Webinar: Special Educational Needs provision in Birmingham

Ofsted is visiting Birmingham next week to inspect the care & education provided in the city for children with special needs. Click here for the letter inviting parents of children with special needs to share their views on SEND provision in the city with Ofsted. Thank you.

Year 9 PSHE Programme: Tapestry

“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:

http://theplayhouse.org.uk/tapestry/

NOS

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

Parent View

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.

Congratulations

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 now finally confirmed as +0.06, 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.

Battle of the Brains: 2017/2018

July 10th saw the inaugural “Battle of the Brains” competition, where four local Primary schools competed for the title and trophy. Hall Green Junior, Yorkmead School, Lakey Lane Primary and Billesley Primary faced off in a nail-biting encounter which saw HALL GREEN JUNIOR crowned Champions! Well done to Musa, Sara, Louisa and Haaris. Thank you to parents, siblings and staff for attending and supporting, and we look forward to meeting again in July 2019!

GCSE Results Day, 2018

Reminder to all Year 11’s that GCSE results will be available to collect from school on Thursday 23rd August between 9.30am and 1.00pm. If you not are able to come into school that day, please provide a stamped addressed envelope before next Friday so results can be posted home.

NewStart

Hall Green School is a member of the NewStart Programme.  NewStart is a prevention and early-intervention programme to promote mental health and emotional well-being in our school communities.

Led by Birmingham Education Partnership and funded by the NHS, the NewStart programme aims to build resilience and well-being for young people through a school-based community development model.

NewStart is working with schools to help staff know earlier when young people may be experiencing poor emotional health and to put support in place for them sooner.  Understanding how the whole school can support such students enables all pupils to achieve better outcomes.

School and Police Advisory Letter

Police and schools in the city are committed to working together to protect our young people from becoming victims of knife and weapons crime. Click here for more information.

Yardley Trust Foundation

Yardley Trust Foundation

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.

 

Please find below the application link.  The password for this (which is case sensitive) is: yef2018. We encourage any parents/carers who qualify to apply.

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Reminder to all Y11's that GCSE results will be available to collect from school on Thursday 23rd August between 9.30am and 1.00pm. If you not are able to come into school that day, please provide a stamped addressed envelope before next Friday so results can be posted home.

Our pupils really enjoyed their visit to the @SoJ_BCU yesterday afternoon. They were able to see their pieces on display and also see other craft makers at work. It was very inspiring and a fantastic opportunity for them. Pop in and have a look!

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