wrote:
SecretUsername wrote:
noyourewrong wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
noyourewrong wrote:
liv-98 wrote:
I'm a pupil at this school and I'm in the middle of doing my GCSE's. Such a pathetic excuse for a school. I'm so glad that it finally got an OFSTED report that it deserves. Every time we have inspectors in, we are shouted at by teachers and told that we have to behave, also the teachers are being nice to us if we do something wrong and as soon as the inspectors leave, they go back to normal and shout at us for no reason. We have been taken out of lesson for half an hour on Tuesday just so that Mr Lewis could tell us how badly behaved everyone is and that it's our fault that the school got such a bad report, when in fact our school has been outstanding, until they have changed the head teacher so obviously, Mr Lewis is doing something wrong. Also Cardinal Newman are no longer a joint school with us because they are so ashamed of our report. It's horrible how pupils get treated. We get put into isolation for wearing a certain amount of make up, wearing shoes that are 'unacceptable' for school, having certain coloured hair and even hair that is too long or short. The school care too much about the way we look and not our education. I'm sick of them pretending to care about us and how the teachers think they are superior to pupils just because they are older. They can't expect pupils to respect them if they don't respect us at all. I'm not going to lie, I hope St Gregory's gets shut down and we get to move schools because anything would be better than this. St Gregory's is not the school that everyone thinks it is. I do enjoy some lessons and I can say for a fact that I have spoken to a few teachers and they would completely agree with me. If the school doesn't close down, we better get a new head or there will be way too many people moving schools.
again another post by a pupil whos just having a dig at the uniform rules!! wearing to much make up, having the wrong coloured hair., wearing the wrong shoes!! WELL DONT stick to the rules and you will not get detention/isolation why is that so hard!!!!
Maybe you should fixate your comment's more on the fact that quite obviously the teachers are useless rather than fixate on uniform issues. But your probably a teacher who thinks that a nose stud will stop you becoming a brain surgeon and achieving where you obviously failed in life. Listen to your pupil's comment's and remember we live in a democratic society rather than a DICTATORSHIP (as you like to use the caps button to shout at the pupil's)!!!
Idiot
Still Grumpy (but thank f**k I wasn't educated there)
Brain surgeon? Do you think the person would still turn up with a nose stud and incorrect uniform etc before surgery? NO. So why should they be allowed to be incorrectly dressed now? At the end of the day it's a rule that should be followed. I'm defiantly not a teacher but i'm far from an idiot by the way. I wouldn't dream of calling somebody an idiot and in the same post incorrectly use your and you're. Tut tut Mr Grumpy
Hey liv, but which liv? ;)
so what your saying to me as a pupil that we should follow the rules, we have arent alound to wear coats as soon as we are in school you are told of for having a coat yet there's that teacher cant name names stood in his brand new super warm coat signing cards for wearing coats with staff having no respect towards students, respect is a 50 50 thing you respect me ill respect you maybe the teachers should learn some respect.
So you are asked to remove your coat in the school doorway? Common sense to me. A teacher stood near a continuously opened an closed door, a pupil being inside a warm classroom? But still....have you ever seen any single teacher with a nose stud in?
yeah a few teacher have them in and we arent in a warm classroom the rooms are freezing and one of the external buoldings are basically a cardboard box
[quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SecretUsername[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SecretUsername[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]liv-98[/bold] wrote: I'm a pupil at this school and I'm in the middle of doing my GCSE's. Such a pathetic excuse for a school. I'm so glad that it finally got an OFSTED report that it deserves. Every time we have inspectors in, we are shouted at by teachers and told that we have to behave, also the teachers are being nice to us if we do something wrong and as soon as the inspectors leave, they go back to normal and shout at us for no reason. We have been taken out of lesson for half an hour on Tuesday just so that Mr Lewis could tell us how badly behaved everyone is and that it's our fault that the school got such a bad report, when in fact our school has been outstanding, until they have changed the head teacher so obviously, Mr Lewis is doing something wrong. Also Cardinal Newman are no longer a joint school with us because they are so ashamed of our report. It's horrible how pupils get treated. We get put into isolation for wearing a certain amount of make up, wearing shoes that are 'unacceptable' for school, having certain coloured hair and even hair that is too long or short. The school care too much about the way we look and not our education. I'm sick of them pretending to care about us and how the teachers think they are superior to pupils just because they are older. They can't expect pupils to respect them if they don't respect us at all. I'm not going to lie, I hope St Gregory's gets shut down and we get to move schools because anything would be better than this. St Gregory's is not the school that everyone thinks it is. I do enjoy some lessons and I can say for a fact that I have spoken to a few teachers and they would completely agree with me. If the school doesn't close down, we better get a new head or there will be way too many people moving schools.[/p][/quote]again another post by a pupil whos just having a dig at the uniform rules!! wearing to much make up, having the wrong coloured hair., wearing the wrong shoes!! WELL DONT stick to the rules and you will not get detention/isolation why is that so hard!!!![/p][/quote]Maybe you should fixate your comment's more on the fact that quite obviously the teachers are useless rather than fixate on uniform issues. But your probably a teacher who thinks that a nose stud will stop you becoming a brain surgeon and achieving where you obviously failed in life. Listen to your pupil's comment's and remember we live in a democratic society rather than a DICTATORSHIP (as you like to use the caps button to shout at the pupil's)!!! Idiot Still Grumpy (but thank f**k I wasn't educated there)[/p][/quote]Brain surgeon? Do you think the person would still turn up with a nose stud and incorrect uniform etc before surgery? NO. So why should they be allowed to be incorrectly dressed now? At the end of the day it's a rule that should be followed. I'm defiantly not a teacher but i'm far from an idiot by the way. I wouldn't dream of calling somebody an idiot and in the same post incorrectly use your and you're. Tut tut Mr Grumpy[/p][/quote]Hey liv, but which liv? ;)[/p][/quote]so what your saying to me as a pupil that we should follow the rules, we have arent alound to wear coats as soon as we are in school you are told of for having a coat yet there's that teacher cant name names stood in his brand new super warm coat signing cards for wearing coats with staff having no respect towards students, respect is a 50 50 thing you respect me ill respect you maybe the teachers should learn some respect.[/p][/quote]So you are asked to remove your coat in the school doorway? Common sense to me. A teacher stood near a continuously opened an closed door, a pupil being inside a warm classroom? But still....have you ever seen any single teacher with a nose stud in?[/p][/quote]yeah a few teacher have them in and we arent in a warm classroom the rooms are freezing and one of the external buoldings are basically a cardboard box SecretUsername
  • Score: -2

9:47pm Thu 6 Feb 14

qwertyasdfgh says...

Most of the comments seem to relate to poor standards in the science department. It is such a shame, because only a few years ago, that was probably one of the best departments in the school. I left in 2009, and I didn't have a bad word to say about the science department.

We will have to wait for the full report, but it looks as if the school traded on its justifiably outstanding reputation for too long and the healthy culture at the school ended up lapsing.
Most of the comments seem to relate to poor standards in the science department. It is such a shame, because only a few years ago, that was probably one of the best departments in the school. I left in 2009, and I didn't have a bad word to say about the science department. We will have to wait for the full report, but it looks as if the school traded on its justifiably outstanding reputation for too long and the healthy culture at the school ended up lapsing. qwertyasdfgh
  • Score: 3

9:57pm Thu 6 Feb 14

grey-area says...

Got some news for everyone that doesn't like rules. When you want employment, there are rules. If you become educationally brilliant, some employers still have tough, even unreasonable, rules. But that can come with the job.
Got some news for everyone that doesn't like rules. When you want employment, there are rules. If you become educationally brilliant, some employers still have tough, even unreasonable, rules. But that can come with the job. grey-area
  • Score: 14

10:46pm Thu 6 Feb 14

PageA says...

