Aldersley High School http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk Inspire - Enable - Achieve Mon, 06 Jan 2020 09:42:38 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 133464692 English Curriculum Conference 2020 http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/amethyst-academy/english-curriculum-conference-2020/ http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/amethyst-academy/english-curriculum-conference-2020/#respond Mon, 06 Jan 2020 09:42:38 +0000 http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/?p=109959 Find out how we secured an English Progress 8 score of +0.96 and how 65% of our cohort secured a grade 9-5. At our English Curriculum Conference, we will be sharing various strategies that we feel have contributed to the success of our students in recent years. Our move to a knowledge-rich curriculum has had […]

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Amethyst English Conference

Find out how we secured an English Progress 8 score of +0.96 and how 65% of our cohort secured a grade 9-5.

At our English Curriculum Conference, we will be sharing various strategies that we feel have contributed to the success of our students in recent years.

Our move to a knowledge-rich curriculum has had a significant impact on how our students learn, and thus we will begin by exploring our journey with you. We will discuss how our refined teaching and learning policy complements our knowledge books in class, and how this has benefited our students. This will include watching a narrated lesson to demonstrate what these strategies might look like in practice, as well as giving you the opportunity to walk around lessons and see it for yourself.

Additionally, we will be sharing other important elements which have all made a difference to our students. We will explore how we instill a love of reading in our students, as well as how we aim to increase reading ages further. We will discuss ways in which we increase the cultural capital of our students and finally, we will share our Year 11 intervention programmes with you.

Together, we know that these factors have significantly contributed to the fantastic progress of our students, and we are excited to share them with you at our conference.

Tickets available through
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/amethyst-englishconference-tickets-86513525283

Further information on Twitter @aldersleyhighsc and

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Education Support http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/staff/education-support/ http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/staff/education-support/#respond Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:04:15 +0000 http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/?p=109906 Call for help if you feel down over Christmas 08000 562 561 That’s the number of our 24/7 helpline staffed by experts who understand education. We’re Education Support. One of the most important things we do as a charity is fund the Education Support Helpline. Anyone who works in education can call to get help. We receive nearly […]

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Call for help if you feel down over Christmas

08000 562 561

That’s the number of our 24/7 helpline staffed by experts who understand education.

We’re Education Support. One of the most important things we do as a charity is fund the Education Support Helpline. Anyone who works in education can call to get help. We receive nearly 10,000 calls a year.

People call to talk to someone who understands what it’s like to work in education, someone who listens (that’s incredibly valuable in itself) and someone who can help find the support needed to take action to feel better.

People who call at Christmas are often very distressed.  It can be a difficult time of year.

PS if you want to find out  more about our helpline visit our website

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Aldersley Year 11 GCSE Awards 2019 http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/celebration/aldersley-year-11-gcse-awards-2019/ http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/celebration/aldersley-year-11-gcse-awards-2019/#respond Fri, 29 Nov 2019 14:11:46 +0000 http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/?p=109843 Thursday 21st November saw our class of 2019 reunited for their Awards Evening. The evening was all about celebration: celebrating the achievements of specific subjects; celebrating their achievements as a whole cohort and finally celebrating individual successes and showing our students how proud we are of them. Students enjoyed a nostalgic Domino’s pizza dinner, followed […]

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Thursday 21st November saw our class of 2019 reunited for their Awards Evening. The evening was all about celebration: celebrating the achievements of specific subjects; celebrating their achievements as a whole cohort and finally celebrating individual successes and showing our students how proud we are of them. Students enjoyed a nostalgic Domino’s pizza dinner, followed by a formal ceremony including a speech from Deputy Lieutenant Martin Levermore MBE, who also presented our attendance awards.

We are extremely proud of our class of 2019, who secured the best results the school has ever seen, and we look forward to continuing to celebrate their results both at Amethyst Sixth Form and other educational establishments.

You can look at all of the pictures in the gallery on our Flickr page, just click the link below.

