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Staff CCF skill at arms training commences...

posted 10 May 2021, 02:09 by James Wilding

...  and the team demonstrated that they had learned enough to pass their weapons handling individual test!
The CCF will be open for entry for boys and girls entering Year 10 or Year 12 in September. 

Boulter's Island opens...

posted 4 May 2021, 03:35 by James Wilding   [ updated 4 May 2021, 03:44 ]

...and we welcome James Wragg to Claires Court Outdoor Education to assist Paul Robson and the 
OE department as we open our new facility on Boulter's Island.  
  

National survey of children, The Big Ask, launches today

posted 20 Apr 2021, 06:39 by James Wilding

The new Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, has today launched The Big Ask – the largest ever consultation with children aged 4 to 17 in England. It aims to find out children’s concerns and aspirations about the future, so that we can put children at the heart of our country’s recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

All schools are encouraged to support their pupils to complete this survey. A range of teaching resources have also been produced, including lesson plans and activity packs, to help teachers incorporate this into their lessons.

Academic Scholarships...

posted 22 Mar 2021, 06:35 by James Wilding

These started on Saturday with Year 6 aiming to enter Year 7 - Year 7 & Year 8 have their opportunity to sit for academic scholarship on Wednesday 31 March 2021. Good Luck EVERYONE!!!

Red Nose Friday £2 each for Mufti/Fancy dress - Let's think Superpowers, Superheroes etc. in line with 2021 Comic Relief theme

posted 15 Mar 2021, 04:03 by James Wilding   [ updated 15 Mar 2021, 04:05 ]

The short advert by Dame Judi Dench and Dominic Cumberbatch reminds us that despite life being so serious, we all can lift the mood through the sue of humour.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXZblRmcqRo

Schools Back - supported by Lateral Flow tests - Monday 8 March

posted 9 Mar 2021, 00:58 by James Wilding   [ updated 9 Mar 2021, 01:00 ]

As can be seen from these photos at school, we have repurposed our Chapel and Dining Room to facilitate the mass testing of pupils and staff for Asymptomatic presence of Covid-19 in our population. To date, we have carried out over 1000 Lateral Flow tests with no positives or voids - great reliability and provides a strong sense of security in our minds.  You can watch a PHE video on LFT testing here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebxhEOLfTN0 

Refereeing TV star... Mr Mike Hudson

posted 8 Feb 2021, 13:23 by James Wilding   [ updated 12 Feb 2021, 01:35 ]

Mr Hudson's eagle eyes looking for the touch down for Ealing Trailfinders. Mr Hudson was ably supported by Clare Daniels, assistant referee, who is one of only 2 females in the professional group. Says Mr Hudson "She’s very good! The other is Sara Cox, who is a full time referee!"  Full video highlights of the match can be found here - https://youtu.be/yjJEhJZYmI4 

Children's Mental Health Week

posted 1 Feb 2021, 03:59 by James Wilding

Delighted to have been joined at Assembly this week by Kate, Duchess of Cambridge. She reminds us to be out best selves and to give our parents some TLC too.

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