SecretUsername wrote:
SecretUsername wrote:
noyourewrong wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
noyourewrong wrote:
liv-98 wrote:
I'm a pupil at this school and I'm in the middle of doing my GCSE's. Such a pathetic excuse for a school. I'm so glad that it finally got an OFSTED report that it deserves. Every time we have inspectors in, we are shouted at by teachers and told that we have to behave, also the teachers are being nice to us if we do something wrong and as soon as the inspectors leave, they go back to normal and shout at us for no reason. We have been taken out of lesson for half an hour on Tuesday just so that Mr Lewis could tell us how badly behaved everyone is and that it's our fault that the school got such a bad report, when in fact our school has been outstanding, until they have changed the head teacher so obviously, Mr Lewis is doing something wrong. Also Cardinal Newman are no longer a joint school with us because they are so ashamed of our report. It's horrible how pupils get treated. We get put into isolation for wearing a certain amount of make up, wearing shoes that are 'unacceptable' for school, having certain coloured hair and even hair that is too long or short. The school care too much about the way we look and not our education. I'm sick of them pretending to care about us and how the teachers think they are superior to pupils just because they are older. They can't expect pupils to respect them if they don't respect us at all. I'm not going to lie, I hope St Gregory's gets shut down and we get to move schools because anything would be better than this. St Gregory's is not the school that everyone thinks it is. I do enjoy some lessons and I can say for a fact that I have spoken to a few teachers and they would completely agree with me. If the school doesn't close down, we better get a new head or there will be way too many people moving schools.
again another post by a pupil whos just having a dig at the uniform rules!! wearing to much make up, having the wrong coloured hair., wearing the wrong shoes!! WELL DONT stick to the rules and you will not get detention/isolation why is that so hard!!!!
Maybe you should fixate your comment's more on the fact that quite obviously the teachers are useless rather than fixate on uniform issues. But your probably a teacher who thinks that a nose stud will stop you becoming a brain surgeon and achieving where you obviously failed in life. Listen to your pupil's comment's and remember we live in a democratic society rather than a DICTATORSHIP (as you like to use the caps button to shout at the pupil's)!!!
Idiot
Still Grumpy (but thank f**k I wasn't educated there)
Brain surgeon? Do you think the person would still turn up with a nose stud and incorrect uniform etc before surgery? NO. So why should they be allowed to be incorrectly dressed now? At the end of the day it's a rule that should be followed. I'm defiantly not a teacher but i'm far from an idiot by the way. I wouldn't dream of calling somebody an idiot and in the same post incorrectly use your and you're. Tut tut Mr Grumpy
Hey liv, but which liv? ;)
so what your saying to me as a pupil that we should follow the rules, we have arent alound to wear coats as soon as we are in school you are told of for having a coat yet there's that teacher cant name names stood in his brand new super warm coat signing cards for wearing coats with staff having no respect towards students, respect is a 50 50 thing you respect me ill respect you maybe the teachers should learn some respect.
Tell him "Take it off sir or you wont feel the benefit"
[quote][p][bold]SecretUsername[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SecretUsername[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]liv-98[/bold] wrote: I'm a pupil at this school and I'm in the middle of doing my GCSE's. Such a pathetic excuse for a school. I'm so glad that it finally got an OFSTED report that it deserves. Every time we have inspectors in, we are shouted at by teachers and told that we have to behave, also the teachers are being nice to us if we do something wrong and as soon as the inspectors leave, they go back to normal and shout at us for no reason. We have been taken out of lesson for half an hour on Tuesday just so that Mr Lewis could tell us how badly behaved everyone is and that it's our fault that the school got such a bad report, when in fact our school has been outstanding, until they have changed the head teacher so obviously, Mr Lewis is doing something wrong. Also Cardinal Newman are no longer a joint school with us because they are so ashamed of our report. It's horrible how pupils get treated. We get put into isolation for wearing a certain amount of make up, wearing shoes that are 'unacceptable' for school, having certain coloured hair and even hair that is too long or short. The school care too much about the way we look and not our education. I'm sick of them pretending to care about us and how the teachers think they are superior to pupils just because they are older. They can't expect pupils to respect them if they don't respect us at all. I'm not going to lie, I hope St Gregory's gets shut down and we get to move schools because anything would be better than this. St Gregory's is not the school that everyone thinks it is. I do enjoy some lessons and I can say for a fact that I have spoken to a few teachers and they would completely agree with me. If the school doesn't close down, we better get a new head or there will be way too many people moving schools.[/p][/quote]again another post by a pupil whos just having a dig at the uniform rules!! wearing to much make up, having the wrong coloured hair., wearing the wrong shoes!! WELL DONT stick to the rules and you will not get detention/isolation why is that so hard!!!![/p][/quote]Maybe you should fixate your comment's more on the fact that quite obviously the teachers are useless rather than fixate on uniform issues. But your probably a teacher who thinks that a nose stud will stop you becoming a brain surgeon and achieving where you obviously failed in life. Listen to your pupil's comment's and remember we live in a democratic society rather than a DICTATORSHIP (as you like to use the caps button to shout at the pupil's)!!! Idiot Still Grumpy (but thank f**k I wasn't educated there)[/p][/quote]Brain surgeon? Do you think the person would still turn up with a nose stud and incorrect uniform etc before surgery? NO. So why should they be allowed to be incorrectly dressed now? At the end of the day it's a rule that should be followed. I'm defiantly not a teacher but i'm far from an idiot by the way. I wouldn't dream of calling somebody an idiot and in the same post incorrectly use your and you're. Tut tut Mr Grumpy[/p][/quote]Hey liv, but which liv? ;)[/p][/quote]so what your saying to me as a pupil that we should follow the rules, we have arent alound to wear coats as soon as we are in school you are told of for having a coat yet there's that teacher cant name names stood in his brand new super warm coat signing cards for wearing coats with staff having no respect towards students, respect is a 50 50 thing you respect me ill respect you maybe the teachers should learn some respect.[/p][/quote]Tell him "Take it off sir or you wont feel the benefit" PageA
  • Score: 0

10:59pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Undercover13 says...

grey-area wrote:
Got some news for everyone that doesn't like rules. When you want employment, there are rules. If you become educationally brilliant, some employers still have tough, even unreasonable, rules. But that can come with the job.
The school doesn't deserve special measures really, they're not that bad. Most of the teachers are outstanding and should be praised for all their efforts and dedication to teaching. There is just those very few teachers who are pulling the school down, and a few pupils, its not all the teachers fault. As for uniform, Yes, it is a bit too extreme but when we started in year 7 (or whenever) the uniform rules were clearly told to us and if we decide to break that of course there would be a consequence. No, it doesn't affect our learning at all but the school want to show authority like every other school, the teachers cant have nose piercings or anything.. they cant even wear jeans. They have a dress code and so do we (But not allowing certain hair styles is beyond pathetic). Quality of teaching is good all through out the school, apart from science really. So 'special measures' is a bit extreme..
[quote][p][bold]grey-area[/bold] wrote: Got some news for everyone that doesn't like rules. When you want employment, there are rules. If you become educationally brilliant, some employers still have tough, even unreasonable, rules. But that can come with the job.[/p][/quote]The school doesn't deserve special measures really, they're not that bad. Most of the teachers are outstanding and should be praised for all their efforts and dedication to teaching. There is just those very few teachers who are pulling the school down, and a few pupils, its not all the teachers fault. As for uniform, Yes, it is a bit too extreme but when we started in year 7 (or whenever) the uniform rules were clearly told to us and if we decide to break that of course there would be a consequence. No, it doesn't affect our learning at all but the school want to show authority like every other school, the teachers cant have nose piercings or anything.. they cant even wear jeans. They have a dress code and so do we (But not allowing certain hair styles is beyond pathetic). Quality of teaching is good all through out the school, apart from science really. So 'special measures' is a bit extreme.. Undercover13
  • Score: 8

