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Mrs Rogers' words Lent week 7
Mrs Rogers' words Lent week 7
Mrs Rogers shares her thoughts of the past week at the link below. 
Tuesday 02 MarchPublic Exam Briefing for parents10:00am - 10:45am
Thursday 04 MarchClaires Court Senior Boys Virtual Open Event6:30pm - 7:30pm
Thursday 04 MarchY13 Parent UCAS & Finance meet12:45pm - 1:15pm
Monday 08 MarchY12 Mid Term Assessments0:00am - 4:00pm
Monday 08 MarchReturn to School for allAll Day
From the Office
Lunch Booking from 8 March
A hot ‘take-away’ style school lunch will be available from 8 March and needs to be booked on a ‘one week block’ basis via the Report Portal in the same way you would book activities, study or after-school care. The deadline for booking lunches or making changes to your booking is 4pm Thursday of the preceding week. 

Instructions can be found on pages 4-5 of this help document, but in summary you need to ‘join group’ for a Monday lunch (main or vegetarian) which will include your child for a full week (i.e. lunch Monday to Friday). The booking then automatically rolls over week-on-week, so your child will be included for lunches for the remainder of the term and you will be charged each week unless you ‘leave group’ (this needs to be done prior to the Thursday 4pm cut-off).

If you had signed your child up for school lunches in January, your booking still stands. So if they no longer require a hot school lunch, you will need to amend your booking. If you cannot remember, you can check by logging into the Report Portal. If you had not signed up but wish to, please do so following the above instructions by 4pm Thursday 4 March. 

Parent Workshop “Safe Return to School” - Wednesday 3 March 
The RBWM invites you to attend a workshop on Wednesday 3 March between 11.00-12noon which is aimed at helping parents and their children with the return to school after lockdown. Please find further information and joining details here.

Lateral Flow Testing Consent
With the Government announcement that it hopes schools to reopen from 8 March, may we please ask you to complete the Lateral Flow Testing consent form
Many thanks.
Back to school
As Mrs Rogers told the students in assembly this morning, we are back in school from 8 March.100% attendance will be required and all lessons will be ‘face to face’, no longer remote. Dress will be smart/casual dress (no more tracksuits, trainers, hoodies etc). Lateral flow tests will be taken. They are important and appointments  are scheduled already; please complete the consent form above and students should be punctual for appointments. 
Temperature checks, health related questions, hand sanitising/washing, the one-way system, cleaning workspaces, ventilation, social distancing, and wearing masks in communal areas will all continue to make school a safe environment for everyone.

Mid-Term assessments for Sixth Form 
Mid-term assessments for Year 13 and some Year 12 subjects have been held this week. Despite being held remotely, they were very successful. Well done to all the students who took part. Further Year 12 assessments will be held in the week beginning Monday 8 March. 
Year 13 Parents - Save the date - Thursday 4 March at 12.45pm
On Thursday 4 March from 12.45pm to 1.15pm, Mrs Rogers will be holding a meeting for Year 13 parents on UCAS, the next steps, and Student Finance. If you would be interested in attending, please note the date and more information will be sent out after the half term holidays. You can find the meet link here

Public exam briefing - Tuesday 2 March at 10am 
There will be a public exam briefing for Year 13 parents with Mr Wilding, Mrs Rogers and Mr Richards on Tuesday 2 March at 10am instead of the usual Open House meet. Please feel free to attend the meet with this link 

Higher Education - Cardiff University’s “Discover Cardiff” 
Although this is a Cardiff University presentation, it may be very useful to all students thinking of going to university. The “Discover Cardiff” series is aimed at Year 12 and Year 13 students. There will be a series of higher education webinars to provide advice and guidance on a range of topics to those interested in going to university. Starting in March, sessions will typically be 30 minutes long followed by an opportunity for attendees to ask questions. All sessions are completely free and once students have signed up they are welcome to join as many of the sessions as they would like. Highlights include:
  • Online study and remote learning; effects of the pandemic (Student led talk)
  • Student finance - can I afford university?
  • Day in the life of Medical student (Student led talk)
  • A parent and guardian's guide to university
  • Making the most out of higher education
The full programme is now available to view online and bookings can be made at:

Brufut Challenge update
Our latest update is that we have now raised £470 from the Bruft Challenge. Thank you so much to those of you who have contributed. We can now send 2 pupils to school and that is a great achievement. Donations can still be made on the parent portal under the heading “Brufut Challenge”. We will continue to support the school in Brufut with further fundraising activity over the year.

Staying Connected #21
If you have a chance, do look through this week’s edition of #StayConnected. Students receive a virtual copy every Friday and they can also be found on the website here. This is an online weekly magazine for Sixth Form to help us all feel that we “stay connected” through lockdown. It was started during the 1st lockdown in March last year and has been reinstated this year. This week’s edition has many articles on universities & apprenticeships, as well as fun quizzes, ideas for cooking, biodiversity in the garden, climate change, motivating us to study at home, a workout challenge from our Head Boy Byron, and more things to do in lockdown. There is something for everybody to enjoy.
World Book Day celebrations across Claires CourtWorld Book Day celebrations across Claires Court

We are celebrating World Book Day 2021 with a range of fun activities to inspire reading at all ages. 
Combined Cadet Force coming to Claires Court

Claires Court has been selected by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) as the first school in Maidenhead to start a new Combined Cadet Force (CCF) Army Contingent from February 28, with cadets ready to parade from September 2021.
Combined Cadet Force coming to Claires Court
#stayingconnected for sixth formers#stayingconnected for sixth formers

Our weekly Sixth Form newsletter Staying Connected helps keep all our sixth formers engaged and informed about all school matters and other topics of interest. Check out the half term jam-packed edition here.
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