11 Oak are holding a Festive Bake Sale on Wednesday 18th December during morning break.
Year 11 photos are now ready to be collected from the school office. Please can we ask pupils to only collect during break & lunchtime, due to exams.
In response to feedback from pupils and parents, we are altering the way in which we deliver Christmas lunch.
- Christmas lunch will be on Wednesday 18th December 2019
- Pupils, who wish to, will be able to purchase a roast turkey dinner or vegetarian option (£2.45)
- Pupils will be able to use their pre-paid dinner ticket or free school meal entitlement
- there will be no need to pre-order
- those who do not wish to have Christmas lunch should bring a packed lunch as we just don’t have capacity to offer an alternative menu on this day
The kitchen staff will be fully deployed in providing a festive fare therefore we are proposing to have an alternative break time provision in the form of a charity bake sale.
We hope that this gives pupils the opportunity to participate in the festive activities, if they wish. We will, however, review this arrangement in January, through pupil feedback, to see if it has delivered the outcome we hope for.
On Friday 20th December 2019 the school day will finish at 1.30pm for the Christmas holidays. Pupils who 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.
• PD Day, Monday 6th January 2020, staff only in school
• Pupils return to school next term on Tuesday 7th January 2020
As some of you may have heard on BBC Radio Shropshire earlier in the week, the Shrewsbury Schools have organised a series of events to highlight the dangers that our young people face in our ever-changing society. I have today been informed by Carolyn Knight of the Priory School, that there are still some places available at these events, and she has kindly offered them to the parents of The Corbet School.
The young people who attend our schools continually face a changing and challenging world. Both at home and at school, we are aware that parents/carers and school staff all encourage our young people to make good choices when they are given freedom and independence. Sometimes they face pressure from a number of different places, to engage in risky or unsafe behaviours which put them at risk of exploitation.
When we speak to the external agencies with whom we work – the police, for example – our conversations focus on two matters: first, they inform us of the increasingly risky environment our young people face and second, they share their first-hand experience of the consequences of making poor choices. In our schools, we sustain our message to be vigilant against those who would exploit young people’s choices and we occasionally need to remind them of the consequences of such behaviours and choices.
Our young people face sustained pressure with respect to criminal exploitation. Such is the complexity of this area, and indeed such is the fast-changing nature of what they face, being reminded of this context is important.
We would like to invite you to hear from key professionals including the police and Young Addaction (a public health funded charity that supports students in relation to all forms of substance misuse) about both the local and national contexts, how young people might be affected and support that you can access if you have concerns. This is a community-wide venture and after the initial presentations there will be a number of key professionals available for you to talk to should you wish.
The purpose is to generate a healthy understanding of the pressures our young people face, with a view to supporting parents and carers to support, in turn, the young people they live with.
Three meetings will be held at Meole Brace, Priory and Belvidere schools which parents/carers can book onto using the links to Eventbrite below. You are welcome to attend any event. Should the events become fully booked, we will run further events in the Spring term. Due to the nature of the content of the evening, please do not bring children with you.
Monday 25th November – Meole Brace School: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/child-exploitation-time-to-listen-tickets-80235509569?aff=Meole
Tuesday 26th November – Priory School: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/child-exploitation-time-to-listen-tickets-80434264049?aff=Priory
Wednesday 27th November – Belvidere School: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/child-exploitation-time-to-listen-tickets-80576663971?aff=Belvidere
There are increasing levels of poor behaviour on our school buses. Since September, we have dealt with incidents of assault, vandalism, homophobic comments, racism, inappropriate acts and name calling.
The Corbet School will always investigate every incident in conjunction with the Council and will apply our behaviour policy to implement school sanctions, as well as educating our pupils to try and prevent further issues. We appreciate that most of our pupils travel to and from school via Shropshire School Transport, but we now feel that we need to illustrate the transport department’s sanctions alongside ours, to try and discourage poor behaviour and to ensure that the buses become a more pleasant and safer place for pupils to use.
The table below illustrates example behaviours and the sanctions that will be taken by the transport department if those behaviours were to occur.
|Nature of Behaviour||Sanction|
|General Misbehaviour (bad language, shouting, refusing to remain seated, throwing items around (first instance)||Warning Letter|
|Serious Misbehaviour (continued misbehaviour after warning letter sent, fighting/major distractions to driver/tampering with vehicle safety equipment) use of foul/racist/discriminative/homophobic language in general or when directed towards another person (including the driver).||Travel Suspension (1 week)|
|Very serious behaviour (Physical assault on fellow pupils/driver, continued use of foul or abusive language towards another person.
Major distractions to the driver for example whilst driving and interfering with safety equipment on the vehicle.
|Travel Suspension (2 weeks or longer)
Depending on the nature and seriousness of the behaviour an indefinite travel suspension can be put in place which will be reviewed after a period.
|Continued dangerous behaviour (as listed above) on the bus following travel suspension.||Indefinite removal from transport with immediate effect which will be reviewed after a period.|
Please be assured that every incident will be investigated fully and if reasonable adjustment is felt to be required, then this will be taken into consideration.