11:50pm Thu 6 Feb 14

Gregs123 says...

noyourewrong wrote:
Gregs123 wrote:
noyourewrong wrote:
Gregs123 wrote:
I am a year 11 pupil attending this school and haven't learnt anything useful in the four years I've been there. I have been took out of numerous gcse coursework based lessons for having a little stud in my nose, and so have many other people for other reasons to do with what they look like, including one of my friends being patronised about her long hair and was told to get it cut off, they care more about uniform more then they have for the education of myself and other pupils and its a concern for my fellow pupils in year 11 with several months till our GCSEs. We also was taken out of lesson yesterday to have an assembly given by mr Lewis basically blaming the ofsted results on us and our behaviour and didnt even consider the standard of teaching. Usually in lessons we sit in silence and copy of a sheet with nothing explained but as soon as ofsted come in we seem to get taught completely different. There's a few teachers I really like and are very good at teaching but the rest are arrogant, very rude and knock our confidence low. I'm very glad ofsted have noticed this but no use now for the current year elevens.
Ok so a nose stud is NOT part of your uniform. WHY DO YOU WEAR IT!!
I was a pupil over 10 years ago! trust me, the same happened back then. You couldnt even have gel, dyed hair, long hair, any crew or step cut! stop being an idiot and leave your nose stud at home!!! SIMPLE thats one problem fixed.
And a nose stud does not affect my learning. If The amount of effort they put into their obsession with uniform was put in to our actual learning then I wouldn't complain.
It may not stop you from learning but it's a simple rule. So why do it? Why break a simple rule at the risk of being punished?
I see teachers wearing nail varnish and a few studs in there ears and jewellery? So how can they moan so much to us about this when there doing it themselves, it's not all about uniform either, the general teaching of some teachers is shocking and they have no respect for us and make me feel like I'm useless, we both have our opinions I guess.
[quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gregs123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gregs123[/bold] wrote: I am a year 11 pupil attending this school and haven't learnt anything useful in the four years I've been there. I have been took out of numerous gcse coursework based lessons for having a little stud in my nose, and so have many other people for other reasons to do with what they look like, including one of my friends being patronised about her long hair and was told to get it cut off, they care more about uniform more then they have for the education of myself and other pupils and its a concern for my fellow pupils in year 11 with several months till our GCSEs. We also was taken out of lesson yesterday to have an assembly given by mr Lewis basically blaming the ofsted results on us and our behaviour and didnt even consider the standard of teaching. Usually in lessons we sit in silence and copy of a sheet with nothing explained but as soon as ofsted come in we seem to get taught completely different. There's a few teachers I really like and are very good at teaching but the rest are arrogant, very rude and knock our confidence low. I'm very glad ofsted have noticed this but no use now for the current year elevens.[/p][/quote]Ok so a nose stud is NOT part of your uniform. WHY DO YOU WEAR IT!! I was a pupil over 10 years ago! trust me, the same happened back then. You couldnt even have gel, dyed hair, long hair, any crew or step cut! stop being an idiot and leave your nose stud at home!!! SIMPLE thats one problem fixed.[/p][/quote]And a nose stud does not affect my learning. If The amount of effort they put into their obsession with uniform was put in to our actual learning then I wouldn't complain.[/p][/quote]It may not stop you from learning but it's a simple rule. So why do it? Why break a simple rule at the risk of being punished?[/p][/quote]I see teachers wearing nail varnish and a few studs in there ears and jewellery? So how can they moan so much to us about this when there doing it themselves, it's not all about uniform either, the general teaching of some teachers is shocking and they have no respect for us and make me feel like I'm useless, we both have our opinions I guess. Gregs123
  • Score: -4

12:08am Fri 7 Feb 14

Gregs123 says...

As for the uniform situation. The reason the pupils are complaining (as a pupil myself) is because I am in year 11 and through the whole of my time at this school I have never been told off for any part of my uniform in the previous years from year 7 to year 10 and now Mr Lewis has came in and completely changed the rules to become extremely strict over every detail of your appearance, I understand rules such as nail varnish, too much eye makeup and blusher/bronzer but as for self conscious girls being intimidated and embarrassed in front of the whole class being given a packet of makeup wipes and told to take every inch of makeup off their face there and then is wrong. I have never been told to take my makeup off in any other year but as soon as I turn 16 I'm getting forced to take my makeup off teachers say they treat us like young adults but that is definitely not the case. Also as for hair, people get taken out of GCSE lessons to sit in isolation because for girls their hair is either too long or the wrong colour and numerous times have I seen boys in there because their hair is too short or below the shoulder. I do understand some of the uniform rules and agree with them but they have really taken it too far and by them taking it too far it's effecting our education more than it would if we were allowed to have some individuality and freedom.
As for the uniform situation. The reason the pupils are complaining (as a pupil myself) is because I am in year 11 and through the whole of my time at this school I have never been told off for any part of my uniform in the previous years from year 7 to year 10 and now Mr Lewis has came in and completely changed the rules to become extremely strict over every detail of your appearance, I understand rules such as nail varnish, too much eye makeup and blusher/bronzer but as for self conscious girls being intimidated and embarrassed in front of the whole class being given a packet of makeup wipes and told to take every inch of makeup off their face there and then is wrong. I have never been told to take my makeup off in any other year but as soon as I turn 16 I'm getting forced to take my makeup off teachers say they treat us like young adults but that is definitely not the case. Also as for hair, people get taken out of GCSE lessons to sit in isolation because for girls their hair is either too long or the wrong colour and numerous times have I seen boys in there because their hair is too short or below the shoulder. I do understand some of the uniform rules and agree with them but they have really taken it too far and by them taking it too far it's effecting our education more than it would if we were allowed to have some individuality and freedom. Gregs123
  • Score: -3

12:09am Fri 7 Feb 14

noyourewrong says...

grey-area wrote:
Got some news for everyone that doesn't like rules. When you want employment, there are rules. If you become educationally brilliant, some employers still have tough, even unreasonable, rules. But that can come with the job.
Finally someone else that see the point that people sometimes make rules we don't believe in but we have to follow!!
[quote][p][bold]grey-area[/bold] wrote: Got some news for everyone that doesn't like rules. When you want employment, there are rules. If you become educationally brilliant, some employers still have tough, even unreasonable, rules. But that can come with the job.[/p][/quote]Finally someone else that see the point that people sometimes make rules we don't believe in but we have to follow!! noyourewrong
  • Score: 6

12:14am Fri 7 Feb 14

noyourewrong says...

