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  • Focus Week – Safer Internet Day

    Focus Week – Safer Internet Day

    Safer Internet Day is being staged across the country on 7th February and works to make sure that children (and parents) know how and why they need to be careful online. There are a range of events across the school – including E-Safety assemblies led by our Safeguarding Team. We […]

     
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  • Y10 Employability Workshop

    Y10 Employability Workshop

    As part of the Raising Aspirations Programme, the Friary School held Employability Workshops for all Year 10 students on Thursday 2nd February. The workshop was delivered by Rick Hill, a local entrepreneur, and involved practising making positive first impressions and identifying transferrable skills. There were a number of other volunteers […]

     
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  • GCSE Art Paying Homage to the Skills of Industrial Staffordshire

    GCSE Art Paying Homage to the Skills of Industrial Staffordshire

    Year 10 GCSE Art students have been working on natural forms and, having explored drawing, painting and photography, they are now working on ceramics. Students have been at the potter’s wheel and have developed a huge enthusiasm for the skills, with may sacrificing breaks and lunchtimes to hone their techniques. Ceramic […]

     
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  • How Can Parents Help Solve the Teacher Recruitment Crisis?

    How Can Parents Help Solve the Teacher Recruitment Crisis?

    We are hearing more and more about a recruitment crisis in teaching and, though the government may argue that there are more people training than ever, the experience on the ground is that vacancies are hard to fill. Some subjects are harder than others. Maths and Science are perhaps the […]

     
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  • Safeguarding Advice – Child Sexual Exploitation

    Safeguarding Advice – Child Sexual Exploitation

    Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is a type of sexual abuse. Children in exploitative situations and relationships receive something such as gifts, money or affection as a result of performing sexual activities or others performing sexual activities on them. Children or young people may be tricked into believing they’re in a […]

     
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  • Focus Week – Holocaust Memorial Week

    Focus Week – Holocaust Memorial Week

    The worldwide commemorations for the Holocaust have been seen across the news and there have been many events across the country to pay respect to those who lost their lives. The Friary School is a Beacon School for the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education and takes the role of being a dynamic […]

     
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  • Important Safeguarding Information – Musical.ly App

    Important Safeguarding Information – Musical.ly App

    It has been brought to our attention that a free app called musical.ly contains adult material and could be used to groom children. For this reason, we need to warn parents that what appears to be a harmless, fun application can pose a serious threat to the safety of your […]

     
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  • All Square Against Nether Stowe

    All Square Against Nether Stowe

    The ups-and-downs of comptetive sport were in abundance in the recent netball matches against Nether Stowe with wins and defeats the orders of the day. The Year 7s secured a 7-5 victory in a neck-to-neck encounter which went our way thanks to sharp shooting from Sophie Freeman and vital interceptions […]

     
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  • Y11 Basketball Team Extend Lead in Cannock & District League

    Y11 Basketball Team Extend Lead in Cannock & District League

    The year 11 Basketball Team won their fourth basketball match in the Cannock & District League with a comprehensive 56 – 3 victory over Kingsmead. The quality of the dribbling and vision of the passing were outstanding and Jay Camacho dominated through the second and third quarter with a string […]

     
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  • School Council’s Environment Work via The Woodlands Trust

    School Council’s Environment Work via The Woodlands Trust

    The School Council’s focus of improving the school environment has already contributed to much of the wonderful site improvements over the last 5 months. Indeed, with the Library and reception area to come there is a real buzz about the place after every holiday. Even so, the students have also […]

     
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