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LANGLEY SCHOOL A SPECIALIST COLLEGE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, LANGUAGES AND TRAINING Tel: 0121 706 9771 WEBSITE: www.langley-sec.solihull.sch.uk

Friday 13 June 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 Sad News We are extremely saddened to advise you of the untimely death of our part-time Clerical Assistant / Attendance Officer, Mrs Gill Jones. Her gentle, caring voice and presence in our Langley office will be sorely missed by very many colleagues and many students, parents and members of the public, who will have spoken to her in person and over the telephone, on a variety of issues and concerns, since she started here in January 2000. Access to School Grounds - Evenings Unless attending an official club, NO STUDENTS should come back on site in the evening. Please be aware that the school grounds are NOT a public space. Therefore, anyone coming onto the site without permission is trespassing and the matter may be referred to the Police. If your child wishes to play football or other activities, they must use the local public park or spaces provided. I hope you will all appreciate that we are not able to allow access with supervision out of hours and students coming back on site create additional problems for our hard working Site Management Team. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support. Mr Evans, Deputy Headteacher Art Department News All pupils and parents are warmly invited to: An Exhibition of Year 11 GCSE Artwork and Photography on Thursday 26th June 5pm - 7pm in the Art Rooms The Art Department would be grateful for items that can be used for a large 'War' still life, eg replica gas masks, uniform, posters or propaganda, bullet shells – anything from WW1 or WWII. Thank you in anticipation of your support. The Art Department Staff Medical / First Aid / Lost Property Update Hay fever: As the hay fever season is well and truly upon us please ensure your child has taken their medication before school. Water: Please ensure your child has a water bottle with them; they can re-fill these during break times. Sun cream: There has been a lot in the news about Skin Cancer. With sunshine now frequently forecast, please be mindful about the use of sun protection.


Medicine in school: If you wish to send any medication into school please ensure a letter is provided giving permission for staff to administer this. Lost property: We have a lot of lost property – if you child has lost anything please remind them to come to the First Aid room to have a look through. If you have any concerns regarding any of the above please ring our School Matron, Mrs Kehoe on 0121-706 9771, extension 217. Book of the Week The Book of the Week for the week beginning Monday 16 June 2014 is: ‘Where the Rock Splits the Sky’ by Philip Webb The moon has been split, and the Visitors have Earth in their alien grip. But the captive planet…? That's not her problem. Megan just wants to track down her missing dad. The world stopped turning long before Megan was born. Ever since the Visitors split the moon and stilled the Earth, permanent sunset is all anyone has known. But now, riding her trusty steed Cisco, joined by her posse, Kelly and Luis, Megan is on the run from her Texas hometown, journeying across the vast American West to hunt down her father. To find him, she must face the Zone, a notorious landscape where the laws of nature do not apply. The desert can play deadly tricks on the mind, and the quest will push Megan past her limits. But to solve the mystery of not just her missing father, but of the paralysed planet itself, she must survive it - and an alien showdown. Diary date: Olton Baptist Church Birthday Party – Saturday 28 June 2-5pm Langley School has provided the venue for 25 years of church life in Olton and you are all invited to join the Olton Baptist Church birthday celebrations! Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy the food, music, crafts, stalls, bouncy castle and outdoor games on Saturday 28 June between 2-5pm Post-16 Information & Careers News: “Look – See’ Art & Design Work Solihull College, Blossomfield Road, Solihull, B91 1SB is hosting their Art and Design Summer Show between 23 June – 27 June 2014. Please see their website, www.solihull.ac.uk or contact Sophie Hall, Marketing and Events Officer via telephone 0121 678 7251 or Sophie.hall@solihull.ac.uk for more information. Residential Engineering Work Experience Opportunity – for Y10 Girls Ever considered a career in Engineering? If so, then why not apply to the RAF’s award winning Residential Work Experience programme taking place at RAF Cosford 4th – 8th August 2014. Find out more at: www.wisecampaign.org.uk/events/2014/08/raf-engineering-work-experienceweek-2014 Engineering Materials Summer School - University of Manchester – Y10/Y11 Monday 14-Thursday 17 July / Monday 28 – Thursday 31 July – full board 3 nights residential activities, lectures and challenges - £185 for Y10 and 11 students. To find out more please visit www.latest2.manchester.ac.uk , telephone 0161 306 5959 or email: Laura.winters@manchester.ac.uk Mrs S Guest, Progression Co-ordinator Yours sincerely Mr P Talbot Headteacher


Langley Weekly News [13/06/14]