Year 11 students, parents and carers are invited to our Virtual Open Evening for Year 12 intake September 2021 on 4 November 2020
The Year 11 Parents’/Carers’ Consultation Evening will be held remotely
On Friday 16 October 2020, Year 12 and 13 Politics students from Notley High School & Braintree Sixth form were lucky to have a virtual meeting with the Rt Hon James Cleverly, Minister of State and MP for Braintree.
Braintree Sixth Form welcomed poet Jacob Sam-La Rose, virtually, on Friday 16 October 2020.
A non-uniform day was held today to support the national anti-racism campaign, Show Racism the Red Card. Students and staff were encouraged to wear red and donate £1 to the charity, which helps fund anti-racism education for young people across the UK.
14 October 2020
Dear Parents/CarersWe have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a second confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.
We appreciate you will be concerned about the safety and welfare of the children, but please be assured our Risk Assessment and procedures are robust. They are reviewed on a weekly basis and we will complete the process again following recent events. The second case involves a Year 10 student and is unrelated to the first reported case.
COVID19 Positive Case Letter to Parents/Carers of Students in Years 7-13 and Students in Years 12-13
We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.
We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
Love Libraries? Enjoy books? Looking for some cracking competitions? We have the solution!
As a teacher, it is always lovely to hear of ex-students’ achievements and successes. James Cook left Braintree Sixth Form a couple of years ago to study Architecture at UCL.
We have decided in response to Government guidance, parent/carer feedback, and the current local and national context, to adopt a stronger position with regards to face coverings: All students and staff will be expected to wear face coverings in corridors and communal indoor areas, unless there is a specific medical reason or disability.
Congratulations to Esme, who has been awarded the Jack Petchey award.
The Jack Petchey Achievement Award Scheme is designed to publicly recognise the achievements and contributions of Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form students.
We are pleased to advise you that a live virtual presentation will be available to view online at 6pm and repeated at 7pm on Thursday 8 October 2020.
Apologies for yesterday’s confusion with regards to PE kit and blazers.
We hope that you are keeping well and your children are looking forward to starting with us on Thursday.
Information for parents/carers and students on how to safely use home to school transport has now been published on the Essex County Council website: https://www.essex.gov.uk/changes-services/schools-learning
As the 2020 summer exams which Year 11 students were due to take this year were cancelled, this year’s students have been awarded either the Centre Assessed Grade or an Exam Board Grade, based on information supplied by each school.
During the past week there have been numerous announcements that have stated which grade will be used. Finally, the decision was made to use the higher grade of the centre assessed grade or the exam board grade.
As the 2020 summer exams which Year 13 students were due to take this year were cancelled, this year’s students have been awarded grades by the exam boards, based on information supplied by each school. To award the final grades, the exam boards have then applied their own calculations, taking account of performance in previous years, to generate each individual student’s final grades.
Supporting children getting to school
Hello! We’re making getting around Essex easier – and more rewarding – than ever. More and more of us are swapping from car to bus, bike or our own two feet. And whether you’re off to the shops, visiting friends or family, or getting to and from work or school, we’re here to help keep you moving.
During the week commencing Monday 20 July, Ronnie Williams, a Year 8 student at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form took on the challenge of completing the 2020 Virtual Montane Lakeland 50 event, during which Ronnie ran 50 miles over 7 days.
Here is a copy of the presentation delivered to parents/carers via Microsoft Teams this week. A Frequently Asked Questions document will be provided as soon as possible.
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.
Today we are delighted to announce that we have been awarded Super School Status by Hegarty Maths which puts us in the top 10% of the 1700 schools who use Hegarty Maths as a teaching and learning platform.
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!
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.
Please can you complete the following survey about remote learning.
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 18-24 May 2020. The theme is kindness.
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.
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.
To support you and your family through the COVID-19 pandemic, Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service has created a brand new resource hub.
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.
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.
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.
Friday 20th March 2020
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.
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.