Weekly News Bulletin: 13 October 2014

CANCELLED: Governors’ Parents’ Forum
Due to an unforeseen circumstance we have had to cancel the Governors’ Parents’ Forum on Tuesday 14th October.  Governors will instead be attending the Parents’ Council meeting in Mr Knight’s office at 5.00pm on Wednesday 15th October.  Please email Mr Knight’s PA, Ceri Weston at cweston@hrs.education if you wish to attend this meeting.

Thank you.
Mrs P Callingham – Clerk to the Governors

Year 7 Post Transition Evening
Parents and carers are invited to the Year 7 Post Transition Evening on Monday 13th October 2014 at 6.00 p.m. The event will last for approximately one hour.

There will be a brief talk by Mr James, Director of Learning in the Main Hall, immediately followed by an informal meeting with your child’s Form Tutor.  Faculty representatives will also be available to answer any queries you may have.

If you have not yet returned your reply slip, we would be grateful if you could do so by Friday 10th October.  We look forward to seeing you at this event.
Mr T James – Director of Learning for Year 7

Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards
There will be an information evening on Wednesday 15th October in the main hall for parents of students undertaking their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.  The meeting starts at 6.00pm and should finish by approximately 7.30pm.

Bronze DofE Award sessions are held in A06 and Silver DofE sessions in A05 every Wednesday at 3.20pm.
Mr J Pearson – Duke of Edinburgh’s Award In-School Coordinator

Dunmow Carnival 2014 Art Competition Winners
Congratulations to Nicole Fernandez (8DA) who was the overall winner of the Dunmow Carnival 2014 Art Competition.  The theme this year was Disney films and her colourful design was featured on the front cover of the carnival programme.​ Congratulations also go to Scott Williamson (7CM), who was a runner-up.
Mrs C Singleton – Head of Art

Army Careers
The Army will have a careers advice and recruiting team working out of their mobile igloo which will be set up on the high street in Chelmsford.  This could be an ideal opportunity if your child is interested in joining the Army to go along and talk to serving soldiers and see what they have to offer.

The mobile Igloo will be open for anyone to visit every day from 8.00am to 4.00pm starting on Thursday 16th October and will be there until 1.00pm on Sunday 19th October 2014.
Mrs P Abbott – Careers

Safeguarding
Please find below a link to a leaflet produced by the Essex Safeguarding Children’s Board, providing safeguarding advice to parents or carers who may be considering employing a private tutor or coach for their children.

http://www.escb.co.uk/Portals/15/Documents/parents/Keeping%20Safe%20Private%20%20Tutors%20Leaflet%202013.pdf 

Miss L Brammer – Designated Child Protection Coordinator

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