Welcome back! Thank you for your adaptability over the past few couple of days and for helping your child to continue with their learning via Google Classroom. A special welcome back to students who have been travelling off to The Gambia and Loire Valley and have returned with memories that will last a lifetime! It was lovely to see students eagerly back on site this morning! As we approach the crisp, darker mornings and evenings, can we kindly remind all our students to ensure they wear a coat that is warm and waterproof.
There are so many exciting opportunities for students to participate beyond the classroom at our school, from weekly break time and after-school clubs ranging from debate to dance; to the vast array of day trips and residentials, UK-based and overseas. Participating in extracurricular activities fosters social skills, time management, leadership and many more of our 3D curriculum characteristics whilst providing a sense of belonging and opportunity for skill growth and development. Please encourage your child to take advantage of as much as they can from our range of opportunities.
Click here to see what's on next week:
Monday 6 November
Drama Department - 'Your Brain Explained' Theatre Performance P1 & P2
Tuesday 7 November
Wednesday 8 November
Drama Department - Drama London Residential, 7.45am registration in the Lantern Theatre
Thursday 9 November
Drama Department - Drama London Residential returns approx. 6.00pm
Geography Department - Ordnance Survey GIS Workshop 12.05 pm - 3.10pm
Friday 10 November
INSET Days for 2023/24
Wednesday 29 November 2023
Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 January 2024
Monday 19 February 2024
Tuesday 18 June 2024
Every effort is made to ensure these dates are accurate. There are occasions when circumstances beyond our control may result in changes
Does your child suffer with sleep issues?
In partnership with Furniture Village, The Sleep Charity has launched a brand new National Sleep Helpline to ensure that everyone has access to high quality, evidence-based advice.
The National Sleep Helpline can be reached on 03303 530541.
For more information, please see details in the flyer below.
Does your child play sport at a high level outside of school?
The PE faculty would like to find out about any students that are competing in a sport at a high level outside of school. The aim is for us to look at how we can support them in school and celebrate their achievements. If your child is competing at County, National or International level in any sport, we would be grateful if you could complete the quick survey below.
We are delighted to also be able to invite our local primary school teachers, students and their families to the event. If this is relevant to you, then please complete our Primary School Club Links Google Form.
SLQ STEM Leadership Qualification
The students below have completed their Level 2 SLQ STEM Leadership qualification. We are proud to celebrate the remarkable achievements of our students who have consistently gone above and beyond in supporting STEM education and outreach activities.
As part of this qualification, our students have actively engaged with younger students, enthusiastically contributing to the success of various STEM clubs and primary outreach workshops. Their dedication and commitment have not only been inspiring but have also garnered high praise from parents and colleagues in our local schools.
Congratulations to Elliot O 8CBN who achieved his bronze CREST award.
Congratulations to the following students for levelling up on Sparx Maths!
Niamh H 9RLE - Level 1
Jakub P 9VGN - Level 1
Jake B 10LJS - Level 1
Harry M 8LHK/EPK - Level 2
Oscar M 8EGY - Level 2
Isla D 10HCS - Level 2
Austin E 10LJS - Level 2
Hazey R 10HCS - Level 2
Evie S 10SBS - Level 2
Erin W 10AOR - Level 2
UK Maths Trust Senior Maths Challenge 2023
Congratulations to Abi T 11PSN, Max S 11COY/SDN and Kenneth H 11COY/SDN on achieving incredible results in the Senior Maths Challenge 2023.
This is a challenge aimed at Year 13 or below students with problems designed to promote mathematical reasoning, precision of thought and fluency in using mathematical techniques. We are looking forward to the next round of the challenge on 15 November.
Alex L 7JSL
Tristan B 8DDY
Belle B 8AWS
Lizzie R 9YDS/EGE
Luka E 9MRT/OJN
Michelle D 10BHT/CFT
Jan K 11TLS
Jacob G 11PSN
Archie K 7ESY/GWT
Indiana F 7LAD/AGN
Eddie G 8AWS
Meredith O 9RLE
Francesca W 9RLE
Joelle M 9MRT
Sonny A 10TRN
Alexandra E 10LJS
Ava B 8ADY
Sophia C 8ADY
Rosie F 8ADY
Lily P 8ADY
Seva P 8SGY
Summer M 10PWR
Anastasia O 10HCO/KMN
Toby S 10PWR
Thomas S 10SBS
Abi T 11PSN
Click the drop-down menus below to find out more about different careers opportunities coming up for our students.
