Assemblies will be held during the week commencing Monday 10 February 2020 to raise awareness of this year’s theme, exploring whether young people feel free to be themselves online, how young people manage their online identity and how the internet shapes how they think of themselves and others.
A hugely successful KS4 Courses Evening was held for Year 9 students and their parents/carers on Wednesday 5 February 2020 to support them with their forthcoming option choices for September 2020.
On Thursday 6 February 2020 Ken Coe, a member of the cleaning team at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form, was awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the category of Non-Teaching Staff Member of the Year at the annual Essex Teaching Awards.
On Wednesday 5 February 2020, a group of 28 Business and Economics A Level students visited the New Holland Tractor Plant in Basildon.
On Tuesday 4 February 2020, students in Braintree Sixth Form and our Year 10 students were fortunate to hear a performance from an upcoming Scottish solo artist, Natasha Stewart.
Isabella and her helm were one of the five boats selected to represent Great Britain in the World Championships in October 2019, which is an incredible achievement.
Tayla participated in the Disability Artistic British Championships (gymnastics competition) at the start of October 2019.
On Wednesday 29 January 2020, Year 8 students watched a presentation on raising the awareness of knife crime. Greenfields Housing led the event working with the drama group Alter Ego.
Learning how to present and market yourself to prospective universities and employers is part of the programme of personal development for sixth form students.
Ellie Lane writes about the experience of completing her Gold CREST Award.
We welcomed Vince Wolverson from the charity 'It's on the Ball' to the sixth form assembly on Tuesday 21 January 2020.
On Tuesday 21 January 2020, Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form hosted the annual Jack Petchey Achievement Awards Evening for the Braintree district of schools.
We welcomed two speakers to Notley High & Braintree Sixth Form on Tuesday 14 January 2020 to talk to students from Years 10 - 13 across the morning, with a focus on problem gambling and gambling addiction.
A message from the Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service
A reminder that school nurses should not send text messages as their first contact with parents/carers. If you receive a text message requesting information about your child from anyone purporting to be a school nurse, please DO NOT engage.
Two former Braintree Sixth Form students, Natacha Maurin and Sam Newman, came back to Braintree Sixth Form on 7 January 2020, to take an assembly on university life, UCAS applications and applications to Oxbridge in particular.
On Wednesday 18 December 2019, we celebrated Christmas with our annual Christmas lunch of roast turkey, roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, stuffing balls, served with a selection of vegetables, followed by chocolate fudge cake – all complete with Christmas crackers.
We were delighted to see so many former students from Year 11 returning to school on Tuesday 17 December 2019 to collect their GCSE certificates. Thanks to the catering team for a lovely buffet. It was great to hear how many of you are getting on in your new courses.
Christmas capers and festive fun was the order of the day at the school library, with a special 3-day Christmas extravaganza to celebrate the end of term.
Monday 16 December 2019 saw the inaugural F9 festive cake baking event organised to raise money for the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity. The charity, chosen by the Head of House Mrs Wallace is dedicated to supporting people whose lives are touched by cancer.
On Friday 13 December all year 11 students attended part 2 of the Maximising Success training from The Life Skills Company which builds on all the revision tips and techniques shared with them in Year 10.
We held a Christmas Jumper Day today, and raised £367.93 for the Save the Children Appeal. We are proud to have raised funds for the Save the Children Appeal which goes towards providing children with a better and brighter future both here in the UK and abroad.
Students from Years 7 to 13 took part in Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form’s Mock Election Day on Thursday 12 December 2019.
On Tuesday 10 December 2019, the Music department put on their annual Christmas Concert. The evening consisted of a wide variety of music, Christmas readings and carols.
We would like to draw your attention to a money laundering scheme we have been made aware of by the Essex Safeguarding Children Board.
On 4 and 5 December 2019 , Year 9 students attended a series of Gambling Awareness Workshops.
We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded Healthy Schools status.
On Tuesday 3 December 2019 we were delighted to welcome the BBC to Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form. The focus of the visit was the forthcoming General Election and the mock election being held in school on 12 December 2019.
One of the aims of the sixth form Personal Development programme is that students should know how to be 'enterprising in life and work' and we begin this in the Autumn Term for Year 12 with an enterprise challenge for the whole year group: to form a mini-business and seek to make a profit by holding an Enterprise Fair.
The Music Department will be holding its Christmas Concert on Tuesday 10 December 2019 at 7pm in Braintree Arts Theatre.
Harry Barnes – December 2019
Huge congratulations to Harry Barnes in Year 9 on earning a place in the England Basketball talent pathway.
Much excitement was to be found at the special Half Price Scholastic Book Fair that visited the school from 21-26 November. The Library was bursting with students all grabbing some fantastic bargains.
Following on from Anti Bullying Week, each tutor group was given the challenge to define what they believe bullying is and why it is wrong.
On Tuesday 3 December 2019, Year 12 students will be hosting their annual Enterprise Fair. Year 7 students will be attending during period 1 and Year 8 will be attending during period 2.
Tree Huggers is an Environmental Science club, where students discuss and try to actively do things that will have a positive impact on anything from climate change, to ensuring our local wildlife are fed and looked after, to looking at how, as a school, we can tackle the overuse of plastics and ensure we are careful with our waste.
On Friday 15 November 2019, we held a non-uniform and dress down day for students and staff to raise money for Children in Need. We raised a sum of £1,327.70 for Children in Need.