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Friday 8th May 2013

Prayer Lord our God, you have made me in your own likeness and you love all that you have made. I thank you for all that has been positive in my life. I ask that I may live in such a way that I may learn from whatever I may find is negative or hurtful in my life. May my disabilities and weaknesses teach me how to be sensitive to individuals, that I may grow more caring and compassionate with others who experience difficulties. May I grow in strength of character through all that happens to me, living fully each day. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Specialism Success

Pre School Practitioner Vacancy St Alban's Pre School in Macclesfield are currently looking to recruit a part -time practitioner in our thriving setting. Experience within a similar role is essential; applicants must have at least a Level 3 Early Years qualification. Required from September 2013. Closing date for applications 13/5/13. Contact 01625 431929 Mrs Mercer/Mrs Agar for more details.

A View of All Hallows From Westminster! David Rutley MP has written an article on the importance of Enterprise Education and the need to bring business skills and economics into the classroom at an early age. This is something we are very much at ease with at the College, and through our outreach work to a growing number of primary schools, we reach many youngsters at a very early age. David gives a special mention to All Hallows and we've printed the article here in full for you to read. Please find on page 4.

Year 13 BTEC Business students celebrated their graduation from the Career Academy UK in grand style with a ceremony at Leeds Town Hall on Thursday, 9 May 2013. The Ceremony was followed by a reception in The Crypt. In order to graduate students were required to meet certain eligibility criteria which included a six week paid internship. As well as receiving their certificates, students were presented with a graduation yearbook as a great memento of their two years in The Career Academy

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Planning Approval at last!

Parents as Partners: MOBILE TELEPHONES

We are delighted to announce that the new all weather pitch and changing pavilion was approved by the Council Planning Committee this week. Work will begin in the near future and is scheduled for completion by March 2014.

Parents and students are reminded that all students’ mobile ‘phones must be switched off between 8:55am and 3:15pm and not be used for any reason during the day. Failure to comply with this rule may result in items being confiscated, which will have to be collected from College by a parent. If a student is ill and uses the ‘sick room’, then the office staff must contact home, not the student on their mobile ‘phone. Thank you for your on-going support with this matter.

This is the number of parents who have very kindly completed the Parent View questionnaire so far. The previous data was erased when we became an academy and we would be very grateful if as many parents as possible could fill in this on-line form, so we can use the information in our college self evaluation and action planning. www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/. This is a key document for Ofted and we really need your help. Its fantastic news we have reached our target of 100. We are now aiming for 200 before the next half term.

Pastoral Care Here at All Hallows pastoral support is focussed through all members of staff and provides effective care and support. We appreciate that our main switchboard gets busy at times and staff are not always available due to teaching commitments so please use the following direct number and email address as an alternative. Your enquiry will then be forwarded to the relevant member of staff for action. Pastoral office 01625 410285 or j.moorhouse@allhallows.org.uk

Celebrating Success in Year 9 Students are seeing grade improvements and success in and outside of the classroom, with many students exceeding their target in their GCSE courses. Nicol Smith has continued to do well in Judo, she has got two belts in recent weeks. Callum Percival won his recent boxing match. Jessica Ainsworth and Rebecca Lynch have been representing the school in a public speaking competition. Where they were competing against students in the whole of the North West. They were absolutely amazing. Their presentation to the judging panel 'went off the scale'. In terms of outcome, they don't know yet. They are waiting to hear if they will be invited to The Young Flyers Award Ceremony on 10 May when the results will become public.


Exam Dates and Results

24th May 2013 (Inset Day) Public Exams

Spring & Summer Exam Dates

EXAMS WILL TAKE PLACE AS NORMAL AND CANNOT BE RE-SCHEDULED

Y7,8,9 Mock Exams - week commencing 17th June 2013

Last GCE Exam - 24th June 2013

GCE: ENGB1 - English Language; MM1B & MD01 Mathematics.

Last GCSE Exam - 26th June 2013

Draft March & Summer timetables on College Website

GCSE: A293 - Business Studies; 5MU03 - Music.

Transport arrangements will be made to ensure all students concerned arrive in time for their exam and buses will leave at 11:30

RESULTS MUST BE COLLECTED BY EACH STUDENT IN PERSON.

Results Days

IF STUDENTS ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO COLLECT THEIR OWN RESULTS, THEN THEY HAVE TWO OPTIONS:

LEAVE A STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE WITH THE EXAMS OFFICE AND RESULTS WILL BE POSTED TO THE STUDENT. STUDENT WRITES A LETTER OF AUTHORITY TO GIVE A RESPONSIBLE

A-level (8:30am) & AS-Level (11am): Thursday 15th August 2013

GCSE (10:00am): Thursday 22nd August 2013

ADULT PERMISSION TO COLLECT RESULTS ON THEIR BEHALF.

Year 12 Examinations Year 12 will commence their study leave on Friday 10th May until the 6th of June. Subject teachers will be available throughout this time should students wish to come into College for extra support. Students are expected to check the website to confirm examination venues and start times; they should also arrive promptly to all examinations in full Business Dress, with all appropriate equipment (including a black ball point pen). We wish year 12 the best of luck in their forthcoming examinations.

Attendance matters at All Hallows During the last week college attendance was as follows: Year 7 - 97.9% UP BY 0.6% on the previous week

99.00% 98.00% 97.00%

Year 8 - 93.8% DOWN BY 2.8%

96.00% 95.00%

Year 9 - 94.8% DOWN BY 1.2%

94.00%

Year 10 - 96.2% UP BY 1.4%

93.00% 92.00%

Year 11 - 94.8% UP BY 0.8%

91.00% YEAR 7

YEAR 8

YEAR 9

YEAR 10

YEAR 11

Overall weekly attendance has decreased by 0.3% to 95.5%. The total since September has stayed at 94.2%. WE AIM FOR 97%

Please can parents keep discussing attendance with their children? Please contact the college on the first day of absence and keep us updated daily. Try to avoid whole day absence unless it is absolutely necessary and remember the college day starts at 8.55 a.m with students with persistent poor punctuality risking being sanctioned. Requests for holiday absence should be directed towards Mrs Garvey (Key Stage 5) and Mr Blades (Key Stage 3 and 4) via letter or email in advance.

Calendar Term

College Opens to Students

College Closes to Students

Whitsun

Monday 15 April 2013

Thursday 23 May 2013

Trinity

Monday 3 June 2013

Tuesday 23 July 2013

Reminder INSET Days: Tuesday 7 May 2013 following May Day is an INSET day. Please note that Friday 24 May and Wednesday 24 July are also INSET days and that students finish for Whitsun Half term on Thursday 23 May and for Summer on Tuesday 23 July.

To View the 2013 — 2014 Term dates, please click on the link


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