Friday 24th January 2020
Schools are always busy, but this week has felt very action packed!
We have been updating students on the next steps of our anti bullying work including the soon to be released Anti Bullying Charter. This is an agreement between the school, staff and students of our actions to ensure we all know our responsibilities in stopping any bullying happening in our community.
We had a great time at the Staff vs Students Charity Walking Football Match to raise funds for The Basing Unit at Basingstoke Hospital. We have some very talented students (and staff), however I am certainly not one of them as I demonstrated! (Match report below)
This week the school nurse, Toni, came in to run an auto injector session with students at the school who are at risk from suffering an anaphylactic shock through allergies. All school first aiders were also in attendance.
It was a very interesting session which refreshed and reminded students about why they should always carry their auto injectors and how to administer them, when needed.
On Thursday Sgt Trevor Taylor and members of the Neighbourhood Team delivered an interesting talk to school staff on ways that the police are tackling local crime and the need for teachers/parents/communities to work together to provide information that may prevent further crimes from happening and keep children and young people safe.
Hampshire Police have developed a website which provides useful information and resources. There is a parents section which you may find useful https://www.safe4me.co.uk/
Enjoy the weekend.
School Calendar information can be found at the end of this eNews and please open the link for "Dates to Remember" for 2019/20.
Charity Walking Football - Student Council
On Wednesday, staff and students came together in support of a walking football event organised by the student council and Mrs Gambrill. The event raised money for the Basing Unit which provides essential care and support to those receiving treatment for cancer.
Out of the nine matches played the staff won 6 and drew 3 hence students are keen for another opportunity to play again in the summer!
A special thank you to Mr Gibson for organising the staff team.
The £110 raised will go directly to Basing Unit, which whilst NHS funded also relies on volunteers to make tea, give out lunch and talk to patients. It welcomes any kind of donations to make the patients experience a bit more pleasant. For example, thanks to donations, they recently bought very colourful and comfortable chemo chairs.
Thank you to everyone who contributed.
BikeAbility Level 3
We have secured a training date on Friday 28th February, 9-12am. We have six students on the list but there are three more spaces so if there are any other students interested in completing level 3 training please email email@example.com by 31st January. In order to take part students must have completed BikeAbility level 2.
Train to Teach
BASCITT are running an information event for potential teacher trainees on Saturday 8th February at 10am -12noon at Dove House School Academy.
Register your interest here
Some of our students, namely; Charlotte D, Madison G, Rose M and
Summer D have been rehearsing for their upcoming performances in Basingstoke Gang Show taking place from Thursday 13th to Saturday 22nd February 2020 (excluding Sunday 16th) with matinee performances on Saturday 15th and 22nd February. Tickets are available from the Anvil Box office For further information visit www.basingstokegangshow.com
Year Group News
Mrs Gibson’s top tips for GCSE Success: Tip 10
Keeping students aspirations high at this time is vital. They will have target grades and mock exam results coming from all directions at the moment, but what does it all mean to them? There is a huge difference between what they ‘need’ and what they are capable of. They will be meeting with their choice of college/s and will be made aware of the minimum expected of them to be able to take a place on their preferred course, and if that is a lower grade than they are targeting, they often lose the motivation to aspire to or work towards that higher grade.
It’s important that they remember now is when they have choices, if they only work towards the lowest grade they need, they may miss that in the summer exams. Also if they change their mind and need a higher grade for a different course, the choice may be taken from them. Remind them of how great they will feel in August knowing, that the grade they see when they open their envelope, is the one they earned, not the one they regret!
Important dates: Examinations
BTEc Health & Social 7th February GCSE Exam
Post 16 Information
School Calendar & Forthcoming Events
Term Dates 2020-21 TBC