Churchdown School Academy Newsletter 2015/16 - Issue 2

 

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ISSUE 02 DECEMBER 2015 Churchdown School Academy Winston Road Churchdown Gloucester GL3 2RB 01452 713440 www.churchdownschool.com MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER Dear Parents and Carers Once again, the time has flown by and we are gearing up for the festive season here at Churchdown. Over the past few weeks we have had our wonderful school production of Oliver! in which our students were absolutely magnificent, and on another night 60 students from all year groups performed so well at our Christmas Concert. I never really feel Christmas has arrived until I have sung a few carols so it was a real treat to finish getting us all into the festive spirit. During the past term our students have excelled in a number of areas and achievement continues to improve. There are more activities taking place after school than ever before and it is such a delight to see so many students studying after school with teachers and in many cases with their friends in small working groups. The House system has been a real success and this week the houses have been fiercely contesting fixtures and the friendly rivalry is continuing to build. Since September we have really seen the school at its best with performances, celebrations and attitudes to learning. However it has been the community spirit that stands out and which has been phenomenal. This term we have had some staff absence due to illness and the attitude of the staff and students alike in adjusting to the changes has been first class. In January we will be welcoming new colleagues to Science, IT and Languages and I know that everyone in our community will make them feel welcome in a way that only our school can. In January we are delighted to be starting the planning of our new Sixth Form Study Centre. We shall be speaking to students about the interior design and specifications and we hope that it will be a community project. It will be a fantastic resource for our students and we will be grateful for any support that friends and family of Churchdown can contribute in finishing it to a high standard. The aim is to have the new centre ready for opening in September 2016. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and to wish you and your family a very happy Christmas and New Year. We welcome all students back for the start of term on Monday 4 January 2016. Yours faithfully REPORTING STUDENT ABSENCE Should your son or daughter be away from school for any reason you must report the absence to the school by 8.30am on the first and every subsequent day of absence by leaving a message on the school’s absence line. The line is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week and can be accessed through the normal school telephone number 01452 713340. Alternatively, you can inform us by emailing attendance@ churchdownschool.com Christopher Belli, Headteacher

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HOUSE SCARVES ALL COLOURS IN STOCK £10 ATTENDANCE AND UNIFORM The students have really done themselves proud this term. Uniforms are now universally Mr Tebworth - Uniforms worn correctly and students look smart in school and in our community. They have stepped up to the high standards that we have set for them and are meeting the challenge head on. Year 11 last week were particularly outstanding for the way that they conducted themselves with their mock exams. Hopefully in the exam results assembly in the New Year they will be LOST PROPERTY pleased with their results and will know how to move forward in achieving and exceeding Please collect lost property their target grades. from Student Services We have had a real push with attendance this term. We’ve asked staff to plan outstanding Please remember to clearly label items of clothing etc so that they can be quickly and easily returned lessons so that your children will love coming to school and learning. We have also arranged for £50 family cinema vouchers to spend over Christmas just to say ‘well done’ for coming to school. Every student in KS3 and KS4 will be entered into a draw if attendance is 98% and above and we have several of the cinema vouchers to give away. Note: Any items remaining It is crucial to get your children into school every day so that a good work ethic will become unclaimed after one month embedded and they will receive an excellent education for every one of the 190 days that they are here with us. will be given to charity Thank you I wish you all a very Happy Christmas and I look forward to working with you and your children in 2016. WELFARE ISSUES Please be aware that Churchdown School does not employ a full-time school nurse. Mrs Campbell is the Welfare Assistant and we have a Medical Room for emergencies only. If your child is unwell before the start of school please make the decision whether to send them or keep them at home. They will only be excused from lessons in an emergency. If your child has asthma please ensure they have their Ventolin on them at all times as we are unable to provide this medication. Thank you Mrs Campbell Welfare Assistant Mr O’Connell Assistant Headteacher Year 11 Meningitis Vaccinations Your child may have received the meningitis vaccination in Year 9, however it is now being repeated with the added 'W' Compound. The 'W' strain of meningitis is on the increase and is a killer. Your child will not be able to receive this vaccination at their doctor's surgery, but vaccinations will be taking place in school on Tuesday 5 January. There will be no further catch up sessions after this date, so this is the only opportunity for your child to receive this vaccination. Please remember to sign and return your consent form to Mrs Campbell, if you have not already done so. Thank you Mrs Campbell Welfare Assistant

