Weekly News Bulletin: 23 September 2019

Jack Petchey Foundation awards presentation ceremony
Congratulations to the following students who attended the annual Jack Petchey Foundation awards presentation ceremony at Foakes Hall in Great Dunmow on Tuesday evening.  Harry Briffa, Alice Cooper, Mia Bushnell, Joe Pearson and George Thurley all attended the ceremony along with other award winners within the community of Uttlesford.  They were presented with Jack Petchey medallions by the Chair of Uttlesford District Council, Councillor Richard Freeman.

These awards reflect their contribution to our community.  We are very proud of the way in which they support and represent our school.
Mr D Gee – Headteacher

Early school closure – Friday 27th September 2019
A reminder that school will be closing early on the afternoon of Friday 27th September 2019.  Lessons will finish at 1.25pm and school transport will leave the school by 1.40pm. Food will be available for students at morning break.

This is to enable members of staff to prepare for our Open Morning on Saturday 28th September.

Open morning student guides and helpers
If your son/daughter would like to help out on our open morning on Saturday 28th September 2019, they can collect a guide letter from their form tutors or a faculty helper letter from their subject teachers.  Please remind your child to return their reply slips to Mrs B Louth in the main office by Monday 23rd September.
Thank you.
Mrs B Louth – Admissions Secretary

Scholastic book fair
On Thursday next week the Scholastic book fair will be arriving in the Learning Zone for one week.

The fair will be open during break and lunchtimes for students to browse and purchase books.  Commission will be used to purchase new books for the Learning Zone.

If you have a book lover in the family please support us, we will send you an email for you to approve your child’s proposed purchase which can then be paid on ParentPay.  Once payment has been received students can collect their purchase.
Mrs S Bird – Learning Zone Manager

Special mental health awareness training session – Saturday 21st September 2019
The MIND charity is running a course on suicide and self-harm awareness for anyone interested in mental health or worried about a friend, loved one or employee.  To find out more please click on the following link.

https://mailchi.mp/00856c517fd6/suicide_and_self_harm_awareness_course?e=e8b6638b07

Miss L Brammer – Deputy Safeguarding Lead/Child Protection Officer