“Tapestry” is a theatre production designed to give pupils a safe space to discuss sensitive and controversial questions about how and why young people can get drawn into extremist ideologies. The play is interactive, with the action stopping at intervals so that pupils can talk to the characters in the play and ask them questions or give them advice. This production addresses the five fundamental British Values of democracy , rule of law, tolerance of different cultures and religions, mutual respect and individual liberty and is part of the school’s response to the “Prevent” strategy. For more information about Tapestry, follow the weblink below:
Online Safety: “Screen Addiction”
As part of the #WakeUpWednesday campaign and Mental Health Awareness Week, the National Online Safety Team (NOS) have created a FREE guide for schools to share regarding “Screen Addiction” – an issue which is affecting young people across the globe. The guide informs parents about the issues associated with smartphone and screen addiction amongst children and how they can help to control the associated risks and stop their children becoming ‘Screen Zombies’. Please access the free guide for parents here: https://twitter.com/natonlinesafety/status/996772687132446721
We would like to remind parents that Ofsted’s “Parent View” facility is always open and allows you to give feedback across a range of areas. Please click here to access the site, where you will be prompted to login or create a new account. You can also access this page through our “School Performance” tab, in the Ofsted section.
Year 11 Leavers
Congratulations to our Year 11 leavers who performed superbly in this summer’s GCSE exams. We are delighted that 67% of our pupils gained a good (9-4) pass in both English and Maths and that 45% gained a strong (9-5) pass in both English and Maths. 27 pupils also managed to gain an average of an A grade or better in their best 8 subjects. Our school P8 score is +0.03, above the national average of -0.03 for state-funded schools. Good luck to all of you in your next steps after Hall Green School.
The deadline for Work Experience paperwork is this Monday 18th June.
Please see Miss Homer if you have any questions.
There is a fund provided by the Yardley Education Foundation which provides a grant of £80 towards school uniform. Pupils currently qualifying for Free School Meals (FSM) or pupils who have qualified within the past six years are eligible. Each parent/carer has to apply using the new online system, which takes roughly two minutes. If successful, the grant will be awarded and our school will also receive extra funding to purchase literature for specific subjects or the school library. The attached map shows the geographical area for which the pupil’s postcode would be eligible.
We have details regarding an opportunity for Hall Green pupils to take part in a TV show. Why not demonstrate your fantastic knowledge? Click on the link for more details. Super Smart Families Wanted!
Thank you to the 23 volunteers who conducted Practice Interviews with our Year 10 pupils on Fri 4th May. We received lots of excellent feedback on how well-mannered, focused and confident they were. Our pupils have certainly benefited from a supportive and realistic experience and are now better prepared for the world of work or further education.
As your son/daughter enters their final year at Hall Green School it will soon be time to buy dresses or suits, organise limousines and book hair appointments in time for school prom. Click here for more information.
As you may be aware, the law is changing in regards to data processing and the need for compliance with GDPR legislation. We at Hall Green School have been very busy in strengthening some key organisational and individual protocols before the May 25th deadline and have always been diligent in ensuring our data protection provision is of the highest quality. We have updated our data protection policy (which is now available in the policy tab), updated our photographic consent records and delivered whole-school staff training. Additionally, our Data Protection Officer (Mr Slattery) keeps records and ensures compliance by following advice and guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office. If you have any questions relating to the use of data, please contact the school.