NewsBrief Issue 09: 10.11.2023

Issue 09: 10.11.2023

Coming Up Next Week…

Key Stage 3 Assessment Weeks:

Starting from Monday 13 November

Parents’/Carers’ Safeguarding November Newsletter


Bus Pass Sales: 180, 181, 184

Bus pass sales for the 180, 181 and 184 winter term will open on the Friday the 24 of November at 5pm.  Payment via ParentPay.

Careers Live Talks and Video library

Speakers for School Live broadcasts – a great way for students to hear leading figures on a range of topics with an opportunity to ask questions via a Q&A.  See the Live Broadcasts Schedule or on the Library drive.  Highlights include:

  • NHS 75th anniversary talks: Tracy Nicholls Paramedic and Chief Executive,on the reality of being a paramedic
  • Andrew Rostron, Head of Public Health Commissioning and Operations Antenatal and Newborn Screening, NHS England,on how the NHS is a place to grow your career

Students can register for talks by selecting ‘other’ rather than teacher.

Mrs Williams, Careers and Destinations Lead

Year 10 Food Sale

Year 10 are selling their food products at £1 each in H 109 at lunch times on the following days:

  • Friday 17 November – Fruit and cheese scones (jam and cream will be supplied)
  • Tuesday 21 November – Cupcakes
  • Friday 1 Dec – cookies
  • Tuesday 5 December – cookies
  • Friday 15 December – mince pies
  • Tuesday 19 December – mince pies

Don’t miss out!

Arbor: Parent Portal Launch

Many parents/carers are now using our new Arbor Parent Portal.  If you haven’t received your login, fill in the online form to ensure your contact details are correct.  More information soon about parent briefings on the new portal.  Use the link to complete the contact update form:

Maths Intervention

  • Year 10 Maths: Wednesday (Week 1) 15:30-16:30 – room H121, JW
  • Year 11 Maths (This week – Trigonometry): Thursday 15:30-16:30, H121.  Click/tap for session details…

Clubs, Activities and Revision and Study Sessions: Updates this week!

  • News Clubs!
    • RHS Gardening Club: (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) M035
    • Bake Off Club (All Years): Wednesdays 15.30-16.30 H109

Check out the new Clubs and Activities page on our website to see a list of extra-curricular opportunities for students.  It includes all sort of clubs including sports clubs, performance clubs and revision/study sessions.  New revision sessions been added this week.

Careers: Up-coming Events

  • Years 7-9 – Careers lessons in PSHCE
  • Years 11-13 – SEND Careers sessions – November 2023 more information to follow
  • Years 10 & 11 – Application and CV writing workshops – December
  • Year 12 – Whole year group trip to Coventry University. Date tbc
  • All Students – Apprenticeship and T-Levels assembly – January 2024

Sixth Form Open Evening 2023

Wednesday 13 December 2023 18:00-20:00.  For students looking to join us in September 2024 for post 16 education after GCSEs.

Up-coming Events

Term Dates

  • Term Ends: Friday 22 December 2023

From the Heart: Well-being Podcast

Listen to the latest chat about Intent and Manifesting.  Wary of the current vogue of ‘manifesting your desires’ – we go a little deeper talk about clarity, your vision and knowing your intention.  With our Well-Being Practitioner Mrs Troughton and guest Mr Ritchie.  All our episodes are available on SoundCloud.