Parent News

Spring Term 2020
Friday 24th January 2020

Work Shadowing Initiative

PROUD - ResponsibilityWe are always keen to encourage students to experience the world of work and give them every opportunity to develop ideas and gain inspiration for their future career paths. At our various career events, students have had the opportunity to speak with local employers, have attended talks about career ideas and seen what our Careers and Aspirations micro-website has to offer.
Work Shadowing InitiativeWe also encourage you to talk to your son or daughter about your own working life – describe the various jobs you have fulfilled throughout your career to date, the functions and tasks that you have been required to carry out. Any advice you can offer will provide them with invaluable understanding and ideas.
Another way to help support their understanding is for them to experience a day at work by Work Shadowing. Work Shadowing InitiativeThis initiative would involve your child spending a day at work with you or another family member to experience what it is like within a workplace.
We understand that not all workplaces are suitable and employers may not wish to support a work-shadowing request. In this case, you may contact our careers and work experience team at school to discuss options.
Work Shadowing InitiativeAn ideal opportunity for a work-shadowing day would be our non-pupil day on February 24th or alternatively a suitable day during the half-term or Easter holidays.
To find out more and to log your child’s Work Shadowing Placement please visit our Careers Hub. This process needs to be completed well in advance of any planned work-shadowing day.

Year 11 Mock Exams Spring 2020

The timetable for the second round of Year 11 Mocks will start w/c 10th February – the timetable for these exams is now available on our Exams webpage.

Basketball Team on a High

PROUD - PerseveranceLast week, our Under 14 basketball team took on Tendring Technology College in a friendly match that gave many of the players their first experience of competitive basketball. The game was highly competitive and the team’s confidence has been boosted after winning the game 34 points to 24. The team put on a great display of basketball with star performances from Stephen, Aliyat and Jack, who helped the team to victory. Well done to them all!
Basketball Team on a High

Parent Reminders....

Students equipped for school:
Please ensure that your child is in the mind set each day to pack all the items that they need for school – books, pencil case, timetable, PE kit and their lunch or dinner money. Our reception team are being inundated daily with numerous items, brought in by parents, for delivery to their child. There is not always time to deliver all of these.

Leaving school for appointments:
We always advocate making appointments outside of the school day, but where this is unavoidable, please supply your child with a parental note to explain the reason for leaving school. This note should always be given to your child before school; our reception team are not always able to deliver subsequent telephone messages. Your note is essential to allow your child to leave class and enables them to sign-out at our Attendance Office before they leave the school site. On their return, they should always sign back in at the same office.

Meeting with members of staff:
We welcome the opportunity to meet with parents and staff are always happy to discuss any elements of your child’s education. However, please ensure that you make an appointment to meet with a member of staff in advance of arriving at school. Our staff have many commitments and they cannot always be available when there is an unexpected visit from a parent.