Weekly News Bulletin: 22 September 2014

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Handwriting Club
Handwriting club begins on Tuesday 23rd September for those who attended last term.  We start at 3.15pm and finish at 4.00pm.
Thank you.
Mrs A Turner – Literacy Coordinator

Director of Learning for Year 7 Extension Number
Please be aware that the extension number for Tony James, Director of Learning for Year 7 is Ext. 275.

Uttlesford Schools Careers Fair – ‘Routes to Success’
The 2014 Uttlesford Schools Careers Fair will take place on Wednesday 8th October, 2014, and will be hosted in Saffron Hall at Saffron Walden County High School.  All students and their parents from the four Uttlesford Secondary schools (Forest Hall School, Helena Romanes School, Joyce Frankland Academy and Saffron Walden County High School) are invited to attend.

Following a morning mini-conference for all Year 12 and some Year 13 students, these students will be able to visit the Careers Fair from 1p.m. – 2.15 p.m.  Selected students from Year 11 are also being offered the chance to visit the Careers Fair as an organised school visit for the 1p.m. – 2.15 p.m. session.  All students are welcome to return with parents/carers to the later sessions.

The Careers Fair is then open later in the day to all students and their parents from The Helena Romanes School.  It will of course be most relevant to students in Years 10 to 13 who should already be considering their progression options, but we would encourage students and their parents from all year groups to attend and start to explore the career opportunities that exist.  The first session will run from 3.30pm – 5.00pm. allowing parents to meet their children from school and visit the event with them. The main session will then run from 6.00pm to 9.00pm when we expect to have the bulk of the visitors to the Careers Fair and some of the organisations represented will be giving talks during the evening.

The event will offer students and parents an excellent opportunity to talk to representatives of universities, colleges, apprenticeship providers and nearly 50 national and local employers about the range of educational, training and employment opportunities that are available to students when they leave school.  Organisations represented include GSK, Ford Motors, Addenbrooks, Stansted Inflight, Institute of Civil Engineers, Writtle College and Oxford, Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin Universities.

We very much hope that many students and parents will want to attend this event, which is unlikely to be repeated for at least two years. The venue has ample parking, is fully accessible and light refreshments will be available to purchase.
Ms Helen Witty – Assistant Headteacher and Mrs P Abbott – Careers Coordinator