Advent Blog 'That's Christmas to me' - Wednesday 13th December

Day 13
St Ambrose Barlow Headteacher

Welcome

I love coming to work here each day.

Often it doesn’t feel like work. We are a Catholic community of faith where it is a privilege to see our young people flourishing, to speak with them, to learn their ways and watch them grow in confidence. They are an inspiration. Every day, every lesson great adventures and stories unfold born out of curiosity, imagination and creativity. Our equally inspiring staff are dedicated to nurturing every young person in their care. They may get outstanding results, but their commitment brings so much more to the education of our students. We believe in doing things differently so that every child can realise their gifts and talents and celebrate who they are. Doing this means that we are bringing to life the Catholic mission and ethos of the school.

There is great spirit and energy in this school. You can see it in the range of extra-curricular activities, in the array of research projects undertaken by staff and in the creativity that flows through our learning. There is also support and care: no-one is left behind, no-one is left out. Visitors often comment on the quiet sense of purpose they find in the school; this comes from outstanding relationships, particularly those between teachers and pupils.

We thrive on connections: with parents and carers, with parishes, with businesses. We love to look out and give our pupils a global perspective on learning. By doing this our students can see a higher purpose in their learning. It isn’t just about passing exams, getting a job or going to university. It is about pursuing passions, developing new skills and building character so that life after school can be rich and fulfilling lived in the service of others. Our pupils go out into the world with the capacity to contribute, to lead and to play their part in the community with joy and hope. The greatest measure of our success is seeing students who have the capacity to take charge of their future (at a time when the world is changing faster than ever), to be curious, make change and be comfortable in their own skin. As a parent myself I hope for the same for my own children.

If you like the sound of this, please come and see us. Everyone is welcome here. I look forward to meeting you and saying, ‘This is Ambrose...’

Ben Davis
Headteacher

St Ambrose Barlow
St Ambrose Barlow

Miss Cradden

13.12.17

St Ambrose Barlow

Ines Tetero

12.12.17

St Ambrose Barlow

Canon McBride

11.12.17

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Matthew Hand

08.12.17

St Ambrose Barlow

Mr Cameron

07.12.17

Mgr. Dale

Mgr. Dale

06.12.17

Oscar

Oscar

05.12.17

Megan is Nationwide Freestyle Dance Champion!

Megan is Nationwide Freestyle Dance Champion!

05.12.17

Maria Bucalo

Maria Bucalo

04.12.17

Shannon Awarded Football Scholarship in America

Shannon Awarded Football Scholarship in America

01.12.17

Mr Riley

Mr Riley

01.12.17

Kate Parks, parent

Kate Parks, parent

30.11.17

Mgr. Paul Smith

Mgr. Paul Smith

29.11.17

Ellie Dunning, pupil

Ellie Dunning, pupil

28.11.17

Mr Ben Davis, Headteacher

Mr Ben Davis, Headteacher

27.11.17

Celebrating Success at Presentation Evening

Celebrating Success at Presentation Evening

21.11.17

Teacher Training Information Event

Teacher Training Information Event

20.11.17

Fashion Futures Advice From Salford University

Fashion Futures Advice From Salford University

15.11.17

Come to our Open Morning 25 November

Come to our Open Morning 25 November

14.11.17

A Creative Day in Blackpool

A Creative Day in Blackpool

01.11.17

Applications Open - Be One Of Our Success Stories

Applications Open - Be One Of Our Success Stories

26.10.17

Jess Observes Brain Surgery on Work Experience!

Jess Observes Brain Surgery on Work Experience!

09.10.17

Students Visit to London

Students Visit to London

27.09.17

Students Go Live on BBC 5Live

Students Go Live on BBC 5Live

21.09.17

Shervin is Smart Futures Student of the Programme

Shervin is Smart Futures Student of the Programme

19.09.17

Welcome to Our New Year 12

Welcome to Our New Year 12

08.09.17

Meet the New Trainee Team

Meet the New Trainee Team

04.09.17

Results Day

Results Day

17.08.17

St Ambrose Barlow

STAYING SAFE THIS SUMMER

18.07.17

Students Head for the Hills on Silver Duke of Edinburgh

Students Head for the Hills on Silver Duke of Edinburgh

11.07.17

All Trainees Graduate with Outstanding or High Good

All Trainees Graduate with Outstanding or High Good

07.07.17

A Day at the Zoo for Biologists

A Day at the Zoo for Biologists

07.07.17

Students attend BAFTA screening at HOME Manchester

Students attend BAFTA screening at HOME Manchester

07.07.17

Industry Experts at Creative Careers Day

Industry Experts at Creative Careers Day

03.07.17

Goodbye and Good Luck to Year 13 Leavers

Goodbye and Good Luck to Year 13 Leavers

01.07.17

Summer Social - St Ambrose Barlow Parent School Council

Summer Social - St Ambrose Barlow Parent School Council

16.06.17

Students are the very first Level 3 DEC graduates in the country!

Students are the very first Level 3 DEC graduates in the country!

