Archive for November, 2019
9.30-11.00am on Thursdays 12th December, 9th January, 6th February and 5th March
The Sigma Trust is re-structuring its Post 16 provision for September 2020, creating Sigma Sixth Tendring – at TEC, and Sigma Sixth Colchester – working across Philip Morant, Essex University and the new Northern Gateway sports facility. They will be running co-ed Sports Academies in Football, Rugby and Basketball, utilising these facilities, and offering a full range of A level and BTEC qualifications. This should be a wonderful opportunity for our young people of NE Essex.
Please see below for details of how to apply to the Sports Academy for 2020:Application-Form-2020-Sports-Academy.pdf – 226 KB
Year 7 Meet the Tutor Parents Evening will be taking place on Wednesday 4th December in K Block. This is an opportunity for parents/carers to meet and receive a short update from their child’s tutor.
Appointments are available from 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm and can be booked using the Parents Evening System online via the School website, from Wednesday 20th November at 9.00 am.
The website link is:
If you are unable to access the link please telephone the school reception from Wednesday 20th November at 9.00 am and someone will make an appointment for you.
During the evening there will be a short talk by Mrs Finch, Headteacher and Mrs Honeyman, Head of Year 7 to explain school procedures, the interim report system and provide information on the pastoral system. This will be at 4.30 pm and repeated at 5.30 pm in the main school hall.
There will also be a London showcase display for those who would like to take a look, following on from the year 7 London Extravaganza trip.
Dear Parent/ Carer,
I write to update you on the following important safeguarding themes to assist in keeping your child safe and well.
The link below will take you to the Childnet website providing updated information for parents and young people on risky behaviour and how to maintain online safety using a handy ‘Parent and Carer Toolkit’.
Increasingly we see that children are missing school due to anxiety which appears to be a national problem. Whilst this can be a worrying time for all, we have found that the most successful strategy is parents working together with the school to plan support which enables students to attend school regularly even in challenging mental health circumstances. If your child is experiencing difficulties, please don’t wait, talk to school immediately. The links below provide further advice in this area.
Finally, we will be launching a ‘Student Health and Care’ surgery on 21st November 2019 9.30 – 11am to support parents with any health or safeguarding issues your son/ daughter may be experiencing.
As ever, we are available to provide support and advice should you require this.
Yesterday year 9 students, had a visit from Ginificent to perform ‘Perfect’. This is part of Safer Essex Roads Partnership’s (SERP) road safety programme and delivered to highlight passenger responsibilities.
‘Perfect’ starts like a sitcom in its slick delivery. The plays infectious characters and their idiosyncratic relationships will have the audience instantly smiling. Using naturalistic acting, narration, physical theatre, and popular music, the performance and its story line will have you glued to your seat. We see the build-up to a crash involving Anne (13). Anne is a perfectly normal, pretty young girl, who after being thrown through a windscreen in a car accident, had over three hundred stitches to her face and head because she wasn’t wearing her seatbelt. Anne had to live with the constant reminder of how important a seatbelt really is. There are some hard-hitting themes contained within this play, including the mention of Anne’s suicide.
Key messages: Wear Seatbelts & don’t distract the driver.