Friday 6th March 2020

Good Afternoon,

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

Mrs Pearce


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                              


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 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.

Dates to Remember 2019/20

Year Group News

Year 7 - Mr Morey

Year 7s have been working on a homework project about people who have inspired them.  Winners are to be announced soon.  

Year 7B footballers played Costello and beat them 3-1, narrowly missing out in the final against Bishop Challoner, losing 2-1.

Our Year 7 Girls on the other hand played their first netball match against Bishop Challoner and won 2-1.

Year 8 - Mr Duffy

Year 9 - Ms Cunio

The year 9s had their Choices Evening this week and it was attended by over 70% of students with their parents/carers. Thank you for engaging with the process so thoroughly. The appointments for the interviews on 17th March, are imminent with parents/carers encouraged to come along. In particular we would like to see those parents/carers who were unable to attend on Thursday.

The presentation from the Choices evening can be found here

The deadline for the immunisation form to be returned has now passed. If your child has been absent but you would like your child to have their injection in school then please do let us know. Immunisation appointments can also be made at any doctor's surgery.

Year 10 - Ms Guzzi

The year 10s did everyone proud on Wednesday. Fujitsu said they were engaged and mature - a real credit to The Vyne. The year group received their feedback today and should have a hard copy to bring home and show off soon! As their Head of Year I am ridiculously proud with how they conducted themselves; they proved to be sophisticated, enthusiastic and polite young adults.

Year 11 - Mr Peebles

Last Friday, motivational speaker Jim Robertson, attended an extended year 11 assembly. He spoke to the students about their planning and preparation for their GCSEs along with their life choices. It was a truly inspiring morning!

Mock Exams commence next week. See the timetable below.

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.

Good luck!


Post 16 Information

Imminent local events will be highlighted but further information on college open days can be found here

Eastleigh College

Thursday March 19th 2020 -5-7pm


Saturday 7 March 2020, 10am – 2pm

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

Monday 9th March

P1 & P2 Science paper 1 -   1hr 15mins

Tuesday 10th March

P1 & P2 English Lit paper 1   - 2hrs

P5 & P6 Maths paper 1 - 1hr 30 mins

Wednesday 11th March

NCFE PE (Actual Exam)

Thursday 12th March

P3 & P4 English Lit paper 2 - 2hrs 30mins

Friday 13th March

P1 & P2 English Lang 1   - 1hr 45 mins

Important dates : Core Subject Mock Exams Wk 2

Monday 16th March

P1 & P2 Maths paper 2  -   1hr 30mins

Tuesday 17th March

P1 & P2 Science paper 2    - 1hr 15 mins

Wednesday 18th March

P1 & P2 English Lang paper 2   - 2hrs

Thursday 19th March

P3 & P4  Maths paper 3   -  1hr 30 mins

Friday 20th March

P1 & P2 Science paper 3   - 1hr 15 mins

School Calendar & Forthcoming Events

Wednesday 11th March 2020

House of Parliament Trip

Tuesday 17th March 2020

Year 9 Options interviews

Thursday 26th March 2020

GCSE Geography Revision 08:30 -17:30

Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd April

Yr 9 Teenage booster immunisations

Friday 3rd April 2020

Last day of term

Ski trip departs