Archive for May, 2017

 
  • Retired Greyhound Trust

    Retired Greyhound Trust

    Last week we celebrated National Pet Month as part of encouraging students to reflect on the importance of being a responsible pet owner, but also more widely about caring, looking after others and protecting those more vulnerable to ourselves. This week we were fortunate enough to bring in Adam Elsdon, […]

     
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  • Playing with Fire for Exam Success

    Playing with Fire for Exam Success

    The pursuit of the best possible exam results is a relentless one and as well as hard work and determination, it is important that we as a school – both students and staff – add a little bit of creativity and imagination to get over the line. Y11 student Leah […]

     
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  • Senior Students Appointed for 2017-2018

    Senior Students Appointed for 2017-2018

    Alongside us moving back to The Friary’s traditional House system, we are retaining the Sixth Form Senior Student roles as we benefit from so many superb role models amongst our most senior students. The students had to apply and undergo a rigorous interview to be allocated a role and it […]

     
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  • Easter Fund-Raising for St Giles Hospice & the PTA

    Easter Fund-Raising for St Giles Hospice & the PTA

    Our Easter Egg Raffle total came in at £184 as students and staff bought 20p tickets to win Easter eggs donated by students and staff. The money will be split between St Giles Hospice and the PTA. Ian Rose, Deputy Headteacher, said: “The Easter Egg Raffle was a bit of […]

     
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  • Student Council & PTA Bring Extra Outdoor Seating

    Student Council & PTA Bring Extra Outdoor Seating

    The Student Council and PTA sat down earlier in the year as part of their joint campaign to improve the school environment. These discussions included the need for extra outdoor seating so having secured fantastic support from Cain Brothers Timber Merchants in Swadlincote we managed to purchase two superb picnic […]

     
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  • Sutton Park Teaching School Alliance

    Sutton Park Teaching School Alliance

    The Friary School has continued to build on its external links to maximise the teacher training and recruitment links which are improving day to day classroom practice forwards. This week saw meetings with the Sutton Park Training School Alliance to develop extra links with training for existing staff and to […]

     
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  • National Pet Month

    National Pet Month

    Last week we celebrated National Pet Month (1st April – 1st May) and, though we caught the tail end of national events, it was still a very rewarding week. National Pet Month promotes responsible pet ownership, but also flags up the family, health, social and fun benefits of having a […]

     
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  • HPV Vaccinations

    HPV Vaccinations

    Year 8 & 9 girls will have their HPV vaccinations next week as part of our on-going work with the School Nursing Team. Year 8 girls have all been given an immunisation pack which includes a consent form that must be returned by Friday 5th May. The vaccination takes place […]

     
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