Weekly News Bulletin: 8 July 2019

Reminder to Year 11 Parents and Students
The sixth form induction day will take place on Thursday 18th July 2019. I look forward to meeting everyone and welcoming you to the sixth form.
Mrs D Wright – Head of Sixth Form

News Performing Arts
George Gehm Musical theatre workshops will be held from 3.30pm-5.30pm on Friday 12th and Friday 19th July in D04.
Mrs S Stewart – Head of Drama

The LGBTQ+ group participated in celebrating Diversity Week. We created leaflets and posters providing information and educating others about genders and sexual identities. All the different representations of the flags linked to the LGBTQ+ community were incorporated in the leaflets and posters as well as advice and helplines.
A ‘stonewall’ was created by students to encourage other students to leave their own positive messages of support.

We are so grateful to everyone who participated.
Ms W Gordon. – Director of Learning for Year 8/Joint HRS LGBTQ+ Group Coordinator

Year 9 Parents
There still appears to be an outbreak of head lice. Please check and treat your child accordingly.
Miss H Ellis – First Aid

DID YOU KNOW – about Clare’s Law?
The aim of this scheme is to give members of the public a formal mechanism to make enquiries about an individual who they are in a relationship with or who is in a relationship with someone they know, and there is a concern that the individual may be abusive towards their partner.

If police checks show that the individual has a record of abusive offences, or there is other information to indicate the person you know is at risk, the police will consider sharing this information with the person(s) best placed to protect the potential victim.
Your local police force will discuss your concerns with you and decide whether it is appropriate for you to be given more information to help protect the person who is in the relationship with the individual you are concerned about.

The scheme aims to enable potential victims to make an informed choice on whether to continue the relationship, and provides help and support to assist the potential victim when making that informed choice.
Miss L Brammer – Deputy Safeguarding Lead/Child Protection Officer

South East and Central Essex Mind Training Courses
Please click on the following link to find out about training courses in your area: https://mailchi.mp/ee0967ae5f5d/course-spaces-still-available-for-springsummer-2019?e=e8b6638b07