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.
The main Yr 11 Mock exams begin on Tuesday 4th December and pupils should be revising regularly at home in preparation. Our advice is that pupils aim to schedule 2 or 3 forty five minute revision sessions every evening, with 4 or 5 sessions at the weekend as well. The pupils recently had a series of revision workshops in school and know how and what to revise at home. If parents have any questions about the mock exams they should contact Mr Hosfield at school. Good luck to all those taking mock exams this December.