Headteacher’s Blog 14/09/2018

Important Dates

• 21st September – Non Uniform Day – Jeans for Genes
• 21st September – Year 9 Meningitis Vaccinations
• 27th September – Year 8,9,10,11 Parents’ Information Evening (Please see more information below)
• 27th September – Year 12 and 13 Parents’ Information Evening(Please see more information below)
• 4th October – Half day school closure 12:35pm
• 4th October- 5:30pm Year 6 Open Evening
• 5th October- School Closed

Online Safety

There is some brilliant advice and information for parents regarding online safety for their children on the “Think you know” website (https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents). We will be working with students in all year groups at various points in the year to ensure they know the implications of unsafe online activity. If you have any concerns about your own child, please do get in touch with their form tutor or Head of House.

JCQ Information

The updated versions of all JCQ Information to Candidates documents are now available to view on the Academy website under the Examinations tab. Please ensure you familiarise your son/daughter with the contents of these documents as they contain important exam and course related information.

Swan Project

We are lucky to have the support from the Swan Project, based at Downham Market youth Centre every Thursday. Rhiannon will be talking to students over the lunch break and offering 1:1 support sessions around sexual health and providing access to the “C-card”.

Parents’ Information Evenings

An Information Evening for parents of students in years 8, 9, 10 and 11 has been organised for 27th September at the Academy:
> Year 11: 5pm – 5:45pm in the Assembly Hall
> Year 10: 5pm- 5:45pm in the Dining Hall
> Year 9: 6pm- 6:45pm in the Assembly Hall
> Year 8: 6pm- 6:45pm in the Dining Hall
There will also be a Year 12 and Year 13 Parents’ information evening held at the Ryston 6th Form site on the 27th September from 5-6pm.

All parents are strongly encouraged to come along and hear what the year ahead has in store for their children.

Meningitis Vaccinations- Year 9

Meningitis vaccinations for Year 9 students will take place on 21st September 2018 a letter has been given to your child during form time and will need to be returned to school no later then Wednesday 19th September.

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

This weekend 30 intrepid Year 11 adventurers are off to the Peak District to complete their practice DofE Silver Expedition. We held Bronze DofE launch assemblies for all Year 9 and Year 10s this week and Thursday 20th September at 18:00 there is a parents information evening for launching Bronze DofE Award – please join us.

Jeans for Genes Day

Jeans for Genes Day will be held on 21st September. Students are welcome to bring a donation of £1 in to be handed to form tutors. Students are able to wear Jeans but all other items of uniform must adhere to the schools dress code policy including school shoes.

Half Day Closure

On Thursday 4th October there will be a half day closure from 12:35pm. Buses have been arranged to collect students at 12:35pm. This is ahead of the full day closure on Friday 5th October. Students will have an extended break to allow them to have lunch before they leave.

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