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15.02.19 Letter from the headteacher

15th February 2019

 

Dear Parents,

 

With the half-term break about to start, I wanted to inform you of further developments at school and our plans for the next few months.

In the last week we have held training sessions with our new group of ambassadors for the OWEN project, ensuring that the message about safety around water is promoted both within our own school and further afield. We are also pleased that we have been asked to design the throwline containers which will be placed in establishments along the Trent so that they are available to be used in an emergency.

We have made some recent appointments to support the work we do with behaviour. I am really pleased that we will have Mr Taylor joining our staff to oversee behaviour interventions and support. We have been really clear with students that we have high expectations of their behaviour and this additional capacity means that we will be able to ensure that students can expect to work without interruption and students whose behaviour falls short of our expectation can be quickly supported and challenged.

In addition, we have appointed Ms Drury to the role of attendance officer, pupil premium and looked after children learning mentor. We are strongly committed to the success of all students and this appointment has already led to improved attendance for students where we had concerns and recognising also the excellent attendance of the vast majority of our students. On this note, it is worth reminding parents that we have a consistent approach to holiday requests during term time. These are not authorised.

We continue to develop the way in which we are using WeDuc, our parent communication app. Parents will already have been familiar with information about homework arriving home, but we have also now developed parents evening bookings through the same system. Thus will make it much easier for parents to choose appointments with the teachers they want to see.

In addition, we have started to send assessment information and reports home through the app - this has had a positive effective on our use of resources and also means that parents can see school information more easily.

Our next stage will be to inform parents through the app of all positive achievements and concerns that have arisen through lessons. This will mean quicker access by parents to the sort of information that has shaped their child’s day. We are really pleased to be able to ensure that parents get this information quickly. This will be launched just after half-term. Please use the information to discuss successes with your child and also support us through challenging any behaviour that falls below excellent.

I met with our partner primary heads recently and we spent some time discussing joint sports and creative projects and transition. We will be launching these shortly so please look out for these.

In terms of news updates, I am also really pleased that we will be launching our new website after half-term. It has been one of my priorities to ensure that communication is really clear between home and school and I am pleased that the new website will mean that school information is easily available and news items about our work will be regularly updated.

Finally, we are now into the serious work of revision for both our year eleven and year thirteen students. Ms Williams and I held a revision session for parents before half-term to share strategies for success and students have been allocated their personal intervention plan to ensure that revision in all of their subjects is thorough and effective.

We wish you a restful half-term and look forward to the next few months of working with you.

 

Best wishes,

David Phillips

15.02.19 Year eleven prom

                                                                                                                   JH/KH                         February 2019

Dear Parent/Carer

 

Year 11 Prom 2019 - Colwick Hall Nottingham. Friday, 21 June 2019

I have pleasure in announcing that the Prom for ‘Class of 2019’ will take place on Friday, 21 June and will be held at Colwick Hall in Nottingham.  This will be a great event where the Year group can celebrate the end of their exams and for being a part of an amazing year group over the last five years.

The evening includes a drink on arrival (non-alcoholic!), exclusive use of one of the ball rooms, a three course meal and DJ until late.  We will also have awards, Prom King and Queen, as well as a professional photographer to capture them at their best and other treats for the evening.

The cost for the event is £38.50.  Squid is now our preferred method of payment. Payments can be made in full or instalments. However, if you do not have access to the internet via a phone, tablet or computer please contact school to help us arrange alternative methods of payment. 

If your child would like to attend, could you please complete the reply slip with payment by Friday, 26 April 2019. Please return this slip to the main office or student services.

There will also be a trip to Alton Towers the week after, Wednesday, 26 June and a Year Book (capturing many special moments) that can be purchased before the end of the year events; details will follow shortly.

We are looking forward to a fantastic evening and it would be great to see as many of Team 11 attending as possible.

Yours sincerely

 

Mr J E Hobbs

Head of Year 11

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Year 11 Prom 2019 - Colwick Hall Nottingham. Friday, 21 June 2019

 

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