We were fortunate to welcome the graphic designer Gemma Smith to the Art Department on Wednesday 6 February. Gemma showed GCSE Graphic Communication and Art, Craft and Design students examples of her inspirational Graphic Design work which included illustration and film animation.
Braintree Sixth Form hosted its annual Essex Roadster event on Friday 1 February 2019. The event is run in conjunction with Essex County Council and local driving school providers. The aim of the event is to heighten the awareness of road safety initiatives to our Year 12 students.
The library kicked off the New Year with a resilience skills challenge. All tutor groups from all Houses were invited to take part in the Matchbox Challenge. The rules were simple, collect a box from the library and fill it with items of the colour of your House.
On 24 January 2019, Year 9 students attended the annual “Eyes on the Prize” trip to Anglia Ruskin University. January is an important month for Year 9, as this is the time when GCSE options have to be considered and choices made about the courses that they would like to follow in Years 10 and 11 for their GCSEs.
Nominated by a member of staff: As a resident of Great Dunmow, I often see Patrick at local events as he is a member of the Army Cadet group.
We have become aware that the schools InTouch messages that are being sent to BTinternet.com addresses are being rejected. We have discussed the issue with our provider and they have determined that it is an issue with BT rather than our software.
Nominated by a member of SLT: Charlotte swims several times a week for Braintree Swimming Club and manages all of her studies on top of this. She also recently broke a club record of 30 years.
During this year's national Anti-Bullying Week, 12-16 November 2018, our Year 11 senior students have been leading assemblies each morning promoting a culture of anti-bullying and respect towards others.
On Monday 4 February 2019, Year 8 students watched a presentation from the Essex Youth Service, who have worked in partnership with AlterEgo and have commissioned a drama piece to raise awareness of gangs and County Lines.
On Friday 1 February 2019, we welcomed Kevin from the History Squad to a Year 11 GCSE history class. Kevin spoke about his experiences as a member of the British Military in Germany during the Cold War, and about policing across time, as after his military career he joined the Metropolitan Police.
If it is deemed that there is severe weather, the following severe weather procedures will apply. To keep up-to-date with the latest announcements staff, parents/carers and students should check:
· Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form website
· Braintree Sixth Form website
· Text messages from the school
· Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form on Facebook and Twitter
· Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form email accounts (staff and students)
· Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form email accounts (staff and students).
Further details can be found at https://www.notleyhigh.com/severe-weather-procedures
On Tuesday 22 January 2019, 29 Year 9 students visited the Guardian News and Media Education Centre. Students had the chance to see the facilities of the international newspaper as well as act as journalists and editors for the day.
It was brilliant to see some of our students collect their Jack Petchey medallions and to receive an accolade for their achievements in front of a large crowd at the annual Jack Petchey Awards Evening on Monday 14 January 2019.
Last Thursday, 13 December 2018, 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 fudge cake – all complete with Christmas crackers.
On Wednesday 21 November 2018, 57 students from Years 7 to 11 watched a live screening of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) Romeo and Juliet before taking part in an RSC-style workshop.
From 22 - 26 October 2018, 19 students, along with Miss McLean and Miss Brough, embarked on a netball development tour to the Spanish Netball Festival in La Manga.
Mr Wishart is a colleague who gives up his time selflessly, both after school and during school holidays, for the benefit of students. In recent years, Mr Wishart has attended residential PE trips, sporting fixtures and run extra-curricular clubs.
Following on from the very successful KS4 options evening last night, parent and student information along with the presentation are now available on the KS4 options page of our website.
Colchester Institute and the Braintree IAG Cluster Group, are holding an Apprenticeship Information Event on Thursday 7 March 2019 at The STEM Innovation Centre, The College at Braintree, Church Lane, Braintree, CM7 5SN, 4pm – 7pm.
On Tuesday 15 January 2019, the Jobs Centre were invited to present to the whole of Year 8. The presentation was about careers and how to find the right job for us in the future.
To celebrate achievements in Accelerated Reader, the library invited all students in Years 7 and 8 who had achieved a score of 100% in an Accelerated Reader quiz to a special Christmas rewards session for juice and treats.
We were delighted to see so many former students from Year 11 returning to school on Wednesday 12 December to collect their GCSE certificates.
On 9 and 16 November 2018, the history department’s annual Battlefields trips took place. These involved 10 staff and nearly 120 Year 9 students across the two days. It’s always a painfully early start, leaving school at 4am, but this does mean we can pack in as much as possible.
On 18 October 2018, 44 students and 5 staff travelled to Sorrento in the Bay of Naples for a 5 day trip exploring areas including Herculaneum, Pompeii, the Amalfi coast, Scala, Ravello and Capri.