Having strong and successful schools is crucial for every community. Closer working between schools and the community are critical to reduce youth unemployment, improve school standards and to equip young people for the world of work and by working together we can raise students aspirations, improve learning and create a better community.There are many ways that the community can support us and we hope that you will spare a little of your time to consider what you can contribute. Although donations are always welcome, it is your knowledge, your experience and your time which will be of the greatest benefit to help our students appreciate the opportunities that are available to them. If you are able to make a contribution to the school we will acknowledge this by including you (or your business) on the school ‘Community Heroes’ web page. Here, you will be able to add your details including a link to your website if you have one. On our pledge page below, you will be able to add the appropriate information.
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As part of our #WakeUpWednesday campaign, we’ve created a free online safety guide for schools to share with parents and carers about Kik Messenger; a free messaging app aimed at users aged thirteen and over. Used by more than 300 million people worldwide, Kik lets users exchange messages, photos, videos, GIFs and web pages with friends, family, chatbots and even strangers. Read more…
Sparkhill Foodbank provide three days’ nutritionally-balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. This works on a referral-only basis, and we are able to support any of our families in need by making a referral to our local Foodbank at the Church of the Ascension (School Road, Hall Green). Any parents/carers who would like to discuss this confidentially, please contact the school and speak to Mrs Harper or Mrs Evans.
It was a pleasure to welcome our governors, parents, colleagues and ex-colleagues and of course the class of 2018 to this year’s Certificate Evening on 22nd November. Prizes were again very generously sponsored again by our neighbour South and City College, for which we are very grateful, and Mr Paul Morris attended on behalf of the College to award the prizes and address the hall. The evening is all about celebrating the hard work and achievement of our outgoing Year 11 pupils, and awarding some individual prizes for outstanding achievement and progress and resilience in the face of difficulty. This year our prize winners were: Arusha Ahsan, Zayn Ilyas, Saleena Yasin, Aun Naeem, Amani Chavda-Wann, Ameera Gulshan and Raziq Malakhil.
We are proud to inform our parents, pupils and wider community that Hall Green School has been working towards embedding the values and principals of the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award and is now recognised as achieving “Bronze” status. The next stage on our rights respecting journey is to achieve Silver: Rights Aware, which we are currently working hard to achieve! The UNICEF RRSA helps develop pupils’ acceptance of difference and diversity, and provides them with a strong moral compass. In Rights Respecting Schools children’s rights are promoted and realised, adults and children work towards this goal together. For more information, please contact Mr Slattery.
We have added some further resources to our PSHE section. Following our sessions delivered in school, we have information regarding Honour-based Violence and Forced Marriage, Eating Disorders, and various materials on Mental Health. We encourage pupils and parents to click on the Curriculum tab, then click on PSHE.