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25/06/19

Retweeted From Rav

The morning continues to really challenge Middle Leaders to consider what the purpose of assessment is - within a curriculum. some intresing reflections. https://t.co/YijEfyUllf

25/06/19

Retweeted From Rav

Today we bring together Middle Leaders from across for a curriculum development day. Claire Robins starts with the overarching discussion - what is the purpose of a curriculum? https://t.co/ObrYai7sU1

24/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Curie do it again!! Congratulations to Curie House, becoming House Sports Day champions for the 3rd year in a row! Thank you to all the students, young leaders and staff for making it such a fantastic day! 🏆🥇🥈🥉🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️ https://t.co/bbJQet7Z3r

21/06/19

All is at it should be: Sixth Form team races to victory - showing the oldies how it’s done! https://t.co/9y6Tel8tw2

21/06/19

Year 8 relay race https://t.co/ZwyjfGIWom

21/06/19

Lots of medals today at sports day https://t.co/DsXPkefi2S

21/06/19

And the winner of the cleanest pen goes to... https://t.co/0RuFcLhfDj

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/SrL978Tmfo

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/BpJSd0x78U

21/06/19

Thanks to our friends and colleagues at for their support through our Ofsted inspection this week - and for the lovely cupcakes! Well done to and your team for all your hard work! https://t.co/tGuECSWeiT

21/06/19

A break in Sports Day proceedings for a well earned lunch! https://t.co/Bbj14T1Kud

21/06/19

Sports Day fun Boys getting carried away with the glitter! https://t.co/RDUfReQdRB

21/06/19

Sports Day in full flow! Lots of medals, smiles and lollies! https://t.co/XkF0YydEAj

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/HUVgqLoWkh

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/CCrIi0062o

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/cXfnjeAguM

21/06/19

Sports day https://t.co/9lz950rq12

21/06/19

Sports day well done Denim two medals already https://t.co/pFmT3X4NFX

21/06/19

Sports Day 2019 has begun! Can Curie House do it again? May the best house win! https://t.co/Ew8cJHJ4br

21/06/19

Retweeted From RBA Performing Arts

Before and After pictures building the brand new drum kit in the music department! https://t.co/GdS1Lk8qFw

21/06/19

RBA Sports Day today! Please don’t forget a hat, sunscreen and lots of water to keep hydrated. Who will win the House Cup?? https://t.co/itb6ZRiAvm

20/06/19

Retweeted From Scholars' Education Trust

We are hiring! Looking for a new opportunity for September? Scholars have teaching and support vacancies available for the new academic year https://t.co/pISrCNglw3 . https://t.co/rA7PnQIa8R

20/06/19

Retweeted From MyNewTerm

Due to an expansion of the team, are looking for a Science Technician to start in September 2019. ⏲️Working hours 8.30am – 3.30pm | 20-35 hours per week term time + 5 days 🗓️Closing date: Mon 1st July, 2019 Apply online ⬇️ https://t.co/jNrMdyDwFb

19/06/19

Retweeted From Sarah Tweddell

Click the link... free tickets with discount code ‘STUDENT’ ‘PARENT’ or ‘STAFF’ Please retweet! https://t.co/Y3QTsTx8ZB

19/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

After yesterday’s team success in the District Quad Athletics we also found out today that Yr7 Marco (2639 points) and Yr9 Sydie (3438 points) finished as individual winners in their age groups! 🥇🥇 https://t.co/rivJELrsb8

18/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Congratulations Yr7 boys Raphael, Ben and Marco. Winners of the District Quad Athletics combined events competition. 🏆🥇🥇🥇👍🏼 https://t.co/IX2bnHTPfN

18/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay PE

Yr7 and 8/9 boys also win the overall boys combined at today’s District Quad Athletics Competition https://t.co/hT2tcxADZp

17/06/19

Thought of the Week! 💭 https://t.co/uqnYB3uJDc

16/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads in the ! On this day, would your family benefit from the challenge below? https://t.co/fk7rFhbDnL

