Autumn Term 2020

Thursday, 30 July 2020.

Autumn Term 2020

We are intending on welcoming Years 7, 11 and 12 in school from Thursday 3 September, and Year 13 from Friday 4 September, with the rest of the school back in from Monday 7 September.

Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge

Tuesday, 07 July 2020.

Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge

On Monday 6 July 2020, Saffron Hawkins took part in the digital final for the 'Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge'. Students were asked to perform a three-minute speech that they had written themselves, on a topic of their own choosing.

Senior Students 2020 - 2021

Thursday, 18 June 2020.

Senior Students 2020 - 2021

We are delighted to announce the new Senior Student team for 2020 - 2021. Applications received were of a very high standard and it was wonderful to see so many students wanting to take on additional responsibility in their final year of secondary education. Congratulations!

My Week of Work

Wednesday, 03 June 2020.

My Week of Work

Experience of workplaces is an important part of our school careers programme.  During the week commencing Monday 8 June 2020, 20 lessons will be available via Oak National Academy.

Free School Meals Update: 28 April 2020

Wednesday, 29 April 2020.

Free School Meals Update: 28 April 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

You may already be aware that part of the government support package during the coronavirus pandemic is to provide all parents with children eligible for free school meals with a £15 voucher each week to help towards the additional cost of food from having your child/children at home.

Half-termly Projects

Monday, 27 April 2020.

Half-termly Projects

Dear Parents/Carers,

As a number of you have contacted the school to ask for support for students in structuring the half-termly projects, I have asked colleagues to provide more guidance.

Free School Meals Vouchers

Tuesday, 14 April 2020.

Free School Meals Vouchers

We registered with the Government’s scheme for free school meals vouchers before the Easter holidays. We have received notification that they are pending, however due to the volume of schools also registering, there has been a delay in vouchers being despatched for the period 6 to 17 April 2020.

Urgent Message to all Parents/Carers: 23 March 2020

Monday, 23 March 2020.

Urgent Message to all Parents/Carers: 23 March 2020

We are contacting you following the government announcement this evening concerning measures to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

We are writing to you to consider if it is absolutely necessary to send your child/children to school tomorrow and for the next few weeks.

Whilst the need to support critical workers is vitally important we need to minimise the number of people travelling and coming into contact with others.

Online Learning Platforms: Server Issues

Monday, 23 March 2020.

Online Learning Platforms: Server Issues

Monday 23 March 2020: 11am

Due to heavy use across the UK some of our systems (Edulink, SharePoint, Hegarty Maths, etc) may be running slowly or you may be unable to sign in at all.

Suppliers are working to rectify the situation as quickly as possible. Please bear with us in these unprecedented times and try to access the systems again later.

Corona Virus – an update on how schools are operating

Friday, 20 March 2020.

Corona Virus – an update on how schools are operating

Friday 20th March 2020

Dear Parents,

I am writing to give you further guidance on the way that schools across Essex will be operating over the coming weeks. These changes cover all registered childcare providers (including nurseries and childminders), maintained and academy primary schools, maintained and academy secondary schools; special schools, further education colleges and independent schools.

House Pi Day Competition

Friday, 20 March 2020.

House Pi Day Competition

Many students spent last week learning the digits of Pi using various methods. Some students wrote a phrase or story where the number of letters in each word corresponded to the digit of Pi in the sequence.

Key Worker Information

Friday, 20 March 2020.

Key Worker Information

20 March 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY – BE RESPONSIBLE – SUPPORT EACH OTHER

Following the announcement from the Government that school closure will not be "an educational setting" but a "safe place" for critical workers to leave their children and the publication of the ‘key worker’ list, we need to collect details of which families fall into this group so we can plan accordingly.

Sport Relief

Thursday, 19 March 2020.

Sport Relief

We are very proud to have raised £1,273 for Sport Relief, as a result of a week of PE related activities, supported by students and staff.

Bikeability Course

Thursday, 19 March 2020.

Bikeability

Congratulations to our year 8 students who completed the Level 3 Bikeability course run by Safer Essex Roads Partnership Scheme through Essex County Council.

The Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme

Monday, 16 March 2020.

The Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme

The Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme is designed to publicly recognise the achievements and contributions of Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form students.  Anyone can nominate a student who has achieved something special.

Jack Petchey Speak Out Workshop 2020

Monday, 16 March 2020.

Jack Petchey Speak Out Workshop 2020

On Wednesday 4 March 2020 and Friday 6 March 2020, a total of 50 students took part in a Jack Petchey Speak Out Workshop. Each workshop was run by a professional speaker (Fiona Whytehead) from The Speaker’s Trust.

TECHOGNITION Week

Wednesday, 11 March 2020.

TECHOGNITION Week

During #TECHOGNITION week (2 - 6 March 2020), schools and FE colleges were encouraged to celebrate the work that school Science technicians do on a daily basis by uploading photos of their vast and varied roles.

Taylor Gooding – Jack Petchey Winner March 2020

Tuesday, 10 March 2020.

Taylor Gooding – Jack Petchey Winner March 2020

Taylor has always gone above and beyond to contribute to school life and to be a role model to others. She is a keen Sports Ambassador, House Council Rep and her achievements in sports shows dedication and commitment to the highest level.

Year 11 Mock Results

Tuesday, 10 March 2020.

Year 11 Mock Results

On Monday 9 March 2020, Year 11 students received their mock results after an assembly with Dr Cusick. She started by talking about the importance of using resilience in order to “climb over the obstacles rather than be defeated by them”.

Pi Day

Friday, 06 March 2020.

Pi Day

On Friday 13 March 2020, the Maths department will be running a competition to see who can remember the most digits of Pi who can remember the most digits of Pi.

Gurdwara Trip

Monday, 02 March 2020.

Gurdwara Trip

The Humanities Faculty took 50 Year 8 students to visit the Karamsar Gurdwara in Ilford on 28 February 2020. The gurdwara staff were incredibly welcoming and informative.