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KS3 Who to contact in the Key Stage 3 Pastoral Team Year 7 Pastoral Manager: Mrs Allen firstname.lastname@example.org Year 8 Pastoral Manager: Ms East email@example.com Newsletter Year 9 Pastoral Manager: Mrs Messenger firstname.lastname@example.org Pastoral Secretary: Mrs Walker Summer Term 1 – May 2019 email@example.com Pastoral Coordinator: Miss Day News from the Headteacher firstname.lastname@example.org Behaviour & Standards Team Leader: Mr Rigg Dear Parent email@example.com This has been a short half term, but a busy one with all the public exams now underway. We wish our Y11s Year 7 Curriculum and PREP and Y13s all the very best with them and look forward Year 8 Curriculum and PREP to celebrating their success in August. Year 9 Curriculum and PREP You will also see in this newsletter that we have conducted a number of trips and visits and hosted visitors to enhance our students’ educational experience, and we have enjoyed some exceptional sporting success. This week both our U12 boys and U13 girls competed in the National Schools Cup with our boys becoming worthy runners up and our girls becoming the National Champions – a huge achievement. Read all about it later in this newsletter. We also had a very successful Spring Fling – a show that combined a variety of acts and short drama pieces. This was a great evening which the students thoroughly enjoyed. I hope you enjoy the half term holiday. We return after the half term break on Monday 3 rd June and this is a Week A. We were lucky enough to have a visit from Richard Riakporhe this term. He presented an informative and I hope you enjoy reading the rest of our news. inspiring session to our Year 8 and 9 students, who were captivated by his inspirational journey. Thank Yours sincerely you to Richard and the team! Healthy Relationships Carole Herman A selection of Year 9 students were able to take part in Headteacher a workshop around the importance of positive relationships, and the impact of negative relationships. Students were engaged and soaked up lots of really
important information regarding this topic – thank you Students line up during form time and do not go to to the Essex County Fire and Rescue Service for form. providing us with this opportunity. Oliver Road Gates will be opened after exams for students who do not have an afternoon exam to leave the site. Employer Engagement Day This year, both Year 9 and 10 were lucky enough to For 1.30pm exams: have several visitors into school from local businesses There may be a structured pre exam revision session to discuss future careers for our young people. from 11.20am up until an early lunch at 12.45pm – Students took part in up to three sessions on the day; parents have been emailed this information they were able to hear from experts in their chosen At times other than the beginning and end of the career and engage in activities to give them a taster of school day students will only be allowed to enter and what the future could look like. Thank you to our leave site via Oliver Road where the gate will be visitors and to Year 10 for engaging so positively in the opened at 11am (for the end of exams and arrival at day. A final thanks to Miss Kadem and Mrs Utton for revision sessions) and at 1pm for afternoon exams or organising such a great experience. students who do not attend the revision session (not compulsory - however, strongly recommended). Students will be not be able to come on and off site through reception and will not be allowed to come on KS4 and off site at times other than these. Link to view Exam and structured revision schedule Who to contact in the Key Stage 4 For Year 11s who have applied to Pastoral Team our Sixth Form Year 10 Pastoral Manager: Mrs Kalaitzis Sixth Form Induction Programme – firstname.lastname@example.org Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th June Pastoral Coordinator/ Year 11 Pastoral Manager 2019 Miss Day Due to the popularity of the Sixth Form and the large email@example.com number of applications, we will run two separate Pastoral Secretary: Mrs Walker days. Therefore, students will only attend one day of firstname.lastname@example.org induction. The allocated Induction day will be emailed Behaviour & Standards Team Leader: Mr Rigg to students after half term. email@example.com Students will have the opportunity to experience the differences between Sixth Form study and the approach Year 10 Curriculum and PREP they have been used to at GCSE. They will also be able Year 11 Curriculum and PREP to socialise as a year group, in their new Sixth Form facilities. The programme will include: Year 11 Arrangements Introductory lessons in their chosen Sixth Form subjects Presentations on various Sixth Form activities and Arrangements after Half Term opportunities Please find below a full list of revision sessions and What to wear exams for after Half Term and a reminder below of the Students will be expected to follow the Sixth Form information surrounding it. Students will only be dress code, as outlined in the Sixth Form required to come in for exams and organised revision Prospectus. If they have chosen Sport BTEC they will sessions. be required to bring their practical PE kit. Football and Cricket Academy students are required to bring their full For 9am exams: training kit. Students can use bus to travel to school.
