Hewett Highlights Friday 24th May 2013
OFSTED inspects the school On Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd May, the school had an inspection by OFSTED. The team of four inspectors spent two days questioning staff, students and governors. They sat in on lessons, looked in books and tried to get a good understanding of the school and how well we are doing. At the end of two very hectic days the OFSTED inspectors gave their feedback to the leadership team of the school. The next step is for the inspectors to write a draft report to share with the
school and then a final report will be published on OFSTED’s website. We will provide copies for parents. Mr Samain said, “according to OFSTED’s rules we are not yet able to say what the outcomes of the inspection were. However, we are very pleased with the result and look forward to sharing the report with parents and the wider community as soon as we are able to.”
After Half Term, Year 11 students only need to attend school for lessons where they haven’t completed their final exam. Lessons which don’t have exams such as PE, Form Time and Citizenship will also not be running. Each student should have received their exam t i m e t a b l e a n d t h e i r individualised lesson timetables. They need to make sure that they know when they are due in to school and when they can stay away. The school’s Library is open during the day for students to revise. In addition, Year 11 students no longer need to wear uniform but do need to wear clothing that is suitable for school.
Thursday 16th May saw the private view of the school’s Arthouse exhibition. This exhibition is created by students from The Hewett, the primary schools in The Hewett cluster and Harford Manor School. On Saturday 25th May the exhibition is open to the general public as part of the Norfolk and
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Year 11 students
Award‐winning author Andy Mulligan will be visiting us on Friday 7th June to talk to our Year 7s about his writing and his latest book 'The Boy with Two Heads'. Find out more about Andy at: www.andymulliganbooks.com A selection of masks
Norwich Festival. If you would like the opportunity to come along and see the work created by the students you are more than welcome. The event is free and there is no need to book. Just come along to South Site between 10:00am and 3:00pm on Saturday. Mr Anthony praised the exhibition. “It’s really amazing,” he commented.
We hope all our students have a good and restful half term holiday. Those with exams after the break should make sure they keep up the revision!
French Trip For the last week, a group of Key Stage Three students have been in France on a school trip. One of the students has been writing on the blog about the trip. On Wednesday they said, “Woke to blue skies and sunshine this morning. Stocked up on essential and nutritious confectionary items in a French supermarket and headed for Pegasus Bridge. Students found out about the allied soldiers who fought to secure the bridge, chatted to a local cafe owner
who was a toddler at the time and bought souvenirs. Next we drove to Caen where we had a picnic by the side of the picturesque castle and explored the city. Students were surprised this afternoon with a trip to 'Festyland' where students and staff competed to be the loudest screamer on rollercoasters and rides. This evening students learned how to make crepes and completed an 'egg' challenge. Another fun‐ packed day!”
Year 7 think about their futures On their recent Skills Day, Year 7 to test their ability to work students were given a series of together and solve problems, challenges to help them think vital skills in the workplace. Each about the skills they would need task was linked to the SEAL in t h e i r o u t c o m e s futures. The which measure day w a s the Social and developed by E m o t i o n a l MOKO, a local Aspects of company who Learning. One specialise in task required motivational the students to days for put up a two‐ b u s i n e s s e s . person tent They modified whilst two Concentrate... one of their team members days for use wore oven with our Year 7 students. The gloves and the other two were students were put into teams blindfolded. The students and given a series of challenges agreed it was an excellent day.
Calendar 3rd ‐ 7th June is Week 1 Word of the week: Feasible Saturday 25th May Arthouse exhibition Monday 3rd June Back to school Thursday 27th June Training day Monday 1st July Year 12 Induction starts Friday 5th July Sports Day Monday 8th July New Year 7 Induction starts Year 11 prom Tuesday 8th July Wednesday 9th July KS3 Production Friday 12th July Reserve Sports Day
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