NewsBrief: 25.03.2022


World Autism Awareness and Acceptance Week (28 March – 3 April)

This week is Autism Awareness Week.  Tutors will be talking to students about it during the week in Tutor time.

New Minibus

We are very pleased to announce that we have taken delivery of a new minibus to replace one of our old ones which has reached the end of its life.  It will be a great asset to the school and provide students with a much better and more reliable ride!

Author Visit

Celebrated author Jo Cotterill will be visiting school on Wednesday 18 May 2022 to give 3 workshops centred around writing creatively.  A great opportunity to meet a real-life author!  Only 90 places so first come, first served.  Details emailed to parents/carers.  Voluntary contribution of £5.50 made payable to ParentPay.

Public Speaking

Congratulations to the Heart of England Public Speaking Team.  The group performed brilliantly in the regional finals this weekend, coming a close second to Alcester Grammar.  They were described as “impressive,” “charismatic” and “a credit to the school.”  The team, who are regulars in debate club, are in the middle of their mock exams so their performance against so many selective schools was truly awesome.

People in Crisis/Collection for Refugees

On 5 May Year 8 will have a visit from someone who works in a refugee centre to talk about their work.  Students in all years have been given a list of essential items which anyone can donate to help out with this much needed work.  Items will be collected during tutor time.  See Miss Goodwin for more details.

Communications Between School and Home

This document has been updated and sent to all parents/carers by email.  Some contact details have been amended.  Available from the website as a download.

School Production

Tickets are available on our ParentPay service or cash will be accepted on the door:

  • Tuesday 5 & Wednesday 6April, Adults £6.00, Concessions £4.00
  • Thursday 7April: Staff £4.50, Adults £7.00, Concessions £4.50

All performances begin at 7:30pm.

Year 8  Parent/Carer SchoolCloud Consultations

  • Wednesday 30 March from 16:00-18.:30. This is an online event.

A pre-booked appointment is necessary to take part in this.  Help is available in the SchoolCloud user guide on our website if you need to refresh your knowledge of how to do this.

It is important that you ensure you contact details including names and titles are correct.  If you have any problems, please check your details by logging on to INSIGHT, making any necessary changes if required.  It is important that names and other details are correct and match the SchoolCloud system.

 Year 11

  • GCSE practical Art Exams continue next week with Art and Photography and Fine Art and Photography.
  • Religious Studies: Ms Whittock will be holding RS revision sessions on Mondays after school running up until the exam. The first session will be on Monday 28thMarch in M027 3.30 – 4.30pm – we will be revising Christian beliefs and teachings (which you have not studied since year 9).



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