Gregs123 wrote:
noyourewrong wrote:
Gregs123 wrote:
noyourewrong wrote:
Gregs123 wrote:
I am a year 11 pupil attending this school and haven't learnt anything useful in the four years I've been there. I have been took out of numerous gcse coursework based lessons for having a little stud in my nose, and so have many other people for other reasons to do with what they look like, including one of my friends being patronised about her long hair and was told to get it cut off, they care more about uniform more then they have for the education of myself and other pupils and its a concern for my fellow pupils in year 11 with several months till our GCSEs. We also was taken out of lesson yesterday to have an assembly given by mr Lewis basically blaming the ofsted results on us and our behaviour and didnt even consider the standard of teaching. Usually in lessons we sit in silence and copy of a sheet with nothing explained but as soon as ofsted come in we seem to get taught completely different. There's a few teachers I really like and are very good at teaching but the rest are arrogant, very rude and knock our confidence low. I'm very glad ofsted have noticed this but no use now for the current year elevens.
Ok so a nose stud is NOT part of your uniform. WHY DO YOU WEAR IT!!
I was a pupil over 10 years ago! trust me, the same happened back then. You couldnt even have gel, dyed hair, long hair, any crew or step cut! stop being an idiot and leave your nose stud at home!!! SIMPLE thats one problem fixed.
And a nose stud does not affect my learning. If The amount of effort they put into their obsession with uniform was put in to our actual learning then I wouldn't complain.
It may not stop you from learning but it's a simple rule. So why do it? Why break a simple rule at the risk of being punished?
I see teachers wearing nail varnish and a few studs in there ears and jewellery? So how can they moan so much to us about this when there doing it themselves, it's not all about uniform either, the general teaching of some teachers is shocking and they have no respect for us and make me feel like I'm useless, we both have our opinions I guess.
Correct we both have our opinions but my original point was.... It was probably worse when I was in school!! It caught on in other schools I think we were the only ones to wear blazers!! Now nearly ever school does. Also let me just point out when I was attending if you was caught in uniform without your blazer on (at any point outside of the school grounds) you would be pulled in to the head the next day. Just saying rules are rules and they are simple enough. Just follow and feel the other benefits that come with them!!
[quote][p][bold]Gregs123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gregs123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gregs123[/bold] wrote: I am a year 11 pupil attending this school and haven't learnt anything useful in the four years I've been there. I have been took out of numerous gcse coursework based lessons for having a little stud in my nose, and so have many other people for other reasons to do with what they look like, including one of my friends being patronised about her long hair and was told to get it cut off, they care more about uniform more then they have for the education of myself and other pupils and its a concern for my fellow pupils in year 11 with several months till our GCSEs. We also was taken out of lesson yesterday to have an assembly given by mr Lewis basically blaming the ofsted results on us and our behaviour and didnt even consider the standard of teaching. Usually in lessons we sit in silence and copy of a sheet with nothing explained but as soon as ofsted come in we seem to get taught completely different. There's a few teachers I really like and are very good at teaching but the rest are arrogant, very rude and knock our confidence low. I'm very glad ofsted have noticed this but no use now for the current year elevens.[/p][/quote]Ok so a nose stud is NOT part of your uniform. WHY DO YOU WEAR IT!! I was a pupil over 10 years ago! trust me, the same happened back then. You couldnt even have gel, dyed hair, long hair, any crew or step cut! stop being an idiot and leave your nose stud at home!!! SIMPLE thats one problem fixed.[/p][/quote]And a nose stud does not affect my learning. If The amount of effort they put into their obsession with uniform was put in to our actual learning then I wouldn't complain.[/p][/quote]It may not stop you from learning but it's a simple rule. So why do it? Why break a simple rule at the risk of being punished?[/p][/quote]I see teachers wearing nail varnish and a few studs in there ears and jewellery? So how can they moan so much to us about this when there doing it themselves, it's not all about uniform either, the general teaching of some teachers is shocking and they have no respect for us and make me feel like I'm useless, we both have our opinions I guess.[/p][/quote]Correct we both have our opinions but my original point was.... It was probably worse when I was in school!! It caught on in other schools I think we were the only ones to wear blazers!! Now nearly ever school does. Also let me just point out when I was attending if you was caught in uniform without your blazer on (at any point outside of the school grounds) you would be pulled in to the head the next day. Just saying rules are rules and they are simple enough. Just follow and feel the other benefits that come with them!! noyourewrong
  • Score: 4

12:16am Fri 7 Feb 14

Gregs123 says...

Gregs123 wrote:
noyourewrong wrote:
Gregs123 wrote:
noyourewrong wrote:
Gregs123 wrote:
I am a year 11 pupil attending this school and haven't learnt anything useful in the four years I've been there. I have been took out of numerous gcse coursework based lessons for having a little stud in my nose, and so have many other people for other reasons to do with what they look like, including one of my friends being patronised about her long hair and was told to get it cut off, they care more about uniform more then they have for the education of myself and other pupils and its a concern for my fellow pupils in year 11 with several months till our GCSEs. We also was taken out of lesson yesterday to have an assembly given by mr Lewis basically blaming the ofsted results on us and our behaviour and didnt even consider the standard of teaching. Usually in lessons we sit in silence and copy of a sheet with nothing explained but as soon as ofsted come in we seem to get taught completely different. There's a few teachers I really like and are very good at teaching but the rest are arrogant, very rude and knock our confidence low. I'm very glad ofsted have noticed this but no use now for the current year elevens.
Ok so a nose stud is NOT part of your uniform. WHY DO YOU WEAR IT!!
I was a pupil over 10 years ago! trust me, the same happened back then. You couldnt even have gel, dyed hair, long hair, any crew or step cut! stop being an idiot and leave your nose stud at home!!! SIMPLE thats one problem fixed.
And a nose stud does not affect my learning. If The amount of effort they put into their obsession with uniform was put in to our actual learning then I wouldn't complain.
It may not stop you from learning but it's a simple rule. So why do it? Why break a simple rule at the risk of being punished?
I see teachers wearing nail varnish and a few studs in there ears and jewellery? So how can they moan so much to us about this when there doing it themselves, it's not all about uniform either, the general teaching of some teachers is shocking and they have no respect for us and make me feel like I'm useless, we both have our opinions I guess.
But yet again you don't go to the school so you wouldn't know obviously? So please don't comment back:)
[quote][p][bold]Gregs123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gregs123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gregs123[/bold] wrote: I am a year 11 pupil attending this school and haven't learnt anything useful in the four years I've been there. I have been took out of numerous gcse coursework based lessons for having a little stud in my nose, and so have many other people for other reasons to do with what they look like, including one of my friends being patronised about her long hair and was told to get it cut off, they care more about uniform more then they have for the education of myself and other pupils and its a concern for my fellow pupils in year 11 with several months till our GCSEs. We also was taken out of lesson yesterday to have an assembly given by mr Lewis basically blaming the ofsted results on us and our behaviour and didnt even consider the standard of teaching. Usually in lessons we sit in silence and copy of a sheet with nothing explained but as soon as ofsted come in we seem to get taught completely different. There's a few teachers I really like and are very good at teaching but the rest are arrogant, very rude and knock our confidence low. I'm very glad ofsted have noticed this but no use now for the current year elevens.[/p][/quote]Ok so a nose stud is NOT part of your uniform. WHY DO YOU WEAR IT!! I was a pupil over 10 years ago! trust me, the same happened back then. You couldnt even have gel, dyed hair, long hair, any crew or step cut! stop being an idiot and leave your nose stud at home!!! SIMPLE thats one problem fixed.[/p][/quote]And a nose stud does not affect my learning. If The amount of effort they put into their obsession with uniform was put in to our actual learning then I wouldn't complain.[/p][/quote]It may not stop you from learning but it's a simple rule. So why do it? Why break a simple rule at the risk of being punished?[/p][/quote]I see teachers wearing nail varnish and a few studs in there ears and jewellery? So how can they moan so much to us about this when there doing it themselves, it's not all about uniform either, the general teaching of some teachers is shocking and they have no respect for us and make me feel like I'm useless, we both have our opinions I guess.[/p][/quote]But yet again you don't go to the school so you wouldn't know obviously? So please don't comment back:) Gregs123
  • Score: -3

12:47am Fri 7 Feb 14

bella 1963 says...

