Thursday 28 Jul 2016

Pokemon Go - Parents Guide

Click here for advice from the NSPCC: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/pokemon-go-parents-guide/

Exam Results 2016

Year 13/A Levels students can pick up their results from the sixth form atrium from 8.30am until 9.30am on Thursday 18th August, and Year 12/AS students from 9.30am until 10.30am.

Mr Thorley, Director of Sixth Form, will be available to provide further support on the 19th.

GCSE results will be available from the Sixth Form Atrium on Thursday 25th August 2015 from 9.30am until 10.30am. Year 10 students can collect their GCSE Science results from 11.30am 

Staff will carry out interviews with all students to confirm sixth form choices or offer alternative pathways. 

Arrangements for Beginning of the Autumn Term

Tuesday 6th September 2016

The Autumn Term will begin for Pupils in Years 7, 12 & 13 on Tuesday 6 September 2016

1. Pupils in Year 7 are expected to be in school at 8.45 am.

2. Pupils in Year 12 are expected to be in school at 10.30 am.

3. Pupils in Year 13 are expected to be in school according to the appointment times given to them for re admissions meeting. Pupils will be attending appointments with their tutor (8.45 am to 3.00 pm).

4. Pupils in Years 8, 9, 10, &11 are expected to work on-line on Tuesday 6 September 2016

Wednesday 7th September 2016

The Autumn Term will begin for Pupils in Years 9, 10 & 11 on Wednesday 7 September 2016.

Pupils in Years 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13 are expected to be in school at 10.15 am for a 10.30 am start.

On-line Learning Day and Target Setting Day

On Friday 23 September we will have our On-line Learning Day and Target Setting Day for the new academic year. You will receive information on how to book your appointments on Wednesday 7 September 2016.

Curriculum Week July 2016

Arrangements for Year 6 Induction Day on Friday 1 July 2016 & Curriculum Week from Tuesday 5 July - Tuesday 12 July 2016 - please click here to read the letter home.

Grand Union Multi Academy Trust

Further to my communications through the Newsletters in December 2015 and March 2016, I am pleased to advise you that The Grand Union Multi Academy Trust (GU MAT) is about to be formally set up by the Featherstone High School Governing Body. You may remember that Featherstone High School was approved by the Government as an educational sponsor which means we can access grants to support other schools in their School Improvement journey. The Grand Union MAT is the vehicle through which we provide this support and Featherstone High School automatically becomes a member of the GU MAT. Hathaway Primary School (soon to be called Woodlands Primary School) has also chosen to become part of GU MAT and we have been working closely with the Headteacher, staff and Governors at Hathaway during this academic year. We are excited about the opportunities for closer collaboration that this new partnership offers both financial and educational which we are confident will benefit all members of the GU MAT including ourselves. The Grand Union MAT Board of Directors and Featherstone High School Governing Body will be meeting next Thursday, 30th June to facilitate the formal setting up of the Grand Union Multi Academy Trust. Feel free to let by PA Harvinder Chahal (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) know of any concerns or comments you may have about this by 30th June.

National Teaching Award

We are thrilled to announce that Science and Maths Teacher Elena Samson has been presented with a National Silver Teaching Award. Selected from thousands of nominations received by the Pearson Teaching Awards in 2016, Elena’s is one of just 55 awards presented in the country. Elena will now join fellow Silver Award winners at the UK final of the Teaching Awards to be held at a glittering celebration at London’s Guildhall on 23 October, where 10 Silver Award winners will receive a Gold Plato Award.

Elena Samson has a passion for education in its widest sense and she shares this passion in a quiet, diligent and determined way every day. Elena’s dedication can be seen in her daily routine. She runs a breakfast club for students everyday. To do this she leaves her house to travel to work at 5am. Her classroom is bright and busy and full of students eager to learn from 7am. She has a positive energy, which cannot fail to impact upon all who come into contact with her. She clearly believes that we can all achieve greatness. As one of her tutees puts it, she “inspires me and my fellow pupils to become better people. I believe is an amazing characteristic.”