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Revision GCSEPOD The school currently subscribes to a service called GCSEPod which is completely free to your son or daughter and which we believe will be of great benefit to them during the coming year. GCSEPod has over 3,500 teacher-written, audio-visual podcasts produced specifically for mobile devices and containing all the right facts, quotes, keywords, dates and annotated diagrams that learners need for GCSE success. The GCSEPod website can be viewed on mobiles, tablets and PCs and the podcasts can be downloaded for offline viewing. The podcasts are also mapped to the curriculum and are designed to support students in the classroom, with their homework and during exam time. Instructions are available at http://moodle.churchdown.gloucs.sch.uk If you have any questions regarding the GCSEPod service please contact Richard Wells who is leading the roll out in school. SAM Learning At school we are always looking for ways to extend our students’ learning. Part of our improvement programme involves the use of SAM Learning, a unique online service that offers multiple subjects. Studies show that students achieve 2 GCSE grades on average better than expected with as little as 10 hours or more use of SAM Learning. Students are able to access the service anytime and anywhere. Whether students are at school, but also at home, in the library and community centre. All they need to do is visit the website and enter their unique login details. Website address: www.samlearning.com

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ATTENDANCE PRIZE DRAW CONGRATULATIONS TO:Improved Attendance Serena Brook, 10H2 (received a £50 Tesco voucher) 98%+ Attendance First Prize Robert Hopkins, 9E1 (KS3) Cole Rees, 10H (KS4) (each received a £50 cinema voucher) 98+ Attendance Second Prize Kyle Bethell, 9E2 (KS3) Daniel Lee, 10H2 (KS4) Received a £10 voucher Miss Hilton Assistant Headteacher

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YEAR 7 NEWS Once again It has been a phenomenal half term for Year 7 students who have continued to impress their teachers and peers with their effort and diligence. The recent ISMs are testament to their hard work and it was with great pride that I sent home 48 commendation letters to students who had achieved mostly 1's for both effort and homework. Currently 196 students have earned themselves over 50 reward points and this once again proves how hard they are working and how keen Year 7s are to do their best. Special congratulations to Melaia Bakiniceva and Ethan Baldock both in 7H1 who have achieved the most reward points so far this year. Many of the year group have excelled themselves not just in lessons but in extra curricular activities. Over 40 Year 7 students performed in the recent production of Oliver! and their commitment and professionalism was outstanding. I was fortunate enough to be a part of the production team and one of the most rewarding aspects of being involved in such a successful production was seeing the Year 7 students working alongside older students with such confidence and maturity. Year 7 have not only taken to the stage this term, many of the year group have signed up to the other after-school activities that Churchdown School has to offer. Maths Club is proving very popular with Year 7 as is STEM. Students are keen to attend the activities and this all counts towards their 'footprints passport'. I have also been pleased to see some students setting up their own clubs and activities. Besides enthusiasm and hard work, attendance has contributed greatly to the success of the year group. Attendance for Year 7 is the highest in the school and I appreciate your continued support with ensuring that your son/daughter is in school everyday. 133 students in Year 7 have attendance at 98% or above. Students are regularly rewarded in assemblies for good attendance but the biggest reward is the benefit it has on their education. I am delighted with how well Year 7 have settled into secondary school and I am extremely proud of all the students. I regularly receive emails from staff informing me what a pleasure it is to teach Year 7. This term has been extremely busy and I wish all of Year 7 a relaxing break over the Christmas Holidays. The end of year Praise Assembly and Year 7 disco this week will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate what has truly been an exhausting but immensely rewarding term. Miss Hicks Head of Year 7

