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.
One final note from Mr Kearns, our Principal. Upon our return on August 29, you will be aware that a new school day will operate that sees all pupils finish school at 3.20pm each day; this allows space for staff to engage with two hours of Career Professional Development per week that will enhance their understanding and delivery of our vision here at the High School. The school library is available after school until 4pm for pupils whose parents have a logistical 'balancing act' in collecting other siblings but we would like all children to be off the site by 4:15pm unless they are participating in sports clubs (as well as revision sessions for older students at particular points in the year). Your cooperation in ensuring that all children are safely collected in a timely manner is very much appreciated.
Here is our final newsletter, have a wonderful break. See you on the 29th August
As we approach exam results days for GCSEs and A Levels in August, you may be thinking about apprenticeships as an option with your child either for now, or for in the future. There are many fantastic apprenticeship opportunities available all year round and there are still lots of vacancies available to apply for. A really great place to start researching apprenticeship opportunities is the government website Find an apprenticeship: www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship Remember to also check out Vacancy Snapshot if you are looking for employer and apprenticeship inspiration: www.amazingapprenticeships.com/vacancies The National Careers Service will also be available to support (see page 11 in the attached parent pack) and have both a telephone helpline and an online chat facility where their expert advisers will be happy to speak to you, or your son or daughter, about their options and give them lots of useful advice and guidance. '
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Pupils met to learn about the Story of Guru Nanak Dev Ji and Wali Khandhari. The story will inspire our students to create a piece of art work to celebrate the 550th birthday of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Dear Parents/Students and the extended Nishkam family, an email invitation to join the celebration of the 550th anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji (the first Sikh Guru) has been sent to you today please check your email inbox, best wishes Ms Chatwin
There are currently no upcoming events.