Ice Star Glides to Success
It’s been a bright start to the synchronised skating competitive season for Arnold Hill student, Bryony Negus. Bryony competes at a domestic and international level as a member of the Nottingham Synchronised Skating Academy (NSSA) Icetastic and Rocking Robin teams, and is already celebrating multiple medal success.
This year’s campaign began with the teams topping the podium in Cardiff at the Wales and West Synchronised Skating Competition at the beginning of November. Two weeks later Bryony was part of a gold winning performance by the Icetastic team at the Lee Valley British Synchro competition in London, before going on to take silver with the Rocking Robins at the Winter Cup 2016 in Gullegem, Belgium last week.
We are all very proud of Bryony, and wish the NSSA teams all the best when they defend their British Championship titles for the 3rd year running in January.
GCSE & GCE Certificates Available for Collection
GCSE and GCE summer 2016 certificates are now available for collection. If you are no longer a student at Arnold Hill Academy please come to the A Block Reception to collect and sign for them. If you are a student in our Sixth Form, please see Mrs Spencer in the Pastoral Office.
The office is open between the hours of 8am – 4pm Monday to Thursday and 8am – 3.30pm on a Friday. Please can I ask that you check your certificates before leaving the office as any errors may not able to be corrected once you have signed for them. If you need to collect them on behalf of someone you must have written consent to give to reception before they will allow you to sign and take them away.
Attendance and Punctuality
After the October half term we are introducing a new lateness policy – both lateness to school and lateness to lessons. We wanted to ensure you are aware in good time about this and also that this will be shared with students prior to it starting on Monday 31 October 2016 via assemblies and in guidance. Please support us by ensuring you speak to your child about this at home too. A copy of the letter sent home can be accessed below.
Home Learning at Arnold Hill Academy
At Arnold Hill, home learning is an important part of the curriculum. We want to support all students to complete home learning and also ensure that parents and carers are informed about the content and when home learning is set.
This week, all students have been given a Home Learning booklet (copies are available to download below). This booklet contains the term’s home learning plan for each subject. Where possible, home learning will be set in line with these timings and themes. This may be subject to some alteration if there is a Bright Day, INSET day or a teacher is absent. Students will also record home learning in their planner. Please use the booklet to discuss home learning with your child. If you do have any questions or queries, please email your child’s teacher directly.
Home learning is important to support progress; effort and completion of home learning is recognised through reward points. Students are not formally sanctioned if home learning is not complete. Individual teachers do sometimes expect students to finish incomplete home learning with them outside of lesson time. This is particularly important at Key Stage 4 as making good progress is vital.
In addition, there will also be a drop-in home learning club every Monday and Tuesday from 3:15pm-4:15pm. This will be held in the School Library in B Block for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 students.
Message from Nottingham City Transport
Nottingham City Transport have received reports that bus service 57X leaving Nottingham at 07:58am has been unusually busy this week and has been full by the time it reaches Sherwood. This bus service is ideal for our own students and those attending Christ the King Academy, and is therefore well used.
NCT does not have the resources to duplicate this journey and pupils are therefore advised to consider catching alternative buses to ensure they are able to arrive on site before 08.35am.
From past experience this is not unusual at the start of term and the situation usually resolves itself after a few weeks.
Links to the timetables can be found below:
Data Collection Sheets for Students Entering Year 7 in September
If you haven't filled in a data collection sheet for your child, can you please print off and complete this form and send it to school with your child on the first day of term.