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 child and the College.
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From the Principal
This has been a very busy period and I cannot believe we are at half term already. As the dark nights draw in, please remind your daughter about the need to be aware of her safety on her journey to and from College. Students should use well-lit areas and avoid walking by themselves. Students should avoid taking short cuts through isolated areas including the ‘mud dumps’ and Nature Reserve so that they stay safe.
A reminder that due to engineering works taking place at the college over half term the college will close from 3:30pm on Friday 11 October and will re-open after half term on Monday 21 October and that during this time there will be no access to the college site.
We want all our students to have a lovely half term break and look forward to welcoming them back on Monday 21 October 2019.
Congratulations to the students below who have been nominated as this half term's Principal's award winners!
- Essie 8.6
- Zarina 10.3
- Heidi 10.4
- Minkia 10.5
- Emily 11.8
Message from Our Student Support Manager
As half term approaches we would like to remind everyone of the importance of getting out and about in the fresh air and taking a break from screen time. There are growing concerns about the amount of time children and teenagers spend playing online games and the impact it can have on their mental health. This has led to the NHS launching a new service this week, specifically for children and young adults age 13-25 who are seriously addicted to to computer games.
The new service is part of the National Centre for Behavioural Addictions which will also provide support for internet addiction and is located alongside the National Problem Gambling Clinic. Psychiatrists and clinical psychologists at the services will work with patients aged between 13-25 whose lives are being wrecked by severe or complex behavioural issues associated with gaming, gambling and social media.
We encourage everyone to look after their own mental well-being by limiting screen time and spending time socialising in person.
Student Support Manager
Anti-bullying ambassadors training day
On the 11 October 2019, 11 Year 8 and 9 students took part in Anti-bullying Ambassador training. They had all attended official Diana Award Anti-bullying Training in April so this was to refresh their knowledge on the effects of bullying and how to direct students to support and plan activities to do at Sir Jonathan North College. It was a productive day and students are enthusiastic about leading assemblies at the end of October and running events through the Friends Against Bullying and Discrimination (FABAD) club on Tuesday lunchtimes. #Speakout
Deputy Student support Manager
School Gates at the End of the Day
The main college gates will be closed from 2.45 pm until 3 pm in order to allow our student to vacate the College safely. If you need to leave the site during these time you are advised to park off site. Taxis for students with special requirements should be clear of the site before the gates are closed or will have to wait until the gates are reopened. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding on this matter.
Business Manager (Site)
Drop Everything and Read - Friday 11 October 2019
It's time to pick up your reading books. Drop Everything and Read is back this year! If you are in years 7-9, you will have the privilege of a whole hour of reading for pleasure during lesson 5 on Friday 11th October. To make sure you are prepared, bring in a book from home or borrow one from the Library in advance. You will not be allowed to leave your lesson to get a book.
From the English teachers
National Poetry Day
Students had a great time celebrating 'True or False' picture hunt and quiz lunchtime activity for National Poetry Day anniversary theme of 'Truth'. It took place in the Learning Resources Centre & Library. 29 students participated and the winner Grace, Year 10 got 8/10 correct answers.
On the 4 October, we contonued to celebrate poetry for the 25th anniversary of National Poetry day. We invited spoken word performance poet, Marcus Joseph to do workshops with our students. Marcus is a jazz saxophonist, spoken word artist, composer and writer. His workshop was insiring, lively and engaging. The students has a great time writing and performing poems.
Data Protection and Privacy
The Lionheart Academies Trust takes Data Protection and Data Privacy very seriously. We are constantly reviewing our systems and infrastructure in line with the Data Protection Act 2018. Recently, we have restructured our email distributions groups to ensure data can be shared appropriately. This term, pupils have also received some guidance around data protection to help them with their School work.