Dates for your Diary
|Thursday 30th March||Year 12 Parents Evening|
|Thursday 6th April||Year 10 B Block DTP & Men ACWY Vaccinations in school|
|Thursday 6th April||School closes for Easter Holiday at 3.30 normal time|
|Friday 7th April||TRAINING DAY – (school closed for students)|
|Friday 7th April (until 17th April)||Space-camp (Trip)|
|EASTER HOLIDAY – 2 WEEKS|
|Monday 24th April||School opens at normal time 8.45am|
|Monday 24th April||Year 11 GCSE Practical Moderation|
|Thursday 27th April||Sixth Form Charity Evening|
|Monday 8th May||Year 8 HPV Assembly|
|ADVANCED NOTICE||Year 11 Prom – Thursday 29th June|
School Term Dates
Arriving to school on time
Please can we ask that all parents/carers remind students of the importance of arriving to school on time. We ask that all students are on site by 8.45am, and in their Tutor Room by 8.50am at the latest. Students arriving after 8.50am will be given a late mark by their Form Tutor.
Punctuality is such an important life skill and we, as a school, believe we have a duty to our students to impress upon them its value. With this in mind, on our return from the Easter holidays, any student who arrives to school late (barring medical appointments etc) will be placed in a 30 minute lunchtime detention that day. Any student failing to attend that detention will be placed in a one hour detention after school on the Friday of that week.
The vast majority of our students consistently arrive on time to school, setting a great example to everyone else. As we move into the Summer Term with lighter mornings and warmer days, we hope to see our students arriving in school on time and ready to learn. For those students sitting examinations, we of course wish them all the very best, and would also remind them to ensure they arrive in good time for them.
English Faculty Revision Timetable
Please find below details of the English Faculty Revision Timetable.
We encourage students to attend as many revision sessions as possible.
They will be from 8:00-8:30am.
English Literature Revision Programme
|Date||Focus||Target Grade Of 5 Or Above||Target Grade Of 7 or above|
|27/4/17||A Christmas Carol||LOR||CGS|
|2/5/17||An Inspector Calls||CZS||ECF|
|9/5/17||A Christmas Carol||JAW||CGS|
|18/5/17||An Inspector Calls||LOR||HJC|
English Language Revision Programme
|Date||Focus||Target Grade Of 5 And Above||Target Grade Of 7 and Above|
|25/4/17||Language Paper 1 – Question 2||KR1||EJB|
|27/4/17||Language Paper 2 – Question 2||JXW||JXE|
|2/5/17||Language Paper 1 – Question 3||JOJ||RPB|
|4/5/17||Language Paper 2 – Question 3||JXW||JSL|
|9/5/17||Language Paper 1 – Question 4||JXE||EJB|
|11/5/17||Language Paper 2 – Question 4||EJB||JXE|
|16/5/17||Language Paper 1 – Question 5||JOJ||JSL|
|18/5/17||Language Paper 2 – Question 3||JXW||EXW|
|23/5/17||Language Paper 1 – Question 3||KR1||EJB|
|25/5/17||Language Paper 2 – Question 5||KR1||CZS|
|6/6/17||Language Paper 1 – Question 4||RPB||JXE|
|8/6/17||Language Paper 2 – Question 4||JOJ||JSL|
A complete Exam Timetable is also available.
The following Practical Exams are due to take place before Easter:
- GCSE Drama on Friday 31st March (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
- GCSE PE on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th April
- iGCSE ICT on Tuesday 4th April (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)
- GCSE Art on Thursday 6th April (9:00 am – 12:30 pm)
For more information on Practical Exams please contact your child’s subject teacher.
Summer Exams 2017
External Exam Series Dates
Monday 15th May – Thursday 29th June
Personalised exam timetables have been made available from week commencing 13th March
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.
Exam Results Days
|GCE AS/A Level||Thursday 17th August 2017||Time to be confirmed|
|GCSE||Thursday 24th August 2017||Time to be confirmed|
Sutton Coldfield Schools Debating Competition 2017
On the evening of Thursday 9th March Leah Fennell and Hannah Cook represented Arthur Terry Sixth Form in the annual Sutton Coldfield Schools Debating Competition, held this year at Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls.
Both Leah and Hannah performed exceptionally well both in their prepared speeches, advancing the introduction of compulsory voting and in preparing and delivering an unseen motion on the issue of emergency services being able to strike.
Alongside the two speakers, William Bevan, Amy Shah, Ben Leedham, Victoria Poole and Oliver Bradley all actively contributed to an incredible speech writing team. Despite not coming away with the trophy this year (event winners, Bishop Vesey School now have the honour of hosting the event next year) the occasion was a tremendous success and all staff and students who attended had a fabulous night.
A huge thanks to Mr Lomas who met with the writing team over a series of weeks to guide the students through the speech writing process.
Age Restrictions for Social Media Platforms
As part of our continuing drive to educate our young people and their families about the potential negative impact social media or messaging is having on learning and relationships, we would like to share with you some recent findings from the police. Young people consistently tell the police that their parents agreed or signed them up to sites knowing they were under the ‘official’ age. If an eight year old child signed up to a social media site five years ago stating they were thirteen, they would now appear as an adult on the site. If an adult tried to groom or make contact with the now 13 year old child, they would be able to argue that they thought they were talking to another adult.
