This Week's Notices
It is important to us that parents are kept up to date with notices from the College. Please check here each week for important information about your daughter and the College.
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From the Principal
From now until the end of the examinations, students in Year 11 should be spending at least two hours each day on homework/exam practice/revision.
We know that the involvement of parents can make a very positive difference for students in relation to the results they achieve. Regular discussion of homework and revision and support in helping students to organise their time are all extremely valuable.
We want to work closely with parents to ensure students achieve their best. If you seek further information or have any concerns, please contact Mrs Goodwin, Progress Leader, or a member of senior staff.
We would like to remind parents of the arrangements in place in the event of adverse weather conditions. Should we judge the weather conditions on site and/or in the local area to be a health and safety risk, we may be forced to close the College.
You will find information on this by:
- visiting the College website www.sjncc.leicester.sch.uk
- listening to BBC Radio Leicester or by visiting its website: www.bbc.co.uk/leicester
In the very unlikely event that the College is forced to close before the end of the school day, we will inform parents by text message.
Should you prefer your daughter to remain in College until the end of the school day, a record of this will have been kept in the Main Office.
Spotlight on Year 11
Well done to the 137 students that attended at least one of the intervention sessions they were invited to over half term. An even bigger well done to the 100 students who attended all of the sessions they were invited to. A fantastic start to exam preparation for our Year 11 students. We will be adding positive behaviour points for the girls that attended all sessions over the half term to reward their positive attitude to learning.
Next week our second round of mock exams start. To help the girls start the day positively we will once again be offering a free hot breakfast all week. This will be served between 8 and 8.30am and we would like to actively encourage all students to make an effort to get in to school slightly earlier to make the most of this opportunity. Subject teachers and tutors will also be in the canteen to offer moral and subject specific support.
We know all the girls have the equipment they need for the mock exams because it formed part of the revision pack every student has now received. They will need to bring their clear pencil case with two black pens, pencils, ruler, rubber, maths set and calculator every day next week. We want these exams to feel as close to the real thing as possible. Research shows that students who have experienced the exact exam conditions prior to the ‘real' exams feel more relaxed and able to perform to the best of the ability in the GCSE exams.
Following on from the success of the half term intervention sessions, we are already planning the Easter sessions. Please keep your eyes open for the details which will be released over the next few weeks. We only invite the students that need the additional help so please support your daughter to attend if she is invited. We know that there is a very positive correlation between attendance and successful outcomes; last year some students improved their overall GCSE result by two whole grades after spending a day working on their controlled assessment or working through past papers. The time spent in additional sessions left the girls that attended feeling more confident and positive about the upcoming exams.
Please get in touch if you would like any more information about the in school intervention, or for information about supporting your daughter at home.
Safeguarding Snippet - Operation Encompass 9 February 2018
All Leicester Schools have become part of a new safeguarding initiative, which aims to improve outcomes for children and families affected by domestic violence and abuse.
This scheme has been designed to provide early reporting to schools of any domestic abuse incidents that might have an impact on a child that attends their school. The approach, known as Operation Encompass is used in a number of other places across the UK and is run in partnership with Leicester City Council and Leicestershire Police.
For further information please click here.
Student Support Manager
Stars of the week
Saskia - Year 7.3
Gurjeet - Year 8.5
Lilly-Mae - Year 9.4
Mariyyah - Year 10.5
Effie - Year 10.6
Eve - Year 11.2
Eilidh - Year 11.10
Sports Fixtures for Week Beginning 5 February
19 February 2018 Athletics Meeting
20 February 2018 Year 7 Futsal Finals (CH) 6 pm
20 February 2018 Year 8/9 Football (NC) 6 pm
21 February 2018 Year 8/9 Futsal Finals (CH) 6 pm
23 February 2018 Netball Moderation (SJNCC)
POW - Puzzle of the Week – Week Beginning 19 February
Well done to all those who managed to solve last week's puzzle. The answer is below along with this week's puzzle.
Students are invited to solve problems through the use of numeracy, logical thinking and resilience. Each week students have the opportunity to post an answer in the hope of winning PUZZLE PRIDE and some chocolate. A winning student from each year group will be selected at random. The first set of winners are listed below.
See if you can solve it.