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YEAR 8 December Celebration What a term this has been. The school production was West-End standard, with no less than 15 superstar Year 8s playing a part. Our ISM levels were very good, with lots of students making sustained progress and a very pleasing rise in the overall efforts grades given to Year 8. We still have work to do with attendance, but I am so proud that 55 of our students have not missed a single school day, with another 54 of our year missing only 1 day since September. Make no mistake, there is NO substitute for being in school. Thank you for all of your support this year and Merry Christmas! Year 8 top ISMs Lots of our students did exceptionally well in their ISMs— over 60 letters went home to tell them how proud I was, but the following have INCREDIBLE ISMs and deserve special recognition! Duncan Bissett — Lucy Jones— Nathan Brookes— Nathan Drew — Ethan Hartsoe — Harvey Elliot — Emily Sysum — Mari-Jane Esquival —Tyler Ann Day — Kasey Griffiths — Connor Galling — Ella Nelder — Daisy Holland — Tiegan Perry — Rachel Pepperell — Milly Chant—Brandon Jebb — Rebecca Price — Dan Smith — Javen Campbell — Katie Davis — Renee Thomas 100% attendance (as of 7/12/15) All of these students have not missed a SINGLE school day since the start of September. SUPERB! Blake Ansell, Nathan Armitage, Maaria Asad, Bethan Ashurst, Keziah Bashford, Molly Bennett, Duncan Bissett, Javene Campbell, Cai Cleaver, Alicia Cole, Abbie Cooper, Courtney Craze, Lucy Croft, Taylor Dallimore, Tyler-Ann Day, Hannah Elwin, Mari-Jane Esquivel, Brooklyn Faulkner, Floyd Fishley, Andrew Foote, Kian Fraser, Sam Goodall, Jack Harper, Ethan Hartsoe, Anton Heaton-Davies, Thomas Hill, Daisy Hulland, Hannah Hulse, Lucy Jones, Callam Jordan, Navi Kaur Padda, Alex Knapton, Will Lane, Isabel Marsh, Sonny McCarrick, Robyn Nicholls, Tiegan Perry, Megan Rees, Cameron Sandell, Harvey Gillot, Hannah-Jade Slatter, Sylvester Smiles, ***HOUSE POINT TALLY HERE*** Dan Smith, Jake Smith, Danisha Farquharson-Smith, Emily Spencer, Emily Sysum, Alys Thomas, Ben Thomas, Matthew Thomas, Amy Thomson, Oli Tredgett, Jade Watts, Jack Wilkins, Lauren Williamson

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YEAR 8 December Celebration The Superstar 6 of Term 1! The following 6 students are the Superstar 6 of Year 8, based on their overall progress in lessons, ISM grades, contributions to Year 8 and attitude to their learning. Well done, you are all a credit to yourselves, your families and our school! Brandon Jebb, Robyn Nicholls, Daisy Hulland, Mr Chambers, Renee Thomas, Hannah Elwin, Duncan Bissett YEAR 8 CAMP The last few spaces are still available. Year 8 Camp is a superb opportunity for students to try a multitude of new activities, and is a mainstay here at Churchdown. Register your interest with Mr Oliver ASAP Duncan Bisset, 8E1 – Outstanding Performance in Swimming In 2015 Duncan Bisset competed in two national competitions; Scottish National Age Group swimming and Scottish Summer Invitationals. He finished 4th, 8th, 8th, 10th, 10th and 12th in his various events in the national finals. This is an outstanding achievement. Duncan also competed in several other competitions throughout the year, including the South West Championships and Gloucestershire County Championships. In addition to competitions Duncan participated in regional selection programs and camps abroad. Other students at Churchdown School Academy also compete at the same level, some of whom swam for Gloucestershire against other counties alongside Duncan. Well done to all of you for your hard work and dedication. Mr Chambers Head of Year 8

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YEAR 9 NEWS Success in Year 9 The recent ISM grades have thrown up a fantastic number of positives Cause for great praise: Niamh Walker Amber Tyas Emily Jones Connor Warren Amber Rivers Amy Lawman Sam Leigh Ellie Toy Callum Sandbach Amy Farrell Sian Hennessey Ryan Schneider Jenny Francis Finn Bishop Hollie Owen Jamie Sinclair Sam Tindall Jamie Street Hannah Schneider Angharad Price- Griffiths Equally crucially are those students who are making every concerted effort to get their attendance as close as possible to 100% The following need to be highly commended for achieving just this: Losana Tutora Ryan Alderman Kamea Jade Bennett Sophie Boakes Lyndsey Bond Oscar Boot Taylor Bowers Tyler Campbell Melissa Drennen Oliver Finch Tilly Rudge Matthew Seyers Thomas Flynn Jenny Francis Sophie Fry Bayley Kingscott Callum Sandbach Hannah Schneider James Sinclair Thomas Wilshaw George Hemmings Sian Hennessy Lewis Sewell Nathan Staples Molly Gomer Connor James Christian Jerome Darcy Sysum Amy Lawman Felicity Nobes Alfie Rees Elizabeth Rhodes George Rees Amber Rivers Ellie Rudge

