Issue 1000: 17th March 2023


Strike Days

Thank you to everyone for your forbearance this week with the Strike Days.  At the time of writing, there does not appear to have been any movement towards an agreement between the Unions and the Government on Teachers’ Pay & Conditions. Equally, there have not been any further days of industrial action announced.  However, that may well change in the future and I will, of course, update you further as and when necessary.

Coming Soon….

Please note below some key dates for your diary:

Thursday 30th March Year 8 Parents’ Evening
Monday 3rd April – Friday 14th April Easter Holidays
Monday 17th April – Friday 28th April Year 10 Work Experience
Thursday 20th April  Year 12 Parents’ Consultation Evening
Tuesday 2nd May  Year 7 Rewards Evening
Tuesday 16th May Year 9 Rewards Evening
Wednesday 24th May Post-18 Options Evening


Further details about each event will be provided nearer the time.


For all school events, please click on our Trips & Visits Calendar, located within the “News & Events” tab on the Home Page on our website.

Year 11 Exam Preparation

Mr Price and Mrs Welch have reported that the Year 11 Examination Preparation event on Tuesday evening was well attended, and thank you to everyone who was able to join.  We have received very positive feedback in terms of the revision strategies that were shared to enable parents/carers to support their child(ren) in preparing for the forthcoming external examinations.  For those parents/carers who were not able to attend, please click here to access a copy of the Revision Strategies Handbook that was circulated.

Year 10 Exams

Good luck to all of our Year 10 pupils who start their exams on Thursday 23rd March.  These exams will run up to and including Thursday 30th March.  Pupils have been provided with a copy of the exam timetable, and I am sure they will all to their very best and benefit from the experience in advance of their formal, external examinations next year.

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International Gymnastics Display Competition

Lucia has been selected to compete in an International Gymnastics Display Competition in EuroDisney, Paris this October. Lucia needs to raise funds for her accommodation, competition entry, costumes & required transport.

Lucia will also be taking part in a 12 hour sponsored bounce on the 31st May 2023. As she would like to help fund part of her expenses.

The Terrence Higgins Trust

The Terrence Higgins Trust are seeking the support of parents and carers in Essex to help shape their new support service (as part of the new Essex Sexual Health Service) around Relationships and Sexual Health. This will help parents and carers approach topics related to sexual health and relationships with their children and young people.

Terrence Higgins Trust are currently running a short survey for parents and carers to complete, see link below.

Link to survey:



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Orders will be processed in 48 hours and be available to collect after 3pm from Pupil Services term time only.

WICKED Writing Competition

“You will be writing persuasively and be the change you
want to see!
This means writing about something you are passionate
about that could motivate the audience to make a change.

You could be asking for change in your school, in your
local community or worldwide. The trick is to write about something you have strong feelings towards as this will show in
your writing.”