Where to go Student’s Surname Students should report to the main hall by Student’s Date of Birth 8.45am. Please note that the Sixth Form Cafe will be available for students to purchase lunch if required. Cash and debit/credit cards are accepted in We look forward to seeing you. the Café. Unifrog KS5 On Tuesday 30th April, a representative from Unifrog came in to introduce the software to our Year 12 students. Unifrog is a package that students (and now Who to contact in the Key Stage 5 parents) can sign into and have access to all of the Pastoral Team university courses and apprenticeships available in a ‘user-friendly’ format, that can be filtered by the individual student’s own grades, desire to stay at home Pastoral Managers or even move out of the family home! Mrs Cross firstname.lastname@example.org The attached file takes you through the benefits of the software and how you can sign in to support your Mrs Panayi son/daughter. email@example.com As a Sixth Form, we will use this throughout the year Pastoral Secretary: Mrs Dunn to help students think about going to university, look firstname.lastname@example.org for apprenticeships and create a personal statement; useful for their future pathways. Head of Sixth Form: Mr Cooke email@example.com HIGHER EDUCATION – PARENTS’ AND STUDENTS’ BRIEFING MEETING THURSDAY 13TH JUNE AT 6.00PM IN THE MAIN HALL We wish to invite you and your son/daughter to an evening specifically devoted to outlining the Higher Education options that are available to students at the age of eighteen. Our aim is to give parents and students the opportunity to become familiar with the application procedures associated with Higher Education and relevant finance information. The evening will begin with a formal presentation and after this you are warmly invited to discuss any matters regarding application to Higher Education that may concern you in a less formal atmosphere. Please visit https://shenfield.parentseveningsystem.co .uk to book your place at the Higher Education Evening. Login with the following information: Student’s First Name
Important Absence When a student is absent a parent must phone the information school on each day of absence explaining the reason. No absences will be authorised unless accompanied by medical evidence, this includes one day absences. A telephone call does not make the absence authorised. If a student is sent home by the school First Aider, this will be authorised as it has been deemed that the student is not well enough to be in school. Medical appointments – appointments will only be authorised if evidence is shown ie appointment letter/card. The Essex Safeguarding Children Board in partnership If a student has an on-going medical issue and the with The Children’s Society and Barnardo’s are First Aider has been informed and evidence of this is delivering the following events across Essex for on file, the absence related to the issue will be parents and carers to attend to learn more about: authorised, ie A diabetic absent due to Hypo/low blood criminal and sexual exploitation; children that go sugar levels. missing, gangs and youth violence, trafficking, and online sexual abuse. Continued unauthorised absences will result in a meeting with the Attendance Officer/ Pastoral 8th June, Chelsmford Library, 10 – 4pm Manager, an action plan will be implemented, and if 15th June, Harlow Playhouse, 10 – 4pm absences continue after this a warning letter will be sent to all Parents with Parental Responsibility warning 10th August, Basildon Council Offices, 10 – 4pm of the issue of a Penalty Notice/a meeting with MECES (Missing Education and Child Employment Services). 7th November, Clacton-on-Sea Princes Theatre, 12 – 7pm Leave Of Absence If you apply for a LOA (Leave of Absence) during the These full day events will be a chance for school term, it will be at the Headteacher’s discretion if parents/carers and wider members of the community this will be authorised. A letter in advance must be to drop by and speak to a range of professionals, to sent to either the Headteacher or the Attendance interact with a selection of stalls advertising the Officer stating when the absence will be, how many organisations across Essex and nationally that provide school days will be missed and the reason for the support to parents and carers. There will also be a absence during term time. number of brief time-tabled talks throughout the day which parents and carers can pre-book in advance to You will receive a return letter informing you of the attend, or just attend on the day (subject to seat decision, if it is deemed to be unauthorised all Parents availability). The talks will include subjects on: the may be liable for the issue of a Penalty Notice. £60.00 online world; grooming and what to look out for; per child per Parent. gangs awareness; and a case study from Essex Police. Warning Letter Information on the day and access to the booking Warning Letters are sent to Parents of students with system for attending specific talks is available on: poor attendance. Below 90% attendance is deemed www.escb.co.uk/exploitation unsatisfactory. The warning letter sets out the procedures that will follow. The student will be monitored by the Attendance Officer and Parents will be liable for a Penalty Notice to be issued if unauthorised absences (irregular attendance) continue after receiving the letter.
Trips, Visits and If you’ve been following the news you may have heard about the government’s plans to make first aid compulsory in secondary schools, well once again Team Shenners are ahead of the game. Following a very generous donation from the PTA, Shenfield has Events been able to offer all Year 10 students the opportunity to obtain an on line certificate, followed up by actual Ypres hands on practice under instruction of a fully trained This trip was designed to support the GCSE work instructor. The school has purchased Re Sus dolls, students are doing for Paper 1: Section A on The DeFib (AED) practice machines, plus a variety of British Sector of the Western Front 1914-18: Injuries, teaching aids and equipment. This equipment is also Treatment and the Trenches. It is endorsed by our used by the PE department for their Year 11 students. exam board Pearson Edexcel who said that this tour ‘will bring the topic alive for students, helping them to Last week we were also gifted from a parent working visualise the more physical problems of the for Havering Officer Safety Unit, a large variety of First environment in a way which a text book cannot’. Aid equipment to assist us in our teaching. This was a very long day trip to visit the battlefields of It is hoped to offer EFAW (a 6 hour first aid course the First World War near the town of Ypres and plus breaks) to parents at a minimal cost in the near included laying a wreath at the Menin Gate Memorial. future if there is enough interest. You may have seen some of our tweets during the Mark Lowrie Curriculum support officer and First Aid visit. Instructor. firstname.lastname@example.org Poland This was a three day trip for history students to Auschwitz and Krakow and included visits to the Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Gallicia Museum, salt mines, Schindler’s factory and Krakow’s Jewish quarter. At Auschwitz, what struck both staff and students the most was how ordinary Auschwitz was - the grass grows, the sun shines and the birds sing above it. It’s just buildings - a place where the most unspeakable evil was let loose but it’s not surrounded by a moat of fire and brimstone but with houses built at its borders. This highlighted how it could so easily happen again. The horror that took place didn’t happen in an alien environment but in a place with sun, grass and birds in Europe, less than 80 years ago. All who went on this trip found it a profoundly affecting experience.
