Dates for your Diary
|Thursday 15th February||Year 8 Options Evening|
|Friday 16th February||School Closes for Half Term|
|Monday 19th February||Friday 23rd February HALF TERM HOLIDAY|
|Monday 26th February||School re-opens at normal time|
|Monday 26th February – Friday 2nd March||World Book Week|
|Monday 26th February||French Trip|
|Thursday 1st March||Year 8 Parents Evening (Core)|
|Monday 12th March||Year 12 Trip to Dorset|
|Friday 16th March||Year 11 and Year 13 Photographs|
|Wednesday 21st March – Saturday 24th March||School Show (tickets available via parentpay)|
|Monday 26th March||Praise Week|
|Tuesday 27th March||Year 12 Parents Evening|
|Tuesday 27th March||Year 9 (A Block) DTP & Men ACWY Vaccination|
|Wednesday 28th March||School breaks up for Easter|
|Thursday 29th March||Training Day|
|Thursday 29th March||Spanish Trip|
|Monday 16th April||School Re-opens for Summer Term|
|Wednesday 18th April||Year 9 (B Block) DTP & Men ACWY Vaccination|
Prom Date Change
Following details of the World Cup draw being released, a clash of dates was identified with Year 11 Prom and an England football fixture. Some students have raised concerns over this, therefore in the interest of holding the event on a date that will allow as many of our students to attend as possible we have taken the decision to rearrange the Prom to Monday 25th June 2018. Time and venue remain the same.
We will be releasing tickets in due course.
Sixth Form Prom Date Change – Saturday 30th June (from Friday 29th June).
Driving On Site
- We understand there are times when you may need to drop off/pick up your child/children from school rather than them walk to/from school.
- A reminder the school operates a one way system via Beaton Road, through the school site and out through Kittoe Road.
- Please use the drop off/pick up area and ensure you do not block emergency access to the school.
- A reminder that the area in front of school reception must remain clear at all times.
- We’d also like to remind you to be sympathetic to our residential neighbours and their need to access their properties.
- We are aware that parking on site can prove difficult and would like to take this opportunity to remind you to please park in designated areas only.
- Please ensure the drop off/pick up area remains clear – it is often filled with cars even though there are still designated spaces on site.
- Parking in the area in front of reception is for permit holders, visitors and emergency vehicles only.
- 6th formers must confirm their vehicle details to the 6th form team and park at the foot of the all-weather pitch.
- The safety of our children and visitors to school is of the utmost importance to us and we are eager to reduce any possible difficulties.
- Many thanks for your ongoing support.
The Arthur Terry Praise Policy
At the beginning of the 2017/18 academic year The Arthur Terry School introduced our new Praise Policy to sit alongside our new Behaviour Policy. We published our rewards pyramid which offered prises all the way up to students achieving 100 praise points within the academic year.
Little did we know that our students would more than rise to the challenge, and we would find that at the time of writing, there would be nearly 40 students who have already exceeded that total, and hundreds more nearing it. Since September a massive 74,805 praise points have been issued to our students, so it is no wonder we are having to look beyond our existing reward structure.
With that in mind we are delighted to announce further rewards for our students to work towards. We hope this will continue to maintain our students level of enthusiasm towards always striving to achieve their very best in all aspects of school life. With praise points being awarded for attendance to school, participation in enrichment activities, contribution to the school and wider community, as well as for showing traits of being an excellent ‘Arthur Terry Learner’, the opportunities for our students to earn these rewards are certainly plentiful.
Contributions to our school fund have played a major part in both our pre-existing rewards structure, and in our ability to offer further rewards. We are very grateful to all those who have contributed and continue to do so.
In other news, at the end of last term we drew our first termly raffle. Every student who had achieved at least 50 praise points were entered, and the following 10 students were drawn as the winners, each receiving a £10 Amazon Gift Voucher:
- Sophie Varnish
- Ellie Buckley-Jarvis
- Belal Makhzoum
- Megan Gethins
- Gabriel Newey
- Tilly Dudley-Tool
- Jacob Faulstroh
- Victoria Quintana-Medina
- Arman Dubb
- Millie Roscoe
Congratulations to all our winners, and good luck to all our students who are entered in this terms raffle!
We share lots of information on the exams section of the school website:
TRIAL EXAM DATES
|Year 10 Trials||Week Commencing: 25th June (English & Maths ONLY – TBC)|
|Year 11 Trials||Week Commencing: 19th March 2018 (English & Maths ONLY)|
|Year 12 Trials||Week Commencing 25th June 2018|
All trial timetables will be made available on the exams section of the school website (Click here: TRIAL EXAMS) and will be conducted according to the regulations set out by the Examination Boards so students can familiarise themselves with the correct procedure for their external exams in the summer.
|GCSE AND GCE EXTERNAL EXAM DATES||Monday 14th May – Tuesday 26th June 2018|
|GCE RESULTS DAY (Year 12/13)||Thursday 16th August 2018|
|GCSE RESULTS DAY (Year 10/11)||Thursday 23rd August 2018|
Please click on the following link for the Summer Exam Timetable: Summer 2018 Exams Timetable
Personalised timetables will be handed out to students after the February half term. Please ensure personal details (LEGAL NAME, DATE OF BIRTH) and the list of exam entries are checked, any student with a query should go to the exams office as soon as possible.
Any change to personal details notified to us after the certificates have been prepared by the exam boards will result in you being charged for replacements.
PLEASE NOTE – students with a clash of exams that exceed 3 hours in the same session will need to collect their exam timetable from the exams office, as there may be a change to their timetable. Any students with a clash of exams that total 3 hours or less will sit their exams in the same session.