St Gregorys Priority List:
1. Uniform
2. Timekeeping (regardless of traffic)
3. Eradicating any confidence our children have in themselves by shouting them down and not allowing them to speak
4. New consequences scheme - lets give them 3 ticks straight away just for a laugh when they really only should have 1 just to make them angry then we can sent to the head of department
5. Sure someone can add something here
6. And here
7 And here
8 Here too ...............
Big Yawn ....
Somewhere down the line there is some attempt to fill in their time before they go home by teaching the kids a bit of something or other I would imagine like how not to answer back or they will get a straight 3 ticks
Give a dog a bad name can work the same way as give a dog a good name !!!
St Gregorys Priority List: 1. Uniform 2. Timekeeping (regardless of traffic) 3. Eradicating any confidence our children have in themselves by shouting them down and not allowing them to speak 4. New consequences scheme - lets give them 3 ticks straight away just for a laugh when they really only should have 1 just to make them angry then we can sent to the head of department 5. Sure someone can add something here 6. And here 7 And here 8 Here too ............... Big Yawn .... Somewhere down the line there is some attempt to fill in their time before they go home by teaching the kids a bit of something or other I would imagine like how not to answer back or they will get a straight 3 ticks Give a dog a bad name can work the same way as give a dog a good name !!! bella 1963
  • Score: 1

12:52am Fri 7 Feb 14

bella 1963 says...

notsurprised95 wrote:
lufyojacceber wrote:
notsurprised95 wrote:
Stig of the Dump wrote:
notsurprised95 wrote:
snilodnamynam wrote:
I refuse to believe that St Greg's is inadequate as an educating body, or that it requires special measures. Definite hints of a political motive, as it is not an academy, and the main flaws were highlighted to lie in the governing body anyway, mainly not the staff or pupils. Uniform practically a non-issue, just save your wacky hairdos for summer. Teachers invariably are human beings with lives and empathy and mean well, as well as listening to basic reason. People are allowed views of their own, (I say this as an A* RE student who also happened to be the most outspoken atheist in the class), and extracurricular activity is well staffed, planned and wide ranging. Special needs are catered for, financial difficulties catered for, struggling pupils catered for, and many who do not gain from the school are obstructive to their own and other student's education; I have seen this with my own eyes. There is a definite tendency to seek a 'waterloo road' factor on the part of many pupils, saying it's a rough or hard or unfair school when it almost invariably produces mature, well rounded kids with good grades.
I left last year, so this experience is recent and comprehensive.

Shout out to my homeboy MC Leod.
Most likely a made up post by a member of staff
Read the post and you will see that it is from an ex pupil.
Just because it says that it is from an ex pupil doesn't mean it is, I read the post and that's how I came to the conclusion it wasn't from an ex pupil at all, being an ex pupil myself, so please take your patronising tones elsewhere
Take it from someone who knows the genius who wrote this. As if you think the teachers are cool enough to shout out to top guy Mr McLeod
Boring. Defending a school that has failed the majority of it's students over the past few years is a waste of time, people like you are the reason the school is where it is, you can't see that things needs to change
Comments from a teacher I dare say
[quote][p][bold]notsurprised95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lufyojacceber[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notsurprised95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Stig of the Dump[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notsurprised95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]snilodnamynam[/bold] wrote: I refuse to believe that St Greg's is inadequate as an educating body, or that it requires special measures. Definite hints of a political motive, as it is not an academy, and the main flaws were highlighted to lie in the governing body anyway, mainly not the staff or pupils. Uniform practically a non-issue, just save your wacky hairdos for summer. Teachers invariably are human beings with lives and empathy and mean well, as well as listening to basic reason. People are allowed views of their own, (I say this as an A* RE student who also happened to be the most outspoken atheist in the class), and extracurricular activity is well staffed, planned and wide ranging. Special needs are catered for, financial difficulties catered for, struggling pupils catered for, and many who do not gain from the school are obstructive to their own and other student's education; I have seen this with my own eyes. There is a definite tendency to seek a 'waterloo road' factor on the part of many pupils, saying it's a rough or hard or unfair school when it almost invariably produces mature, well rounded kids with good grades. I left last year, so this experience is recent and comprehensive. Shout out to my homeboy MC Leod.[/p][/quote]Most likely a made up post by a member of staff[/p][/quote]Read the post and you will see that it is from an ex pupil.[/p][/quote]Just because it says that it is from an ex pupil doesn't mean it is, I read the post and that's how I came to the conclusion it wasn't from an ex pupil at all, being an ex pupil myself, so please take your patronising tones elsewhere[/p][/quote]Take it from someone who knows the genius who wrote this. As if you think the teachers are cool enough to shout out to top guy Mr McLeod[/p][/quote]Boring. Defending a school that has failed the majority of it's students over the past few years is a waste of time, people like you are the reason the school is where it is, you can't see that things needs to change[/p][/quote]Comments from a teacher I dare say bella 1963
  • Score: -2

8:22am Fri 7 Feb 14

noyourewrong says...

Gregs123 wrote:
Gregs123 wrote:
noyourewrong wrote:
Gregs123 wrote:
noyourewrong wrote:
Gregs123 wrote: I am a year 11 pupil attending this school and haven't learnt anything useful in the four years I've been there. I have been took out of numerous gcse coursework based lessons for having a little stud in my nose, and so have many other people for other reasons to do with what they look like, including one of my friends being patronised about her long hair and was told to get it cut off, they care more about uniform more then they have for the education of myself and other pupils and its a concern for my fellow pupils in year 11 with several months till our GCSEs. We also was taken out of lesson yesterday to have an assembly given by mr Lewis basically blaming the ofsted results on us and our behaviour and didnt even consider the standard of teaching. Usually in lessons we sit in silence and copy of a sheet with nothing explained but as soon as ofsted come in we seem to get taught completely different. There's a few teachers I really like and are very good at teaching but the rest are arrogant, very rude and knock our confidence low. I'm very glad ofsted have noticed this but no use now for the current year elevens.
Ok so a nose stud is NOT part of your uniform. WHY DO YOU WEAR IT!! I was a pupil over 10 years ago! trust me, the same happened back then. You couldnt even have gel, dyed hair, long hair, any crew or step cut! stop being an idiot and leave your nose stud at home!!! SIMPLE thats one problem fixed.
And a nose stud does not affect my learning. If The amount of effort they put into their obsession with uniform was put in to our actual learning then I wouldn't complain.
It may not stop you from learning but it's a simple rule. So why do it? Why break a simple rule at the risk of being punished?
I see teachers wearing nail varnish and a few studs in there ears and jewellery? So how can they moan so much to us about this when there doing it themselves, it's not all about uniform either, the general teaching of some teachers is shocking and they have no respect for us and make me feel like I'm useless, we both have our opinions I guess.
But yet again you don't go to the school so you wouldn't know obviously? So please don't comment back:)
I'm glad you have finally taken my point on. Stop breaking rules, this gives the teachers more time to teach. Simple isnt it.
Enjoy your day in school. If you managed to get up after still being on here after midnight. Again just my opinion but that isnt a great way to prepare for a full day of learning. ;-)
[quote][p][bold]Gregs123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gregs123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gregs123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gregs123[/bold] wrote: I am a year 11 pupil attending this school and haven't learnt anything useful in the four years I've been there. I have been took out of numerous gcse coursework based lessons for having a little stud in my nose, and so have many other people for other reasons to do with what they look like, including one of my friends being patronised about her long hair and was told to get it cut off, they care more about uniform more then they have for the education of myself and other pupils and its a concern for my fellow pupils in year 11 with several months till our GCSEs. We also was taken out of lesson yesterday to have an assembly given by mr Lewis basically blaming the ofsted results on us and our behaviour and didnt even consider the standard of teaching. Usually in lessons we sit in silence and copy of a sheet with nothing explained but as soon as ofsted come in we seem to get taught completely different. There's a few teachers I really like and are very good at teaching but the rest are arrogant, very rude and knock our confidence low. I'm very glad ofsted have noticed this but no use now for the current year elevens.[/p][/quote]Ok so a nose stud is NOT part of your uniform. WHY DO YOU WEAR IT!! I was a pupil over 10 years ago! trust me, the same happened back then. You couldnt even have gel, dyed hair, long hair, any crew or step cut! stop being an idiot and leave your nose stud at home!!! SIMPLE thats one problem fixed.[/p][/quote]And a nose stud does not affect my learning. If The amount of effort they put into their obsession with uniform was put in to our actual learning then I wouldn't complain.[/p][/quote]It may not stop you from learning but it's a simple rule. So why do it? Why break a simple rule at the risk of being punished?[/p][/quote]I see teachers wearing nail varnish and a few studs in there ears and jewellery? So how can they moan so much to us about this when there doing it themselves, it's not all about uniform either, the general teaching of some teachers is shocking and they have no respect for us and make me feel like I'm useless, we both have our opinions I guess.[/p][/quote]But yet again you don't go to the school so you wouldn't know obviously? So please don't comment back:)[/p][/quote]I'm glad you have finally taken my point on. Stop breaking rules, this gives the teachers more time to teach. Simple isnt it. Enjoy your day in school. If you managed to get up after still being on here after midnight. Again just my opinion but that isnt a great way to prepare for a full day of learning. ;-) noyourewrong
  • Score: 5

2:54pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Kingabbo says...

