Message from the Headteacher, Ms A. Sharma:
On Wednesday, we were visited by the Headteacher of Featherstone High School to see our lunchtime arrangements. He stayed to eat the delicious Chicken Biryani served in the canteen amongst many other tasty dishes. He was very impressed with not only the food on offer but also the calm ambience in the canteen, as well as around the school. He commented on how polite and respectful the students were. Thank you for all that you do to help us maintain such high standards, so that students develop into fantastic young people and responsible citizens. Please remind your child to go straight home at the end of the school day. No one should hang around any of the main roads or parks in large groups- it creates a bad impression of them and the school.
Enjoy the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, and the long weekend.
School uniform next week
Due to the exams taking place next week, all students must attend school in their P.E. kit. Please refer to the photos for the P.E. kit expectation when travelling to school and during lessons.
Calendar dates 2023/24
The term dates for the academic year 2023/24 are available on our website.
Please encourage your child to download and utilise the online Mental Health app/ service designed specifically for young people.
Year 10 trip – Kew Gardens
Well done to the Year 10 art students for another successful trip. They had the opportunity to walk around Kew Gardens for the day and record sources for their current project titled “Beginnings and Ends”. They also participated in a Grand Design Challenge, where students reimagine the garden’s greenhouses with a more sustainable twist. Students will now take their photographs and create anthropomorphic botanical monster sculptures.
Resources for Parents/Carers of Students Applying to University
The best place for parents/carers to get university application support for their child is: www.ucas.com/parents
Here you will have access to a wide range of guidance and resources, all designed to help you through the different stages of the application process:
‣ Parent videos – for advice, hints, and useful tips.
‣ Parent newsletters – all the updates and information you need, along with timely explanations of the application process. Parents and guardians can sign up at: www.ucas.com/parents-signup
For the parents/carers of our current Y13 students, please contact Mr Sekhon (HoY 13) or Mr Benson if you require any further assistance.
Co-opted Governor Vacancy
Villiers is looking for a new co-opted governor to join the school governing body to help guide the school in its next phase of development. A co-opted governor cannot be a parent of a child currently at the school (there are elections to appoint parent governors) but should be someone who either lives or works locally. Ideally the co-opted governor should have some specific skills that can be of use to the governing body e.g. finance, education, estates management, marketing, etc. If you know of friends or family who might be interested please contact email@example.com who will arrange for you to meet the Chair of Governors to discuss this further.
Welfare and Medical Updates
Year 8 HPV vaccinations will be held on Wednesday 5th July 2023. An electronic consent form has been sent to you via email. This must be completed as soon as possible, even if you do not consent, please select ‘no’. Please read the letter sent out for further details, and if you have any questions you may contact the Welfare Officer.
A reminder that students should not be carrying any medication, unless it has been prescribed by the doctor to take in school and a medication consent form has been filled in for safety purposes. Due to this cold weather lots of viral infections have been going around and students are getting sick. Please encourage your child to keep warm, have a good breakfast and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Students are not allowed to call home for sickness, as this disrupts the school. If you are feeling unwell, you must got to welfare and parents/carers will be contacted if necessary.
Key Forthcoming Dates
Get in Touch
If you have any suggestions on how to improve the school further or any concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org