HEADTEACHER'S BLOG - FEBRUARY 2015
Where did that half term go? It has been such a busy half
term with so much happening, here are some highlights….
Year 8 Options
Year 8 students have been busy thinking about which of the exciting
subjects they want to study when they start Key Stage 4 next year. It is an exciting time for them as they take
the first steps in deciding their futures. We are very proud of the mature way in which
they have approached the process. Options
forms are now all in and we are beginning to put together the option blocks.
Year 11 Business
Thursday February 5th was a special day for our
Year 11 students. All Year 11 students
had an individual interview with an employer from the local area. Students
dressed to impress and local employers were very complimentary about their
performance in the interviews, commenting that they were more confident than
previous cohorts and that ‘they all seemed to have a goal’. We are so proud of our Year 11 students and
know that they are going to go on to achieve great things this summer.
Post 16 Open Evening
Thursday 5th February also saw the second of our
Post 16 Open Evenings. Numbers for next
year’s sixth form are growing rapidly, in part this is due to the new and
innovative curriculum that we have on offer. There are four curriculum pathways which
enable all students to find a route to suit them at The Coleshill Sixth Form. With small class sizes, dedicated support and
some of the best teachers in the region why wouldn’t you want to be a part of
our sixth form?
Students are enjoying the innovative teaching in
technology. Last week Paris Baker and Jake Foster (Year 10) visited
Caludon Castle school in Coventry to train as student leaders who can support
other students in the use of the 3D printers.
Year 8 students have been busy making games for the Game’s
Master home learning challenge.
Our Year 11 budding chefs have now completed their delicious
Our community garden continues to grow! Students from Woodlands school have been
making stepping stones. Alex Skyers, a local artist, has begun
painting the wall mural and the bedding areas are now in place and ready for
We still need any donations of garden equipment, plants or
other relevant items. Please click here for latest news about our community garden.
New Recording Studio
We may not be quite Maida Vale Studios but Ms Deeley’s rejuvenation
of the music department is almost complete. With the support of our Foundation Governors
we have been able to purchase a range of equipment which has enabled us to have
a small recording studio in the back of our music room. We look forward to hearing the creations that
come from our talented students.