Bring back Brophy, Bring back Brophy and Brian Dooner
Bring back Brophy, Bring back Brophy and Brian Dooner Kingabbo
  • Score: 1

4:04pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Gregs123 says...

noyourewrong wrote:
Gregs123 wrote:
Gregs123 wrote:
noyourewrong wrote:
Gregs123 wrote:
noyourewrong wrote:
Gregs123 wrote: I am a year 11 pupil attending this school and haven't learnt anything useful in the four years I've been there. I have been took out of numerous gcse coursework based lessons for having a little stud in my nose, and so have many other people for other reasons to do with what they look like, including one of my friends being patronised about her long hair and was told to get it cut off, they care more about uniform more then they have for the education of myself and other pupils and its a concern for my fellow pupils in year 11 with several months till our GCSEs. We also was taken out of lesson yesterday to have an assembly given by mr Lewis basically blaming the ofsted results on us and our behaviour and didnt even consider the standard of teaching. Usually in lessons we sit in silence and copy of a sheet with nothing explained but as soon as ofsted come in we seem to get taught completely different. There's a few teachers I really like and are very good at teaching but the rest are arrogant, very rude and knock our confidence low. I'm very glad ofsted have noticed this but no use now for the current year elevens.
Ok so a nose stud is NOT part of your uniform. WHY DO YOU WEAR IT!! I was a pupil over 10 years ago! trust me, the same happened back then. You couldnt even have gel, dyed hair, long hair, any crew or step cut! stop being an idiot and leave your nose stud at home!!! SIMPLE thats one problem fixed.
And a nose stud does not affect my learning. If The amount of effort they put into their obsession with uniform was put in to our actual learning then I wouldn't complain.
It may not stop you from learning but it's a simple rule. So why do it? Why break a simple rule at the risk of being punished?
I see teachers wearing nail varnish and a few studs in there ears and jewellery? So how can they moan so much to us about this when there doing it themselves, it's not all about uniform either, the general teaching of some teachers is shocking and they have no respect for us and make me feel like I'm useless, we both have our opinions I guess.
But yet again you don't go to the school so you wouldn't know obviously? So please don't comment back:)
I'm glad you have finally taken my point on. Stop breaking rules, this gives the teachers more time to teach. Simple isnt it.
Enjoy your day in school. If you managed to get up after still being on here after midnight. Again just my opinion but that isnt a great way to prepare for a full day of learning. ;-)
I haven't took anything on from you i still think the school obsess over uniform way to much. ofsted didn't give them a bad report for there obsession with uniform did they? So they do also have other faults maybe you should moan about the education and the teaching affecting the pupils, then the rules? You must have a fun life too staying up till 'after midnight' trying to prove a 16 year old wrong. ';)'
[quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gregs123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gregs123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gregs123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]noyourewrong[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gregs123[/bold] wrote: I am a year 11 pupil attending this school and haven't learnt anything useful in the four years I've been there. I have been took out of numerous gcse coursework based lessons for having a little stud in my nose, and so have many other people for other reasons to do with what they look like, including one of my friends being patronised about her long hair and was told to get it cut off, they care more about uniform more then they have for the education of myself and other pupils and its a concern for my fellow pupils in year 11 with several months till our GCSEs. We also was taken out of lesson yesterday to have an assembly given by mr Lewis basically blaming the ofsted results on us and our behaviour and didnt even consider the standard of teaching. Usually in lessons we sit in silence and copy of a sheet with nothing explained but as soon as ofsted come in we seem to get taught completely different. There's a few teachers I really like and are very good at teaching but the rest are arrogant, very rude and knock our confidence low. I'm very glad ofsted have noticed this but no use now for the current year elevens.[/p][/quote]Ok so a nose stud is NOT part of your uniform. WHY DO YOU WEAR IT!! I was a pupil over 10 years ago! trust me, the same happened back then. You couldnt even have gel, dyed hair, long hair, any crew or step cut! stop being an idiot and leave your nose stud at home!!! SIMPLE thats one problem fixed.[/p][/quote]And a nose stud does not affect my learning. If The amount of effort they put into their obsession with uniform was put in to our actual learning then I wouldn't complain.[/p][/quote]It may not stop you from learning but it's a simple rule. So why do it? Why break a simple rule at the risk of being punished?[/p][/quote]I see teachers wearing nail varnish and a few studs in there ears and jewellery? So how can they moan so much to us about this when there doing it themselves, it's not all about uniform either, the general teaching of some teachers is shocking and they have no respect for us and make me feel like I'm useless, we both have our opinions I guess.[/p][/quote]But yet again you don't go to the school so you wouldn't know obviously? So please don't comment back:)[/p][/quote]I'm glad you have finally taken my point on. Stop breaking rules, this gives the teachers more time to teach. Simple isnt it. Enjoy your day in school. If you managed to get up after still being on here after midnight. Again just my opinion but that isnt a great way to prepare for a full day of learning. ;-)[/p][/quote]I haven't took anything on from you i still think the school obsess over uniform way to much. ofsted didn't give them a bad report for there obsession with uniform did they? So they do also have other faults maybe you should moan about the education and the teaching affecting the pupils, then the rules? You must have a fun life too staying up till 'after midnight' trying to prove a 16 year old wrong. ';)' Gregs123
  • Score: -4

7:22pm Fri 7 Feb 14

bella 1963 says...

notsurprised95 wrote:
Dwencel wrote:
Im one of the students in st gregs and im in Y11. I think that my schoolhad been marked wrong and st gregs shuld get GOOD in my opinion and not special mesures. Our scholl had been let down by stiuped and imture students and as Mr.Lewis seed to all of us there is a hand full of students like that im st gregs. St.gregs has many fantastic teachers and if you show them that you are traying to improve the do any think to help you. Im really proude of being a member of St.gregs and if i will have kids in a future i would like them to go to this school.
Year 11 pupil and your spelling and grammar is awful, a perfect example of why it got the report it did.
exactly my year 5 daughter can spell better than that !!!
[quote][p][bold]notsurprised95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dwencel[/bold] wrote: Im one of the students in st gregs and im in Y11. I think that my schoolhad been marked wrong and st gregs shuld get GOOD in my opinion and not special mesures. Our scholl had been let down by stiuped and imture students and as Mr.Lewis seed to all of us there is a hand full of students like that im st gregs. St.gregs has many fantastic teachers and if you show them that you are traying to improve the do any think to help you. Im really proude of being a member of St.gregs and if i will have kids in a future i would like them to go to this school.[/p][/quote]Year 11 pupil and your spelling and grammar is awful, a perfect example of why it got the report it did.[/p][/quote]exactly my year 5 daughter can spell better than that !!! bella 1963
  • Score: 2

7:41pm Fri 7 Feb 14

bella 1963 says...

