Froghorn 19th October 2018

Headteacher's Corner

Half term is upon us already. I have been blown away by the fantastic start that has been made to the year. It was particularly nice to end the half term with our year 7 tutor evening; the new students have settled in so well and it matters to us hugely to establish strong communication with parents. We have also had a number of students join us in other year groups and it is testament to all of our staff and students how quickly they have been welcomed into our Frogmore family.

Celebrating the diversity within our Frogmore family was the theme of Mrs Thomas’ assemblies this week. Her deeply personal assembly about her experiences growing up with Sri Lankan heritage exposed the painful impact of thoughtless words and comments. She also reminded us very powerfully that belonging to a community is all about valuing the differences that make each and every one of us unique.

We are immensely proud of the diversity within our Frogmore family, and we are equally proud of the strength of relationships at the heart of our school. However, there are still occasions when thoughtless, unkind or intolerant comments cause people to feel deeply hurt. Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, religious intolerance – or any other form of discrimination – have no place in British society nor within our school community. As with any bullying or persecution, the responsibility sits with us all to challenge it whenever we see it. I am always immeasurably proud of the vast majority of our students who take positive actions to report or prevent bullying whenever they see it. Creating a culture where there are no bystanders to the mistreatment of others is really important to us. The moral compass of our students in this respect gives me great hope for the future.

After half term the year 11 students launch straight into their first wave of exams for the year. Whilst some of these are practice exams, others are the real deal and we wish them every success as the rigours of formal assessment begin. They should take great confidence in the fact that the results of last year’s cohort represented really strong progress. The government’s preliminary performance tables were published this week and we were delighted to see that the progress score for last year (0.26) places the school within the top ten schools in Hampshire for this measure, and within the top 17% nationally. The reason we are so pleased with this is that this score reflects the progress of every young person in the year group.

Finally, I would like to thank parents yet again for your continued support. Please do get in touch with us if there are ways you feel we could support your child to get even more out of their time at Frogmore. Wishing everyone a happy half term.

Chris Vaudin


We have a full calendar of events throughout the year, click the link below to view them.

Extra-Curricular Clubs

Careers News

On Wednesday 10th October year 11 had the opportunity to speak to members of different colleges about the courses they have to offer. This was a great way for year 11 to have their questions answered before starting their new journey. There was a wide range of colleges that catered for everyone, from Sparsholt that offered the chance to work with animals, to Farnborough 6th form that offered a wide range of A Levels to choose from. After speaking to the members of the colleges, we had to start on our A,B,C plans for colleges. A being your first choice and C being your last. Everyone found this experience very helpful as it gave us an idea on what grades we need in order to get into the courses of our choice.

Mia Halpin and Farrah Maddox

Student Leadership Team

Erin Mitchell, in year 7, raised money by taking part in the charity event ‘Race for the Kids’ for Great Ormond Street Hospital after being inspired to take part following an assembly from the Ormond Student Leadership Team last week!

A message from Mrs Downes, Deputy Headteacher

Thank you to everyone who attended our curriculum evenings for years 7,8,9 and 10. We hope that you found them informative and helpful. The presentation slides can all be found on the website under Parents: Curriculum.

Mrs Downes

Deputy Headteacher

PE News

Netball Results

On Wednesday 17th October year 9 & 10 girls played Wavell, scores were close, 14-16 and 17-23 in Wavell's favour. Great effort from all our players.

Library News

Hampshire Book Awards Ceremony.

On the 9th October ten year 9 pupils were lucky enough to venture into Winchester for the award ceremony of the Hampshire Book Awards 2018. This year’s winning book is Instructions for a Second Hand Heart by Tamsyn Murray and Tamsyn was there in person to collect her award and sign some books. The ten year 9 pupils took part in this year’s Hampshire Book Award, a county-wide scheme run by the School Library Service to promote the enjoyment of reading, and read and critically assessed the six short-listed books before taking part in the final voting day in June.

The Hampshire Book Award 2019 will begin in spring next year and all current year 8 pupils will be invited to take part nearer the time.

P.T.A News

Thank you to all those that attended the PTA Quiz on Friday 5 October 2018, a good time was had by all and the winners were INQUIZATIVE

The next Quiz will be in February, details to follow in the new year.

Job Vacancy: Design and Technology Technician

Grade C - £17,224 pro rata per annum Actual Salary: £14,733 per annum Hours: 37 hours per week Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 4.30pm and Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm Term-time only 39 weeks per year. Required as soon as possible. For further details of the posts and an application form please contact Helen Humfryes on 01252 408444 or E-mail: h.humfryes@frogmorecollege.co.uk Alternatively, an application pack is available to download directly from the school website: www.frogmorecollege.co.uk/vacancies Closing date: Tuesday, 30th October 2018 at 12 noon

Job Vacancy:Site Assistant

Grade B £16,905 - £17,148 per annum, Hours: Monday 2.00pm – 10.00pm, Tuesday 2.00pm – 10.00pm, Wednesday 11.00am – 7.00pm, Thursday 12.00pm – 8.00pm, Friday 11.30am – 7.00pm. 37 Hours per week – 52 weeks per annum. Site Assistant required to join our dedicated and friendly caretaking team. This position requires someone who will share our pride in the school and who is a team player but can also show a high degree of initiative. If this is you, please contact Helen Humfryes on 01252 408444 or email h.humfryes@frogmorecollege.co.uk for further details of the post and an application form. Alternatively, an application pack is available to download directly from the school website: www.frogmorecollege.co.uk/Staff-Vacancies Closing date: Monday, 29th October 2018

Fundraising News

Easyfundraising: Did you know you could be raising a free donation for Frogmore Community College every time you shop at detailers such as Amazon, John Lewis and Sainsbury's who will donate a percentage of the amount you spend? It's really simple, and it doesn't cost you anything!

We have now raised over £1176 since joining this scheme!

Please sign up and help us raise even more.

All you have to do is:

1. Go to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/frogmorecomcoll

2. Sign up for free

3. Get shopping, donations will be collected and automatically sent to us. It couldn't be easier! There are no catches or hidden charges and we would be really grateful for your donations. Thanks for your support.

Recycle toners:

The College is now recycling empty printer cartridges, so please send in your used cartridges and we will send them off to be recycled and also make some money!

Milk bottle tops:

Please send in your washed, clean milk bottle tops as we can raise funds with these too!

Rag Bag :Don’t forget to put all your old clothes in the Rag Bag!

Also we are continuing to collect textiles in our recycling bank in the car park opposite the leisure centre. This is a great way to raise money for the college, with minimal effort. Please donate your bagged clothes, paired shoes, hats, bags, belts, towels and bed linen in the recycling bank.

The Rag Bag has raised £2323 over two years.

Other News

Reporting an absence

All absences must be reported before 9am each day by calling the attendance officer or Reception on 01252 408444 or by emailing adminoffice@frogmorecollege.co.uk

All absences need to be followed up with a written note to your child's tutor. Absences of 5 or more days must be supported by medical evidence, without this the absence will not be authorised by the school.

Medical appointments should be made outside school time, if this is unavoidable please provide the school with an appointment card or letter to support the absence.

A reminder we offer free porridge for at breakfast time in the canteen everyday from 8:15am.


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