Welcome Back

Welcome to all our returning and new pupils, parents/carers. Hopefully everyone enjoyed the summer. We have had a great start to the new academic year and the pupils have settled well into their class groups. The attendance for the first full week back was 82% which is an improvement but we are striving for 95%.  If you have any concerns regarding your child’s attendance, or wish to discuss any support, please contact the school and ask to speak to the Attendance Team.

This year we are continuing our weekly Word of the Week (WOW) where pupils are encouraged to expand their vocabulary by learning and using new words in correct contexts.  Please ask your child about this and join in by trying to use it at home to support them in their learning. This week’s word is Exonerate which means to clear someone from accusation; free from guilt or blame.

 Additionally we have our fortnightly Lindsworth Value of the Fortnight (LVOF) continuing this year, the focus until 23rd September 2016 is Kindness

Both the WOW and LFOV will be updated on the school website.

There are some exciting opportunities taking place this term for pupils and letters will be sent home to relevant parents/cares closer to each of the events.  Please find listed below upcoming dates for your diary:

23rd September: Attendance and Behaviour and Reward trip.  Please see the half-termly newsletters to find out what targets pupils should be working towards to access this trip. 

29th September: MacMillan coffee morning 10am – 11am.  Local residents and parents/carers can join the staff and pupils for tea and cakes whilst raising money for a very worth-while cause.

30th September: Teacher Training Day – school will be closed to pupils.

November (date to be confirmed): Skills Show at the NEC for years 9, 10 and 11.

We look forward to working with all our parents/carers over the coming academic year to support the pupils achieving success academically and socially.

 

 

 

School Start September 2016

The school will reopen for :

Year 7's Wednesday 7th September 2016

Years 10-11 Thursday 8th September 2016

Years 8-9 Monday 12th September 2016

 

Birmingham Library Jail Experience

On the 10th March four of our residential pupils visited the Birmingham Library which was featuring a ‘Go to Jail’ project. The Cell Project consists of a replica prison cell, complete with regulation fixtures and fittings, that is home to two ‘prisoners’ who are willing to talk about their daily lives and answer any questions you may have. The prisoners are all ex-offenders. 

It was a positive experience for the four pupils.   They were all very apprehensive at first but soon became confident and were able to exchange life experiences (life at home, bedroom at school and isolation at school).  They all agreed it was not something they wanted to pursue in the future.

The ex-offenders commented on how charming and bright our pupils were as they responded confidently to the questions the ex-offenders posed and our pupils asked many questions of  them whilst they were in the cell.   The pupil’s behaviour and approach was positive and exemplary.


On return to the Steven Sutton House (Residential Unit) the pupils completed an on-line survey about their visit which they thoroughly enjoyed.  

 

Attendance Week ending 18th march 2016

Attendance for this week

Yr7 : 93.33%

Yr8 : 76.6%

Yr9 : 88.89%

Yr10: 67.97%

Yr11: 59.77%

Whole School average : 74.53%

 

Communication Matters

Free Autism Event for Parents

Communication Matters
 

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