16/06/19

Happy Father’s Day to all the dads in the ! On this day, would your family benefit from the challenge below? https://t.co/fk7rFhbDnL

14/06/19

Retweeted From Ced de la Croix

6 wk exam period over, hrs upon hrs of exams over + even more hrs of revision sessions...over. We made it to the last day today! Emotional leaving assembly. Great to see so many parents +staff attend. See you all at the Prom https://t.co/yKr9Vsh2Xr

14/06/19

Retweeted From Robert Barclay

and Mr Mac lead the student celebrations to mark the end of the external exams today! You’ve been a credit to the school. Enjoy this moment - you’ve earned it! https://t.co/v5ChYhuaVd

14/06/19

and Mr Mac lead the student celebrations to mark the end of the external exams today! You’ve been a credit to the school. Enjoy this moment - you’ve earned it! https://t.co/v5ChYhuaVd

14/06/19

👋 Year 11! See you in the Sixth Form! https://t.co/nFx7ar6tJD

14/06/19

Year 11 celebrate https://t.co/fVDNoJPmHz

14/06/19

Year 11 well down on a fantastic exam run, now time to celebrate https://t.co/Av5rWjedbl

14/06/19

Year 11 leavers assembly is about to begin https://t.co/dI0EPQDY8d

Helping You To Help Your Child

Research shows that children whose parents help and encourage them with their learning at home do much better at school. This can be; hearing your child read or at least talk to them about the books they are reading, overseeing their homework, learning the spelling of key vocabulary together, researching topics and generally showing a key interest in what they are studying at school. Other ways you can support is by making sure your child keeps up to date with the daily news. You can support this by encouraging your child to watch the news or to read it every day. Try and find news stories that will connect to their subjects. If you are planning a day out, visit a museum or gallery that will tie in with work you child is doing. This is a good way to add depth and interest to your child’s learning.

Good study skills are best developed from the beginning of Year 7 and do not end at school. It is essential that good learning habits are encouraged at home too, in order that learning is extended beyond the classroom. If these positive study habits are developed early, they are fully embedded by Key Stage 4 and 5 when they become absolutely essential.

Top tips for helping your child to develop good study skills:

  • Remember that challenge is essential for a child to learn- allow them time to ‘puzzle it out’ before offering too much assistance
  • Ensure that they take regular breaks, exercise regularly and keep hydrated
  • Talk about what they are doing and ask them to explain it to you
  • Ensure that your child is well rested and gets plenty of sleep
  • Regularly encourage and praise your child
  • Create a routine for completing homework e.g. have a rest after school and then complete homework
  • Avoid too many distractions e.g. TV/siblings/loud music/mobile phones

Planning family time

Hot tip: Plan the family diary together.

Help your children to manage their time. They need to allow time during the evenings and weekends for homework. How does this fit in with their other activities and family events? Your children have a homework timetable. For year 7 students about one hour a night is scheduled.

A simple but effective system is for students to have a short break when they get home from school, but then to get straight on with homework before doing anything else.

Hot Tip: Use mealtimes to find out about your child’s day.

Research shows that the children of families who eat together do better in exams. Even time in front of the television can provide a stimulus for debate and discussion. Chatting about the day's events helps all of us. We all learn better when we explain things to other people, so by chatting about something the children have done at school you can reinforce learning.

Reading

Reading is a fun and enriching experience for many of us. In addition there are strong links between love of reading and academic success. The English faculty and the Library staff work constantly to encourage enjoyment of reading. Students have one reading-related homework per week. Parents can support this by:

  • Encouraging your children to enjoy reading for fun
  • Have a light touch - don't be judgemental
  • Everything counts: sports reports, magazines, websites
  • Help them choose books and magazines
  • Encourage them to get books from the school library/local libraries
  • Encourage them to join the school Reading Group
  • Let them see you enjoying reading
  • Audio books are a good way of entertaining children in the car
  • Talk about books
  • Books make great presents.

Hot Tip: Reading the same book as your child enables you to engage in discussion with them.

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