NewsBrief Issue 32: 26.05.2023

Issue 32: 26.05.2023

Coming Up This Week…

Half Term Break

  • 29 May-02 June – School Closed

Balsall Common Bugle

Keep an eye out for the latest issue of The Bugle being delivered to homes now and available locally for free.  See our pages 42-43!

Week After Half Term

184 Bus Route Diversion: From 5 June

Closures on part of this route by Severn Trent.  Roads and stops affected – Broad Lane & Coventry Road between Banner Lane roundabout & Spencer’s Lane.  Bus will leave Eastern Green on Broad Lane and turn left onto Banner Lane at the roundabout.  It will then turn right onto Tanner’s Lane and join onto Waste Lane.  Two stops are affected – the Coventry Road Berkswell and Spencer’s Lane stops.  Temporary timetable here. The Lavender Hall Lane closure has been delayed to the end of June.  There is no specific date for this closure yet but this should not affect any bus stops. Route map Here. 

Calendar Dates

  • INSET Day (Professional Development Day): Friday 7 July 2023 – School Closed to Students


Independent Advisory Policing Group

Two places remain for the next Police Youth Advisory group.  A great experience and opportunity for any students interested in careers in the police or law.  See Mrs Henton for details.

Assessments Dates for Year 7 and 9

  • Year 7: 12-16 June
  • Year 9: 19-23 June

Autumn Term Bus Passes: available for purchase from the 10 July

  • Sales for Autumn Term bus passes will be available to purchase on ParentPay from the 10 July at 5pm.

Sports Opportunities

  • KS3 sports opportunities in school with weekly lunch time and after school clubs led by professional coaches. Lunch time sessions are free, after school clubs available at a small cost. Anyone interested please see Mr Collins in H 120
    • Wednesday – Year 8
    • Thursday – Year 9
  • Tennis Club: Tuesdays After School: Every Tuesday during summer term open to all from all years and all abilities. Come along and have some fun in the sun.  Sessions end 4:45pm.
  • Lunchtime and Afterschool External Sports Opportunities:
    • Tuesday – lunch Basketball              Years 7/8
    • Tuesday – after school Tennis                     All years
    • Wednesday – after school Athletics                 All Years
    • Wednesday – after school Indoor Football      Years 7/8/9
    • Thursday – lunch Basketball              Years 9/10
    • Thursday – after school Girls’ Tennis           Years 7/8/9
    • Thursday – after school Rounders                All years
    • Thursday – after school Cricket                    All years

Years 10 and 11: Study and Revision Sessions

  • Geography: Tuesdays after school in M 033from 15:30 to 16:30
  • Languages: additional support sessions for students in Year 10 and particularly Year 11 until the Year 11 exams
  • Spanish: Tuesdays after school in H 022 from 15:25-16:10
  • French: Monday lunchtimes (Week 1) & Wednesday lunch times (Week 2) in H 022 from 13:45-14:20 (can bring lunch)
  • German: Tuesdays after-school in H 023 from 15:25-16:10

A reminder also that if you are part of the French Year 10 tutoring programme then you are also expected to attend on Tuesdays after-school in H 025 with Mrs Albans

Sixth Form Revision

  • Year 12 Maths Revision (Two Weeks)
    • Tuesday*: after school Mrs Winiecka H 121 *NOTE change of day
    • Thursday: 7.30—8.30 Mr Wilde  H 111
    • Thursday: lunchbreak Mr Collins H120

From the Heart: Well-being Podcast

Check out our podcast discussions and meditations led by our Well-Being Practitioner Mrs Troughton is available from SoundCloud.  New Calm and Why Things Happen episodes added this week.