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YEAR 9 NEWS The school production of Oliver! also included a number of students from Year 9 both on stage and back stage. For all their hard work after school, during breaks and lunch time and at the weekend, congratulations to: Sian Hennessy Aelfric Lyons Ryan Schneider Ed Blackburn Hollie Owen Joy Brixey Jamie Sinclair Emily Thick Megan McGauley Ella Curtis School production of Oliver! Finally... In this pivotal year I have had some amazing assembles and over a peaceful Christmas and New Year your children - our students - may wish to reflect back on the ideas and themes covered. Peace Values House Events Options for next year Enterprise Advent Mr Fawcett Head of Year 9

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YEAR 10 NEWS The Year 10s have had another outstanding term within both academic and extra curricular activities. It has been an absolute pleasure being able to observe the Year group settle into their GCSEs and become mature independent students that are striving for excellence. ISM 1 data proved that students where engaging in lessons and making every moment of their education count. In particular the students below, who stood out as excelling across all subjects. I would love to be able to congratulate more students when I observe the ISM2 data, which will be collated in the New Year. 10C1 Callum Drew Joe Garfield Benjamin Hall Frank Huggins Kevinlyn Overson Joshua Parslow Megan Tanner 10H1 Kieran Berry Lauren Daffin Stephanie Fox Adam Hall Matthew Merrit Jospeh Porter Annabel Richardson Makenzie Temple 10C2 Brandon Clarke Megan Gill Bobby Hopkins Ella Matthews 10E1 Charlie Foster 10E2 Liberty Agg Harry Jones Elizabeth Medhurst 10H2 Abigail Avery Ellie Galling-Ireland Jade Glanville Charlotte Leeman Rebecca Lodge 10K1 Donald Bisset James Cook Caitlin Davis James Lovell 10K2 Vasileios Apostolakis Katie Poole Liberty Sharp Sophie Tidcombe Year 10 students have also been excelling within individual subjects and I must congratulate everyone listed below on being identified by their subject teachers as stand out performers in their classes. ART Hannah Barnes Caitlin Davis Vasileios Apostolakis Ayla Hill Kevinlyn Overson Christian Wright Mikey Meszaros Katie Poole Rose Hitchman Lottie Cale Business Kieran Berry Harrison Underwood Aimee Jones Sam Herridge Sam Hatch Megan Tanner Charlie Dillon Andrew Davis GCSE group Sam Da Forno Luke Atkinson Kody Dokic Ella Matthews Katie Gosling Irem Kilic Natalie Skardova Sarah Phelps Wood Georgina Davis Joe Garfield Business cont. Joe Garfield Rebecca Mason Georgia Gage Rowan Harrison Ellie Galling-Ireland Nikita Lavtaskis Mark Smith Ben Clinton Computing Liberty Agg Robert Bridge James Cook Josh Copley Andrew Davis Korey Edwards Daniel Fisher Jacob Forbes Raquel Guerreiro Computing cont. Ben Hall Tom Hornibrook Nikita Kavtaskins Daniel Lee William Lowe Joe Meadows Matthew Merritt Alex Nash George Nicola Ryan Paterson Katie Say Sancho Shukhratov Ricardo Simpson Dominik Skarda Mark Smith Louis Young

