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|The Sixth Form had a very informative workshop on resilience this week with psychologist, Mark Mercer. End of Term reports for the Sixth Form will be posted later next week, once students have reflected on their content and set SMART...|
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|Our New Campus|
Hooray! The applications for the new campus have now been submitted to RBWM. These now go through a process of validation before being made available online for public view... and then the countdown begins! We anticipate the planning decision will be taken by the new Borough-wide Development Control Panel at the end of April/beginning of May. The timeline for the project is on the website.
Over the coming weeks and months we will share with you some of the key facts about the new campus, the plans for the new school and the benefits for all concerned. We are very excited to be working with Maidenhead Hockey Club, not only because we know that many of you are members but also because hockey is increasingly important as a field sport in schools and the UK. We will be hosting information events for parents, pupils, staff and Maidenhead Hockey Club later this term.
This week's key facts
- The school campus will have a capacity for 1190 pupils, 910 in the new school buildings and 280 in the current Junior Boys’ ones.
- Development on Green Belt is permitted, providing we can demonstrate ‘very special circumstances’ to justify developing our site. Because education can be shown to provide ‘significant benefit’, it is one of the few circumstances under which development may be permitted and we are presenting our case to support this.
- The site will have a new access road and roundabout where Farmers Way is presently, an improvement on our existing arrangement.
- Across the school campus there will be over 300 parking spaces for parents, staff and visitors plus standing space for 16 coaches.
Sixth Form Lions Club Swimarathon
On Saturday, Claires Court Sixth Form entered the Lions Club of Maidenhead annual Swimarathon at the Magnet. This is a local community event in which teams are invited to swim for an hour at a time to raise money for local charities and for a charity of their own choice. Our students were raising money for 'Foodshare'. Kally Mudge, Chris Allen, Jake Hjorring, Murdo Binnie, Calum Hayes, Matthew Kidd, Donald Holliday, Sam Baker, Henry Durrant and Spencer Poole all very generously gave up their time to participate and swam with enthusiasm, relish and just a hint of healthy rivalry! One team completed 77 laps (ie 154 lengths) which was a new school record but the other team beat them by two lengths by completing 78 laps.
It really was a brilliant effort by the swimmers (aided just a bit from Mr. Richards and Mrs. Burdett) but the thing that made the event particularly special was the support they had on the balcony from their friends, Amy Walters, Alex Samber, Teo Gaster, and Sam Higgins who had generously come along to support their friends.
Year 12, Sam Higgins, is to be congratulated on his recent selection to represent Windsor and Eton AC over 60m at the National Indoor Athletics Championships in Sheffield. He qualified by running a new PB of 7.3s. Well done, Sam!
Teo Gaster, also a Year 12, was invited out to Florence, Italy, in December to try out for the Italy U18 Rugby team. They were delighted with him and have invited Teo back for final trials next month for the U17 games against France in March. Forza Teo!
Resilience and Collaboration workshop
This week, students were invited to a Resilience and Collaboration workshop with Mark Mercer, Psychologist, whose clients include Tottenham Hotspur. The students took part in simple team building games designed to encourage an understanding of collaboration not competition within organisations and the importance of patience in effecting change – all very important employability skills which students learned first-hand.
Request for large glass jars
The Sixth Form Social Club Committee have decided that they would like to create their own table centre pieces for the Summer Prom. As such, we need some large glass jars to decorate and use as vases. Can I ask that if you have any empty large glass jars at home, please send them in to the Sixth Form Office so we can keep them here. If you are about to empty any, or will do so over the next few months, please do send them in as we need quite a few by June.
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Visiting Speaker – Monday 15 January
Christopher Ward, local Entrepreneur from “Christopher Ward Watches”, will be coming to speak to the Sixth Form on Monday about his work and experiences in setting up his own business. A regular visitor to Sixth Form, Christopher’s talks are always very informative and interesting for students across both year groups, especially those interested in Business, Economics and Young Enterprise.