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25 Oct 2018

Autumn Term I Newsletter 2018

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Headteacher’s Introduction Dear Parents, As we approach the end of a busy half term, I am delighted to introduce our most recent newsletter and encourage you to take the opportunity to read about some of the outstanding activities and successes enjoyed by students at the school.  It also provides advice and guidance on a number […]

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25 Oct 2018

Year 7 Welcome Ceremony

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  On the 12th October 2018, Year 7 attended the 2018 Foundation Service Welcome Ceremony at the University of Birmingham. The ceremony consisted of inspirational speeches by the Chief Master, teachers and students from all eight schools in the Academy Trust. We were entertained by soulful singing and an amusing song and dance routine by […]

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25 Oct 2018

Year 7 Starting at Senior School

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Being new at a school can be different, especially if everyone is new. You should never be afraid because it is absolutely okay to be lost or to forget a few things at the start of the year! Making friends can sometimes be awkward but you should never feel like you are alone, firstly because […]

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25 Oct 2018

Year 7 Residential

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  It started with the two hour coach ride there. By ‘it’, I mean the trip. A name that would have suited it better would be “three days without warm showers, Netflix and sleeping in until midday”. Has a nice ring don’t you think? I think that I’d be speaking on behalf of all Year […]

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25 Oct 2018

Wellbeing Ambassador

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The role of the School Wellbeing Ambassador and Wednesday enrichment afternoon sessions In my role as the Student Wellbeing Ambassador, I promote positive mental health and improve pastoral care within school. This is an issue that is extremely important to me, as my own experiences with mental health motivate me to encourage both staff and […]

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25 Oct 2018

UK Youth Parliament

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The UK Youth Parliament is an organisation that gives young people the opportunity to channel their energy and passion to change the world for the better and, over the summer through to now, I’ve been doing just that; campaigning for Make Your Mark 2018. Make Your Mark is the UK’s largest youth consultation, and this […]

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25 Oct 2018

PsychTed Talks

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In July 2018, there were a series of eight PsychTed Talks on a variety of Psychology related topics, ranging from Conspiracy theories to ‘How to Find the One’. All of the Psychology A Level students, now in the Upper Sixth, performed and presented their areas of research to the rest of the school and almost […]

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25 Oct 2018

PSHCE Induction days

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Dragon’s Den On the first Friday back in September, we took part in a Dragon’s Den style activity. We were split into groups of four within our forms and were told that we had to create a product following this success criterion: the product must be unique; it must be helpful; and it must solve […]

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25 Oct 2018

Politics Lord Rooker Visit

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VISIT BY LORD ROOKER On Friday 19th October we were very pleased to welcome Lord Rooker to speak to both our A Level Politics groups, as part of the Peers in Schools Programme. Lord Rooker served as a Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Perry Barr from 1974 until 2001. He was later appointed to […]

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25 Oct 2018

MeeTwo App – Parental Advice

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Information for parents and carers The wellbeing and mental health of your children is something King Edward VI Handsworth School for Girls takes very seriously. As part of the school day we offer pastoral care, 1:1 sessions with our student support worker and PSHE lessons to teach the students how to protect their wellbeing, but […]

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