Following the revised guidance from the Department for Education, with effect from Monday 17 May 2021, face coverings will no longer be recommended for students in classrooms or outdoor communal areas.
All Year 8 students took part in a House orienteering obstacle course competition during the week beginning 3 May 2021.
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.
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.
During the week commencing Monday 26 April, all Year 7 students took part in an obstacle course House competition in their tutor groups.
Our aspirant medical students enjoyed a talk from a current first year student of medicine at ARU on 28 April.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are excited to announce that Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form has adopted The Halo Code, the UK's first Black hair code.
Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form has taken the TuckIN pledge.
Do you know a university student who is interested in getting into teaching?
Mrs Turner and Mr Wishart have been out and about this morning delivering care packages to NHS and Care Home workers in our community.
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.
Thank you to students in Years 7 – 11, who participated in a non-uniform day today to show support for Red Nose Day 2021.
We are delighted to announce that a sum of £856 has been raised.
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.
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 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.
On Tuesday 23 February 2021, motivational speaker, Mr Beezy, delivered virtual assemblies to students in Years 9 to 13.
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.