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YEAR 10 NEWS Creative iMedia Katie Say Hannah Barnes Rhys Price Robert Bridge Charlotte Saysell, Antonia Bond, Libby Sharp and Sophie Tidcombe with their GCSE Art work History Steph Fox Ben Clinton Mikey Meszaros Gaby Carr Abbie Avery Cody Dokic Vasileios Apostolakis Kieran Berry Tom Hornibrook Josh Parslow Asif Siddiq Lottie Cale Jay Cerrone Maths Vasileios Apostolakis Jack Carpenter Bradon Clarke Liberty Coopey Lauren Daffin Chloe Evans Megan Gill Raquel Guerreiro Ellie Harper-Emerson Natasha Hurle Aimee Jones Irem Kilic Rebecca Lodge Ella Matthews Aimal Naeem Kishan Patel Katie Poole Joe Porter Annabel Richardson Jasmine Willcox Christian Wright MFL Carissa Street Ellie Galling Ireland Josh Parslow Josh Copley Kevinlyn Overson Charlie Foster Callum Drew Sam Hatch Kayleigh Beddis Music Rebecca Lodge Cody Miller Aimee Jones Photography Jade Glanville Lizzy Medhurst Jake Buxton Irem Kilic Religious Studies Marshall Walker Aalia Pipperdy Kate Gosling Don Bisset Antonia Bond Megan Tanner James Cook Katie Poole Science Azeem Ahmed Ben Clinton Vasileios Apostolkalis Ben Hall Adam Hall Asif Siddiq Lewis Williams Drama Romy Burdett Cody Miller Liberty Wyatt Sam Da Forno Joe Davies Lily Holmes Zac Harper-Emerson Sarah Wood Sophia Weygang Chloe Evans Will Lowe English Romy Burdett Lily Holmes Megan Kenny Robyn Bailey Jade Glanville Carter Tandy Kieran Berry Luke Atkinson Megan Gill Serena Brook Vas Apostolakis Abigail Avery Ben Clinton Tia Birch, Libby Coopey Brandon Wright, Irem Kilic and Sancho Shukhratov with their GCSE Photography work Travel Aimal Naeem Carissa Street Lily Holmes Zoe Rudge Bobby Hopkins Kai Turner and Charlie Major with their GCSE Resistant Material’s work, making a toy aeroplane James Cook Joe Garfield Alex Nash Food Technology Poppy Long Ellie Harper-Emerson Sophie Tidcombe Annabel Richardson Mr Waterfield’s Geography class focusing on water distribution and flooding

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Some of the outstanding Art work I have witnessed being created by Year 10 students this term YEAR 10 NEWS I would like to congratulate the following students on the positive impact that they have made towards their own learning. These are the top 10 Reward Points earners in the year group. It is great to see you continuing your superb start to your GCSEs! Ben Clinton (180), Rio Allen (156), Usman Malek (154), Raquel Guerreiro (142) Azeem Ahmed (136), Serena Brook (134), Dominik Skarda (131), Cody Dokic (126), Tukai Tuisavatu (126), Toby Morgan (125) Hannah Barnes The attendance figures for Year 10 continue to improve and can I thank parents for the support they have given me in ensuring that their child attends school. Attendance is a vital part of school life and, as I have mentioned before, can have a huge impact on an individual’s final GCSE grade. Well done to the following students who are still achieving 100% attendance: Luke Abrahams, Azeem Ahmed, Samuel Algar, Vasileios Apostolakis, Robyn Bailey, Donald Bisset, Matthew Blackwood, Robert Bridge, Jack Carpenter, Gabrielle Carr, Ross Chevannes, Brandon Clarke, Benjamin Clinton, Archie Cooper, Liberty Coopey, Amy Daniels, Charlie Dillon, Cody Dokic, Callum Drew, Jack Ellis, Charlie Foster, Paige Frost, Oliver Griffiths, Raquel Guerreiro, Adam Hall, Benjamin Hall, Joshua Hayward, Bobby Hopkins, Thomas Hornibrook, Billy Howe, Franklin Huggins, Benjamin Jones, Harry Jones Nikita Kavtaskins, Rebecca Lodge, Poppy Long, Ella Matthews, Cody Miller, Toby Morgan, Darlington Obeng, Joshua Parslow, Kiera Pedley -Mills, Rhys Price, Tamara Randle, Cole Rees, Sanjarbek Shukhratov, Mark Smith, Joshua Thomas, Kai Turner, Lewis Williams, Callum Wisdon, Christian Wright. Vasileios Apostolakis Controlled assessments form a very large part of many subjects GCSE courses. Can I please bring to your attention the following dates of assessment for Year 10 classes starting after Christmas: Computing - worth 30% of the qualification – begins on return in January Spanish writing controlled assessment took place on Wednesday 16 December. The speaking controlled assessment will take place mid-January German assessment on Media to be written on Wednesday 6 January Caitlin Davis Business BTEC groups have a Finance exam at the end of January The level of GCSE homework is expected to be completed to a high standard. I encourage students to follow basic time management techniques to support this. It is important that every day and every subject is managed effectively to ensure students can fulfil their potential. Research suggests that an extra 1.5 – 2.5 hours of school work per day will increase your final GCSE grade by ONE GRADE! Therefore, taking the time to complete high quality homework will result in students having a positive impact on their GCSE final results. Mikey Meszaros Katie Poole Lottie Cale Rose Hitchman

