Weekly News From Mr Beckett (15th November 2013)

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Children in Need: non uniform day on Friday; started with a Priory College Conga; cake stalls and other activities during the day. On Wednesday evening you may have seen the DIY SOS programme which featured some of our students who are suffering with long term illness and are supported at 'The Spinney in Peterborough', including Hannah Montgomery. The programme highlighted the bravery of the children as well as the genuine need to have such a superb facility close by. We hope to send half of our CIN money to The Spinney and the other half to Children in Need, UK. Thanks to all who contributed.
Food bank: we are committed to working with Churches Together as they introduce a national Food bank in The Deepings. The service will operate out of the KS4 café area on a Monday and Friday between 4 and 6pm. 
Post 16 Options Evening: thanks to Mrs Taylor for organising this event for our Y11 parents. They were able to find out about all the options available - Sixth form, College, Apprenticeships and Work based training.
6th Form Open Evening: we had a steady stream of interested external candidates visit us on Tuesday evening. Thanks to all students who helped out and of course, our 6th Form Team. Our formal Open Evening for entry to next year's 6th Form is scheduled for 4th February.
Visit by Steve Munby, CEO CfBT Education Trust: Steve came to visit us on Friday; he experienced a tour of the school with the two Deputy Heads; followed by a tour of the new 6th Form building with Josh and Phoebe; then a conversation with Jonathan Theobalds, Chair of Governors and myself about the CST Schools' Trust.
Next week
Y11 Mocks: Good luck to all of our Y11 students who begin their GCSE mock exams on Monday.
Parent Voice: Mrs Robertson will be leading this meeting and will be delivering her exam revision session to any parent and/or student who is interested. It is excellent and well worth the time; it is also back by popular demand!
Y9 Subject Parents Evening: is scheduled for Wednesday evening and is part of the Options process outlined in Mr Ladley's recent presentation.
Career Mark Assessment: we are due to undergo our three year repeating assessment and many thanks to Mrs Taylor for organising the details.

chris beckett




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