Friday 14th June 2019

Good Afternoon,

Year 11 Farewell

Today we wished Year 11 farewell and good luck in all they go on to achieve in the future. I would like to thank the students for their hard work, effort and maturity through the last four weeks, they have been fantastic. I would also like to thank all the staff who have supported our young people throughout their time at The Vyne and in the final exam period. Mr Morey has been a constant source of positivity and encouragement to the students and it was clear how much they appreciated him today.

Good luck Year 11 in all you do, and once you are part of The Vyne you are always a part of The Vyne, please do keep in touch and let us know what you are doing in the future.

New Behaviour System

I mentioned last week that we will be introducing our new behaviour system on Monday 24th June.  This ‘stepped approach’, detailed below, has been explained to the students during their assemblies this week. I would like to emphasise again that the key word in the behaviour system is ‘choice’.  We understand that on occasion students can make a behaviour choice which may fall short of our high expectations of being ready, respectful and being their best. However, we expect that when given the opportunity to make an improvement they will quickly make a positive choice to behave as we expect. To ensure that students identify that they are in the position of needing to correct their choices and be successful in their learning we are moving to a shared language to ensure that students are aware of our expectations.


Each step in the response has a number:

C1 - Warning (clear verbal warning from the teacher/member of staff)

C2 - Second and final warning (name placed on the whiteboard)

C3 – 30 minute after-school detention issued for the next school day

If a student misses their C3 detention this will become a 1 hour detention the next day

C4 – Student behaviour so extreme requires them to be removed from lesson to the Subject Leader and results in a 1 hour school detention issued for the next school day.


If you have any questions relating to the behaviour system please contact either myself or Mr K Light, Assistant Headteacher.

Exam Preparation

Students today have taken part in an Examination Preparation Workshop with their tutors, looking at how to organise their revision and the best revision strategies to use. Further information about exams can be found below.

Mrs Pearce


School Calendar can be found at the end of this ENews.

End of Year Exam Information

Please view the final version of the exam timetable on the link below.

end of year exams letter

end of year exams timetable

revision and how to avoid stress

end of year exams how to prepare

Year 7 meditation and coping with stress

Year Group Assemblies and News

Year 8 Mr Crees

This week the Year 8 students had an assembly, led by Mr Light, about the school's expectations in preparation for our new behaviour system. Students responded well to the new system and understand its benefit in improving learning.

Year 9 Miss Buckland

Year 9s have been preparing for exams this week and were working really hard during their revision session this morning. They will be dealing with some change over the next few weeks with the exams and the new behaviour policy but we will still be expecting their usual fantastic behaviour and focus.

Year 10 Mr Coomber

We were delighted to welcome BCoT to The Vyne this week to talk to the Year 10s about the college and the courses on offer to the students when they leave school. Can I please ask the students who have been invited to BCoT for the Taster Day on Thursday 4th July return their completed permission slips to student support services asap.

Mr Light also talked to the students about the new behaviour system. Please email me if you have any questions relating to this at

A reminder that the end of year exams start on Monday and last for 2 weeks - this will help your children prepare for next year.

Finally, work experience is approaching quickly.  Students should ensure they know how they are getting to their place of work and their start and finish times.  Again, any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

  Upcoming events

Monday 17th June to Friday 28th June

End of Year Exams (Years 7 to 10)

(refer to the links above)

Monday 17th June - 9.30am to 3.30pm

Reading University Trip

(selected Year 9 students)

Thursday 20th June - 9.15am to 2.45pm

Thursday 20th June - 7.00pm

TeenTech @ Hampshire Court Hotel

Year 11 Prom @ Audleys Wood

Thursday 27th June - 9.15am to 2.30pm

Young Interpreters Conference @ QMC

Friday 28th June to Sunday 30th June

German exchange visit

Wednesday 3rd July

Summer Concert

Monday 8th July to Friday 19th July

Year 10 Work Experience

Monday 15th July to Friday 19th July

  • Friday 19th July

Activities Week

  • Sports Day

Thursday 18th July - 6.00pm to 7.00pm

Awards Evening

Planned Educational Visits for 2018-19


Conference at Reading University

Year 7 Romeo and Juliet Theatre Trip @ Blenheim Palace

Post 16 Information


Peter Symonds College, Winchester

Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair

Interested in an apprenticeship? Meet a number of different companies looking for apprentices at one of the biggest Apprenticeship events in the South of England!”

BCoT news and events

Open Evening

“Please join us to chat to our staff and students about life at Peter Symonds and pick up more information about the huge range of subjects we offer.”

Monday 17th June 4.30pm to 7.00pm

Tuesday 9th July and Wednesday 10th July 5.30pm to 8.30pm