Message from the Headteacher, Ms A. Sharma:
The Year 11 and 13 exams are in full swing and we wish everyone the very best of luck. Thank you for supporting them at home and ensuring they come to school fully prepared. Please be mindful that students are not allowed to use their phones in the corridors or the classrooms. Please remind them to keep their phones switched off or on silent and in their pockets whilst inside any building. I have also noticed that jewellery and make up is on the rise. Please ensure that your child comes to school in the correct uniform and if they do not, arrangements will be made for them to go home and change. Any items of jewellery will be confiscated until teachers are in a position to return it. Please do not allow them to wear any make up or jewellery to school. Thank you for your support in this matter.
Have a good weekend.
Year 7- Awards Assembly
Year 7 students were awarded certificates for their endeavours and praised for their unique achievements.
Three Year 11 GCSE students have won R.E. prizes for their encyclopaedic knowledge of the AQA syllabus. In a multiple-choice assessment the following students got near top marks and will receive a £15 Amazon voucher each:
Next year the prize will run again for the current Year 10 students.
Mental Health Awareness Week
This week, we have been celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week. One way to improve and maintain good mental health is by getting enough good quality sleep. Please encourage your child to access Kooth, this is a free confidential website/ resource, which has been specifically designed to support students’ wellbeing – https://www.kooth.com/
Please have a look at our Twitter page for daily Kooth posts this week – https://twitter.com/VHSchool
Some students are arriving late to school and giving the reason for being late as either ‘transport issues/ traffic’ or ‘woke up late’. For both of these reasons, there are clear steps students can take to ensure they are not late in future, such as setting an alarm (earlier than their current alarm, if necessary), getting their uniform and equipment ready the night before and planning their journey ahead of time.
If a student is late, they will receive a break time detention. If they miss their detention, they will receive a lunchtime detention. Please make sure students arrive to school on time, every day and continue to maintain our high standards and expectations of students at Villiers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 go to welfare and parents/carers will be contacted if necessary.
Active Travel Week Competition
Congratulations to Sheena 9C, the winner of our Active Travel Week step-count competition.
Does your child have any old school uniform items that no longer fit? Are they still in good condition? Would they like to stop this clothing from going to landfill? If so, please consider donating these items. Next Eco Day (23.06.23), they will have the chance to swap or buy school uniform that is used but clean and of good quality. Miss Farrell or their form Eco Rep will be accepting the following items of clothing:
● School trousers
● School skirts
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: email@example.com