Students Working from Home on Wednesday 19 May 2021

Thursday, 13 May 2021.

Students Working from Home on Wednesday 19 May 2021

Dear Parents/Carers

In order for teaching staff to work collaboratively with secondary schools within our Trust (to moderate the assessment grades for Year 11 and Year 13 students), there will be no lessons in school for students in Years 7 – 13 on Wednesday 19 May 2021.

Making Generation R Presentation

Friday, 07 May 2021.

Making Generation R Presentation

On Thursday 6 May 2021, our Year 8, 9 and 10 students had the privilege of participating in a webinar with Making Generation R and Blesma, The Limbless Veterans.

Year 7 House Competition

Thursday, 06 May 2021.

Year 7 House Competition

During the week commencing Monday 26 April, all Year 7 students took part in an obstacle course House competition in their tutor groups.

PUSH - My Uni Journey

Thursday, 29 April 2021.

PUSH - My Uni Journey

On 28 April Year 12 students had the chance to attend a workshop with PUSH, an organisation which works with young adults in schools across the UK to help them think (and get excited about) a higher education journey. Students took part in a fun, informative and interactive session.

Tapes for a Cause Raises over £2000 for RSPCA Danaher

Tuesday, 27 April 2021.

Tapes for a Cause Raises over £2000 for RSPCA Danaher

As you know, the nominated charity for Parks House this year is RSPCA Danaher, the animal home in Wethersfield. Although the Danaher animal home is affiliated with the RSPCA, they are a private charity and therefore receive no funding from the RSPCA themselves.

Jack Petchey Awards

Friday, 23 April 2021.

Jack Petchey Awards

In July 2020, Ronnie Williams took part in the Virtual Lakeland 50 event running 50 miles in seven days and raising over £600 for Dementia UK in the process. As a result of Ronnie's efforts, he was awarded the October Jack Petchey Award.

Science Faculty

Wednesday, 21 April 2021.

Science Faculty

We are very pleased that as restrictions are starting to ease, with carefully implemented safety measures and kind donations from Year 10 parent/carers to purchase individual goggles for all of our Year 10 students, some core Science practical lessons have been able to recommence this week.

TuckIN

Monday, 12 April 2021.

TuckIN

Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form has taken the TuckIN pledge.

Aspirant Medics' Workshop

Monday, 22 March 2021.

Aspiral Medics' Workshop

On 17 March 2021, a number of Year 12 students from Braintree Sixth Form, including ourselves, who are interested in a career in healthcare (medicine, veterinary, biomedicine ) received a session from experienced mid-wife Dr Hooks, who lectures at Anglia Ruskin University.

Non Uniform Day – Red Nose Day – Friday 19 March 2021

Tuesday, 09 March 2021.

Non Uniform Day – Red Nose Day – Friday 19 March 2021

Students in Years 7 – 11 will be having a non-uniform day on Friday 19 March 2021 to raise money for Red Nose Day 2021. We hope that you are happy for your child to participate. To show our support for this charity, a suggested donation of £1 can be made via ParentPay; we are unable to accept any cash donations at this time.

Study Skills Webinars

Friday, 26 February 2021.

Study Skills Webinars

Make Happen is running a series of study skills webinars for students in Years 9 – 13. The webinars are being delivered by MADE Training and will focus on note taking and study and recall skills

Workplace Wednesdays

Friday, 26 February 2021.

Workplace Wednesdays

Workplace Wednesdays are videos aimed at giving students an introduction to the variety of careers available, by focusing on the day-to-day duties of people in these industries and finding out how they got there.

World Book Day - 4 March 2021

Wednesday, 24 February 2021.

World Book Day - 4 March 2021

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!

No Screen Challenges & Wellbeing Day

Tuesday, 09 February 2021.

No Screen Challenges & Wellbeing Day

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.

Make Happen Mentoring Programme

Monday, 08 February 2021.

Make Happen Mentoring Programme

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.

Virtual Run 2021

Monday, 08 February 2021.

Virtual Run 2021

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.

Jack Petchey Student Winner January 2021

Monday, 08 February 2021.

Jack Petchey Student Winner January 2021

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

Jack Petchey Leader Winner January 2021

Monday, 08 February 2021.

Jack Petchey Leader Winner January 2021

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:

Children’s Mental Health Week.

Thursday, 04 February 2021.

Children’s Mental Health Week.

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.