Years 7 - 11 Green Careers Week
Next week we will be celebrating ‘Green Careers Week’ during the careers education session in tutor time. The aim of the week is to promote careers that help protect and restore the planet. In addition, various organisations have put together a virtual programme, aiming to raise awareness of green careers available within different industries.
Please find some of the opportunities below, others will be posted on the Careers Google Classrooms for each year group.
Explore ‘Springpod Virtual Experiences’ to find out more about exciting career pathways in the sustainability, ecological and green spaces. Springpod offer an online work experience (which can be completed in around 10 hours) and issue a certificate of completion. Students can earn epraise points by forwarding the certificate to the Careers Department. Students can also gain an insight into university courses by completing some short online modules related to Green Careers. Details can be found here. These opportunities are suitable for Years 9 - 11.
The Green Careers Hub offers regular webinars which give an insight into green careers. The webinars and other related resources can be accessed here.
BBC Radio 5 Live’s Rachel Burden is hosting the latest instalment of the parent perspective podcast: ‘The Trades: how apprenticeships can help us live more sustainable’. The podcast and previous episodes can be access here.
A copy of the Parents’ guide to Green Careers Week can be found here.
Organisations taking part in Green Careers Week can be found here.
Year 11: Unlock Your Future With An Amazon Apprenticeship
This online event on Tuesday 7 November, 5.00pm - 6.30pm is going to be a fantastic evening packed with lots of useful information around the world of work, helping young people in the recruitment process and the opportunity to network and hear from some senior professionals at Amazon.
During this session, you will hear from senior leaders at Amazon, so you can understand what it takes to get to the top of such an extraordinary company. Additionally, you will take part in interactive workshops and Q&A sessions, so you will have the chance to interact and network with successful leaders in the company where our experts will provide valuable advice and guidance, helping you make informed decisions as you navigate your own career path.
Click on the link below to register and email Mrs Shakya your completed certificate or screenshot of the event for epraise points.
Join us for a fantastic evening with leading global business Goldman Sachs at their Virtual Insight Event on Wednesday 8 November from 5.00pm to 6.00pm.
Goldman Sachs is a world-renowned investment banking, securities, and investment management firm. They provide a wide range of financial services to a diverse client base, including corporations, financial institutions, governments, and individuals. With offices in major financial centres worldwide, they are at the forefront of global finance!
What you can look forward to at this fantastic event:
The chance to learn about a real-world case study on Shake Shack!
Discover the opportunities within the financial industry and the routes you can take towards working for Goldman Sachs.
Tune into Recruiting 101, so you can understand how to best prepare for interviews!
Hear from the HCM department themselves and gain inside knowledge on what they look out for in the applications they receive.
Listen to industry professionals who have walked the same path you're embarking on and ask them any burning question you may have!
You do not want to miss out on this opportunity - secure your spot now by registering via the link below!
RSHE (Relationships, Sex, & Health Education) is delivered by form tutors to their tutees, once a week. Tutors deliver discussion-based lessons which allow our students to explore a range of topics to effectively prepare our young people for success in the modern world with the knowledge, understanding and desire to keep themselves safe, happy, healthy, respectful and tolerant. Our aim is to empower them with the resilience and confidence to make a difference to their own and others’ future.
Click on the tabs below to find out what each year group is up to!
This half-term, Year 7 will be looking at how to deal with starting secondary school, dealing with change and how to grow self-confidence. They will also explore how friendships may change, form and develop as well as how communication is a valuable tool to manage friendships. Year 7 will then look at how to show empathy, compassion and care.
Year 8 will be starting with identifying their personal strengths and achievements. They will then explore personal safety and move on to looking at the meaning of discrimination and prejudice and what protective characteristics are. After this, they will learn about Black History month and gender identity.
Year 9 will be looking at what a healthy relationship is and how to recognise the features of them. They will explore the meaning of commitment within a range of different relationships. They will then move onto discussing internet use and digital safety.
Year 10 will be developing their knowledge of changes during adolescence and how to reframe negative thinking and develop self-confidence. They will then explore positive mental health and how to maintain emotional well-being.
Year 11 will be exploring the impacts of peer-pressure and the strategies they may employ to reduce it. They will consider their own ambitions and aspirations before hearing from some colleges in readiness for their post-16 applications. They will then look at the need for good sleep hygiene and how to deal with different emotions.
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