Principal's Bulletin - Friday 7 July
Please see below our Principal's Bulletin for w/e Friday 7 July.
Our Year 12 work experience programme kicked off this week, with students starting their 2-week placement in a field of interest. Placements were secured in a wide range of businesses across the county, including Barclaycard, Northampton General Hospital, and Wilson Browne Solicitors, as well as some further afield, to the Cardiac Investigations Department at Glenfield Hospital and Brinkley Aerospace.
The programme not only proves beneficial to students on their UCAS reference and CVs, but also allows them to gain a valuable insight into the world of work and hands-on experience, helping to steer their decisions for future pathways.
On Monday, our new Year 7 cohort for September gathered for this years’ county-wide Transition Day. Students spent the day getting to know their form tutor, making new friends, and taking some time to explore the school in readiness for their start in the new academic year.
We also hosted a parents information evening on the day, where they could meet some soon-to-be familiar faces, including their child’s new Performance Leader Miss Johnson and form tutor. There has been lots of positive feedback on how much students enjoyed the day and I hope parents found this a good opportunity to learn more about what’s to come for their child’s start in secondary.
As a reward for their involvement in the CCS Science Fair earlier in the academic year, I accompanied 120 students from Years 5-8 on a fantastic day out to the National Space Centre on Tuesday. Students were able to see many interactive exhibitions in the centre and received a talk about rockets with explosive demonstrations! They also learnt more about our Solar System, within the perfect setting of the biggest planetarium in the UK. Please do check out our school Facebook and Instagram for some great photos from the day.
We have a busy two weeks ahead as the summer holidays fast approach, with lots of exciting celebration events planned throughout the school. For now, I wish you all a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing students back in on Monday!
Sixth Form Induction
Our Sixth Form applicants for September will experience taster sessions in each of their chosen subjects, to get a feel for what they can expect at A Level. Both internal and external students will be in attendance.
As part of their Term 6 learning theme, ‘Animal Kingdom’, our Year 1 children will get to explore the wonderful creatures at the zoo, and learn more about the different varieties of animals and their needs.
Year 9 trip to Belgium Battlefields
A group of our Year 9 students will set off next Friday on a history-rich trip to Belgium. Students will learn about WWI and life in the trenches, with visits to Vimy Ridge Canadian Memorial & Trenches, Tyne Cot British Cemetery and much more.
Last Day of Academic Year
A reminder that we will have an early finish on the last day and school will finish at 12:20pm for all year groups.