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YEAR 10 NEWS Year 10 continue to succeed beyond the classroom. Ella Matthews (10C1) has continued her involvement with ballet and has been selected as part of the Royal Ballet School in London. Adam Hall (10H1) and Donald Bisset (10K1) have both competed at the short course Regional Swimming Championships. The Year 10 Rugby Team had an outstanding run in the Natwest National Vase and beat the current South West State School Champions in the process. Kian Bayliss (10E1), Bradley Wilkins (10E1), Declan Cooke (10K1), Kai Turner (10E1), Kieran Collier (10H1), Joe Porter (10H1) and Josh Claxton (10K2) are all part of the Gloucester Rugby Developing Player Programme. Georgios Agathangelou (10E2) represented the England Under 18s Tug of War team at the World Championships in Belfast alongside Frank Huggins (10C1). Cody Miller (10H2), Aalia Piperdy (10E1), Kaitlynne Knight (10E2), Zac Harper-Emerson (10C2), Callum Drew (10C1) and Joe Davis (10C2). Liberty Wyatt (10K1), Sophie Tidcombe (10K2), Bridgette Fraser (10K2), Sophia Weygang (10E1), Tamara Randle (10E1) and Toby Williams (10E2) were part of the outstanding production of Oliver! Rhys Price (10K1) continues to impress on the ski slopes and has been selected for Wales for the upcoming winter season. Megan Gill (10C2) was selected for the Gloucester District Cross Country team and finished as the 7 th best District runner at the County trials. Carissa Street (10H2) represented England at World Martial Kombat Federation World Championships in Malta and achieved Silver in Extreme Forms, Silver in Creative Forms, Bronze in the Team Synchronized and Bronze in Musical Forms. Sarah Phelps-Wood (10E2) and Elizabeth Medhurst (10E2) both played an integral role in Churchdown School’s Art Enterprise Christmas Fair, which raised £170 to be divided between Clic Sargent Children’s Cancer Charity and The British Heart Foundation. Congratulations to all of these students. Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme Churchdown School have relaunched the opportunity for our students to take part in and work towards their Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze Award. 25 Year 10 students have taken this outstanding opportunity and I very much look forward to seeing them develop through their tasks and the academic year progresses. Well done and good luck to the students below. Kian Bayliss, Kieran Berry, Don Bisset, Declan Cooke, Joshua Copley, Elliot Cowe, Joe Davis, Cody Dokic, Charlie Foster, Stephanie Fox, Joe Garfield, Megan Gill, Oliver Griffiths, Zac Harper-Emerson, Benjamin Jones, Megan Kenny, Charlotte Leeman, James Lovell, Ebonie Marks, Joe Meadows, Matthew Merritt, Kevinlyn Overson, Josh Parslow, Joseph Porter, Kennedy Sia. Can I wish everyone involved with Year 10 a restful Christmas break and I look forward to working with you in 2016! Mr Jones Head of Year 10

