June 2014

Welcome to the June Edition of the newsletter Parents Forum As part of Arthur Terry’s endeavor to improve and develop the reporting system we invited a group of parents in to discuss our planned improvements and to demonstrate how they can access Go4Schools, an on line resource for parents to see their child’s progress, attendance and record of behaviour. The evening was an opportunity to seek views about the new style reports and to help us develop useful guidance for parents to explain clearly the information that will be available next year. We know that parental views are vital to the school when implementing whole school change and would like to thank the parents who attended and provided meaningful and constructive comments. The next meeting is taking place in July after which we will be able to provide further information on developments in this area ahead of implementation in the next academic year. Great Midlands Fun Run Well done to all those who participated and completed the run on Sunday 1st June. I hope you all enjoyed the event and feel proud of your success. Please remember to collect and pay in your sponsorship money as soon as possible to enable us to fully support our chosen charities. Also a big thank you to those who supported and encouraged our large ‘orange’ team (certainly we could not be missed!) in many places all around the course. Watch out for next year’s event when we launch it in 2015. Let’s aim to make the team even bigger and raise more for charity whilst having fun, no promises as to the colour of the t-shirts. P Little Poet Laureate Competition Huge Congratulations to the recent winner of our Year 7 Poetry , Saffa Fraz. Following on from last years event, Arthur Terry school hosted a Poetry evening for year 7 students. As usual there was no shortage of talent with some wonderful performances from the students who read out their outstanding poems. To compliment this, the evening was compared by Year 9 Students Will Kirby, Hannah Cook, Elliott Perlic and Maddy Underwood. Singers Kiera Davies and Livia Petit also entertained the audience with their incredible voices ahead of the judging by Daniel Gerrard and Emma Gorewere. The 30 students involved read their poems beautifully and were thoroughly engaging. With the tension rising the winner was finally announced as Saffa Fraz who was awarded the 2014 poet laureate with runners up Helaina Jones and Ben Scholes also putting in worthy performances. When asked about why she had entered the competition Saffa said “I love poetry and thought this is a chance for everyone to hear my poems”. She said “It was an enjoyable evening listening to all the different poems. After I had won, it was amazing. I never thought I’d get through to the final” Wonka’s World Tickets Now On Sale!! Monday 30th June Tuesday 1st July @ 6pmThere are 5 Golden Tickets available for each night – if you are a lucky receiver of this you will have a free ticket complimentary refreshments during the interval The Drama Department Save the date!!! Friday July 11TH We will be hosting Our Big Gig—live music and entertainment for all . Details to follow via the website Community Fair The annual Community Fair will be held at Arthur Terry School on Saturday 20th September, 10.00am – 1.00pm. If you are a local business, charity or organisation and would like to book a stall please register your interest by emailing Amanda on alansdown@arthurterry.bham.sch.uk. Please also get in touch if you are a school, sports club or group, and would like to perform a demonstration/display on the day. Or if you would like to run ‘have a go’ sessions. We would love to hear from you! More details will follow in the next few weeks.” Parenting course – ‘Learning to love your teenager’ Four week course for parents of Year 6 age and above, Wednesdays at the Hub (next to Mere Green Community Centre), 7.00pm – 9.00pm, starting 25 June for 4 weeks. To book or for more information please contact Fiona on fgodwin@arthurterry.bham.sch.uk, 07747 755497. PE NEWS New Golf Club A new “Street Golf” Club is running every Wednesday after school 3:30-4:30pm. The club is open to everyone and is run by a PGA Golf Pro alongside 4 Young Arthur Terry Leaders. Pupils will also have the opportunity to put the skills they learn into practice at Pype Hayes Golf every other week. The PE Dept now have a blog, sharing all of our sporting successes and news! Access it via the ‘Students’ tab on the school website “Sports news” or you can follow us on twitter @arthurterrype Well done to the Girls Cricket A team who won both their matches against Plantsbrook and John Willmott and the B team who won against Sutton Girls. Looking forward to another victory in the dry weather next week. Kath Stonebridge -Teacher of PE U13 Netball Tournament – A great result last week for our Girls Netball team who went across to Sutton Girls School to represent Arthur Terry in the district competition. There were 12 teams and the standard of Netball was really high particularly for Year 7 students. The girls did themselves proud and managed to reach the Semi- final against Sutton Girls, it was an great game with both teams playing a high standard of Netball. The game finished with a draw so had to go into extra time, in which Arthur Terry rose to the challenge and in the final minute of extra time scored two incredible goals to win 3-1. This took them into the final, after almost 3 hours of back to back games our girls were exhausted and unfortunately lost out in the final against King Edwards Edgbaston. As runners up the girls received fantastic medals in the final ceremony, they did themselves Arthur Terry proud. OUTSTANDING ATHLETES! The following students have been successful in being selected from the Sutton Coldfield North Birmingham Schools trials, and will now represent the North Birmingham Area Athletics team at the Birmingham championships in Solihull on Sat 14th June. Top performers on the day will be in contention to progress further into the Midlands regional competition and then hopefully national stages! Go Arthur Terry!
