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Year 11 Parents’ Forum Monday 27th March 2017

Our Year 11 parents’ forum takes place on Monday 27th March 2017 at 6:00 p.m in A Block. A copy of the letter sent home can be viewed here.

The main objective is to share information on
• Next steps after Year 11
• Student preparation for the summer examinations
• Support over the Easter holidays
• Key dates, events and arrangements for the end of Year 11
• Year 11 Revision Guidance

Arnold Hill Host TAG English Conference

Mr Gillespie is delighted to announce that the inaugral TAG GCSE English Conference will see 120 Year 11 students from the three Trent Academies Group schools attending Arnold Hill Academy on Monday 27th March. English specialists from Arnold Hill (Mr Taylor and Mr Trotter), Farnborough Academy (Miss Inman) and Rushcliffe School (Miss Sandford) will be delivering four workshops that they have specifically designed to focus on the skills needed to achieve a higher grade in this summer's new GCSE English exams.

Red Nose Day for Comic Relief – Friday 24th March

The Arnold Hill Academy Student Council has asked that students and staff take part in Red Nose Day in support of the charity Comic Relief. The main fundraising activity will be a non-uniform day.

This will happen on Friday 24th March, when students will be asked to make a donation of £1 to wear non-uniform clothes for the day, preferably red and white clothes to match the colours of the charity. Students are welcome to wear their ‘Red Nose’ and other Comic Relief branded items throughout the day. Further information can be found in this letter to parents.

Sixth Form Summer Ball

Tickets are now on sale for the Sixth Form Summer Ball.
Date: Thursday 29th June 2017
Time: 7pm till Midnight
Cost: £24.00
See Mrs Spencer in the Pastoral Office to purchase your ticket

Brilliant Book Award

Our KS3 book group have been following the Brilliant Book Award which is an annual award voted for by students at Key Stage 3 in schools across Nottinghamshire, Nottingham City and Derbyshire. Students in participating schools read all of the shortlisted books and vote for their favourite title. Our students visited Rushcliffe School to meet the author of one of their favourite books ‘The Many Worlds Of Albie Bright’, Christopher Edge.
They were thrilled to have the chance to ask questions & get their books signed.

Calculated Business Risks for Year 8 Students

On Monday 27th February all year 8 students started ‘The Tenner Challenge’.
Each tutor group received a start up loan of £10 from the Tenner Bank, with an instruction to produce an idea of a product or service they could provide in school to gain first-hand experience of what it’s like to become an entrepreneur, and run their own business.
The challenge finishes on Friday 24th March, and lots of activities are planned for lunch and break times. The tutor group that makes the most profit from their own challenge will win the profit from all of the other tutor groups, which they will then use to do something fun during guidance time.