Fourth Year pupils have reviewed their reports from last term and set targets using pages 20-21 of their planners. They have also discussed current affairs and the importance of a growth mindset in Form Time. If you are interested in finding out more, click here. Pupils are looking at the issues surrounding drug use in Life Studies this term.
Fifth Year pupils have completed their Trial examinations; results are published on the Parent Portal on Monday 23rd January and can be discussed with teachers at Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 8th February. Pupils will review their current A Level choices in light of their results and discussion with staff; a second A Level choice form will be issued on Friday 3rd February to be submitted on Tuesday 14th February. Pupils need to gain the signature of a relevant member of staff for each subject option. All Fifth Year pupils will have an interview with a member of staff as part of their transition to Sixth Form and have been preparing for this in form time this week.
National Citizen Service
Representatives from the National Citizen Service (NCS) will give a presentation to Fifth Year and Lower Sixth Form pupils on 27th January.
Pupils will be invited to apply for the scheme, which offers a government subsidised programme for 15 – 17 year olds. The aim is to help build skills for work and life, while taking on new challenges and meeting new people. It includes two residentials in the summer holidays: Adventurous activities e.g. climbing, canoeing, and professional industry coaching and then social action projects to benefit the community. Please click here for further details.
Online Safety Centre
There is a link from the Top Links section on the homepage of our website, to an Online Safety Centre, the h2bsafer (how to be safer) hub. This Online Safety Centre is designed to provide you and your children with information and advice that is easy to access, simple to understand and constantly updated. The Safety Centre is provided by the Ineqe Group whose Chief Executive is Jim Gamble, the former Chief Executive of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) and recognised globally as an expert on child protection. The Safety Centre is compiled and kept up to date by h2bsafer advisers, who work closely with the safety teams of popular social media platforms.
We would be grateful if you would look at the Safety Centre and talk to your children about it. We hope that you will use it to ensure that you and your children have the most up to date online safety information.
Christian Summer Activity Camps
Any parent who would like information about teenage Christian Summer Camps, please contact Rev Leaver at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.