Today, on our last day of the half term, we are proud to be fundraising for the British Heart Foundation. We will be wearing something red with a £1 donation to help raise money for this excellent cause.
The work of the BHF has been central to the discoveries of vital treatments that are changing the fight against heart disease. Thank you for your support.
Andrew John, Headteacher B.Sc (Hons) M.Sc B.Phil (Teaching) MA (Education)
My blog is the only way I communicate electronically with you - I do not have personal Facebook or Twitter accounts, and am not on any social networking site or forum
We believe every child and young adult at Sprowston Community High School should be ... 'Healthy, happy and safe; loved, valued and respected; and have high aspirations for their future.'
A superb start to the 2017-18 academic year for these students who have been nominated as Star of the Week since September.
These nominations have come a range of school staff who wanted to recognise the commitment, excellent attitude or progress made in and out of lessons by these students. Well done to all.
Also a special well done to J Dickson who was the star of thew week, randomly selected for this half terms voucher. Spend it wisely!
I met with Georgia W, Ellie C and Harrison M this morning to give them Awards certificates and Amazon vouchers as a thank you for their fantastic speeches on the Year 6 Open Evening.
They performed so well and gave such a great account of their start at Sprowston Community High School. What a talented trio they are!
With the demands of new GCSE exams, understanding what is required of a question has become increasingly important. I have spent some time looking at the command words for the new syllabus, (and the examiners' reports and comments) to better understand the literacy needs of each paper and each question.
The end result is a bespoke literacy mat that students of history will be using in KS3 and KS4 to help them approach any written task with confidence, and to prompt them into better analysis and evaluation of historical sources.
Make use of these in history and watch your grades improve!
We will be holding a week of assemblies dedicated to options in the Sixth Form for Year 11 students during the week of Monday 30th October - Friday 3rd November
Taster Day will give Year 11 the opportunity to live life as a Sixth Form student for the day and also the chance to sample taster lessons in a variety of subjects. It will be held on Thursday 30th November 2017 8.55-3.25. It is non uniform for those taking part and Year 11 lessons will run as normal for those who are not participating.
Over the coming months, Year 11 students will be introduced to and given time to explore the Help You Choose Website.
This Norfolk Based site allows students to search and apply for post 16 choices across Norfolk. With information on Sixth Form, college courses, apprenticeships and on the job training the site holds invaluable information and provides a one-stop-shop for all of the students' post 16 needs.
Please will all parents to take a look at the site too and start discussions with your son or daughter about what their future directions might be.
Firstly I would like to start by introducing myself as the new Chair of Governors, having been elected by the governing body to take on this very important position. Our previous chair, Linda Bennett will continue as Vice Chair and I would like to place on record the thanks of all governors for the fantastic work she has done over the past two years.
As a governing body we are very aware that we have not updated you all on the academisation process since May this year. At the time Linda confirmed that the process was taking time due to the rigorous due diligence process; we are a large school with some complex land and building matters that needed to be resolved before we were able to become part of the Rightforsuccess Trust. All parties concerned needed to ensure that everything was in place for a successful transition.
Visiting Spanish students offer one-to-one help to Year 10 students of Spanish with their GCSE role plays.
A group of 25 Spanish students spent three weeks at Sprowston during September and October. They were looked after by our students to get a taste of what life is like in a British secondary school. They attended as many lessons as possible and got to grips with expectations such as school uniform and queuing!
Well done to the following students who all completed their Peer Mentor training on Monday 25, Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 September:
H Barrett, K Berry, M Cracknell, F Crosby, H Duffin, Z Johnson, N Levesley, A Metcalfe, T Mcgarry, S Norman, J Overton, M Pells, D Smith, E Taylor, J Vertigan, B Weston, T Willgress, G Winter and N Wright
It was good to meet with two Year 7 super-stars this morning: Asim Miah and Evie Dickerson have both gained over 10 achievement points already this term - a fantastic effort, well done!
7LE are racing ahead with a whopping 119 achievement points so far - can any other form catch them....?
Year 8 have been tasked with an extended inter-form challenge this term. They will work with the pupils in their form on a variety of different mini competitions to see which one can emerge victorious at the end.
These challenges will provide a balance of academic achievement, charitable work, community spirit and puzzle tests to see which form can come out on top.
So far, they have competed in 3 challenges and have really immersed themselves in all aspects of the competition.
Doddle provides a comprehensive range of engaging online teaching, homework and assessment resources, to support learning and progress across the secondary curriculum in a range of subjects. It allows staff to assign varied resources to support classroom learning (presentations, audio, animations and revision materials), interactive presentations and self-marking quizzes to instantly assess understanding, and a secure and straightforward platform for teachers to assign any homework task.
Here at Sprowston Community High School we have so much to offer and celebrate within the school. We post a number of articles on the school website but there is a wealth of information to be found in our numerous twitter feeds. Below we have listed the individual accounts and link to them.
|Design & Tech||https://twitter.com/@schs_dandt|
|PE & Sports||https://twitter.com/@SprowstonPE|
|Work Learning & Life||https://twitter.com/@SCHS_WLL|