Cambridge University “ I learned that Cambridge students have a social life that is exciting and interesting, not how it is perceived to be”. As part of Access, Outreach and Widening Participation to state school students, a group of fifteen Year 12s were welcomed at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University this week. The visit gave them an introduction to the undergraduate experience at an Oxbridge University. They enjoyed a tour of the College, including the very impressive Library and Chapel which was one of three buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1677. The students learnt that the college was founded by Sir Walter Mildmay, Chancellor of the Exchequer to Elizabeth 1. Many Emmanuel graduates settled in North America and Harvard is named after John Harvard, an Emmanuel graduate, 1632. Emmanuel and Harvard maintain relations via student exchanges to this day. Students gained insight to the history and ethos of the University. After lunch in the splendid dining hall our students took part in a workshop, led by an On Thursday 2nd May the Careers Department ran Admissions Tutor, where they discussed past interview their annual Employer Engagement Day for Years 9 questions and gave some very impressive answers. and 10 students. The day was designed to provide They were encouraged to work hard towards their A our students with real, meaningful contact with Level grades and to make applications. professionals in different industries and an opportunity Afterwards students commented:” It inspired me to to gain a real “taste” of work. Students took part in work harder to meet my aspirations and get into a several one hour sessions focusing on particular good university - and how important extra work is.” industry areas. Interactive activities and tasks were given to the students by Lloyds Bank, E2V Teledyne, “I found yesterday very useful, especially going over Kennedys Hair Salon, Uni Suffolk Campus, Edge Hotel the frequently asked question for the interviews and School, Poppetts Day Nursery, Carmel Jane having the chance to see around Cambridge. It really Photography, Barking and Dagenham College focused has given me an idea of what it would be like to study on IT, Tees Law Solicitors, PROCAT, Athona there”. Recruitment, London Retail Academy, the Army and Teaching. We cannot thank our external contacts “It was a great day exploring the option of going to enough for supporting this event and hope it gave our university after finishing Sixth form. I liked the fact students something to think about towards their that they didn’t just promote Cambridge but told us future. about the various types of Universities available. The day was full of really useful information but the information I found most helpful was the details on what to include and not to include in your UCAS application.”
Sport Shenfield’s U13 girls met Crompton House CE School in their respective final also at West Bromich Albion and produced a masterclass of passing football to outwit a team that were very direct. A brilliant Mia Robins goal made it 1-0 after 10 minutes before Ellie Moore finished off a superb team passing play to to make it 2-0. Layla Kenly caused havoc down the right wing for Crompton and her excellent work set up the 3rd goal for Elise Jennings who was equally unstoppable down the left flank. Crompton pulled a goal back against the run of play before half-time to keep the game in the balance. However in the second half Shenfield continued to pressure the Crompton goal and this pressure eventually told when Elise scored her second of the game following in again at the back post to tap in after more great team football. Both schools had other chances to increase the lead but were denied by good defending and goalkeeping Shenfield High School U13 Girls: and as the final whistle blew the Shenfield girls were ESFA National Cup Football over joyed to win 4-1 and be crowned National Champions! Champions 2018-2019 Team manager Mr Sapsford remarked, “To win a Shenfield Football Excelling on the National title from over 400 schools that entered at the National Stage start of the season is a huge achievement. The girls’ Shenfield’s reputation as a school with a commitment title has been built on lots of hard work and support to excellence in football has long been established. from so many people. Our U14 girls have been brilliant However, the 2018-19 season has gone to another role models and they deserve special recognition for level. their role in supporting and developing this crop of U13 players. We are so proud of all the team’s efforts Shenfield reached 4 National semi-finals with the U12 this season and hope all will have the hunger to boys B team losing to a strong Kingsdale team at that achieve more of the same in 2019-20.” stage. The U12 boys, U14 and U13 girls teams all made the final after tense semi-finals against excellent teams. The U14 girls played their final at Stoke City FC against huge football school Thomas Telford. Having scored an early goal through Ellie Moore Shenfield defended excellently for 60 minutes and played good counter attacking football. Unfortunately, Telford scored with 7 minutes remaining and ultimately lost a compelling game on penalties. The U12 boys played Sandwell Academy School which is where West Bromwich Albion send their Academy graduates and as this was the Elite Schools competition all of their West Brom players were available. Despite this, Shenfield played some brillaint passing football and dominated the early exchanges. However, Sandwell scored from a set piece shortly after Shenfield had a goal ruled out for offside. Going in 0-1 at half time Shenfield knew they needed they next goal but Sandwell’s strength in depth told in the second half as they went on to win 3-0.
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