Warm hearts, warm coats – The Spencer winter coat appeal
This Christmas, could you spare five minutes to search your cupboards and help a local family?
Spencer schools work with communities, supporting pupils and students from early years to young adulthood.
To help keep our growing families warm, staff in our schools have volunteered to run the Spencer Warm Hearts, Warm Coats appeal, designed to ensure all of our children and students have warm winter clothes this year.
From Tuesday 10th December we will be collecting winter coats and shoes, scarves, hats and gloves meeting school dress codes to donate across our group of schools.
Items will be collected between 10th and 13th December, and will be distributed during the last week of term. All items will be offered to pupils and students in our schools in the first instance.
To limit the need for sorting, parents are asked to only donate items that meet uniform expectations and in condition to be used by another family.
We will particularly appreciate coats that children may have grown out of, but which may have years of wear left in them. Any leftover items will be donated to Operation Orphan, a local charity working with families in Nottingham.
Toasty toes aid concentration, and being warm and comfortable in school makes a huge difference to our pupils and students. Please help if you can.
With thanks and warm good wishes for the holiday season.
The Spencer Academies Trust
Year 11 Parents' Evening 18th December 2019
Our Year 11 Parents’ Evening takes place on Wednesday 18th December 2019 in A Block, from 4.15pm until 6.45pm.
Students will need to arrange appointments with their teachers using the form attached to this letter.
Year 11 Revision Study Skills
Our Y11 Parent Forum took place on Monday 18th November 2019.
The Revision Study Skills presentation can be viewed below:
Y11 Revision Study Skills
Summer 2019 GCSE and GCE Certificates Update
All summer 2019 certificates are now available for collection.
Students who have left the Academy should report to A Block Reception. You will be asked to check, and sign for, your certificates before leaving with them. If you are sending somebody to collect the certificates on your behalf, please make sure they bring written permission from you to do so. Certificates will be held at the Academy for one year and we recommend that they are collected as soon as possible.
During term time, A Block Reception is open from 7.30am - 4.00pm, Monday to Thursday, and from 7.30am – 3.30pm on Fridays. If you are planning to collect your certificates over the Christmas holidays, we will be open from 8.00am – 3.30pm on Thursday 2nd January, and from 8.00am to 3.00pm on Friday 3rd January. From Monday 6th January, A Block Reception will be open from 7.30am - 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.
If you are currently in Year 12 at the Academy, your certificates are available for collection from Mrs Spencer’s office in the 6th Form Centre. You will be asked to check, and sign for, your certificates before leaving with them.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
The best wizarding school in the world...
We had an amazing time in the library this week celebrating our Harry Potter themed event with Year 7 students. Our Year 9 book group, along with some of our Year 12 students, helped to organise the event to raise money for Lumos, J.K.Rowling’s charity, which aims to find loving homes for the estimated eight million hidden children around the world living in orphanages and other institutions.
The students were placed under the sorting hat on arrival and were then able to take part in various activities to win points for their houses. Activities included our very own Honeydukes sweet shop, face painting, tarot card and palm reading, treasure hunts, memory games, origami and a spell off. We finished the evening with a magnificent Harry Potter quiz. Well done to Gryffindor, the winning house on the night! The winners of the Harry Potter book quiz were Amelia Thomas and Clara Cook, who each won a copy of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.
The event was a roaring success, and thanks to everyone’s support we managed to raise £115 for Lumos.
CCF Remembrance Day Parade
On Sunday, Arnold Hill Combined Cadet force (CCF) attended a service of remembrance at St Mary’s Church followed by a parade through the City Centre with the Nottingham High School CCF, and the South Notts Hussars. This finished with a march past at the Nottingham Council House, where the Lord Lieutenant took the salute from the parade. The cadets represented the Arnold Hill community exceptionally well at this important event.
Photo credit: David Thorpe