Year 7 100% Attendance 

It’s only 2 weeks until the Easter holidays, what a short half term this has been. You are all doing extremely well and we want you to continue along the same positive path until you feast on Easter eggs. We, as a year team, would love to see every one of you in the 100 CLUB by Easter. We already have a large number in the 200 CLUB and a few who you who are well on the way to the 300 CLUB. As Mr Davenport would “this is unheard of for only half way through the year”. As you all know I have been filming you all these past 2 weeks. Every single one of you was brave and courageous for speaking so eloquently and confidently about the changes you are going to make. Well done all of you, keep making us proud. 

Mrs Mccluskey 

Year 7 Deputy Achievement Director 

Year 8 The futures bright, the future is year 8! 

Year 8 have been launched into the world of options choices this week with the first initial assembly on the process and how they tackle their Everest! We have also had options conferences where we have started to look at students skills sets and the types of subjects that might support each other. This has also involved getting students to understand what the EBacc subjects are and why these are important for the future. Next week students will have assemblies on the subjects that might be new to them such as Design Engineer Construct or Human Health and Physiology as well as what other subjects have to offer at KS4. An important Date for the Diary is the 26th of March, which will be the year 8 parents and option evening. 

I must praise the year 8 students who have been involved in the CCA elections, very impressive campaigns so far. 

Next week the report on the BIG Bang fair. 

Mr Hodge 

Year 8 Achievement Director 

Year 9 Mighty Nines! 

Thank you to all parents/ carers who attended parents/options evening last Thursday. It was great to hear the mature conversations had with staff regarding progress and future prospects. Please ensure your options forms are completed and returned with a matter of urgency. Should you have any further questions or concerns regarding the options process, please contact the year office where an appointment can be arranged. 

Year 9 gave a very warm welcome to J-Sol this week who came with his message regarding E-Safety and Cyber Bullying. It was a fun yet engaging afternoon and enjoyed by all. 

It's great to see the Year 9 attendance figures have gone up over the last few weeks - we are continually striving for 100% attendance which will become ever more important at GCSE when students face coursework deadlines - well done! 

Mrs Newland was very impressed upon dropping into a PE lesson this week where Ellie Gibson and Molly Kreuder showed off their trampoline skills with impressive summersaults! Lauren Taylor was hot on their heels as she also conquered the summersault! Abbie Woor mastered her seat drops with confidence and style - these aspirational girls definitely doing it the CCA way! 

Liam Cook climbed to the top of 9GFA with the most positive entries on Go4schools this week - a fantastic achievement, well done! 

I would also like to remind everyone that we need your trip money for Harry Potter world by Monday at the very latest please. 

A fantastic week year 9, well done! 

Miss Blagrove Year 9 Achievement Director 

Year 10 Easter treats! 

As part of Year 10’s tutor time scheme of work, each tutor group took part in the ‘Tenner Challenge.’ They had to imagine they had been given £10 and, in true entrepreneurial style, decide how they could use it to make more money for a charitable cause. 10MLY came up with the best idea; please see the poster below. We would love it if you could all come along to support them and make any additional donations (if the chocolate treats have sold out!) Our chosen charity is Macmillan Cancer Support. 

Mrs Starmer and Mrs Lowis Year 10 Achievement Directors