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20 Dec 2017

Autumn Term II Newsletter 2017

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Headteacher’s Introduction Dear Parents As we approach the end of another busy term, I am delighted to draw your attention to the half termly newsletter which is available on our website.  This serves to give a flavour of the many and varied activities which have taken place during the term.  It is especially pleasing to […]

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20 Dec 2017

Wellbeing Information

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Shiny Gadgets ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, new technology was waiting no need for a mouse Shiny tablets were hung by the chimney with care, to be loaded with apps and personal information to share Whilst visions of Xbox danced in their heads the children were nestled all snug in […]

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20 Dec 2017

Science Competition Winner

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Congratulations to Ellie Purcell who inspired the Talent 2030 team with her blog post about aerospace engineers and mathematicians: Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan. She won one of five goodie bags for ‘contributing to the celebration of women, past and present working in science, engineering, tech and manufacturing, and helping to inspire the […]

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20 Dec 2017

Science Club Soldering

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This half-term Science Club have been making flashing Christmas trees. Adhering to strict laboratory rules whilst working with molten metal which can reach up to temperatures of 330oC, year seven, eight and nine students safely made a raft of unique flashing decorations to take home and share around school. Excellent long term commitment and attention […]

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20 Dec 2017

Safeguarding and Pastoral Update

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There have been a number of changes in school this academic year and I hope the additional pastoral support that is available to students, is proving beneficial to all. Aside from the Sixth Form Centre for older students, we also have a Pastoral Hub which is open during lunchtimes for students to meet their KS3/4 […]

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20 Dec 2017

Physical Education News

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GCSE Rock Climbing In September and October for 3 weeks running, the Year 11 GCSE pupils set off to Ackers trust in Birmingham to rock climb, in the hope of gaining a good score for one of their three assessed sports in GCSE PE. Pupils had to learn how to belay, how to tie knots, […]

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20 Dec 2017

Instrumental Music

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On October 19th we were asked to provide some Musical entertainment for an event taking place at the Hockley Day Centre.  Mr Parry took a selection of wind players and Dhol drummers.  All pupils found the event very interesting and their performances were greatly appreciated.  Day Centre members even got up to dance. Pupil Comments […]

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20 Dec 2017

Inspiring the Next Generation of Astronaut

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On 20th November, fourteen Year 9 pupils went to a session at KE Aston run by Dr Suzanne Imber who is the winner of BBC’s ‘Astronauts: Do you have what it takes?’. We had an inspiring talk by Dr Imber, who is an Associate Professor in Space Physics at the University of Leicester. The talk […]

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20 Dec 2017

Democracy Forum

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The panel consisted of Preet Gill, Labour MP for Edgbaston, Anthea McIntyre, Conservative MEP for the West Midlands, Councillor Roger Harmer for the Liberal Democrats, and Jaspreet Singh, President of the Students’ Union at Birmingham City University. The panel was chaired by BBC WM presenter, Pete Morgan. A variety of local schools took part, with […]

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20 Dec 2017

Charity update December 2017

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With the frenzied activity of Children In Need week behind us we can look back and reflect on the amazing activities that the students across the school organised and the time and effort that went into raising money for Children across the country. We had many cake sales with most of them selling out before […]

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