Archive for November, 2017

 
  • Positive Year 7 Parental Feedback on Transition

    Positive Year 7 Parental Feedback on Transition

    Year 7 parents have been very positive about our transition work as children make the step up from primary to secondary school. Naturally, this is a big step up and our regular sessions with primary schools, our Transition Days, our SENCO and Head of House visits to primary schools, and […]

     
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  • Seward House Lead in Current Affairs Quiz

    Seward House Lead in Current Affairs Quiz

    The House system sees an on-going battle for House points and the weekly Current Affairs quiz plays an important role in winning the House Cup. The Current Affairs Quiz is designed to develop our students awareness of the world around them and always includes topics linking into our Focus Weeks. […]

     
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  • Y11 Aspirations Evening

    Y11 Aspirations Evening

    The Year 11 Aspiration Evening was well attended and saw a wide range of speakers visit the school to talk to students and parents about the post-16 routes – looking particularly at universities and apprenticeships. The apprenticeships includes a talk on Post-16 Apprenticeships from James Pawley, from Performance Through People, […]

     
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  • The Skills Show at the NEC

    The Skills Show at the NEC

    Year 11 students got the opportunity to go to the Skills Show at the NEC to help inform their post-16 routes and careers. The Skills Show is the nation’s largest skills and careers event and helps to shape the future of a new generation, by helping young people to go […]

     
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  • Peer Mentoring Programme

    Peer Mentoring Programme

    The new House system has enabled us to set up a peer mentoring system which will see students receive formal mentoring training so they are qualified to guide, coach and support their peers. There have been a high number of volunteers for the training programme which begins next week and […]

     
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  • Darwin House Visit Acorns Hospice

    Darwin House Visit Acorns Hospice

    Each of our Houses voted for a local charity to support and Darwin students voted to support Acorns Hospice. Acorns Hospice in Walsall provide respite, emergency and end of life care for children with life limiting conditions and students felt this was an important service for them to throw themselves […]

     
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  • Friary Sixth Formers Receive Glowing Praise after Employability Workshop

    Friary Sixth Formers Receive Glowing Praise after Employability Workshop

    Y12 students took part in an Employability Workshop as part of our Raising Aspirations Programme. The sessions included a range of volunteer professionals who came in as part of the Bridge Builders scheme to talk jobs, careers, interviews and first impressions. The session then developed into an individual mock interview […]

     
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  • Oxbridge Application Support

    Oxbridge Application Support

    Our Sixth Form team have established our Oxbridge Support Programme which provides assistance for all students seeking to apply for Oxford or Cambridge University. The programme includes mentoring, personal statement support, talks from our links at Cambridge University, preparation with Oxbridge graduates, guidance on assignments, mock interviews and more besides. […]

     
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  • Y7 Girls Hockey Defeat Lichfield Cathedral School

    Y7 Girls Hockey Defeat Lichfield Cathedral School

    Following a number of training sessions, our Year 7 girls have formed their hockey team and enjoyed their first mini-tournament against Lichfield Cathedral School. The girls played fantastically and their pace and wing-play led to a hatful of early goals. Cathedral then fought back but the Friary girls rejuvenated themselves […]

     
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  • Remembrance Support for Caribbean Troops

    Remembrance Support for Caribbean Troops

    Our Remembrance Focus Week followed on from our Black History Week, and we were fortunate to tie the two themes together in support of an important project designed to honour and respect the contribution of Caribbean soldiers to the British war effort during the First and Second World Wars. Our […]

     
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