Sadly, it is increasingly becoming more likely for a child to experience or witness unkind actions from their peers online than from strangers. With this in mind we wanted to promote the age classifications for each social media website. We recognise that younger students may feel punished for not being able to access something that their peers are taking part in, even if the law and their parents decision to keep them off it is for their own protection and emotional wellbeing. More recently we are hearing from parents that they are increasing their monitoring and restricting the use of social media and messaging in order to reduce the negative impact other users can have on their children
Outstanding Work Cards
Well done to the students below who have all been nominated by their teachers this month to receive outstanding work awards. Students were invited to attend our praise events during the week commencing Monday 13th March.
World Book Week
By Emilie, Annie, Harriet, Carys and Hannah
Last week (week beginning 27th February) was world book week. During this week, the events committee supported the library with selling books , which was situated outside the canteen. Many children enjoyed browsing/finding new books, genres and authors which interested them.
Alongside this, we saw tutor groups getting creative and decorating their doors as books. We saw classics such as Harry Potter, and more obscure books such as the Lorax , by Dr Seus. This was very interesting, as other students were able to see what books were influential and inspirational.
It was a good week and we enjoyed helping out throughout the week.
The Show Must Go On
The Arthur Terry School Performing Students hosted a fantastic evening performance of The Show Must Go On. The Show Must Go On was a combination of the students’ favourite musicals through the last 6 decades. Some of the musicals include Grease, Hairspray, Mamma Mia and Wicked. Well done to all cast members for a truly outstanding performance!
Great Big Dance Off 2017
On Monday 6th March our A Level Dance students represented the school in a Dance Competition aimed at primary and secondary schools. The girls performed a piece based upon the inner turmoil of the character Lady Macbeth, set to a haunting cover of Chris Issac’s Wicked Game. Our students were an absolute credit to themselves, their families and the school and represented the Dance department with the utmost professionalism. The piece came in 4th places out of over 30 entries!
Massive congratulations to Kirstie Bowman, Leah Norman, Emily Stableford, Emily Rollins, Emma Tonks and Meganne Thomas and a huge thank you to the parents who came to support us.
Buddy Bag Foundation
Hereford Charity Day
On Friday 5th May 2017, Hereford will be holding its annual Charity Event. Hereford take great pride in being the House that has raised the highest amount for charity of all four Houses from their respective charity event for the last 2 years! We look forward to hopefully dong the same again this year!
This year, Hereford will be raising money to support the “Buddy Bag Foundation” (please see www.buddybagfoundation.co.uk for further details). Each year, 48 000 children across the UK require emergency accommodation as a result of fleeing violent situations at home such as domestic violence. Children in such terrible situations often have to leave their home quickly without any chance to collect basic items. The “Buddy Bag Foundation” can supply children in such desperate circumstances with a backpack that contains essential items such as toiletries, pyjamas, socks, underwear, a photo frame and a teddy bear. Each bag is age specific and is something a child can call their own, no matter where they go.
I am sure you will agree that this is a great cause and deserves our support. Every penny that we raise at school will go directly to the charity and every penny donated to the charity is spent on the “buddy bags” for children in the UK; this is because the charity has zero costs since everything that is needed to run the charity is donated by companies for free.
Hereford tutor groups will be organising a plethora of different stalls on Friday 5th May 2017 during break and lunch time to raise money; please do encourage your child to bring a pound or two so that they can help us raise money for this fantastic cause. Equally, as parents if you would like to make a donation, then please contact the Finance Office here at Arthur Terry who would be able to advise you about how to do so.
We would like to thank you in advance for your support.
Fish And Chip Supper, Race Night And Auction
The Arthur Terry Greenpower Formula 24 Racing Team will be holding a fish and chip supper, race night and auction on Thursday 6th April to raise funds for the project. Running between 6:30 pm and 9:00 pm, there will be five horse races, a raffle and an auction of some fabulous lots, including:
- 2x tickets for Arrive and Drive karting at Daytona Tamworth.
- A 2 hour guided tour for 4 people around the Pro Drive factory in Banbury to see how they build their racing cars.
- 3x Haas F1 Team caps signed by the team drivers.
- A DS Virgin Racing Formula E Team cap signed by the team drivers.
- A cricket shirt signed by Warwickshire cricket team.
- A magnum of Prosecco.
Entry is open to all, tickets can be purchased through Parentpay at £4.50 per person and includes the choice of fish and chips, sausage and chips or veggie burger and chips. A licenced bar will be available. Once tickets have been purchased, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with names and meal selections by the closing date of 24th March.
Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust
Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust are offering a Uniform grant opportunity to all parents/carers who may qualify and meet their criteria. To be eligible to apply applicants must be a current resident of Sutton Coldfield in one of the following 4 Wards :- New Hall, Vesey, Trinity or Four Oaks.
Please note that the completed form and proof of benefit should be returned directly to Arthur Terry School for the attention of Mrs Cook by Friday 28th April 2017.
A copy of the Application Form is available online.
Careers Advice and Guidance
Introducing Mrs Clayton who is the Careers adviser for Arthur Terry, please also see the link to our Careers Site on the Arthur Terry website.