Weekly News Bulletin: 2 November 2020

Student Congratulations
It is with great pleasure and pride that I can announce the new Head Girl, Head Boy and Deputies.  After a creative video presentation and a competitive interview process Sophie and Roshaan have been successful in becoming the new Head Girl and Head Boy.

Head Boy and Girl 2020-21

Assisting them as deputies will be Emilia, Caitlin, Harry and Lucas.  The team will work on student engagement and school improvement, as well as planning the prom and year book this year.

We have a wonderful group of students in Year 11 and consequently had a very strong group of applicants throughout the process.  It was an absolute pleasure to hear students speak with such passion, intelligence and conviction during the interview process, something that did not make the decision making process any easier!

Sophie would like to study environmental sciences at university and is looking forward to using her leadership skills to help include students in key decision making processes.

Roshaan has a passion for charity work and would like to increase this through the use of the student council at school.   He is hugely excited as he has wanted to be Head Boy since Year 7!

I am looking forward to working with this talented and positive group of young people over the next year.
Mr N Wilcox – Head of Year 11

Year 13 University Applications
Please be reminded that the school’s internal deadline for completed applications to the university and colleges admission service (UCAS) is Friday 6th November 2020.

Year 11 into Year 12
It has been an absolute pleasure to meet the majority of our Year 11 students over the last two weeks with regards to joining the sixth form in September 2021.  I will be visiting 11CA on Monday 2 November 2020 during registration to complete the cycle.

Please be reminded that I will be running a virtual open evening on Thursday 26th November 2020 to support all of our students with their applications.

If you have any questions regarding transition into the sixth form prior to 26th November 2020 please do not hesitate to contact me via email dwright@hrs.education at your earliest convenience.
Kind regards,
Mrs D Wright – Head of Sixth Form

Fundraising
Well done to two of our sixth form students, Laura Corbey and Charlotte Clayden, who have raised £600 for Breast Cancer Awareness this week with the sale of pink ribbons.

Food Preparation and Nutrition
From after half term, students without their apron will not be able to take part in the practical lesson.

KS3:
Students may wear any colour bib apron as long as it is made from cotton, and appropriate
for school in design/slogan.

KS4:
Students to wear the prescribed burgundy apron.

If there are any problems, please do not hesitate to contact me at cjoubert@hrs.education.
Mrs C Joubert – Head of Technology

Apprenticeships information for Year 11 and 13 parents
Please find below the link to a Parent and Carer Pack from Amazing Apprenticeships.  In the October issue, they look at the differences between T Levels, traineeships and apprenticeships, dyslexia support, the BAME Awards 2020, apprenticeships in engineering, Top 100 Employers, Life as a mature apprentice with the NHS and much more.

https://amazingapprenticeships.com/app/uploads/2020/10/Parent-Pack-October-2020.pdf

Mr C Dilley – Assistant Headteacher