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Mr Wilding's Words Week 5
Mr Wilding's Words Week 5
It has been Year 11 ‘Mocks’ week here at Senior Boys, when our GCSE students have experienced their first set of examinations for two years! It has been a bit of a ‘shocker’ for some, having to sit still for 90 or so minutes...
Monday 12 OctoberHead's Drop-in MEET9:30am - 10:00am
Tuesday 13 OctoberY11 Parents meet with Head of Sixth Form11:45am - 12:30pm
Friday 16 OctoberDofE Expeditions (non residential)11:50am - 8:50pm
Friday 16 OctoberYear 10 Bronze DofE Expedition (non residential)11:50am - 8:50pm
Friday 16 OctoberYear 11 Silver DofE Practice Expedition (non residential)11:50am - 8:50pm
Monday 19 OctoberHalf-TermAll Day
From the Office
A plea for a parent volunteer to take over the running of our Senior Boys PTA Nearly New uniform please. Tina Webster has done a remarkable job and been so generous with her time, still managing this despite her son now being in Year 13! However, she will obviously step down this year and therefore is looking for someone to train up to take over the mantle. Please contact Tina directly if you are able to offer any support Thank you.

Drop box
Thank you for naming all items left in the ‘drop box’, but please may we remind you, no Chromebooks to be left as we cannot guarantee their security. Please can you also ensure your son knows it is his responsibility to come and collect items from reception after midday. Thank you for your support.

Music peripatetic lessons
As you are all aware Music peripatetic lessons have been taking place outside of the school day. After half term the lessons will take place in school time. The times for lessons will be shared in advance with the pupils and, at their given time, the pupils will make their way to a practice room with their instrument, music and most importantly a charged chromebook. The teacher will then invite your child into a Google Meet for the lesson to start. These sessions will be recorded by the teachers and after the lesson ends your son will return to class.

Titan mouthguards
As you know your son is required to wear a mouthguard while playing Rugby and Hockey at school.  Many pupils are happy to use the ‘Boil and Bite’ style mouthguards available from sports shops but others prefer the superior protection and comfort of the custom moulded style, normally fitted by your dentist or our supplier (Titan Mouthguards) during a school visit.

Please find an e-flyer from our custom mouthguard supplier. Unlike previous years we will not be arranging a visit from Titan for obvious reasons, but instead you will be able to order a home impression kit and book a video call with one of their technicians if you need help making the impression, before sending the impression off to their laboratory.  You will then receive the custom fitted mouthguard directly to your home in the post.

As you are aware we have not been playing Rugby this term but boys in Years 7, 8 and 9 will need a mouthguard for Hockey in PE lessons or may need one for club rugby before we start rugby training soon after the October half term. 

Tuesday 13 October LAST B11 MEET Sixth Form Head
A reminder that Year 11 parents are invited to MEET the Head of Sixth Form, Mr Rogers, to find out more about life in the Sixth Form, next Tuesday from 11:45am - 12:30. 

Friday 23 October B7 - B10 grade cards
Year 7 to 10 parents will be receiving their son’s grade card by email during half term and this will also be available to view via the Report Portal.

Wednesday 4 November B10 parent presentation
Year 10 Parents are invited to a virtual Presentation using this MEET link at 6pm on 4 November, outlining our plans and expectations for the year academically. 

Friday 6 November B11 grade cards and mock results
Year 11 parents will be receiving grade cards with mock results via email the week after half term, and again these will also be available to view via the Report Portal.

Friday 6 November consent for B7 flu vaccination 
Please find the letter you received this week about Flu vaccinations for Year 7 taking place on 7 December. May we kindly ask that you complete the consent form by 6 November using the school code BK110153B.

New campus update
Our long and eagerly-awaited planning inquiry for the development of the Ridgeway site is nearly upon us, and we are calling for your help and support. The inquiry will be held online by an independent planning inspector from 18 November for eight days.

As we celebrate our diamond jubilee in our 60th year, we would dearly love to cement our plans to bring us all together at one-purpose-built, future-proof campus fit for our quality teaching and the families we care so much about. Letters of support for the plans are welcomed by the inspector and help form a good picture of all the significant benefits arising from our plans that will so positively affect a wide-range of people in our community. More information is being sent to all our families and friends, so we do hope you can help us and show your support and write to: by: Wednesday 17 November 2020. Include the relevant planning references in your subject line (or at the top of your email): 
APP/TO355/W/20/3249117 – Claires Court School
APP/T0355/W/20/3249119 – Sports Pitches and Pavilion

For details of the plans you can visit our website.

Independent Schools Council Covid-19 survey 2020 - last few days to take part
Thank you to those parents and guardians who have taken part in the Independent Schools Council (ISC) Covid-19 parent survey 2020. The survey is designed to help our school and the wider independent school sector understand what parents and pupils experienced during the Covid-19 lockdown last term.

If you haven’t taken part and would like to do so, we would really appreciate your views in this independent and anonymous survey by Monday 12 October. You can complete the survey online using this link.

Historians of the Week
KS3- Casper Bose (Y7), Leo Kampanaos and Will Dart (Y8) and Joseph Brittain (Y9): all for superb commitment and excellent outcomes in their various topics.
KS4- Daniel Greenwood (Y10): for work of a consistently high standard on Changes in Medicine.
Linguists of the Week
Winners of the European Day of Languages quiz in Mrs Denton's German classes:
Year 8: Fawad-Ali Matloob, Nathaniel Gyasi, Louis Kennedy, Aidan Kerr
Year 9: Finley Connolly  
Year 10: Matthew Dempster
Mathematicians of the Week
Congratulations to Hugo Winter (Year 8), Louis Young (Year 10) and Ryan Griffiths (Year 10).

Scientists of the Week
Joe Adams (Year 9) for his hard work and enthusiasm in physics lessons.
Constant Swart (Year 10) for excellent work on ionic bonding and dot and cross diagrams.
Tennis ace claims singles victory at International Tennis Federation Juniors tourTennis ace claims singles victory at International Tennis Federation Juniors tour

Balancing the books and the racquet, Sixth Form tennis star Issey took a short break from her academic studies to compete in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior tour which took place in Ingelheim, Germany last week (October 4).
Celebrating black culture through poetry

Exploring the theme of identity, our Year 7 boys have been studying different types of poetry and even had a go at creating their own. Here is an example from Max S based around identity: Identity Identity is a strange thing, But very very...
Celebrating black culture through poetry
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