Archives for 2022
National Day of Mourning, Monday 19th September 2022
The Corbet School will be recognising the Bank Holiday on Monday 19th September 2022 and will close to allow you and your families to observe the funeral or commemorate the passing of Her Majesty The Queen in your own way.
Tuesday, 13 September 2022
It is with sadness that Buckingham Palace announced that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II had peacefully passed away at her royal residence, Balmoral in Scotland.
We share in that sadness for the loss of a mother, grandmother, a constant in an ever-changing world and a corner stone of our society.
An inspirational woman, The Queen embodies so many traits that we valued, admired, and respected. A life of selflessness and dedication to others.
We join together with the nation, the commonwealth, and the wider world in mourning for the loss of this extraordinary monarch. The longest reigning British monarch in history and the longest reigning female monarch that any nation has seen during the entire course of history.
Tutors shared the following news article with their tutor groups on Friday (https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/news/watch_newsround), which allowed a few moments of communal contemplation, celebration and commemoration to reflect on Her Majesty’s extraordinary reign.
If children and young people are upset, Minded is a source of information to support children and young people to manage death and loss. Alternatively, please do contact your child’s tutor or Student Support email@example.com
The Corbet School will be recognising the Bank Holiday on Monday 19th September 2022 and will close to allow you and your families to observe the funeral or commemorate the passing of Her Majesty The Queen in your own way. I hope that the day will provide the opportunity to celebrate the life and service of Her Majesty but likewise to mark the dawning of a new era with our new monarch, His Majesty King Charles III.
Dr Jane Tinker
The School photographer is in school on Monday to take Year 7, 9 & 11 Individual school photos & Year 11 Group photo. Full school uniform rules are to be adhered to.
Autumn Term starts on Tuesday, 6th September 2022
Monday 5th September is PD Day, and school is open for staff only.
End of Summer Term – 1.30pm Tuesday, 19th July 2022
As the end of term is fast approaching, we thought it timely to inform you of a few arrangements:
Lost property: we have again accumulated substantial amounts of lost property; pupils have been informed that this is on display for them to reclaim any missing items. Anything unclaimed by the end of term will be disposed of or donated to charity.
Baschurch Village Fete, Saturday 9th July, The Corbet School’s Rock Band will be performing.
Year 10 Work Experience: pupils will be out of school attending their work experience placements from Monday 11th July until Friday15th July, we wish them all well.
Interhouse games continue this week, details have been sent by Satchel.
Lap of Hope, to celebrate this summer’s Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, and raise money for Sport Relief, pupils will participate in the Lap of Hope on Monday 18th July 2022.
Awards Assemblies, Monday 18th July, our opportunity to recognise the achievements of our students throughout a remarkably busy school year.
School lunch costs, just a quick note to let you know that the cost of lunches from September 2022 will increase to £2.60 for the meal deal.
Results Day: GCSE results will be available for collection on Thursday 25th August from 9.00am until 11.00am, further details have been provided to year 11. If you do have any uniform or French/ Spanish textbooks you could donate, could you please bring these along on the day and boxes will be available for you to deposit them.
Tuesday 19th July, normal lessons will take place in the morning with a whole school assembly at 12.30pm the school day will finish at 1.30pm for the summer holidays. Those pupils who usually travel on school transport will be collected at 1.30pm. We would kindly ask other parents and pupils to make necessary arrangements to be collected at 1.30pm. There will be no transport provision at the normal finish time of 3.20pm. Please note that there will be no lunchtime canteen service on this day, although there will be the usual morning break service. Pupils entitled to free school meals will be able to use their provision at morning break.
We look forward to welcoming students back on Tuesday 6th September and a letter reminding parents about uniform requirements, hair cuts and piercings will follow before the end of term.
Term dates and holidays:
• PD Day, Monday 5th September 2022, staff only in school
• Pupils return to school on Tuesday 6th September 2022
I will also take this opportunity to wish all parents and pupils a safe and happy summer break, hopefully with some pleasant weather.
Dr Jane Tinker
PACC are publishing our Mad, Sad, Glad report 2022, which explores how parent carers feel about being a parent of a SEND child or young person in Shropshire, to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.
The Mad, Sad, Glad report can be accessed here.
This years Mental Health Awareness week is focused on loneliness, and this is a theme that is clearly present in our Mad, Sad, Glad report, with parent carers sharing their sense of disconnect and isolation from wider society due to their different family experiences. This sense of disconnect is exacerbated by the challenges they report in working with the support system, with parent carers too often feeling not valued or understood when asking for help.
We have discussed the findings in our Mad, Sad Glad report with senior leads in Shropshire and have highlighted the current lack of parent carer support, especially where they are supporting children and young people under the age of 18. Following these discussions, we have been asked to gather thoughts on what support for parent carers should look like in Shropshire and it would be really helpful if you could spare some time to complete the short survey below to help us with this.
We also want Shropshire parent carers to know that while your experiences of family life might be different to many, you are not alone. There is a strong SEND community in Shropshire that is growing stronger all of the time and PACC will continue to work to support this community to support each other, to have a voice and to effect change.
More information about PACC’s work in this area can be found here.
Parent Carer Support Survey
Shropshire parent carers have told us that there are a number of areas that issues that impact on their wellbeing, these are;
- A lack of understanding by services of their lives
- A lack of a break from caring responsibilities
- A lack of mental health support for parent carers
- The difficulty in accessing services
- The difficulty in understanding and navigating the system
PACC are currently collecting information on what support you would find helpful, and feedback on your wellbeing. We have put together a survey and would appreciate your feedback: