• An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
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  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy
  • An 11-19 Business and Enterprise Academy

TIMETABLE - WEEK A (26/01/2015)

HEADTEACHER'S BLOG - JANUARY 2015 

A warm welcome back at the start of a new year.  The students and staff have returned to school rested and raring to go, with resolutions and new determination spurring them on.  We begin the new year with a strong moral purpose to ensure that every child receives the best possible education so that they can achieve their full potential, whatever that may be.    

Here are some highlights from the first two weeks as well some key dates and information.

 Year 11 on track for record results
We are so proud of our Year 11 students who were working hard right up to the penultimate day of term before enjoying a well-deserved early break for Christmas.  The results of the first round of mock examinations show that students are on track to achieve the best results the school has ever seen.  Massive gains in mathematics and science lead the way, with English also remaining strong.  All Year 11 students will be receiving their data with personalised targets for improvement next Wednesday.  Parents/carers are asked to look at this data with their children and contact school if they have any queries.  There is a full subject evening on Thursday 12th February.   Year 11 students have received their new Directed Revision time tables which they are following from this week.  A full revision timetable can be downloaded here or in the ‘Students’ section of this website under ‘Enrichment’.   

Sixth Form Open Evening – Thursday 5th   February 6.00pm-8.00pm
On February 5th there will be another opportunity for Year 11 parents/carers to come and find out about what our Sixth Form can offer your child.   Following student voice discussions, we have refined our curriculum offer at Post 16 and now have a wider range of courses and pathways on offer.  I would urge you to attend the evening and find out what is on offer, especially if you did not do so in November.  Curriculum leaders in all the subjects on offer will be there to talk to you and we will be having specialist seminars, including one on successfully applying to top universities which will be led by a representative from Cambridge University.  My senior team will also be hand on talk to you about any questions you may have about your child’s future pathways in Post 16.  A flyer for the evening can be downloaded here.

Year 8 Options Evening – Thursday 29th January 6.00-8.00pm
For Year 8 students it is an important time. They will be making their choices for Key Stage 4 in the coming weeks.  All students have been given their personalised option booklet with a letter explaining the pathway that has been recommended for them. The options process is fully outlined in this letter and I would ask parents/carers to read this carefully and to attend the Options Evening to find out more about individual subjects.  If there are any questions in the meantime please contact your child’s Head of House in the first instance and they can support you in getting the information and advice you need.  

Talented trampolinists and an international dance star!
It never ceases to amaze me the talent that we have in the school.   We are all following the progress of our trio of talented Year 8 trampolinists who are now through to the national finals!  Kimberly Green, Ellie Carr and Olivia-May Street made it through to the team event and Olivia came second in the individual event and is therefore also competing as an individual.  This is an absolutely incredible achievement and we wish the girls well for the finals on March 14th in Birmingham.  Competing a bit further afield is Year 8 student  Casey Robinson who has recently been scouted to dance at Disneyland Paris in the summer!  She is also competing in the Dance World Cup in Romania, what an achievement.  A huge well done to all these girls and to all our students who show so much dedication in following their interests and making the most of the talents they have.  

Arthur Terry Learning Partnership Joint Training Day - 5th January
As our partnership within the ATLP grows we were pleased to take part in a joint training day with the other two secondary schools and four primary schools.  This was an invaluable opportunity for all staff, both teaching and support staff, to work with their colleagues from the other schools. The day was a mix of specialist training and building long term networks with the single goal of ensuring all students within the partnership receive the best possible education.   

Super STEM club
The Coleshill School STEM club, under the excellent leadership of Ms Rollason, goes from strength to strength and is now attracting a great deal of interest not only in the local press but from experts in their fields who want to get involved.  On Thursday 22nd January we are honoured to have a visit from Dr Karen Masters, Senior Lecturer and astronomer at the University of Portsmouth.  Dr Masters was a student at The Coleshill School and has since attended Oxford and Harvard universities.  She will be spending the day with our Year 11 triple scientists and Year 8 students as they prepare to take their options.  In March we will be celebrating STEM week with a range of special guests including an F1 car Business Manager.  

In case of snow
If there should be heavy snow we will always publish whether the school is open on our website. We will aim to do this by 7am.  It will always be our intention to keep the school open unless there is a risk to the health and safety of the students.            

Ian Smith-Childs
Associate Headteacher

 


 

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