Posted on January 21st 2019
The Spring term has got off to a busy start with the students launching themselves into their lessons, enrichment and extra-curricular activities.
Our school council attended an Anti-Bullying Ambassadors’ training day and will begin to cascade all of the information and skills they gathered with all of the students during the coming weeks. We have a zero tolerance to bullying and encourage all of the students to be kind to each other at all times.
Ten girls have the opportunity to go to the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon for some professional coaching. They attended their first session last week and thoroughly enjoyed the experience of seeing Centre Court and participating in the training. We are looking forward to seeing some budding tennis players flourish during the course of the year.
We are launching the Times Tables Rock Star competition this week and have started working on the Count on Us Maths Challenge where the top team will get to participate in the National Competition and outwit their opponents. Maths Club is very busy every Wednesday after school with our excellent mathematicians.
I am delighted to announce we have appointed a Welfare Counsellor who will start with us on 25th February. Mrs Jones is a trained counsellor and has significant experience of working with secondary age children and we are delighted that she has chosen to come and work with us. The well-being of all of our children is central to our ethos and this appointment adds to our very strong programme of pastoral care. As well as having timetabled sessions, Mrs Jones will offer drop in sessions at lunchtimes for any student who wishes to see her. In addition, our school nurse offers drop in sessions every second Wednesday lunchtime.
The social event of the year will be the Year 7 disco on Friday 1st February in the school hall. DJ Dan will be ready to get everyone dancing. We hope all Year 7s attend; it is free entry and tickets need to be collected in advance from Miss Machin. There will be drinks and snacks available to purchase on the night.