GCSE Awards 2019
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Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) Policy http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/parent-communications/relationships-and-sex-education-rse-policy/ http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/parent-communications/relationships-and-sex-education-rse-policy/#respond Wed, 27 Nov 2019 11:43:16 +0000 http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/?p=109821 Dear Parents/Carers Under the new OFSTED framework it is a requirement for every school to have a Relationships and Sex Education policy in place by September 2020. We have compiled a draft trust policy for Aldersley School which you can access at the link below. If you have any concerns or questions please don’t hesitate […]

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Dear Parents/Carers

Under the new OFSTED framework it is a requirement for every school to have a Relationships and Sex Education policy in place by September 2020.

We have compiled a draft trust policy for Aldersley School which you can access at the link below. If you have any concerns or questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at my email address. ljones@aatrust.co.uk

 

Aldersley High School Draft RSE Policy

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Music Technology Opportunity http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/parent-communications/music-technology-opportunity/ http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/parent-communications/music-technology-opportunity/#respond Mon, 25 Nov 2019 08:10:40 +0000 http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/?p=109804 Dear Parent/Carer | am writing to share an exciting opportunity that we would like to offer our year 8 students. Today’s audio and music industry is heavily reliant on music technology, whether that be recording in a studio, mixing and editing recordings or setting up live sound equipment. As a department, this is something we […]

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Dear Parent/Carer

| am writing to share an exciting opportunity that we would like to offer our year 8 students. Today’s audio and music industry is heavily reliant on music technology, whether that be recording in a studio, mixing and editing recordings or setting up live sound equipment. As a department, this is something we would like to develop, but before we look into this further, we would like to gauge how many students would be interested in this area of the subject.

On Tuesday 3 December we will be offering a one-off Period 7 session, giving students the opportunity to explore music technology further by learning some new skills that are not covered in classroom sessions. Mr Pinfield, our drum and guitar teacher, is an expert in this area, running his own recording studio and will be taking the session, sharing his expertise alongside Miss Berry.

If your son or daughter is interested in this opportunity, please complete the reply slip on the form went home with students and return to Miss Berry.

Due to a delay in handing out letters the deadline has been extended to Friday 29th December.

 

Yours sincerely
Miss S Berry
Teacher of Music

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Student Health and Asthma Information http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/parent-communications/student-health-and-asthma-information/ http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/parent-communications/student-health-and-asthma-information/#respond Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:59:43 +0000 http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/?p=109784 Information regarding student health and our first aid systems can be found on the school website. http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/student-health/ If your child carries an inhaler can you ensure you complete an asthma form  which is also available from school reception. The forms may be emailed in or sent in as a paper copy. We will now inform […]

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Information regarding student health and our first aid systems can be found on the school website.

http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/student-health/

If your child carries an inhaler can you ensure you complete an asthma form  which is also available from school reception. The forms may be emailed in or sent in as a paper copy.

We will now inform you of any first aid treatments via email so please make sure that school has an up to date email address for you.

If you have any questions please contact us using the following email address: aldersleymedical@aatrust.co.uk

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Performing Arts Showcase 2019 http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/school-general/performing-arts-showcase-2019/ http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/school-general/performing-arts-showcase-2019/#respond Mon, 18 Nov 2019 09:32:57 +0000 http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/?p=109780 On Wednesday 11th December the Performing Arts students will be performing their showcase show in the Amethyst Theatre at Aldersley High School. The show starts at 5pm, tickets will cost £1.50 and are available from reception. Children under 10 are free. Our students have worked incredibly hard so please come and support them in what […]

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On Wednesday 11th December the Performing Arts students will be performing their showcase show in the Amethyst Theatre at Aldersley High School. The show starts at 5pm, tickets will cost £1.50 and are available from reception. Children under 10 are free. Our students have worked incredibly hard so please come and support them in what will be an amazing night.