Well done and good luck to: Christine Prince (Y10) – 100M, SHOT DISCUS Jessica Tarr (Y10) – JAVELIN 800M Georgina Dolan (Y9) – 800M 1500M Melissa Adkins (Y8) – 800M Shaun Evans (Y11) – 1500M Max Sellars (Y11) – 1500M Elliot Walker (Y11) – LONG JUMP Joel Kirsten (Y10) – 1500 M Tom Canning (Y10) – 100M Joseph Maguire (Y10) – 200M SHOT Fantastic year for the Year 7 Football Team comes to a close! It has been a fantastic 9 months for the Year 7 Football team, with a number of successes in their first year at Arthur Terry School! September 2013 saw the Year 7 football trials take place, with over 60 students in attendance to try out for the football team. The effort and attitude of all who attended that day was astonishing and gave me some real thinking to do! We assembled a squad of players and fixtures soon began! The challenge that faces incoming students is not to be underestimated. Often students come from a variety of our surrounding Primary Schools and are then all of a sudden part of the same team. The students soon got to know each other very well and would over the course of the year become a very strong unit. The team started their footballing campaign with a resounding 5-1 win over St Edmund Campion School in the District Cup. They soon progressed again with a 7-1 win over Perry Beeches Academy in the Quarter-Finals. The Cup then took a bit of a back seat until later in the year. The League campaign did not get off to a fantastic start. A very strange fixture away at Kingsbury ended in a 6-6 draw. This was followed by a fantastic match with Bishop Walsh, ultimately resulting in a 3-2 defeat. Rounders’ round up! At the recent Sutton Schools Year 9 rounders tournament Arthur Terry girls managed to regain the trophy for the 3rd year running. It was a hard fought competitive tournament but the training and the commitment from the girls paid off. Congratulations to: Katie Gregory Ellie Harris Amy Poutney Emily Farmer Chloe Harrison Keeley Clayton Ellie Palmer Esther Marsh Laura Frost Ellie Good To view our latest news articles please click on the AT News Centre image below EXAMINATIONS We now have a dedicated page for exams information on the school website http://sites.arthurterry.bham.sch.uk/exams/ – please visit the page. We hope you will find it very useful. In additional to seasonal information you and your son/daughter will find documents from the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) which includes all of the regulations pertaining to examinations. JUNE 2014 EXAMINATION SERIES TIMETABLES The Summer 2014 Examination Dates for external exams are available on the school website, please click on the following link for GCSE: http://sites.arthurterry.bham.sch.uk/exams/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2014/03/GCSE-Exam-Dates-Summer-2014.pdf and for AS/A Level: http://sites.arthurterry.bham.sch.uk/exams/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2014/03/AS_A-Level-Exam-Dates-Summer-2014.pdf Information is also broken down to a weekly basis, please click on the following link. http://sites.arthurterry.bham.sch.uk/exams/ RESULTS DAYS ‘A’ Level Results can be collected from the Hall on Thursday 14 August, 9.30 am – 11 am. GCSE Results can be collected from the Hall on Thursday 21 August, 9.30 am – 11 am. Students unable to collect results can nominate someone in writing to collect them (ID required) or provide a SAE ENVELOPE to Exams by Friday 18 July, please ensure correct postage is used. Thank you. Exams Officer TECHNOLOGY AND ART EXHIBITION The school is hosting its annual Technology and Art Exhibition on 12th of June. Come and experience the amazing and creative work of our students. Sixth Form dates for your diaries 9 June Year 12 Return to school 9 June Year 12 Hollier Simulation Centre trip 11 June Year 12 Aston University Higher Education Advice Evening (places need to be booked on Aston Univ website) 16 June Year 12 Careers / Enrichment Day 19 June Year 12 Arthur Terry School Higher Education Evening for Parents and Carers 27 June Year 13 Prom 30 June New Year 12 Induction Day 1 1 July New Year 12 Induction Day 2 1 July New Year 12 Parents’ Information Evening 3 July Year 12 (D of E expedition students only) HE Convention at University of Birmingham 4 July Year 12 Higher Education Convention at University of Birmingham Instrumental Lesson Enquires Any student wishing to find out about lessons must collect a flyer from reception or the Music department. Many thanks Mr Bagnato Want to get into teaching ? The Arthur Terry School is the top performing comprehensive school in the Birmingham area and the lead school in a successful Teaching School Alliance. Our alliance of schools covers Birmingham, Staffordshire and Warwickshire, offering diverse teaching experiences in both rural and urban settings. We are now recruiting for highly motivated graduates, who are committed to inspiring and challenging young people. We are looking for people with excellent subject knowledge, but also the ability to deliver this in an exciting and engaging way. The Benefits of being an Associate Teacher within the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership Excellent employability: last year 100% of our Associate Teachers secured jobs from both within our Teaching School Alliance and further afield. You’ll have the highly personalised support programme that enabled 100% of our Associated Teachers last year to be rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ You’ll be part of a highly creative and motivated team with a creative buzz which pervades all areas of the curriculum You’ll undertake a structured programme of ‘on-the-job’ training, based in outstanding departments in a range of schools “Our commitment to Initial Teacher Education goes beyond one school, with a partnership of twelve schools contributing to the training. National College Specialist Leaders of Education from across the Alliance of schools deliver sessions that explore the topics that really matter to training teachers. These outstanding, creditable professionals are aware of the current pedagogies that work in the classroom. We are so confident that we develop the best Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) that we look to appoint as many of them across our alliance as possible”. Simon Roberts, Director of Teaching School We offer a range of subjects in Secondary teaching, including Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Geography. Please take a look at www.atnts.com or contact jo@atnts.com 0121 323 1128 for further information. Summer Fun@ Arthur Terry Come and join the summer school fun at Arthur Terry.. Click on the clinks below for more information about our summer schools. Staged@ Enrolment Form Get Fit, Have Fun Summer School 5 to 8 Year Summer School 9+