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Friday 5 October 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.

Dear Parents and Care Givers Academic Mentoring/ Review Mornings We would like to advise or remind you that the next Academic Mentoring / Review Morning at Langley will take place on Tuesday 9 October. Each year group is invited to a 1:1 academic mentoring meeting with a staff mentor to focus on the student’s academic concerns or issues - thanks to the support of other students and parents. This year, the Review Morning for Year 7 students will take place as follows: Year 7 students will be given an allotted time to meet their mentors between 8.40 - 9.25am on Tuesday 9 October All other year groups, ie Years 8, 9 10 and 11 should please register with form tutors at 9.25am on Tuesday 9 October. Parent Governor Update We are delighted that we have four candidates who wish to become a Parent Governor at Langley School. As we have only two vacancies however this means that we need to hold a secret ballot. Every parent or care-giver with parental responsibility is eligible to vote. Letters and ballot papers will be despatched via pupil post or Royal Mail next week. Thank you. Urgent Request – Emergency Contact Information Please ensure that the school office has up to date telephone contact numbers for parents or other emergency contacts for your children. It is vital we have up to date information in case we need to contact you in an emergency! Year 8 Information: Attendance of the week for week beginning 1st October goes to 8K for a wonderful 98% - congratulations! Can families please start to collect and keep any shoe boxes as Years 7 and 8 are going to be supporting the Shoe Box appeal again this year. Further details will

follow and other year groups and families will be encouraged to participate if they wish to do so. Thank you. Recycling Request from Textiles Department The Textiles Department would be very grateful for plastic bags of any size, colour and shape to help students create fabric. Please pass to the main school office for the attention of Ms Robson-Smith. Thank you Important – Post 16 Information We now have Post-16 information in ‘The Curriculum’ area on the school website [see letterhead], where you will find useful careers and college links. Mrs S Guest, Progression and Work Experience Co-ordinator “Book of the Week” This week’s book is: Earthfall by Mark Walden “ Sam wakes to see strange vessels gathered in the skies around London. As he stares up, people stream past, walking silently towards the enormous ships which emit a persistent noise. Only Sam seems immune to the signal. Six months later, Sam is absolutely alone. In his underground bunker he has food and water for a couple of days. He has no choice but to venture above. Spotted by a flying drone, Sam escapes, but not before the drone slashes him with a barbed tendril. That night, drenched in sweat, Sam realises without medical supplies the wound will kill him. This time above ground he is less lucky. Cornered again, Sam thinks he has reached the end - then the drone is shot down in a hail of machine gun fire. In five minutes Sam learns two things: he is not alone; the drone injury should have killed him instantly - yet he is still alive. The battle for earth is about to begin!” Please see Mrs Beck in the Library if you would like to borrow a copy of this book. Iona’s Wacky Wig Walk – Saturday 27 October Join 10-year old Iona in a fun run / walk for the whole family to raise money for Brain Tumour UK – Saturday 27 October, 10.30am, Tudor Grange Leisure Centre – tickets £10 including your own Wacky Wig! Call 0121 744 1444 or visit to sign up. Mr Sambhi’s Autumn Term Maths Puzzle A bank customer had £100 in his account. He then made 6 withdrawals, totalling £100. He kept a record of these withdrawals and the balance remaining in the account: Withdrawals Balance left £50 £50 £25 £25 £10 £15 £08 £07 £05 £02 £02 £00 £100 £99 Why do the totals not match? Give a mathematical argument for your reasoning.

Solutions from students / parents to please Yours sincerely Mr P Talbot Headteacher

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