Dates for your diary
03/10/18 – Y9 Open evening
11/10/2018 – Post 16 Open Evening
w/c 29/10/18 – Half term
05/11/2018 – Inset day
09/11/2018 – PTA Quiz night details below
On Thursday evening many parents of Year 12 students joined myself and Mrs Dodd for an informal guide to the Sixth Form. Mrs Dodd explained about expectation, enrichment, EPQ’s, charity work and much more. We would like to reiterate some of the point raised last night to parents of Year 12 and Year 13 students.
- The school day starts at 8.40 and finishes at 3.05. All students are expected to be in school all day, they are allowed to sign out to ‘pop’ into town but they are expected to return. Students should not be signing out and going home before 3.05, if they do not have a lesson then they should be using the time in school to complete super-curricular activities, homework or just wider reading. All students have on their timetable enrichment time, this is where they can complete MOOC’s or an EPQ, EPQ is worth half an A Level.
- All Female students have been reminded about their Sixth Form uniform. It must be a suit, so trousers and a jacket, skirt and jacket or dress and jacket. Skirts must be of an appropriate length, we have had to remind some female students that wearing a micro-mini skirt of any material is not acceptable; we ask that you reiterate this message to them. Students who continue to wear the wrong style of skirts to school may be asked to go home and change.
We have started to ask Year 12 and 13 students to volunteer for events within school, we like to see our Sixth Formers give a little something back to the school. It is very nice to see the helping out at open evenings for new Year 9 intake. Dates have been given to students. If they would like to be considered for a role on the Senior Prefect Team in Year 13 then these sort of events are a great way to be noticed.
Vet Skills Sessions Autumn Term 2018-2019
|02/10/17||Handling, sexing and care of rabbits and guinea pigs|
|16/10/17||Condition scoring of sheep ready for tupping|
|06/11/17||Reproductive systems and AI|
Care of poultry including checking turkeys ready for Christmas
We are very lucky to have a vet from Glenthorne’s practice coming into school on a fortnightly basis to work with our students and livestock. All sessions will take place on Tuesday from 3.10-4.00pm and are open to yr10 students who are taking Animal Care as an option subject. These sessions can be used to achieve the ‘skill’ section of the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. If you require any more information about these sessions please contact Mrs North
Internet Safety Advice
Local Business owners needed please!
Year 12 and 13 will be completing some investigations into Small Local Businesses to help them with their Unit 1 paper at A Level.
If there are any local businesses owners who would be happy to help them with their studies then please contact Mrs Featherstone on the school contact details. We would love to hear from you.
Experience in Change Management?
Year 13 are currently looking at Change Management and would love to hear real life case studies of change within large organisations to help them with their Unit 2 and 3 papers. If anyone has any experience with this part of the syllabus we would also welcome your help!
Monday 21st January – Ace your exams
This week’s Science Students of the Week selected by Mr Beech are:
Charlie Hallam and Abbi Hewlett for an excellent start to their GCSE Science courses.
Caitlin Beardsley and Melanie Birch for continued hard work in GCSE Science.
Tobias King and Rachel Spence for working hard on preparing for GCSEs in Science.
This week’s Animal Care Students of the Week selected by Mr Gilson are:
Alex Pope and Felicity Burgess for both making a positive start to the course.
Oliver Davies and Rachel Spence for working hard to complete their course work.
Arts Society 6th form Visit to Birmingham
Thomas Alleyne’s High School Merchandise Shop
European Day of Languages
We have vacancies available within our support staff, please see our school website linked below for further details.
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