Hall Green School continues to strive to raise the aspirations and achievements of our pupils. We realise the important role that parents play in this, but we also appreciate that it is sometimes difficult for you as parents to know exactly how best to help your child when it comes to study, revision and examinations.
To help parents, we have invited Elevate Education back to school to present their Parents’ Support Seminar on the evening of Wednesday 7th November. Elevate presented this Support Seminar last year and we have asked them to return as we feel they provide a really practical insight into what makes pupils successful and how you can support your child’s learning at home. Elevate base their advice on the results of research conducted into what the most successful pupils and students do to achieve their successes.
The seminar will mainly focus on GCSE success and is aimed primarily at parents of pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11. However, there will be valuable information for all parents, whether your child is in KS3 or KS4, and we are therefore inviting the parents of all pupils at Hall Green School. Letters will be coming home this week and you can also find a copy here. Please return the reply slips to Mr Hosfield by Monday 5th November.
Click here for the reply slip or refer to Letters and Trips under the News menu above.
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. It 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. We are awaiting confirmation of our Bronze Award, as we work towards Silver and Gold!
The autumn term has started and October is the perfect opportunity for parents, children and staff to leave the car at home and give walking to school a go. International Walk to School Month (www.livingstreets.org.uk) happens every October, with schools across the world joining forces to get walking (or scooting, cycling, running, jumping, hopping…). Walking improves physical and mental health and means children arrive at school more alert and ready to learn. Plus, by cutting down on car journeys you’ll play your part in improving air quality. Air pollution currently causes up to 900 early deaths a year in Birmingham and children are especially vulnerable. Road vehicles contribute around 80% of the total nitrogen dioxide pollution in our air and cars ‘idling’, standing still with engines running, is a big factor. Join us now!
A reminder that on Thursday 18th October, our Year 10 pupils will be part of the “Study Sensai” sessions, facilitated by our outside provider (Elevate). These run during periods 1 and 2 and will be held in the hall. Any questions, please contact Mr Hosfield.
In celebration of Black History Month we would like to remember a prominent local man who left a legacy we should all be proud of. Henry Gunter is not a particularly well-known name, but this man helped break down barriers in our city and beyond. Click to read more…
A chance to be involved in discussions regarding your local area. Residents are invited to the Hall Green North Ward Forum Meeting on 17th October 2018 which begins at 7pm and will be held at Highfield Hall, Highfield Road, B28 0HS. Come along, meet your Councillors and have your say on local issues and hear updates on what is happening in the ward.