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PTA Annual General Meeting - all welcome
**Tuesday 8 March - Junior Boys mezzanine**
Arrivals for coffee from 8.30am. The meeting will take place from 9.15am to 10.15am.
A parents & guardians' update session on the school's approach to Relationship & Sex Education - Google MEET 7pm Tuesday 8 March 2022
As parents will recall from our various announcements with regards to our pastoral education so far this year, we have been updating our approach to include the major on-line tools of JIGSAW (PSHE) and Careers (Unifrog). As a consequence, we have now updated our written content for the PSHE programme published in our various year group curriculum guides. We have taken some specific actions with regards to the compulsory element of Relationship & Sex Education (RSE), to ensure that those components of the programme supported by our school nurses in their work are clearly signposted.
As a consequence, we are holding a whole school video conference for parents and guardians on Tuesday evening, 8 March from 7pm, Entitled Claires Court’s approach to Relationship & Sex Education, we will be joined by Marilyn Hawes, one of our independent advisory consultants whose campaign ‘Freedom from Abuse’ sees her lead the country’s thinking in this regards. Marilyn was also awarded “Most inspirational Woman of the year 2017” for her work in this field“, where she passionately believes victims need not make their childhood abuse a life sentence –with appropriate therapy and support systems they can thrive - not merely survive!
7.00pm Introductions by two of our headteachers; Stephanie Rogers (Sixth Form) and Leanne Kirby (Juniors).
7.10pm Marilyn Hawes outlines the current challenges for schools and families
7.40pm Secondary Deputy Head Pastorals Huw Buckle and Victoria Ruddick speak about how RSE fits into the secondary schedule
7.50pm SRN Nicola Bose explains how, in practice, she teaches a Year 7 lesson
8.00pm Further Q&A
8.15pm Final words and thank - James Wilding
The event will be recorded and made available on the school website.
Happy half term and hoping everyone stays safe from the storm.
Sixth Form mock exams - w/c Monday 28 February
Mock exams for Sixth Form will take place in the week immediately after the half-term holiday, in the week of Monday 28 February. It is vital that students attend for this week and take their exams. There will be a special one-off catch up session on the afternoon of Wednesday 9 March for any students who miss exams during this week.
Dr Hannah Orme, a Chief Mentor at Medic Mentor, will be running an exciting and unique conference this Saturday 19 February from 2pm - 4pm called the ‘Insight into Medicine Conference’. This conference was created with one purpose - to tell students that anyone can be a doctor. It is difficult for students to speak to doctors given the current environment and that is why these conferences will be running every Saturday, with three doctors from different specialties talking about their careers. This will give students a rare access to multiple doctors, who will answer their questions on life as a doctor and hopefully may lead to them being able to make an informed decision before applying for a career in Medicine.
Students who stay for the whole conference will receive an attendance certificate for their portfolio. Medic Mentor are all about levelling the playing field when it comes to medical applications. This conference aims to find the next brilliant doctor - it may be you!
The conference is free to attend and can be accessed here on Saturday
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