Parent News

Spring Term 2019
Friday 18th January 2019

Autumn Term AwardsAutumn Term Awards

At the end of last term, we were delighted to be able to recognise the effort and achievement of students across the school, throughout the first term of this academic year. Numerous awards were given to those who had produced outstanding work, shown a determination to succeed, or behaved in a mature and exemplary manner. Along with many subject prizes, a number of students from each year group were presented with special PROUD and Form Tutor awards, during their final assembly on the last day of term. Pictured are a number of the award winners from Year 7 to Year 9 – they number too many to feature individually. Well done to every student who was rewarded for their efforts last term.

Year 7 - Emily, Cassidy, Scarlett, Edie, Sophie, George, Freddie, Scarlett, Teddy, Lily, Joss-Paul, Freddy, Amy, Faith, Ruby and Grace.
Year 8 - Lucy, Madison, Teddy, Julie, Leyla, Leela, Lily, Riley, Luke, Evie, Grace, Kezia, Jack, Jaidan, Ethan and Aleksandra.

Year 9 - Sam, Amalia, Adam, Jasmine, Jessica, Nathan, Morgan, Alfie, Saracen, Sion, Alfie, Evangeline, Grace and Teddy.
Year 10 - Harry Atkinson, Sam Brades, Daniella Brittain, Bailey Carvell, Paige Desilva, Bradley Inglis, Emily King, Romany King, Jake Goode, Jake Manson, Brooke McRoberts, Shantaye Matthews, Cassie Pearce, Billie-Jo Probart, Sara Smith-Walter and Leyying Yang.
Year 11 - Jessica Bone, Sophia Boughey, Ryan Burt, Laurelin Chase, Bailey Ewers-Smith, Peter Liu, Thea Longden, Emily Pounder, Robert McFarlane, Bethany Merchant, Mia Smith, Kate Surridge and Hannah Thomas.

Student Wellbeing Family Focus

As part of our ongoing focus on our students’ wellbeing, our Mental Health team organised a special Family Focus event before Christmas to help highlight the support available in school. Students and their families were invited to attend the evening event, where they had the opportunity to focus on guided meditation, techniques for wellbeing and Student Wellbeing Family Focusrelaxation, and the use of art to stimulate personal interaction and promote discussion, along with being provided with details about the strategies and provision on offer to our students. Two of our Mental Health ambassadors were also on hand to discuss and promote, the help that is available to those students who find it easier to speak to someone of their own age. The event was such a success that a further Family Focus evening is planned for this term, targeted at students in Years 10 and 11. It will focus on Exam and Stress Management. Parents and students are invited to express an interest in attending by contacting our Student Wellbeing Coordinator, Mrs Kim Roberts, via school reception, to help ensure we can accommodate everyone.

Good Samaritan Praised

This week one of our Year 8 students had the misfortune of crashing his bike on his way to school. He was lucky to escape with just a few bumps and bruises, but this again highlights the need for care whilst cycling and reinforces the message to always wear a bike helmet.
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When Alfie had his accident, Year 7 student, Reece Kinch, stopped on his way to school to help and took control of the situation. He decided to help by calling Alfie’s mum and looked after him at the roadside whilst they waited for support to arrive. Reece also ensured Alfie’s phone was not left in the road before handing it in to a member of staff once he got to school. Alfie’s mum contacted us to express her gratitude to those who helped and particularly to Reece for his assistance; she commented on how very impressed she was with the mature, kind and calm way, he acted in the situation.