SecretUsername wrote:
I am a current pupil in y11 at st gregorys catholic high school, i think the school isnt performing very well, the maths and english departments are good however other deparments lack in good education standards, for example science we are a over a month behind, i think that the school has got the shock it needed but the school isnt a special measures case, the teachers need to get their priorites straight they see uniform more important as education, the teachers blame the bad report on the handful of badly behaved pupils pupils surely if this was the case and the school was an outstanding school these pupils wouldnt affect them but it quite clearly does, i feel im not getting a full education
Every school has a handful of badly behaved pupils !!!! The badly behaved pupils at the other schools have not put those schools into special measures !!!
Therefore who is to blame.....pretty obvious to me....I wonder why the teachers and Mr Lewis seem to think its Gregs badly behaved pupils which have done this to the school ?????
[quote][p][bold]SecretUsername[/bold] wrote: I am a current pupil in y11 at st gregorys catholic high school, i think the school isnt performing very well, the maths and english departments are good however other deparments lack in good education standards, for example science we are a over a month behind, i think that the school has got the shock it needed but the school isnt a special measures case, the teachers need to get their priorites straight they see uniform more important as education, the teachers blame the bad report on the handful of badly behaved pupils pupils surely if this was the case and the school was an outstanding school these pupils wouldnt affect them but it quite clearly does, i feel im not getting a full education[/p][/quote]Every school has a handful of badly behaved pupils !!!! The badly behaved pupils at the other schools have not put those schools into special measures !!! Therefore who is to blame.....pretty obvious to me....I wonder why the teachers and Mr Lewis seem to think its Gregs badly behaved pupils which have done this to the school ????? bella 1963
  • Score: -1

5:33am Sat 8 Feb 14

pnewsome says...

I see we have the same trolls here as we had on the Lymm discussion last year. Do these 'people' have nothing better to do ?
I see we have the same trolls here as we had on the Lymm discussion last year. Do these 'people' have nothing better to do ? pnewsome
  • Score: 0

6:09pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Gregs123 says...

bella 1963 wrote:
notsurprised95 wrote:
Dwencel wrote:
Im one of the students in st gregs and im in Y11. I think that my schoolhad been marked wrong and st gregs shuld get GOOD in my opinion and not special mesures. Our scholl had been let down by stiuped and imture students and as Mr.Lewis seed to all of us there is a hand full of students like that im st gregs. St.gregs has many fantastic teachers and if you show them that you are traying to improve the do any think to help you. Im really proude of being a member of St.gregs and if i will have kids in a future i would like them to go to this school.
Year 11 pupil and your spelling and grammar is awful, a perfect example of why it got the report it did.
exactly my year 5 daughter can spell better than that !!!
Excuse me for intruding on your very rude comments but this boy is in my year and English is not his first language and as the school is a multi ethnic school I'd really appreciate it if you did not insult people and pick out weaknesses this is exactly why the school got the report it did you're acting like the teachers picking out everything wrong with people. At least he is proud of the school he goes to you should not be criticizing the fact that he's not the best at spelling not everyone is out to please you, keep them comments to yourself and well done to him for commenting and putting his opinion out. Arrogant and rude people and you're probably 10 years older than I am.
[quote][p][bold]bella 1963[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notsurprised95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dwencel[/bold] wrote: Im one of the students in st gregs and im in Y11. I think that my schoolhad been marked wrong and st gregs shuld get GOOD in my opinion and not special mesures. Our scholl had been let down by stiuped and imture students and as Mr.Lewis seed to all of us there is a hand full of students like that im st gregs. St.gregs has many fantastic teachers and if you show them that you are traying to improve the do any think to help you. Im really proude of being a member of St.gregs and if i will have kids in a future i would like them to go to this school.[/p][/quote]Year 11 pupil and your spelling and grammar is awful, a perfect example of why it got the report it did.[/p][/quote]exactly my year 5 daughter can spell better than that !!![/p][/quote]Excuse me for intruding on your very rude comments but this boy is in my year and English is not his first language and as the school is a multi ethnic school I'd really appreciate it if you did not insult people and pick out weaknesses this is exactly why the school got the report it did you're acting like the teachers picking out everything wrong with people. At least he is proud of the school he goes to you should not be criticizing the fact that he's not the best at spelling not everyone is out to please you, keep them comments to yourself and well done to him for commenting and putting his opinion out. Arrogant and rude people and you're probably 10 years older than I am. Gregs123
  • Score: 2

8:33pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Gregs123 says...

Gregs123 wrote:
bella 1963 wrote:
notsurprised95 wrote:
Dwencel wrote: Im one of the students in st gregs and im in Y11. I think that my schoolhad been marked wrong and st gregs shuld get GOOD in my opinion and not special mesures. Our scholl had been let down by stiuped and imture students and as Mr.Lewis seed to all of us there is a hand full of students like that im st gregs. St.gregs has many fantastic teachers and if you show them that you are traying to improve the do any think to help you. Im really proude of being a member of St.gregs and if i will have kids in a future i would like them to go to this school.
Year 11 pupil and your spelling and grammar is awful, a perfect example of why it got the report it did.
exactly my year 5 daughter can spell better than that !!!
Excuse me for intruding on your very rude comments but this boy is in my year and English is not his first language and as the school is a multi ethnic school I'd really appreciate it if you did not insult people and pick out weaknesses this is exactly why the school got the report it did you're acting like the teachers picking out everything wrong with people. At least he is proud of the school he goes to you should not be criticizing the fact that he's not the best at spelling not everyone is out to please you, keep them comments to yourself and well done to him for commenting and putting his opinion out. Arrogant and rude people and you're probably 10 years older than I am.
Oh and also what's your Polish like because he speaks and writes it fluently...
[quote][p][bold]Gregs123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bella 1963[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notsurprised95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dwencel[/bold] wrote: Im one of the students in st gregs and im in Y11. I think that my schoolhad been marked wrong and st gregs shuld get GOOD in my opinion and not special mesures. Our scholl had been let down by stiuped and imture students and as Mr.Lewis seed to all of us there is a hand full of students like that im st gregs. St.gregs has many fantastic teachers and if you show them that you are traying to improve the do any think to help you. Im really proude of being a member of St.gregs and if i will have kids in a future i would like them to go to this school.[/p][/quote]Year 11 pupil and your spelling and grammar is awful, a perfect example of why it got the report it did.[/p][/quote]exactly my year 5 daughter can spell better than that !!![/p][/quote]Excuse me for intruding on your very rude comments but this boy is in my year and English is not his first language and as the school is a multi ethnic school I'd really appreciate it if you did not insult people and pick out weaknesses this is exactly why the school got the report it did you're acting like the teachers picking out everything wrong with people. At least he is proud of the school he goes to you should not be criticizing the fact that he's not the best at spelling not everyone is out to please you, keep them comments to yourself and well done to him for commenting and putting his opinion out. Arrogant and rude people and you're probably 10 years older than I am.[/p][/quote]Oh and also what's your Polish like because he speaks and writes it fluently... Gregs123
  • Score: 1

11:49pm Sun 9 Feb 14

icequeen1978 says...

amy420 wrote:
I am currently a pupil at this school and it is true that all the pupils missed half an hour of their last lesson for an assembly where we were told that our behaviour was the reason for the bad report. The school are overly obsessed with the appearance of their pupils. I can understand the school not accepting un natural hair colours and piercings that are obvious (any piercings on the face) but I have been pulled out of lessons numerous times because of my eyeliner, shoes, hair colour and having a stretcher in my ear. I have missed hours of valuable lesson time sat in isolation because of uniform.

I will soon be choosing my options for my GCSE's. I will be taking Art and I have not learnt one useful thing in the past three years of doing the subject. We are not taught anything, we simply copy pictures and paint them. Maths, Drama, RE, IT, DT, Music and PSD are all extremely good departments and I feel as though I am learning and progressing in those subjects.

