On Friday, Mr Davenport visited year groups to present certificates and sweets to students who have achieved their Silver Award (45 REACH points) or Gold Award (60 REACH points) in our Going For Gold programme. Due to the overwhelming number of students who have recently achieved their Bronze Award (30 REACH points), these are being celebrated in tutor groups.
Congratulations to all students who have received an award for displaying our REACH values.
Thank you to our Year 8 students and their parents/carers for their impressive turnout at the Year 8 Virtual Parents' Evening last night. The feedback received so far has been positive, as demonstrated by the following comments:
- "Our daughter is very happy indeed at Manor - she’s formed great friendships and feels safe, secure and settled. Absolutely no concerns. We are really impressed."
- "My son is happy at school and is always given the opportunity to give his full potential. We would like to thank all the staff for their hard work."
- "My husband and I are very pleased with our son's progress at Manor School and he seems happy and interested to learn new skills."
We look forward to continuing to work on the processes around these as the system use is increased.
We are really keen to understand what is working well with these events and what could be further improved. Please fill out the feedback form to share your views.
The next Virtual Parents' Evening takes place on Thursday 27 May for Year 7. A letter with full booking details will be sent via SchoolComms in advance.
Potential police visit
Please download the letter below which explains the context for a potential police visit to the school site along with other secondary schools within the local area.
As part of your child’s education at Manor School, we promote personal wellbeing and development through a comprehensive wellness programme. ‘Wellness.’ is underpinned by our school ethos and values. The ‘Wellness.’ strand of our curriculum is to provide students the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and practical skills to live safe, healthy, productive lives and meet their full potential.
During the summer term in their wellness lessons, students will focus on the relationships and sex education (RSE) aspect of this programme, which is a statutory requirement. RSE lessons in Year 9 will be in line with the government guidelines which can be found here. Students will also have the opportunity to ask questions that help prepare them for relationships of all kinds in the modern world.
As a school community, we are committed to working in partnership with parents. If you have any concerns or would like further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Manor Maths Challenges
Mrs Radd has some more challenges from 7Puzzle for you this week. Here's a bonus tip for the first puzzle - start at the end of the second bullet point and work backwards...
Healthcare summer school
The University of Leicester will be hosting a digital two-day healthcare summer school for students in Years 10 and 11. The summer school will take place online from Monday 26 to Tuesday 27 July. Students will need to be available for live sessions taking place on both days with an online optional social event on the Monday evening. This is a free event.
Students will take part in a variety of sessions led by both healthcare professionals and student mentors. The summer school aims to develop a student’s knowledge and understanding of medicine and the allied health professions, such as Nursing, Midwifery and Operating Department Practice (ODP). Students will learn what it is like to study these subject areas, what a healthcare career may involve as well as the skills and qualifications that are required to enter the profession. A social event will also take place in the evening to showcase university student life.
If you or someone you know is interested in applying for the pre-16 digital healthcare summer school, applications are now open and will close Friday 14 May, with applicants being informed whether they have got a place on the summer school by Friday 4 June.
For more information and to apply, click the link below.
The Big Ask
The new Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, has launched The Big Ask – the largest ever consultation with children aged 4 to 17 in England. It aims to find out children’s concerns and aspirations about the future, so that we can put children at the heart of our country’s recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
All schools are encouraged to support their pupils to complete this survey. Parents, carers and those working with children are also invited to complete the adult survey to share their views about the future for children and young people today, and what they think is holding young people back.
The results from this survey will help the Children’s Commissioner identify the barriers preventing children from reaching their potential, put forward solutions and set ambitious goals for the country to achieve.