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Romeo and Juliet http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/parent-communications/romeo-and-juliet/ http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/parent-communications/romeo-and-juliet/#respond Mon, 04 Nov 2019 08:57:58 +0000 http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/?p=109690 Dear Parents/Carers, For your information, there will be a theatre production of Romeo and Juliet being performed at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 16th April 2020 – 25th April 2020. This would be an ideal opportunity for your child to partake in some additional revision in the run up to their GCSE examinations whilst also having […]

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Dear Parents/Carers,

For your information, there will be a theatre production of Romeo and Juliet being performed at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 16th April 2020 – 25th April 2020. This would be an ideal opportunity for your child to partake in some additional revision in the run up to their GCSE examinations whilst also having some down time in your/friend’s company.

Tickets are now on sale from £10 each; more information can be found on the Birmingham Repertory Theatre website or you can use the following link https://www.birmingham-rep.co.uk/whats-on/romeo-and-juliet-1.html

I hope that you may find this information of some use and take up the opportunity to become involved in your child’s subject knowledge, questioning them about key events, characters and themes in readiness for their English Literature Paper 1 exam on 13th May 2020.

If you require any further information from myself, please do not hesitate to contact me on email: djones@aatrust.co.uk

Yours Sincerely,

Miss Jones

Year 11 Attainment and Standards Leader Secondment.

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Year 7 and 8 Excellence Evening http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/parent-communications/year-7-and-8-excellence-evening/ http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/parent-communications/year-7-and-8-excellence-evening/#respond Thu, 24 Oct 2019 13:06:50 +0000 http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/?p=109653 Dear Parents/Carers, As your child completes their first half term in Year 7 and 8 respectively, we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our ‘Excellence Evening’ on Thursday 28th November from 4pm until 6pm. During the evening, there will be a careers fayre consisting of a range of college, apprenticeship and […]

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Dear Parents/Carers,

As your child completes their first half term in Year 7 and 8 respectively, we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our ‘Excellence Evening’ on Thursday 28th November from 4pm until 6pm.

During the evening, there will be a careers fayre consisting of a range of college, apprenticeship and further education providers to discuss the future post-16, alongside an opportunity to meet with your child’s form tutor to discuss their current progress. Year 8 students will also be able to collect their first Report of Progress, whilst Year 7 students and their parents will be able to discuss the report received at the end of the first half term with their form tutors, Miss Dunn and their Head of Year.

In addition to this, a number of our subject leaders will also be discussing your child’s curriculum, revision strategies and techniques; and how to best support your child in these specific subjects after a Year 7 and 8 Dance performance in our Amethyst Theatre.

Performance in the Amethyst Theatre at 4.30pm

Presentation in The Amethyst Theatre at 5pm

Alongside this, there will be a well-being session for parents, carers and students. This session will take place from 4pm until 4.30pm in our Dance Studio and will offer practical tips on looking after your mental health and well-being.

Finally, on the evening, students will also be able to collect a revision bag to support them with recalling key knowledge from the first term.

Anyone who attends this evening will be automatically entered into a prize draw giving you the chance to win one of our ‘Progress Boxes’

We hope that you will attend this event with your child and we look forward to continuing their celebrate their progress and attainment throughout the year.

Yours Sincerely,

 

Miss L Pritchard

Deputy Headteacher

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Aldersley Times Third Edition http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/parent-communications/aldersley-times-third-edition/ http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/parent-communications/aldersley-times-third-edition/#respond Thu, 03 Oct 2019 07:18:42 +0000 http://aldersley.aatrust.co.uk/?p=109509 Welcome to the third edition of the Aldersley Times, now rebranded to the Aldersley Almanac. The School Newspaper researched, written and produced by the student newspaper team. There are interesting and thought provoking articles to engage everyone, from the Amazon forest fires to the performance of our local football team. The download link is below, […]

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Welcome to the third edition of the Aldersley Times, now rebranded to the Aldersley Almanac. The School Newspaper researched, written and produced by the student newspaper team. There are interesting and thought provoking articles to engage everyone, from the Amazon forest fires to the performance of our local football team.

The download link is below, we hope you enjoy reading our third edition.

Aldersley Almanac Third Edition Download

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