from Damien Kearns, Principal
It is my pleasure to extend a very warm welcome to you and I hope that you will find all the necessary information that you require about our school and our unique approach to education. The High School opened in September 2012 and we have now reached the stage in our development where we have 550 pupils in years 7-11. Our sixth form largely comprises our own students, though we do also benefit from students joining our sixth form from other schools. In total, therefore, we have approximately 660 pupils that benefit from our virtues-led approach to education that nurtures both the minds and hearts of our pupils.
A sneak peek into Mrs Sidhu's food prep lessons. Year 8 made quick base pizza which involved making the dough from scratch, demonstrating the rubbing in method.
To celebrate the Chinese New Year - Year of the Pig, our lovely kitchen staff have a special menu for lunch today. The Pig is the 12th sign of the Chinese zodiac and in Chinese culture are considered a symbol of wealth and fortune
A reminder of our term dates for 2019/2020
Please see our newsletter for January
Dear Parents, With snow in the forecast for today and tonight, please see below some reminders regarding school closure in the event of bad weather. It is the policy of Nishkam School to make every effort to remain open whenever possible. The decision to close the school either before or during the school day will be made by the Principal in conjunction with the governing body. The school will only be closed if one or more of the following conditions apply: 1. Insufficient staff can come in to keep the school running safely 2. Conditions on site are dangerous 3. Conditions are or are anticipated to later become too hazardous for travel 4. Heating failure or inability to warm the school to reasonable and acceptable levels If the school is to close: 1. The closure will be recorded on the school website 2. Parents will also be alerted to the closure via the school texting service, the school's Facebook site and by local radio once the closure has been agreed with Governors. Parents are kindly advised to check Facebook, the school website and/or texts when a closure is a possibility.
Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with our safeguarding notice. We have a duty to 'safeguard and promote the welfare of children'. If you have any concerns about the health and safety of a child at this school or feel that something may be troubling them, you should share this information with an appropriate member of the school staff straight away. Some issues (e.g. a child's appearance, hygiene, general behaviour etc.) can be shared with a member of the Pastoral staff in school. Do not worry that you may be reporting a matter which seems small – we would rather you tell us something which does turn out to be a minor issue than miss a worrying situation. However, if you think the matter is very serious and may be related to a child protection issue, e.g. physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, you must talk to the safeguarding team below as soon as possible. If you are unable to contact them, you can ask staff in the school office to locate them and ask that they speak to you urgently about a confidential urgent matter. Any allegations or a disclosure involving a member of staff, a child's foster carer or a volunteer in the school must be reported directly to the Principal, unless it involves the Principal in which case it should be reported directly to the chair of the Governing Body Mr A Bhabra. Thank you for supporting the young people of Nishkam High School.
Our children in NPSW Forgiveness have been recording with the BBC! The recordings will be used next week on the BBC WM Breakfast show with Sam and Daz (95.6fm) to help them with the weather. @bbcwm Parents can hear it on the BBC Sounds app or on https://t.co/VhBhM1B4yD #courage https://t.co/0OREAAu2xq