National Funding Formula, National Holacaust Memorial, Safeguarding, Junior Chamber Concert, INVEST Day and Future Events
National Funding Formula
You may have read in the press the issues that many schools will be facing in Gloucestershire as a result of the National Funding Formula. You can read about my concerns here.
Holocaust Memorial Day Celebration in Gloucester – Friday, 27th January
Year 9 and 10 students did a most interesting and moving presentation based on four case studies for the Holocaust Memorial Day. The High School has been chosen to be the recipient of the “Legacy of Hope” baton this year. Read more about the event in our newsletter.
Junior Chamber Concert – Thursday, 26th January
As usual the concert showcased our talented musicians from Years 7 to 9. Students delighted us with a number of excellent performances. It is particularly pleasing to see how the students support each other on such an evening and how confident they appear despite feeling nervous. I wish to congratulate all the students who took part. They need to be very proud of themselves.
A. Collection of students during the day
As indicated in my newsletter ALL PARENTS must come to reception to collect their daughters/sons and MUST ONLY enter the school site through the bottom of Denmark Road. Parents MUST NOT GO TO STUDENT SERVICES. Please help us to keep the students safe.
Thank you to all parents who have responded so positively to my email about parking and picking up students at the end of the day.
There are, however, a number of parents who have clearly ignored my request as I have had several reports from other parents including the number plates of parents who are parking without due care and attention. Once again I ask that all parents think about the safety of all students who attend the school.
If any student is collected by taxi can the parents make sure this taxi also parks responsibly.
INVEST Day – Tuesday, 31st January
On Tuesday we held the third INVEST Day at school whereby students took part in a MURDER investigation, Year 8 had a Science/STEM day, Year 9 visited the Natural History Museum in London and Year 10 Salisbury Cathedral. Whilst Year 11 spent some time in the Sixth Form area, had discussions with senior staff about their options for Sixth Form, oral exams in Languages and preparation for their English speaking exam. The Sixth Form had a study day in which they prepared for their Mocks.
· Ski Trip departs to Austria on Saturday, 11th February and returns Friday, 17th February.
· Targeted Progress Parents’ Consultation Evening is on Wednesday, 22nd February. Parents will be getting their invitation to this evening.
· German Exchange to Göttingen leaves on Monday, 27th February and returns Monday, 6th March.
· Year 9 Options Evening is on Wednesday, 1st March at 7.00 pm.
· PTA Quiz Night is on Friday, 3rd March in the school hall at 7.00pm.
· International Evening is on Thursday, 9th March at 7.00 pm.
Mrs E Sawicka, Headteacher