World Book Day is a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it is the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world!
The final date to order a Year 11 hoodie is Sunday 28 February 2021.
The Year 9 KS4 Courses (Options) booklet has been published this week.
We have been increasingly aware of the concerns expressed by students, parents/carers and staff about the amount of screen time everyone is having to complete currently. Therefore, we are going to have a ‘No Screen Challenges & Wellbeing Day’ on Wednesday 10 February 2021.
Today is Safer Internet Day and we are working with organisations across the UK to make #AnInternetWeTrust. Join us and find out more at ww.saferinternetday.org.uk #SaferInternetDay @UK_SIC
Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form recognised for its commitment to providing safe remote education
We have a very exciting opportunity for 100 learners across Essex to be involved in a mentoring programme run by Brightside. Learners must be in Years 10 - 13 and will fulfil criteria determined by Make Happen.
A number of students took part in a ‘Virtual Running Challenge’ which was open to all students within our local district. Students were asked to complete either a 2.5km or 5km run and send in their results.
National Apprenticeship Week provides a fantastic opportunity to help students to think about their future and raise awareness of the options available after school, including apprenticeships.
Lois Williams 9F2 chose to have her long hair cut and to donate it to the Little Princess Trust to enable them to use her hair to make a wig for children who have lost their hair due to illness
Mrs Wager, Assistant Headteacher – KS4, is the winner of the Jack Petchey Leader Award. She was nominated by sixth form students for all her help and support. Congratulations to Mrs Wager. Here are two quotes from Year 13 students:
SHOUT is the UK's first free, confidential, 24/7 text support service.
The importance of talking about your feelings…watch one of the clips below and discuss why it is important to acknowledge to ourselves, and express to others, how we are feeling.
Kooth offers free, safe and anonymous support to 11 to 25-year-olds.
At NHS&BSF we believe that in order for young people to thrive they must feel confident, relaxed and secure.
Since our applications closed last week, we have received a number of enquiries about entry for this September. We have decided to reopen the application form to make it easier to make an application. This link will close on 22 February 2021.
Make Happen’s 'Lockdown Learning Festival’ takes place this week (1– 5 February 2021) with an exciting programme consisting of live webinars delivered by Mr Beezy, PUSH, Made Training and the Make Happen team.
Luca decided to take on the ‘Run the month’ challenge for Prostate Cancer UK, which involved him running a marathon over the course of the month and he hoped to raise £260 for the worthy cause.
This year's theme is Express Yourself. Each day this week we will be sharing activities students may wish to engage in.
Please find below, details of a online programme offered by The Children’s Society between 1 – 26 February 2021.
Some of year 10 were given the challenge of using a range of writing methods to capture the feeling of this new period of lockdown in the form of a poem. They did a fantastic job to share some of the feelings, thoughts and emotions many of us are experiencing including missing friends, confusion and hope for the future.
The Year Book cost is £20.00. The Year Book will be issued to students on Thursday 26 August 2021 as they collect their exam results.
As we begin to approach the end of your child’s time at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form, we are looking to commemorate this through a variety of means, including a Class of 2021 hoodie .
Any families entitled to Free School Meals will receive their vouchers for this week via email today.
Braintree District Council are supporting the overall testing capacity for the District by distributing testing kits from Wednesday 6 January 2021.
Please find here a newsletter from The Children's Society, which contains information about Safe in Essex Programme for the festive period.
Please find here a newsletter from Essex Youth Service, which contains information about local meet & eat activities.
Schools have been asked to support Test and Trace in identifying close contacts if a member of the school community tests positively over the first six days after we break up from school on Friday 18 December.
School term ends for students in Years 7 - 11 on Friday 18 December 2020 at 3.15pm.
Christmas Jumper Day is an annual charity event.
We are proud to have raised over £360 for the charity 'Save the Children' this year as a result of our Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 11 December
Dear Parents/CarersFollowing the Government announcement today regarding the reduction of the self-isolation period for close contact from 14 to 10 days, we are awaiting guidance from the Department for Education and Public Health England. Those students in Year 11, who are currently self-isolating, need to access their lessons remotely on Monday.
Please find here a newsletter from Braintree District Council, which contains some helpful information and advice for anyone who might need a little extra help this Christmas.
Dr Cusick and Mr Taylor had the pleasure of serving Christmas dinner to students on Wednesday 9 December and Thursday 10 December, to start the Christmas festivities this year. Thank you to the catering team for providing a lovely meal to students and staff.
On Monday 7 December 2020, Year 12 and 13 Art students attended ‘Art in Action - The Creative Process’, a virtual art trip with four artists speaking, including the brilliant Grayson Perry.
The school will be having a Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 11 December 2020 to raise money for the Save the Children Appeal.