Friday 6th March 2020
I have been lucky to attend The Hampshire School Governors Conference today and I feel very encouraged by the work we are doing in school as a consequence. One of the speakers was Mary Myatt who is a speaker on school curriculum and learning in school. She spoke about the priorities for schools and how to plan for success for all learners, these are both areas I feel that with the governing body and school leadership team we are making strong progress. Andrew Hall a national leader on best practice in Safeguarding spoke in the afternoon. His presentation was informative and helpful and I will be sharing with colleagues.
I really enjoyed talking to so many students in year 9 with their parents at last night’s options evening. I was very inspired by the high aspirations of our students and the wide range of their future career plans, I am excited to be part of their journey towards achieving their goals. The link to the presentation is below.
I wanted to share with you some lovely feedback from a visitor to school this week
“I wanted to mention how impressed I was on my way out of school today by the number of students who either asked me if I wanted help to carry my bags back down or politely held doors for me. At least 6 students asked if I needed any help and 2 held doors open - so I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with this!”
Have a lovely weekend
Vacancy - Learning Support Assistant x 2
LSA - 3 days only- 15 hours per week-actual annual salary £6,265
LSA- 5 days a week - 25 hours per week – actual annual salary £10,440
Salary Grade B - full time equivalent £18,065
TERM TIME ONLY
All positions are offered as a Fixed Term Contract for 1 year in the first instance
We currently have two vacancies for Learning Support Assistants to join our team. If you believe you possess the skills to relate well to young people and show sensitivity to pupils with learning, language and behavioural difficulties, as well as good organisational skills, please take a look at the advert on our website. Closing date is 31st March. Click here for further information.
Vacancy - Exam Invigilator
Salary £9.11 per hour
Availability throughout May & June is essential
Contract/Hours: various as required. Generally two sessions a day
8.30 -11.30am & 12.45 -3.30pm
We are looking to recruit reliable and trustworthy exams invigilators to support the Examinations Officer. You will need to work flexibly according to the examinations timetable throughout the academic year. As an invigilator you will be required to support the examination processes. You must follow the required guidelines and regulations for the integrity and security of examinations and procedures during invigilation.
For further information on either vacancy please contact the Exams & Personnel Officer, Mrs Helen Hall on H.email@example.com or call the school on 01256 473003.
Train to Teach
BASCITT is running an information event for potential teacher trainees on Saturday 21st March at 10am -12noon at Bishop Challoner Catholic School, St Michael’s Road RG22 6SR. Register your interest here
School Calendar information can be found at the end of this eNews and please open the link for "Dates to Remember" for 2019/20.
Year Group News
Mrs Gibson’s top tips for GCSE Success: Tip 15
The Reluctant Student
Some students just don't want to revise and you will meet a brick wall of resistance. There are no easy solutions, but here are some suggestions:
Maintain an active interest in what they are doing, ask them if there is anyway you can help. Keep encouraging them, but try not to overdo it and get on their nerves!
Encourage them to attend revision sessions offered at school, it means they will have less to do at home.
Make revision at home active by offering to test them, use a revision guide or any flash cards they have made.
Keep revision to short bursts up to 20 mins.
Post 16 Information
Imminent local events will be highlighted but further information on college open days can be found here
Important dates: PE NCFE Exam
Wednesday 11th March this is an external exam, NOT a mock and therefore must be sat by all NCFE PE students.
Important dates : Core Subject Mock Exams Wk 1
Important dates : Core Subject Mock Exams Wk 2
School Calendar & Forthcoming Events