The school are always telling us to respect the teachers and one another when 80% of the teachers have no respect for pupils what so ever.

The new deputy head is making a few good decisions such as moving the tables into groups so that pupils can co-operate and do more group work. In the assembly that all the pupils had the deputy head mentioned that he will be changing the normal 3 lunches to a single lunch so that lessons don't get disrupted by other pupils on lunch. In my opinion I think that this is a ridiculous idea. The canteen and dance studio (where there are extra tables and a place to buy sandwiches and drinks at lunch) are already packed full at lunch times so I do not think that putting over 1,000 pupils on one lunch will solve any problems.

I have thought about moving schools many times over the past few months as I have not being enjoying my time at St. Gregory's. I am not surprised by the Ofsted report in any way.
Uniform is there for a reason of which I'm sure you are aware - no one will get picked on for having the wrong label/shoes/bag etc. A smart image ins created. It helps students develop a sense of belonging to a school. When outside school , you are an ambassador for it.
When you venture into the world of work, you will have a dress code and will be expected to adhere to it.
Your parents knew before you started the school, what the dress code was. Minimal make up - mascara/lip gloss are allowed. Eyeliner is not. Earring studs in the lower lobe are allowed, stretchers are not.
If you read the uniform policy you will see this.
You can't blame the school for the loss of valuable hours of lesson time. After the first telling off, the unacceptable make up/jewellery should have been removed. then you would be back in lessons. But no! that's too easy. YOU and no one else is responsible for your lost lessons.
Learn to conform for 6 hours a day and get on with your learning. Then you can leave school and go into the big wide world and follow the rules and regulations of College, University or work.
Good luck
[quote][p][bold]amy420[/bold] wrote: I am currently a pupil at this school and it is true that all the pupils missed half an hour of their last lesson for an assembly where we were told that our behaviour was the reason for the bad report. The school are overly obsessed with the appearance of their pupils. I can understand the school not accepting un natural hair colours and piercings that are obvious (any piercings on the face) but I have been pulled out of lessons numerous times because of my eyeliner, shoes, hair colour and having a stretcher in my ear. I have missed hours of valuable lesson time sat in isolation because of uniform. I will soon be choosing my options for my GCSE's. I will be taking Art and I have not learnt one useful thing in the past three years of doing the subject. We are not taught anything, we simply copy pictures and paint them. Maths, Drama, RE, IT, DT, Music and PSD are all extremely good departments and I feel as though I am learning and progressing in those subjects. The school are always telling us to respect the teachers and one another when 80% of the teachers have no respect for pupils what so ever. The new deputy head is making a few good decisions such as moving the tables into groups so that pupils can co-operate and do more group work. In the assembly that all the pupils had the deputy head mentioned that he will be changing the normal 3 lunches to a single lunch so that lessons don't get disrupted by other pupils on lunch. In my opinion I think that this is a ridiculous idea. The canteen and dance studio (where there are extra tables and a place to buy sandwiches and drinks at lunch) are already packed full at lunch times so I do not think that putting over 1,000 pupils on one lunch will solve any problems. I have thought about moving schools many times over the past few months as I have not being enjoying my time at St. Gregory's. I am not surprised by the Ofsted report in any way.[/p][/quote]Uniform is there for a reason of which I'm sure you are aware - no one will get picked on for having the wrong label/shoes/bag etc. A smart image ins created. It helps students develop a sense of belonging to a school. When outside school , you are an ambassador for it. When you venture into the world of work, you will have a dress code and will be expected to adhere to it. Your parents knew before you started the school, what the dress code was. Minimal make up - mascara/lip gloss are allowed. Eyeliner is not. Earring studs in the lower lobe are allowed, stretchers are not. If you read the uniform policy you will see this. You can't blame the school for the loss of valuable hours of lesson time. After the first telling off, the unacceptable make up/jewellery should have been removed. then you would be back in lessons. But no! that's too easy. YOU and no one else is responsible for your lost lessons. Learn to conform for 6 hours a day and get on with your learning. Then you can leave school and go into the big wide world and follow the rules and regulations of College, University or work. Good luck icequeen1978
  • Score: 8

4:17pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Magbag says...

Utter shock to the community. If this can happen @ St Gregorys then there's no hope for the remainder of Warrington! It will be interesting to see how other high schools are judged by Ofsted.
Utter shock to the community. If this can happen @ St Gregorys then there's no hope for the remainder of Warrington! It will be interesting to see how other high schools are judged by Ofsted. Magbag
  • Score: -1

9:32am Tue 11 Feb 14

MAD 4 IT says...

WHO CARES ????????????????????
????????? NOT ME !!!!!!!!!!!!
WHO CARES ???????????????????? ????????? NOT ME !!!!!!!!!!!! MAD 4 IT
  • Score: 0

11:21am Tue 11 Feb 14

notsurprised95 says...

Gregs123 wrote:
Gregs123 wrote:
bella 1963 wrote:
notsurprised95 wrote:
Dwencel wrote: Im one of the students in st gregs and im in Y11. I think that my schoolhad been marked wrong and st gregs shuld get GOOD in my opinion and not special mesures. Our scholl had been let down by stiuped and imture students and as Mr.Lewis seed to all of us there is a hand full of students like that im st gregs. St.gregs has many fantastic teachers and if you show them that you are traying to improve the do any think to help you. Im really proude of being a member of St.gregs and if i will have kids in a future i would like them to go to this school.
Year 11 pupil and your spelling and grammar is awful, a perfect example of why it got the report it did.
exactly my year 5 daughter can spell better than that !!!
Excuse me for intruding on your very rude comments but this boy is in my year and English is not his first language and as the school is a multi ethnic school I'd really appreciate it if you did not insult people and pick out weaknesses this is exactly why the school got the report it did you're acting like the teachers picking out everything wrong with people. At least he is proud of the school he goes to you should not be criticizing the fact that he's not the best at spelling not everyone is out to please you, keep them comments to yourself and well done to him for commenting and putting his opinion out. Arrogant and rude people and you're probably 10 years older than I am.
Oh and also what's your Polish like because he speaks and writes it fluently...
I left St. Gregory's two years ago darling, this just shows how quickly they have fell into decline
[quote][p][bold]Gregs123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gregs123[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bella 1963[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]notsurprised95[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dwencel[/bold] wrote: Im one of the students in st gregs and im in Y11. I think that my schoolhad been marked wrong and st gregs shuld get GOOD in my opinion and not special mesures. Our scholl had been let down by stiuped and imture students and as Mr.Lewis seed to all of us there is a hand full of students like that im st gregs. St.gregs has many fantastic teachers and if you show them that you are traying to improve the do any think to help you. Im really proude of being a member of St.gregs and if i will have kids in a future i would like them to go to this school.[/p][/quote]Year 11 pupil and your spelling and grammar is awful, a perfect example of why it got the report it did.[/p][/quote]exactly my year 5 daughter can spell better than that !!![/p][/quote]Excuse me for intruding on your very rude comments but this boy is in my year and English is not his first language and as the school is a multi ethnic school I'd really appreciate it if you did not insult people and pick out weaknesses this is exactly why the school got the report it did you're acting like the teachers picking out everything wrong with people. At least he is proud of the school he goes to you should not be criticizing the fact that he's not the best at spelling not everyone is out to please you, keep them comments to yourself and well done to him for commenting and putting his opinion out. Arrogant and rude people and you're probably 10 years older than I am.[/p][/quote]Oh and also what's your Polish like because he speaks and writes it fluently...[/p][/quote]I left St. Gregory's two years ago darling, this just shows how quickly they have fell into decline notsurprised95
  • Score: -1

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