All examinations must be taken at the time and date allocated. Trial dates are subject to change.
Please click on the following link for Practical Exam dates: Exams Calendar
- GCSE Drama: Wednesday 14th February
- iGCSE ICT: Tuesday 17th April and Thursday 26th April
- GCSE Art: Friday 27th April and Monday 30th April
- GCSE Dance: Thursday 3rd May
- A-Level Art: Thursday 3rd, Friday 4th, Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th May
- A-Level Drama (Year 12): Week Commencing: 11th June
For more information on Practical Exams please contact your child’s subject teacher.
EXAM RULES AND REGULATIONS
All external and trial exams are conducted according to the procedures set out by the Examination Boards and the Joint Council for Qualification (JCQ). A copy of the JCQ guidelines can be found here: JCQ Exam Notices
Please ensure your child is familiar with the regulations in particular the following document: Information for candidates: Written exams
The following devices are not permitted in the exam hall:
- Mobile phones
- Smart watches and Stopwatches/Countdown watched
- Any other technological devices or web enabled sources of information.
Other items not permitted in the exam room include food, fizzy and coloured drinks. Students are also, not expected to leave the exam room to use the toilet during individual exams. If necessary, water can be brought in a clear, unlabelled bottle, which should be kept under the exam desk.
It is important that the regulations outlined by the exam boards and JCQ are adhered as failure to do so can result in disqualification from the examination and the overall qualification. Therefore, we would ask for your support to ensure your child is fully prepared for their external and trial examinations.
Exam Equipment Checklist
- Ensure your child arrives fully equipped for their exams. Equipment needs to be in a see through plastic bag or transparent pencil case.
- Black ink or ball point pens (no gel pens or blue ink are permitted)
- Pencil sharpener
Additional Items that may be required dependant on exam
- Calculator (lids must be removed)
- Coloured pencils
- Pair of compasses
- Set square
- Highlighter pen (to highlight text in the question paper only – cannot be used in answer books)
The Arthur Terry School played host to parents, students and staff, from all year groups at this exclusive event last week. The school hall was transformed into a catwalk to showcase the latest trends in dresses, suits, make-up, jewellery and accessories.
Our raffle had some fabulous prizes, including a pair of designer prom shoes and a £100 voucher for Slater’s Menswear; wine was donated from Marks and Spencer’s & Waitrose.
We would like to thank our sponsors (see below) and everyone who supported the event, and raised money for our school fund.
Girls PE News
- U13 Girls football team beat Stockland Green in the Erdington and Saltley cup round so progress further in the competition.
- U14 Girls football team are playing in the semi final of the West Midlands cup next week so fingers crossed they make it through to the final.
- U14’s Girls football team are performing at the Futsal School games on Tuesday-after winning the Sutton Schools title.
- Lois Sercombe, Lexi Edwards and Martha Macphail have all been selected to represent the West Midlands U14 team and are playing in the semi final of the English Cup on 6th March (7pm KO at Boldmere), we wish them good luck in this.
- Our Yr 10 Handball girls have qualified for the school games finals on Tuesday 13th Feb, as did our Para-football team, para athletics team and para boccia team. Well done to all students involved.
- Sportshall athletics images on twitter- our teams raced competitively and bagged places in the school games finals next month. They will compete on the 28th March over at University of Birmingham trying to win the Birmingham title. Yr 8 girls and Yr 7 boys teams qualified.
- U13 Netballers are playing in the Birmingham Cup next week so we wish students in the squad good luck with this.
- U14’s travelled to Bromsgrove to compete in the regional final last week but were struck with bad luck and injury. Well done to the squad for qualifying.
- Our Cheer leading squad attended the Birmingham’s Got Talent competition last week, they performed at the Hippodrome and were fantastic. So much so, they have been invited to perform at the opening ceremony of the school games!
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Rock Of Ages
Ladies and Gentlemen!
“Welcome to the Rock of Ages! That’s right ladies and gentlemen, welcome to The Sunset Strip! The time? Mid to late 80’s…. roughly! A time when none of the people in the show were born. When LA was a beacon of rock and roll excess! A majestic acid wash epicentre! Man, back in the day if you has a dream and an obscene amount of hair there was nowhere else to be!”
The Arthur Terry School Performing Arts Faculty is proud to present this year’s production of Rock of Ages. Rock of Ages premiered in Los Angeles in 2005, before making its Broadway debut in 2009. Nominated for several Tony and Outer Circle Theatre Awards in 2009, Rock of Ages went on to win a Theatre World award and has continued to entertain audiences ever since. Warner Bros studios bought the rights shortly after the Broadway success and in 2012 the film was released. The film boasts some inspired performances and we are in no doubt that our students will be equally as memorable
The Box Office is now open. Tickets will be £11 per person, with concessions/U18 at £9.00. The request for tickets before the Box Office opening has already been extremely high and history tells us that tickets will sell incredibly quickly, we advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.
Purchasing Tickets To order your tickets, please make payment via ParentPay where you will see all the dates/options available to you (if not please click “pay for more items”). Adult and Concession tickets need to be ordered via the separate listings. As there are limited seats for each performance Parent Pay is the quickest way to secure your booking (all staff and students do have an account – please contact Finance if you do not have your login details). Tickets are only available through the Finance Department.
If you do not have access to Parent Pay payments can be made via cheque. If paying via cheque please complete the booking form and hand in to Finance. Please do not send cash as your order will not be processed.
Do not panic if there is a delay in receiving your tickets – please remember that the Box Office Team have a day job as well!!!
“If you’re looking for nothin’ but a good time, it don’t get better than this!”