Weekly News Bulletin: 2 November 2015

Parents’ Council Meeting
For several years now there has been a Parents’ Council, whereby parents are invited to attend a meeting with me to discuss any issues related to the school. This has proved successful and the group meet termly. The next meeting is on Wednesday 4th November 2015 at 5.00pm in my office and anyone is welcome to attend.  Please contact my PA Ceri Weston at cweston@hrs.education if you wish to attend.
Mr S Knight – Headteacher

Year 7 Settling In Evening Tuesday 3rd November 6pm
Parents and carers have been invited to come in and meet with their child’s tutor and Mrs Tew to discuss how their child has settled in to life at HRS.  Please return the reply slip to Mrs Calcutt in the DoL Office as soon as possible to confirm that you are able to attend.  I look forward to seeing you on the evening.
Mrs L Tew – Director of Learning for Year 7.

Governor Elections
Following the recent Parent Governor elections, I would like to inform you that Mrs Joanne Owen and Mrs Christi Smith have been newly elected and Mr Richard Elliott has been re-elected.

I would like to congratulate and welcome them on behalf of the Governing Body.
Mrs Penny Callingham – Clerk to the Governors

Year 7 & 8 Rugby Teams
The Year 8 rugby team competed in the North West Essex District rugby tournament earlier this week.  The boys played incredibly well and won all of their matches throughout the tournament and came away as the District champions!

Tries on the night were scored by Luke Shriever, Luis Hogg and Alex Teather and there were several other fantastic performances including those from ‘Player of the Tournament’ Cameron Gibson and team captain Freddy Mansfield.

The Year 7 rugby team also played a fantastic performance winning all of their games up to the final but unfortunately lost at the end of the game when they fell victim to a break away try, awarding them the runner’s up title in the competition.

This was a great achievement for the Year 7 students, particularly as most of them have never played rugby before joining HRS.  Notable performances came from Ewan Banks, Alfie Davies, Will Harrison and Charlie Simmons.   Well done to both teams for such tremendous efforts!
Mr Craig Wilkins – BTEC Sports Co-ordinator

Worrybox@hrs.education
Please may I remind parents that we have a dedicated e-mail address “worrybox@hrs.education” that can be used to report any concerns of a Child Protection nature regarding any child, including your own.  This email address goes directly to the Designated Child Protection staff (Miss Brammer and Mr Emberton) and is confidential, in so far as legislation will allow should we have to act on the information provided.
Thank you.
Miss Louise Brammer – Designated Child Protection Co-ordinator

HRS Sixth Form Fundraising Event
The Sixth Form will be holding a fundraising event on Friday 6th November.  There will be a licensed bar and entertainment will be provided by two tribute acts: Elvis and Freddie Mercury, otherwise known as ‘The King and Queen Show’.  All proceeds will go to the renal unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Tickets are £7.50 each, please contact Paula Barry on 01371 878636 or email pbarry@hrs.education

Essex County Council Fostering Recruitment
Fostering events take place throughout Essex and provide advice and information about fostering with Essex County Council. They are run by their recruitment team and will give you the opportunity to meet experienced foster carers and speak with social workers.

Recruitment events will be held at the following venues:

  • Wednesday 7th October, 7pm, The White Hart Hotel, Bocking End, Braintree, Essex, CM7 9AB
  • Saturday 17th October, 11am, Spangles Children’s Centre, Lower Street, Stansted Mountfitchett, CM24 8LR
  • Wednesday 21st October, 7pm, Holiday Inn, Cranes Farm Road, Basildon, SS14 3DG
  • Thursday 22nd October,7pm, Kingscliff Hotel, 55 Kings Parade, Holland on Sea, CO15 5JB
  • Saturday 7th November, 11am, Essex House, 200 The Crescent, Colchester Business Park, Colchester, CO4 9YQ
  • Tuesday 10th November, 7pm, Latton Bush Centre, Southern Way, Harlow, Essex, CM18 7BL

To book a place at one of the venues or for further information please call their recruitment line on 0800 801 530.  Email: adoptionandfostering@essex.gov.uk or check out their Facebook page

Fostering Recruitment and Assessment Team
Essex County Council