Parent Bulletin 09.10.20

Parent Bulletin 09.10.20

Assembly this week Introducing Black History Month, our assemblies this week focussed on equality and diversity and the positive contribution to society by black and ethnic minority British people including former international athlete from Croydon, Donna Fraser.  Form time activities have also been shared by members of staff and discussed by Forms throughout the week. ID cards Student ID cards and lanyards that are lost or damaged will need to be paid for. The cost is £5. Please pay online…

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World Mental Health Day – Beyond Words

World Mental Health Day – Beyond Words

Did you know that it’s World Mental Health Day on 10th October, so this Saturday? What’s your 2020 been like? Put your feelings into words, in a project led by Bupa and it’s project partners. Writing has so many benefits for our wellbeing and mental health. And in these extraordinary times, the creative process can help us make sense of how we feel.   In the run up to World Mental Health Day (Saturday 10 October), Bupa are inviting all young…

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Parent Bulletin 25.09.20

Parent Bulletin 25.09.20

Virtual assembly I had a fabulous opportunity to break a school record on Monday – something I have not had the chance to do since my own school days when things were very different indeed! Whilst the technology let me down for a short while (I became muted), I was able to speak to all students and staff across the School in a short assembly on Microsoft Teams via staff laptops. Now we have tested the system and had the…

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Parent Bulletin 18.09.20

Parent Bulletin 18.09.20

This week With all year groups now back it has been delightful to walk around school and see lessons in progress, learning happening and our new procedures making a difference in minimising risk to students and staff. I have been very impressed to see our students quickly settling into the new routines, following instructions and understanding that whilst many things have necessarily changed in school, that we are here to help them prepare for the future. They look smart in…

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School Athletics Record Broken!

School Athletics Record Broken!

Mr Timmins has reported that Charlie Platt (Year 7) has already broken a school athletics record. Mr Timmins has written the following: “You know I love a school record, so I’m very excited to announce we already have a new school Pole Vault record for Year 7! Charlie Platt cleared 2.23m at a competition yesterday beating the previous record of 2.10m. This performance ranks him 1st in the UK for a Year 7 pupil!” Charlie is also a highly ranked…

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Homework and Home Learning

Homework and Home Learning

Please find, attached, the guide to homework and home learning. Below this, please also find a range of learning resources that are accessible at home for Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 learners. This page will continue to be updated, so please check back for further subjects and resources. If you’re looking for extra-curricular ideas outside of the normal subject areas, please click here. If you’re looking for documentaries to watch that relate to learning, please click here. Can’t hear…

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Equality Week – Some Examples

Equality Week – Some Examples

Well done to all of you from Key Stage 3 who took part in Equality Week. We have had an overwhelming amount of fantastic work by you all, and so much enthusiasm for the projects that you could choose to take part in. Please see some examples of the completed challenges here.

Generation Lockdown Writing Competition

Generation Lockdown Writing Competition

What is the writing competition? A writing competition for ages 7 to 17, called ‘Generation Lockdown’, has been launched offering young people the chance to write about their experiences during lockdown. Winners will be picked by authors and have their work published in a book. Submissions can be in the format of a personal experience, a poem or a creative story and the deadline closes Friday 17th July. Find out more here: https://generationlockdown.co.uk/ Published pieces will appear in a John…

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Equality Week

Equality Week

Learning Week: Equality This week is a themed learning week, focusing on equality. Please read through this document carefully, which will give you an oversight of equality and the learning activities that you should take part in. What is equality? Taken and adapted from www.equalityhumanrights.com Equality is about ensuring that every individual has an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives and talents. It is also the belief that no one should have poorer life chances because of…

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