Weekly News Bulletin: 6 May 2019

Parent/Carer Questionnaires
As a school we strive to do the best for our students and therefore value any feedback you can give us with regards to how you feel about the education and pastoral care that students receive here at Helena Romanes. We would be grateful if you could take a few moments to complete the annual questionnaire which was emailed to you on Friday.
Thank you for your time.
Mr S Knight – Headteacher

Year 10 Parents’ Evening
The Year 10 Parents’ Evening will take place on Wednesday 8th May from 5.00 p.m. until 8.00 p.m.

You are reminded that bookings with teachers can be made online by clicking on the link sent in our email dated 30th April: http://parents-booking.co.uk/thehelenaromanes

Appointments are allocated on a first come first served basis and in the event that you are unable to see a particular member of staff, please contact them by email to request feedback on your child’s progress.

We look forward to meeting with you next Wednesday evening.
Mr C Wilkins – Director of Learning Year 10

Year 11 Spanish
A reminder that those students taught by Mrs Newell have their speaking examination next week (Tues 7th – Thurs 9th May). The exam schedule has been shared with all students and your child has a specific allocated slot. Please can you remind them to attend on time. Please also note that the exam board does not allow us to re-schedule an exam for what they deem to be “minor illnesses” (such as sore throats, migraines, colds, limbs in casts etc.). All exams will take place on the top floor of D block.

Polish GCSE Speaking Exam
These examinations will take place during Period 5 on Thursday 9th May on the top floor of D block. Your child must attend at their allocated time. Any queries regarding these exams should be addressed to Mrs Glodowska.

Salamanca Trip
Any parent who was unable to attend the briefing meeting on 1st May will be sent a briefing pack. Please can you ensure that the relevant documents are signed and returned to the Administration team in room D107A as soon as possible. Unfortunately, without these documents, your child will be unable to participate in the trip.
Mrs V Newell – Head of Spanish

News from the Learning Zone
This term Year 7 and Year 8 students are beginning a research project using the non-fiction resources in the Learning Zone, students will be presenting their Google Slide project to the class before the end of the summer term. We are looking forward to helping students research their interests using the resources here in school.

A new display ‘Celebrating Success’ gives the latest totals for those students aiming to attend the Harry Potter Trip in June, there is still time to add to the totals. Those who qualify will receive a letter after half term. Please make sure that any books from home students read have a quiz to enable the words they have read to be added to their account www.arbookfind.co.uk .
Mrs S Bird – Learning Zone Manager

Medical Reminders
Please remember that students should not be contacting home themselves if they are ill. We have trained First Aiders who will assess students and call home if necessary. This is for safeguarding reasons.

When your child needs to leave school for an appointment, please write them a note stating what time they need to leave, so that they may show their teacher at that time, and leave their lesson.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Student Reception

West Essex MIND
MIND in West Essex are offering an online training course for parents called “Supporting Teenagers Mental Wellbeing.” The cost is £30. A link to register can be found below.
https://mindinwestessex.mindlms.org.uk/

Learn More about Criminal and Sexual Exploitation
The Essex Safeguarding Children Board in partnership with The Children’s Society and Barnardo’s are delivering the events across Essex for parents and carers to attend to learn more about: criminal and sexual exploitation; children that go missing, gangs and youth violence, trafficking, and online sexual abuse. For further information please see the attached flyer.
Miss L Brammer Deputy Safeguarding Lead/Child Protection Officer

Vacancy
Chartwells, our catering contractors have a vacancy for a catering assistant. 25 hours per week from 9.30am to 2.30pm, term time only. Please email Jackie Holdsworth at 61677@compass-group.co.uk for an application form.
Mrs J Holdsworth – Catering Manager