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Friday 27 April 2012 Langley School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DF

Dear Parents and Care Givers We hope that all families enjoyed the Easter holidays and return to work or school refreshed for the new term. Urgent Information for Y11 students Aldi has a fantastic opportunity for students 16 years and older to apply for a number of apprenticeship vacancies at stores across the West Midlands, with progression and a competitive salary. To apply, students need to visit the National apprenticeship Service website between 30th March and 11th June. Mrs S Guest, Work Experience Co-ordinator National Career Service Website and Helpline Number Parents [particularly of Y10 and Y11 students] may wish to note that we have been informed by the Government that the new National Careers Service will be operational from April 2012 with a telephone helpline – 0800 100 700 and a single website: https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk Mr R Ollier, Careers Adviser Year 11 Lockers Year 11 students are requested to hand in their locker keys as soon as possible. Lockers should be emptied and keys will be collected in during registration. All lockers will be cleared by staff after Friday 4th May. NB – no prom tickets will be issued until all lockers are emptied and keys returned. AS-level success for Year 11 students Congratulations to the whole of the Year 11 Critical Thinking group, all of whom recently obtained an AS-level in Critical Thinking. They achieved this half-way through Year 11, instead of at the end of Year 12, which is when students normally sit the exams, showing exceptional academic maturity and analytical ability. The students in the group are listed below: Ali Alam Muhammad Azarpay Tom Baldwin Ehsan Bhatti Joel Davis Felicity Denham Alex Lanham Rory Maguire Ryan Powis Dr J D McCallum (tutor)


“Looking A-Head” [sorry about the dreadful pun!] The Dead Good Science Club is hoping to study skulls over the coming weeks at their Wednesday after-school club and they began by studying the anatomy of a ram’s head and a pig’s head this week. If any parents have any skulls they would be happy to donate to science [any animals at all] these would be very gratefully received. Please contact Mrs Watton, Science Faculty. Mr Sambhi’s Summer Maths puzzle There are 2 trees in a garden (tree "A" and "B") and on both trees are some birds. The birds of tree A say to the birds of tree B that if one of you comes to our tree, then our population will be double yours. Then the birds of tree B tell the birds of tree A that if one of you comes here, then our population will be equal to that of yours. How many birds are in each tree? Solutions from students / parents to mrsambhi@mrmaths.com please School Holidays We would like to remind you that school will be closed on Monday 7th May for the May Bank Holiday. School Term Dates School holidays for the next academic year will be as follows. Please note that 5 x INSET days have still to be arranged and will be advised before the end of the summer term. Autumn Term 2012 Term Starts Monday 3rd September 2012 Half Term Monday 29th October 2012- Friday 2nd November 2012 Term Ends Wednesday 19th December 2012 Spring Term 2013 Term Starts Thursday 3rd January 2013 Half Term Monday 18th February 2013- Friday 22nd February 2013 Term Ends Wednesday 27th March 2013 Summer Term 2013 Term Starts Monday 15th April 2013 Half Term Monday 27th May 2013- Friday 31st May 2013 Term Ends Wednesday 24th July 2013 Yours sincerely

Mr P Talbot, Headteacher

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