Mr Wilding's words Lent week 3
Firstly, thanks all for reacting so quickly to the change in parking routines announced on Sunday by email. In short…
Year 7 in the Pagoda
Years 8, 10 and 11 are to be collected in Ray Park Avenue (Do be careful about parking near the crossroads and blind-siding the drivers there)
Year 9 towards Boulters Lock in Clappers Meadow & Woodhurst Road
Of greater importance in terms of Education, as you will see from the calendar, we have a range of virtual events running, including last night to introduce you to our new Subject choices Work & Careers platform, Unifrog. Their corporate statement makes their purpose clear: “Unifrog is committed to independence and impartiality. We show students everything, and the platform gives them the tools to make their own choices. Linking curriculum learning to careers. The Careers Library can be searched by school subjects, and the Subjects Library gives career and pathways information for each subject.” After half-term, we will be running a further such information evening, for parents’ questions as well as briefing on a similar platform for PSHE education, Jigsaw.
In the meantime, the nurses will still continue their involvement in Sex & Relationship education as shown in the current curriculum handbooks for each year group, the difference being that in future Jigsaw holds the archive of knowledge and skills developed so both children and adults can reference back and develop their understanding further as appropriate, safe in the knowledge that the materials being used are fully compliant with age & stage requirements.
Apologies of course to parents in B9 whose GCSE advice evening has been switched to virtual for Tuesday 8 February (see calendar for MEET link etc.) We will be adding back in an in-house meeting for parents and teachers later this term/early next term, date to be agreed as the prevailing health situation becomes clearer.
And finally, we celebrate a new set of ‘Alumni words’ entering the school this week, provided by Oli Moore, now of Plimsoll productions for Amazon, who shared with me this link to his first series on which he has worked (a tiny bit). Much more is to follow, but the advert is worth watching online. It was always Oli’s dream to work as a wildlife biologist/cameraman!
Be persistent and trust in your abilities. #bebold