- PTA - Quiz Night, January 2019
- PTA - Are you able to help?
- All Years - Student Medication and Medical Conditions
- All Years - NSPCC Online Safety
- Y13 - Trial Exam Results
- Y13 - University Applications
- Y13 - Big Job Fair at East Midland Airport
- Y12 & Y13 - Dress Code
- Y12 - Parents Evening on 7th February
- Year 12 - Oxbridge Conference March 19th 2019
- Y11 - Parent Power study skills workshop
- Y11 & Y10 History information
- Y10 - Maths Calculator Test
- Y9 - Maths Calculator Test
- Y9 - History visit to Staffordshire Regimental Museum
- Y9-13 - Lunchtime talk about careers opportunities at football clubs
Closing Date: 26 Jan 2019
Back by popular demand, is our annual PTA Quiz! This will take place on Friday, 25th January, starting at 7pm. Full details are on the entry form. We hope for a good turnout to beat those Post-Christmas blues! Get those entries in early!
If you would like the school to hold/administer medication for your child please ensure you have signed a ‘Parental agreement to hold/administer medicine’ form, which can be found on the school website.
Parents must inform the school immediately if their child’s medication changes or is discontinued, or the dose or administration method changes.
Out of date medication will be sent home. At the end of the academic year all medication will be sent home.
If your child has a medical condition that requires a care plan please complete the ‘Individual Healthcare Plan’ form, which can be found on the school website.
For further guidance the ‘JTMAT Supporting Children with a Medical Condition’ Policy can be found on the school website.
If you need any guidance please call Mrs Oakley or Miss Spurrier on 01283 247800Read Less
NSPCC Online Safety
From setting up parental controls to getting advice, parents can call the helpline on 0808 800 5002.
Y13 Study Leave will end on Friday 18th January and all lessons will commence on Monday 21st January. Students should attend all lessons. For those students who have applied for study leave, parents should have received an e-mail outlining the conditions of this. If you haven’t received this, please e-mail Mrs Wiles at firstname.lastname@example.org. Results of the trial exams will be shared with students on Wednesday 6th February and reports will be published to parents on Friday 8th February.
The deadline for applications to University through UCAS was Tuesday 15th January. Universities can still accept applications after this date, however, they do not have to. If your son/daughter has changed their mind and would like to apply, please advise them to contact the university directly to ascertain whether they still have places available. They can then apply through UCAS using the instructions that have been e-mailed to them.
Details forwarded from East Midlands Airport
East Midlands Airport will once again be hosting their ‘Big Job Fair’ on Saturday 26th January, from 10 am until 2 pm.
For more information visit https://www.eastmidlandsairport.com/jobs-fair/
The Job Fair will take place in the Check-in Hall at the Airport Passenger Terminal Building.
With approximately 8,000 staff on site across 80 businesses, East Midlands Airport is a great place to expand your skills and develop - either with us or with one of our partner businesses.
More than 350 jobs are up for grabs with a number of different companies based at the airport. The vacant positions will be focussed around passenger services, concentrated on serving passengers flying in and out of East Midlands Airport, including airlines, check-in agents, shops, bars, restaurants, hotels and the airport itself. Representatives from the airport, as well airport partner companies will be at the fair and to talk to job-seekers about the various opportunities on offer.
Many roles on offer – some of which are seasonal - include customer-facing roles with the airport itself within passenger services, security, car parking and our Escape Lounge. Jet2.com and Swissport will be looking for ground handling staff including check-in and baggage handling. There will also be opportunities to work in retail including World Duty Free, as well as within food and beverage (Autogrill and Frankie and Bennys)
Two of our big international Cargo partners – UPS and DHL - will also be in attendance at the job fair, recruiting for cargo handling roles for their growing businesses, as well as hotels including Jury’s Inn.
Entry to the job fair is free and there is also free car parking available for job-seekers (free car parking in Long Stay 2 only - please follow signs to the designated car park) with free courtesy buses to and from the Passenger Terminal.Read Less
Sixth Form dress is an important part of the school's image. As a public institution we need to project an image appropriate to the work we do and, as senior members of the school, the Sixth Form are an important part of that image. The respect that an institution earns from the public it serves is, in part, due to the appearance of its members. It is therefore in the students' own interests to adhere to acceptable standards of appearance because they will ultimately benefit by association with a respected establishment. In addition, it is important that the senior members of the school provide a positive role model for the lower school in terms of smart appropriate dress.
Whilst the majority of our students follow the dress code correctly, there are a small number of students who are not attending school with a blazer/suit jacket and are wearing skirts of an inappropriate length, made from lycra material. We appreciate your support in ensuring that ALL students adhere to the dress code. The following link to the dress code may be useful when students are selecting clothes to wear to school.
As per the school calendar, please be advised that the Year 12 Parents Evening will take place on Thursday 7th February. Appointments will be available from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. Students will make appointments directly with staff towards the end of January. This is an important opportunity to discuss your son/daughter’s progress directly with the subject teacher and Mrs Spencer and Mrs Sharp will be available to see parents about general enquiries/concerns.
Students have been asked to see Mrs Spencer if they want to attend the Oxbridge Student Conference in Birmingham, on Tuesday March 19th . This conference is aimed at students who want to explore applying to either Oxford or Cambridge. The academic profile of a suitable student is usually a large number of A/A* grades at GCSE level and they should be predicted to achieve approximately A*A*A to AAA at A Level. The cost of transport to this event will be approximately between £15 to £20, depending on the number of students who wish to attend. Please ask your son/daughter if they have seen Mrs Spencer if they wish to attend.
What are the Oxford and Cambridge Student Conferences?
Designed as Open Days on the road, our conferences bring experienced admissions staff, subject specialists and current students from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge to you and your students at venues around the UK.
The events are aimed at Year 12 students (or equivalent) who are studying for their A Levels/IB (or equivalent) and are beginning to consider their options for study beyond sixth form. These full day events provide up to date information about our courses, clearly outline the admissions process and provide students with the opportunity to hear first-hand how our current undergraduate students find life at Oxford and Cambridge. Our aim is for students to leave having explored the breadth of subjects on offer to them, gained a deeper insight into what our courses involve and an understanding of how both universities assess applications.Read Less
On Wednesday 30th January, all of Year 11 will take part in a study skills workshop called '5 Steps to Exam Success'. Details will be provided to students in due course. The company who run these sessions have also agreed to run a 'Parent Power' workshop which is designed to assist parents in supporting their children during preparation and completion of exams. This session has recieved positive feedback over the past two years. It will take place at 6pm and will be in our training centre at the front of school. It is likely to last for an hour. If you would like to attend this session, then please could you complete the form below, including how many people will be attending. Students do not need to attend.
Parent Power booking
History GCSE Revision guides for year 11 and year 10 are available on Parentpay to purchase for £7.50.
If your child in year 11 has had an letter inviting them to an after school History Max Your Grade session on either Monday 21st January or Tuesday 29th January, please would you encourage them to attend.
Thank you. The History department
Closing Date: 25 Jan 2019
All Year 10 students will have a calculator test in their Maths lesson on Thursday 24th January. Students must have their own calculator; these are available to purchase on Parentpay if needed. Revision lists will be provided by teachers, along with suggestions of resources that students could use to help them prepare for this test.
All Year 9 students will have a calculator test in their Maths lesson on Monday 4th February. Students must have their own calculator; these are available to purchase on Parentpay if needed. Revision lists will be provided by teachers, along with suggestions of resources that students could use to help them prepare for this test.
A reminder that contributions be completed on Parentpay, please, for the Year 9 pupils History visit in February, to the Staffordshire Regimental Museum. Thank you.