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The latest edition of our fortnightly newsletter.

Volume 22 of the Conisborough Chronicle will be produced over the Autumn Term 2017.

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Friday 06 October 2017

We are now just two weeks away from half term and I would like to highlight some of our real improvements so far this academic year.

  • Attendance has significantly improved. Most days we are over 96% and we have been over 95% every day. Please be reminded of the importance of your child attending school every day. When students return from any absence, they will be informed of the work they need to catch up with, including homework.
  • I think as parents you will agree that the quality of Maths provision and Maths teaching is significantly better than the summer term. Please get in touch with myself or our new Head of Maths; Mr Ellis if you have any concerns at all. Yesterday I went into all Year 11 Maths lessons and was incredibly impressed with student's attitude to learning and the work in student books.
  • Our new behaviour policy is being well implemented by staff and in almost all classes, behaviour is a strong feature. However, it is my expectation that every student will be in classrooms where there is absolutely no slowing down of learning, including cover lessons. Please be reminded that if a student is removed from a lesson they are referred to an outstanding lesson to continue their learning, and that this results in a requirement to go back to their teacher at the end of the school day, the same day, to resolve the problem.
  • Our Year 11 plan is already in full swing and students are attending relevant interventions from now. This is much earlier this year and will help raise our expectations with students. I am generally very pleased with how seriously our Year 11 take their studies. They do, however, need to step up the amount of work they are doing at home if they are going to compete with the highest performing schools and the grammar schools.
  • Our inclusion is a strong feature. I was delighted to hear all about the residential that took place with our Progress students last week. Students were treated to a week at the Arethusa Venture Centre in Rochester, Kent, where they took part in activities such as; abseiling, climbing, archery, orienteering and raft building. The aim of the week was to build on teamwork and confidence.
  • Our Year 6 open events have all been well attended and feedback has been very positive.
  • Year 7 students have settled in very well. Miss Hatch commented: "I am very proud of how smart, mature and organised Year 7 are. They are now comfortably moving around the building and completing the homework set for their different teachers. All in all an excellent beginning"

There have been some fantastic enriching experiences for students this week and last. In particular:

  • A group of Year 10 catering students attended the training kitchen at the Green Man community building in Bromley Road. Students had a great day creating a delicious pasta and sauce meal from scratch. Students were in full catering whites and I am informed that Lamar Thomas is an exceptional chef.
  • Black History Month events commenced this week with talks from the Museum of London to our Year 10 and Year 11 students about the 'Windrush' generation. This was an event that really brought history to life for our students and they were captivated hearing these story.
  • A group of 12 Year 9 students have started a journalist project with Teachfirst and The Student View this week where the students will learn the basics of engaging article writing and journalism.
  • Year 9 students have started learning GCSE Latin at Colfe's School with ex-Conisborough student and Colfe's graduate Ms Briscoe-Peaple.

Finally I would like to inform you that next week Governors will appoint our second deputy Headteacher to replace Mr Langham and the successful candidate will start in January 2018. In the interim period I am absolutely thrilled that we have managed to get Mr Thomas for two days a week to be a consultant Deputy Headteacher. He is an experienced school leader who is exceptionally good. He has been the Headteacher at Trinity over the previous year and he brings with him enormous talent, experience and enthusiasm. He has started this week and is warmly welcomed to our school community.

Dr S. Mundy - Headteacher



PARENTS:   The Conisborough Chronicle enables us to keep you up to date with news and notices on a weekly basis. The Chronicle is now emailed to all parents. It is vital that we have up to date email and telephone details for all our parents, so if you have changed your email address or telephone number recently, please inform us as soon as possible.

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Volume 22

Volume 22 will be produced throughout the Autumn Term 2017

  • pdfIssue 3 - Fantastic Enrichment... (Friday 06 October)
  • pdfIssue 2 - A positive start... (Friday 22 September)
  • pdfIssue 1 - Welcome (Friday 08 September)
 

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