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Congratulations to our Year 9 Futsal Team!

Congratulations to our Year 9 Futsal team who played in the National Futsal finals in Birmingham on Sunday.  They played 4, won 2 and lost 2 against incredibly difficult opponents.

We finished 3rd in our league so narrowly missed out on the knockout round by 1 point.

Although an incredibly long and tiring day the students were exceptional throughout.

Well done to Finley Bestwick, Howard Wolden, Rowan Kelly, Morgan Boyle, Jude Thompson, Callum Ward, Nathan Roberts, Ben Brookes and Harley Brentnall.

 

 

New NHS App

The HANDi app has been developed by paediatric consultants and will give you access to home care plans, as well as GP and hospital clinical guidelines, to help you provide the best support for your child and give you confidence in caring for them when they are unwell.  The app describes care plans and guidance for the most common childhood health concerns, including:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Chestiness
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting
  • High Temperature
  • Problems during the newborn period

Download the FREE App today. Download the HANDi App for Android phones at Google Play .

For iPhone or iPad, you can download it from the app store using the search term 'HANDi app'.

Parent Governor Election

We have a vacancy for a parent governor on the school's Governing Body. Students have been issued with letters today but you can also download below.  Nomination forms are to be returned to the school office by 12 noon on Thursday 21st June 2018.

 

Swanwick Hall: much to be proud of

On Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd May, we had our annual Quality Assurance visit, carried out by leaders of other schools within the Two Counties Trust.  Over the course of the two days the visitors met with staff and visited a total of 62 lessons.  The visit was extremely positive, with the work of staff and students receiving much praise in the final report.  The report commented on:

  • the high levels of engagement of students in their learning

  • the excellent behaviour of students in lessons and around the school

  • the high level of challenge seen in lessons and the clear planning of work to meet the needs of all students including the more able

  • how positive sixth form students are about the school and the support they receive

  • the extent to which students take real pride in their work

  • the impact of yellow feedback forms in giving students a clear indication of how well they’re doing and what they need to do to improve further.

  • the high quality of teaching.

  • how proud the staff are of their school and the work they do to strive to make it an inclusive community where all students develop academically and socially.

  • the accuracy of the school’s own evaluation of the quality of teaching and learning

Whilst we are very pleased with the outcomes of the visit, we are not complacent: there are always things that we can develop further and get better at.   Next term we will be finalising the School Improvement Plan for next academic year and we will share the main areas of focus with you in our next newsletter.

Year 9 Futsal Champions!

What a huge achievement from our Year 9 boys on winning the Midland Qualification FUTSAL Championship.

The students played and beat the best futsal teams that Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire have to offer. With a total of 4 wins and a draw and only conceding 1 goal all tournament the students deserve a huge congratulation. We are so proud of them and what they have achieved.

The students have now qualified for the National finals in Birmingham on Sunday 24th June. Well done to the following: Callum Ward (capt) Rowan Kelly, Morgan Boyle, Finley Bestwick, Harley Brentnall, Nathan Roberts and Howard Wolden. 

Final dates in school for leavers

Year 11 – Friday 15th June*

Year 13 – Friday 25th May*

*Please note that public exams run after these dates and we would advise that no holidays/other events are booked until July.

For Year 11, please be aware that our Sixth Form taster day is on Thursday 12th July and, for both year groups, students should be available on results day to ensure that they are in a position to sign up for their Post 16/Post 18 option.  These dates are:

Year 13 - Thursday 16th August

Year 11 - Thursday 23rd August

Further details will follow.

Key dates for next half term…………………

Monday 4th June                                               Students return to school

                                                                             Year 10 exams (to 22.6.18 - timetable has been issued to students)

Thursday 7th June                                             GCSE Art Exhibition 4pm-6pm (Art Block)

Thursday 14th June                                          Sports Day

Monday 25th June                                            Year 10 Work Experience week

Thursday 28th June                                          Year 11 Record of Achievement 6pm

Thursday 5th July                                               Sixth Form Dinner

Thursday 12th July                                            Year 11 Taster Day for Sixth Form

Tuesday 17th July                                              Year 12 Mock Interview Day

Friday 20th July                                                  School finishes for summer 2.20pm

Thursday 16th August                                     A Level Results Day

Thursday 24th August                                     GCSE Results Day