On Monday afternoon year 13 students from the Media department were invited down to the launch of the Creative Pioneers apprenticeship program for 2014.
Tasneem, Sarah, Ryker and Moniera heard speeches from the president of the IPA Ian Priest, Janet Hull OBE and an array of professionals including a Metro journalist and CEO’s of some of the creative agencies that offer the placements.
After the talks the students did some great networking and went and talked to Mr Priest and several of the current apprentices. I’m glad to announce that some of the students who went to the event have already applied.
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I would like to inform you of two recent developments. The first is that the reading time on a Wednesday has been cut to 30 minutes to ensure as normal a lesson length as possible for the rest of the day. The second is that reports for years 7 to 11 will still have a written comment from form tutors but not subject teachers. The length and nature of the task, including an extensive checking process, meant that the comments were frequently generic and also out of date by the time parents received them. This does not mean you will receive fewer reports or less information on your child’s progress, on that note I am looking forward to the forthcoming Progress Review Day and year 9 parents’ evening next week.
Attendance for the sixth form parents evening this week was fantastic. It has been very heartening to see the quality of relationships between QK staff and families at these events. It is very clear that the concept of the QK family stretches beyond the school.
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The year 7,8 and 9 runners are in training for the London Mini Marathon trials on 9th March. A big well done for showing so much pride and commitment during training runs in the wind and rain.
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Welcome to term 4. Already the week has felt very positive and focused.
The punctuality drive has now extended to lessons. The playground and other common areas are emptying faster and students are enjoying more learning time. Corridors have felt safer. This drive will continue for some time. I am also looking to do something for all those students who turn up on time for everything all the time and the standard for everyone else.
I look forward to meeting parents at the sixth form parents’ evening next Tuesday. Please ensure you attend, with examinations so close it is so important we work together to support your child. Finally, on Monday the year 11s will have a Pre Public Exam results event but most of them will have got almost all their grades back by then. Every lesson, every day and every homework really counts from now until the end.
Thank you for all parents/carers who attended the Year 10 Parents’ Evening on Tuesday. It was a very strong turnout and I am very pleased to report that punctuality to school continues to improve. This will remain as a focus for the near future.
In term 4 the priority will move to punctuality to lessons. Too often lessons do not get off to a good start because students arrive late. This includes after break and lunch where students have no excuse whatsoever. The expectation will be 5 minutes maximum movement time by the shortest possible route. It is easily possible for students to get from the top of the lower building to the top of the other in this time. SLT detentions will now be set for students who are late to lessons, not just late at the start of the day. You will be called to attend a meeting at school if your child persists in not meeting these expectations. Continue reading
During LSC Art this week Sonny and Idris conducted a phone interview with the magician Dynamo. Sonny asked Dynamo how he managed to do his trick in Brazil where he appeared to fly away, to which Dynamo replied ‘By magic!’ Sonny also told the magician that his mum believed him to be an alien from outer space and Dynamo said that it was true and that he was ‘a martian from Bradford.’ Idris then asked Dynamo to come and visit us at the school and Dynamo said he would do one day soon!
We will keep you updated.
LSC students & staff.