Harvest celebration

We had a wonderful turnout at Holy Trinity Church for our Harvest celebration.  Thank you for all your generous donations to the local food bank and for your continued support.

Mrs Stringer x


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The Coffee and Cupcakes event……

A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make our  “Coffee and Cupcakes” event such a fantastic success today. We raised just over  £530 for Anthony Nolan. An event very close to our hearts as the bone marrow transplant Mrs Abbotts eldest son received earlier this year saved his life.  So thank-you to everyone xx

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Fabulous pieces of art work!

img-20161012-wa0002Here are just  2 of the fabulous pieces of art work that are be presented to the new  Northwest Regional Director for Ofsted to hang in  his new office. We hope he will like them!


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50 years of Gorse Hall

Dear all,

We have planted 500 daffodil bulbs as the first celebration of the 50 years of Gorse Hall. We await the golden spring display!

A big thank you to Bernie and Mr Barton who dug the holes!



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First full days for reception…..


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Headteacher update

Dear Parents/Carers

Further to my letter at the end of July, I am writing to provide you with an update.

As you will be aware, Mrs Stringer will be leaving the school at the end of 2016. The Governing Board are managing the recruitment process and we are expecting to have the next permanent Headteacher in place by Easter 2017.

I am very pleased to confirm that Miss Flood, Deputy Head at Gorse Hall will act up to the role of Headteacher from January 2017 to Easter 2017. Miss Flood has been with Gorse Hall for 16 years and her vast knowledge and experience will ensure that the day to day school functions continue seamlessly.

The Governing Board are meeting on the 29th September to approve the next steps of the recruitment process and I can confirm the following key dates:

  • Role advertised from 10th October to the 3rd November
  • Shortlisting will take place from 7th to the 9th November
  • Interviews will take place on the 17th and 18th November

I will update you in early December (with the name of the next permanent Headteacher). If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via the school office.

Best wishes, Andrew

Chair of Governors

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Welcome back!

Dear all,

A belated welcome back to school and the Governors blog. I hope that everybody had a great summer.

The Governing Board will post regular updates here so please take a look when you have a few minutes.

The autumn term is already getting busy. The main focus of the Board for the next few months is to recruit a new Headteacher, we are making good progress and parents will be kept up to date with any developments.

You received a letter about the class blogs last weeks – the blogs showcase the great work of the children so take a look and leave a comment or two. (http://www.gorsehall.tameside.sch.uk/blogs.html)

I am usually at the school on a Friday for the toast club, come and speak to me – especially if you want some toast!

Best wishes, Andrew


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