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YEAR 11 NEWS This term has been a busy one for Year 11, culminating in the recent mock exams. The students have worked really hard and their behaviour and attitude during mock exam week was outstanding. They were an absolute credit to the school. I look forward to reporting on some really positive results in the New Year. Students in Year 11 have continued to work incredibly hard over the last few weeks. Each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after school over 100 students have been attending catch up and revision sessions. This is a phenomenal effort and will only help them to succeed in the summer. I would like to encourage them to continue to do so – with the reminder that Prom Points will be awarded for every session that they attend. ISM1 was sent home this term and there were 39 students whose grades and effort were particularly pleasing. They were all sent letters to congratulate them but I would like to take this opportunity to say well done to them once again. They are: Konstantinos Apostolakis, Ross Duncan, Caitlin Hall, Eryk Kilianek, Tyler Martin, Rhiannon Bailey, Jack Booth, Jess Lane, Aaron Lawrenson, Matt Phillips, Jenny Southall, Emily Springall, Laura Vucetic, Chloe Glanville, Oscar Hales, Morgen Taylor, Joseph Broady, Rob Brotherton-Spence, Willem Fox, Rachel Gill, Julia Hartsoe, Lauren Kent, Jess Lingard-Nutt, Jordan Smith, Leah Stanley, Justin Bhurruth, Ellie Bodman, Kyle Ellison Dos Anjos, Will Frith, Ben Ashmead, Sophie Barnfield, Sam Bishop, Laura Gardner, Shannon Gwilliam, Micki Peacock, Emily Poole, Romanie Andrews, Jess Dangerfield and Anthony O’Malley. Four students who excelled in ISM1: Romanie Andrews, Lauren Kent, Oscar Hales and Anthony O’Malley. The school production this term of Oliver! was a huge success and was littered with star turns from students in Year 11 - Jordan Smith excelling as Fagin and Morgen Taylor absolutely superb as the Artful Dodger. Jess Lingard-Nutt, Nathan Humphreys and Laura Vucetic (pictured) also starred. Over the course of this term Year 11’s attendance has steadily improved – with the best week for attendance being the mock exam week. During this week 11C1 achieved 100% attendance as not one student in the tutor group missed a single day. It is imperative that this kind of feat is matched throughout the remaining terms before the real GCSEs in the summer. This term also saw Sixth form Open Evening and it was great to see so many students and parents attending this event. A reminder that the deadline for applications to Sixth Form is fast approaching: 15 January. Therefore, if students need any assistance with this please contact Yvonne Orchard in the Sixth Form Centre. Finally, I’d like to wish all Year 11 students and their families a restful Christmas holiday. Take the chance to have a thoroughly deserved break and return in January ready for the final countdown towards those crucial GCSE exams. Mr Spooner Head of Year 11

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SIXTH FORM NEWS We were delighted with some outstanding ISM 1 reports in Sixth Form this term. The following Year 12 students all received double 1s on their reports: Bethany Acton Ellenor Barnes Katie Barnett Rebekah Bashford Nicholas Bojczuk David Creed Eve Davis Georgia Davis Jordan Ferneyhough Nathan Gaze Chloe Harris Chloe Hayden And the following in Year 13: Morgan Chappell Harrison Curtis David Debski Kyle Dimond Rebekah Dinwoodie Alexander Ferrari George Gillott Huge congratulations to all these students who have worked so hard. Students have had a very busy term – they’ve just completed some very challenging mock exams and many are now working hard to do a re -sit if they weren’t happy with the results. There will be another round of mock exams in the Spring (21 March) and we expect to see improvements so students should be studying hard at home! Parents will be fully informed about progress in ISM 2 (due to be published on 22 January) and at our next Parents’ Evening on 14 March. Brandon Hibberd Jake Hill Heather Joyner Kate Mather Adam May Emily Merritt Shelby Moore Benjamin Morgan Benjamin Parker Jordan Parker Jacob Parry Amie Pritchard Alex Richardson Hannah Say Robert Searle Ethan Smith Holly Turner Thomas Tyler Charlotte Weygang Francesca White Darnell Williams Sophie-Anne Williams Robert Woodman Jade Harrison Jennifer Hayward Aaron Hutton Gabriella Marriott James Marshall Kyran Ridley Calvin Selvin Matthew Stevens Emily Tarantino Jessica Waghorn Aidan Wiederhold Bethany Winter Many Sixth Formers helped out on Sixth Form Open Evening this year, and we were delighted with the positive comments we received from Year 11 students and parents alike. We are very proud of how our students represented the school in all subject areas. If you would like to see a copy of the presentation it is available on our website. Year 11 students need to apply to the Sixth Form via UCAS Progress and the application process must be completed by 15 January. My very smart Open Evening helpers: Callum Dawson Williams, David Debski, Harrison Curtis, Syfyan Harif, Molly Rudge, Chloe Knight, Kyran Ridley, Ahmed Mehter

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