LANGLEY SCHOOL A SPECIALIST COLLEGE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, LANGUAGES AND TRAINING Tel: 0121 706 9771 WEBSITE: www.langley-sec.solihull.sch.uk
Friday 21 March 2014 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 Industrial Action – Wednesday 26 March 2014 – Partial Closure We hope that you have already received notification of the forthcoming Industrial Action next week, via pupil post and email yesterday. May we remind you that school will be closed to Years 7, 8 and 9 students, but remain open for all Year 10 and Year 11 students. My letter to parents and care-givers appears on the school website and further information for Years 10 and 11 students will be distributed separately. Thank you for your patience with this situation. RE Revision Revision for Year 11 students in Religious Education will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday lunchtimes in Room 7a each week. On certain days a specific group of students will be invited to come in for revision. Let’s make that final push to ensure that everyone gets the grades they deserve! Mrs E Lynch and Miss B Kay, RE Department Y7 Manor Adventure – 27-30 March 2015 We are in the process of organising a trip to an outdoor activity centre in Shropshire known as ‘Manor Adventure’, where activities include abseiling, canoeing, high ropes and a confidence course. If your Year 7 child is interested, please ask them to collect a letter from me at lunchtimes in Room 29. Ms S Begum, Head of Year 7 Medical / First Aid update As the Hay Fever season approaches, please ensure that your child takes their medication before school. If you wish to send any medicine into school please telephone 0121 706 9771, Extension 217 to speak to Mrs Kehoe to arrange this. Book of the Week The Book of the Week for the week beginning Monday 24 March 2014 is: “Fault in Our Stars” by John Green "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once." Despite the tumourshrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heart-breaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.
Solihull Schools’ Cross Country League – Thurs 13th March 2014 The final cross-country race of the season saw our runners travel to Light Hall School. The conditions were good and results are as follows: Y7 Boys Team: Jerome McMair 10th James Marklew Jacob Mellon 13th Nathaniel Mackey th Cameron Simpson 19 Y7 Girls Team: Sian Evans Emma Stringer 6th Y8/9 Boys Team: Rory Jones Jay Sabharwal George Handley Y8/9 Girls Team: Carianne Robertson Hannah Bradshaw Rosie Weaver Hannah Naylor Y10/11 Boys Team: Pat Robinson Y10/11 Girls Team: Lily Hewston-Stocks
14th 22nd 27th
Andy Mackey Ed Goddard Amaan Ali
19th 23rd 28th
1st 7th 20th 38th
Frances Austin Nicola Clifford Alex Richmond Olivia Glendall
5th 14th 22nd 63rd
Finally, a huge thank-you to all friends and family who have kindly supported our runners over the season. It has been very much appreciated by all our runners. Miss P Stevenson, Cross Country Co-ordinator A Request from Ms S Robson Smith, Textiles Department: Surplus, coloured plastic bags and donations of spare or unused haberdashery items, zips, wool, fabric scraps would be welcome! Thank you in anticipation. Careers Information: BPP Professional Apprenticeships & Scholarship BPP's Professional Apprenticeships give young people an opportunity to follow career paths in Business, Finance and Law typically open only to graduates, and employers an opportunity to access the growing pool of talent choosing not to go to university.If you're considering a career such as Accountancy, Financial Services, Investment Operations, HR or Marketing then a Professional Apprenticeship could be the right choice for you. For further information visit www.bpp.com bpp.com. Aston University - Higher Education Advice Evening for Parents and Guardians/Carers Wednesday 11 June 6.15 – 8pm. Book via www.aston.sc.uk/headviceevening Reminder - Year 11 students interested in apprenticeships should be regularly checking the national apprenticeship website to look for vacancies and to apply. There is a link to the website in the Virtual Careers Library which can be accessed via the curriculum area on the school website visit www.langley-sec.solihull.sch.uk or alternatively visit www.apprenticeships.org.uk Any student who requires help or support with their application please see Mrs Guest, Careers Progression Co-ordinator.
Yours sincerely Mr P Talbot, Headteacher