14.06.17

Dear Parent, Carer or Friend of St. Ambrose Barlow

Dear Parent, Carer or Friend of St. Ambrose Barlow

24.05.17

Aiden Set To Compete in National Schools Regatta

Aiden Set To Compete in National Schools Regatta

04.05.17

Football Tour to Porto

Football Tour to Porto

17.04.17

St Ambrose Barlow

Changes to our school day from 1st September, 2017

06.04.17

Guest Lecturers from Salford University visit DEC Students

Guest Lecturers from Salford University visit DEC Students

06.04.17

Students Strike a Pose for Charity at Runway on the Runway Event

Students Strike a Pose for Charity at Runway on the Runway Event

05.04.17

Students go behind the scenes at Countdown

Students go behind the scenes at Countdown

05.04.17

School Direct Brings Top Quality Teachers to Salford

School Direct Brings Top Quality Teachers to Salford

22.03.17

We're Having A Giveaway!

We're Having A Giveaway!

10.03.17

Making Choices 2017

Making Choices 2017

06.03.17

New York New York!

New York New York!

28.02.17

New Science Lab for Sixth Form

New Science Lab for Sixth Form

17.02.17

Year 9 Pupils Teach Primary Pupils to Design Buildings

Year 9 Pupils Teach Primary Pupils to Design Buildings

17.02.17

Cadet Programme Supports Next Generation of Young Professionals

Cadet Programme Supports Next Generation of Young Professionals

13.01.17

St Ambrose Barlow

Additional Training Day: January 9th, 2017

20.12.16

Laing O'Rourke Spot Talent in DEC Students

Laing O'Rourke Spot Talent in DEC Students

20.12.16

Students First to Gain Work Placements at Salford Royal Hospital

Students First to Gain Work Placements at Salford Royal Hospital

09.12.16

Year 11 or 13 Parents' Evening

Year 11 or 13 Parents' Evening

09.12.16

St Ambrose Barlow

Today's Evacuation: School Open Tomorrow

07.12.16

ANNUAL PRESENTATION EVENING 2016

ANNUAL PRESENTATION EVENING 2016

28.11.16

Students Win BBC Highly Commended Creative Award

Students Win BBC Highly Commended Creative Award

24.11.16

Meet Our New School Council Team

Meet Our New School Council Team

18.11.16

Blackpool Inspires Creativity for Art and Design Students

Blackpool Inspires Creativity for Art and Design Students

05.10.16

Students Join In MacMillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Students Join In MacMillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning

04.10.16

Business Networking at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

Business Networking at Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

04.10.16

Old Trafford Visit for Business Students

Old Trafford Visit for Business Students

04.10.16

Applications Soon to Open for Teacher Training

Applications Soon to Open for Teacher Training

30.09.16

ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET

ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET

15.09.16

Welcome to the 2016/17 School Direct Trainees

Welcome to the 2016/17 School Direct Trainees

13.09.16

New Term Marks New A Level Provision For Salford

New Term Marks New A Level Provision For Salford

13.09.16

Congratulations to the School Direct Class of 2016

Congratulations to the School Direct Class of 2016

14.07.16

GCSE Art Exhibition 2016

GCSE Art Exhibition 2016

04.07.16

St Ambrose Barlow

STRIKE ACTION – TUESDAY 5TH JULY, 2016

04.07.16

Students Enjoy End of Year Alton Towers Trip

Students Enjoy End of Year Alton Towers Trip

27.06.16

Developing Leadership in Catholic Primary and Secondary Schools

Developing Leadership in Catholic Primary and Secondary Schools

25.05.16

Students Volunteer to Support Disabled Living Charity

Students Volunteer to Support Disabled Living Charity

13.05.16

Creative Media Students Head to London to Present Project

Creative Media Students Head to London to Present Project

10.05.16

Student Car Wash Raises Funds for Charity

Student Car Wash Raises Funds for Charity

13.04.16

Making Choices 2016

Making Choices 2016

03.03.16

INTRODUCING OUR NEW SCHOOL BADGE

INTRODUCING OUR NEW SCHOOL BADGE

09.02.16

Outdoor Activities Build Teamwork Skills

Outdoor Activities Build Teamwork Skills

20.01.16

Students Swing Into Action At Go Ape

Students Swing Into Action At Go Ape

26.10.15

Student Success in Salford Royal Open Day Competition

Student Success in Salford Royal Open Day Competition

13.10.15

St Ambrose Barlow Sixth Form Restaurant Hosts Asian Cuisine Nights

St Ambrose Barlow Sixth Form Restaurant Hosts Asian Cuisine Nights

01.10.15

St Ambrose Barlow

Year 7 Retreats

25.09.15

St Ambrose Barlow College Students Enjoy Placements at Top Hotel

St Ambrose Barlow College Students Enjoy Placements at Top Hotel

02.09.15

First Graduates Celebrate Success

First Graduates Celebrate Success

01.09.15

University of Cambridge Presentation

University of Cambridge Presentation

23.03.15

Hotel Underground Competition

Hotel Underground Competition

09.12.14

Salford Young People Step Up!

Salford Young People Step Up!

25.06.14

Become a Teacher!

Become a Teacher!

21.03.14

Media success in London

Media success in London

06.03.14

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