4th November 2016

Headteacher’s Newsletter 4.11.16

Thank You
May I give a big thank you to the Lavous family, Jude is the star of our Adrian Mole production and his father came in this Wednesday to help us update our student pictures for our web site and prospectus. Mr Lavous is a professional photographer and he gave his time and expertise for free, so we are very grateful to him and we are also eagerly awaiting Jude’s performance.

Adrian Mole
Our Adrian Mole production is being performed as a matinee this coming Thursday for our feeder schools students to attend and then as an evening performance this coming Friday, I hope to see you all there? I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mrs Conner and Dymond (plus their many other staff helpers) for making the production possible.
Online Parents Evening Booking
A big thank you to Mrs Milsom, Mrs Edwards, Mr Ellis and Mr Evans for getting our new online parents evening system up and running so quickly. Our aim is to put the power back into your hands, so that you no longer have to rely upon your child making (or not making as is sometimes the case) the appointments that you want. The uptake from you over our upcoming Y11 evening this Wednesday has been tremendous, so thank you.

Asha Dunesby-Bent Selected for Combined Counties Rugby Squad
Asha was previously selected for the Dorset and Wilts Development Squad at the start of September, however after attending a few weeks of training camps, she has now been promoted to represent the full U15 Combined Counties rugby team, which is a massive achievement, so very well done to her.

Ferndown Upper School is Awarded Champion Status
Thank you to the 6th form team for supporting our students so well in undertaking the National Citizenship initiative this summer. As a recognition of how well our students did, the school has been awarded champion status.

5 Star Food Hygiene Rating for the Café
Congratulations to Mrs Bones and her team for achieving the highest of hygiene awards, for the 3rd time in a row. In fact she only dropped one point on of the whole assessment, so very well done to her and the team.

Mrs Bird and myself will be going down to the British Legion this Friday, with our School Council students, to take part in the Ferndown Remembrance Service, so thank you to all of the students who volunteered.

Clothes Show Young Handbag Designer of the Year Success
Two of our A Level Textile students; Jannatul Firdaus and Isabel Macey have successfully made it through to the final of the Clothes Show Young Handbag Designer of the Year Competition. This is a national competition open to students aged 15-18 and there are ten finalists in total, so it is quite an achievement. Their designs will be made up in advance and feature in a catwalk show on Tuesday 6th December at the Clothes Show Live Event which we are attending at the NEC in Birmingham.