On Friday 16 October 2020, Year 12 and 13 Politics students from Notley High School & Braintree Sixth form were lucky to have a virtual meeting with the Rt Hon James Cleverly, Minister of State and MP for Braintree.
Braintree Sixth Form welcomed poet Jacob Sam-La Rose, virtually, on Friday 16 October 2020.
A non-uniform day was held on Friday at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form to support the national anti-racism campaign, Show Racism the Red Card. Students and staff were encouraged to wear red and donate £1 to the charity, which helps fund anti-racism education for young people across the UK.
14 October 2020
Dear Parents/CarersWe have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a second confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.
We appreciate you will be concerned about the safety and welfare of the children, but please be assured our Risk Assessment and procedures are robust. They are reviewed on a weekly basis and we will complete the process again following recent events. The second case involves a Year 10 student and is unrelated to the first reported case.
COVID19 Positive Case Letter to Parents/Carers of Students in Years 7-13 and Students in Years 12-13
We have been advised by Public Health England that there has been a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the school.
We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness
As a teacher, it is always lovely to hear of ex-students’ achievements and successes. James Cook left Braintree Sixth Form a couple of years ago to study Architecture at UCL.
We have decided in response to Government guidance, parent/carer feedback, and the current local and national context, to adopt a stronger position with regards to face coverings: All students and staff will be expected to wear face coverings in corridors and communal indoor areas, unless there is a specific medical reason or disability.
Mobile testing units are at various locations across Essex and they are run by the Ministry of Defence.
Information for parents/carers and students on how to safely use home to school transport has now been published on the Essex County Council website: https://www.essex.gov.uk/changes-services/schools-learning
Dear Year 13 Students and Parents/Carers
We appreciate the publication of results can be a stressful time in normal circumstances, but the current situation is adding to anxiety and uncertainty for a number of you.
Please be assured that as soon as we have any updated information regarding the appeals process or news on any republication of grades we will contact you immediately.
As the 2020 summer exams which Year 13 students were due to take this year were cancelled, this year’s students have been awarded grades by the exam boards, based on information supplied by each school. To award the final grades, the exam boards have then applied their own calculations, taking account of performance in previous years, to generate each individual student’s final grades.
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We are intending on welcoming Years 7, 11 and 12 in school from Thursday 3 September, and Year 13 from Friday 4 September, with the rest of the school back in from Monday 7 September.
The online enrolment for Braintree Sixth Form has now closed. If you have any enquiries about places for September 2020 in the sixth form, please contact our administrator Mrs Turner by emailing Lois.firstname.lastname@example.org
Enrolment to Braintree Sixth Form is largely moving online this year. The online enrolment form will be open on the school and sixth form website from 8am on Thursday 20 August. Please check the website on the day.
Here is a copy of the presentation delivered to parents/carers via Microsoft Teams this week. A Frequently Asked Questions document will be provided as soon as possible.
We would normally be running our UCAS launch week this half term as part of our support for students as they consider their post-18 options
Please can you complete the following survey about remote learning.
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 18-24 May 2020. The theme is kindness.
You may already be aware that part of the government support package during the coronavirus pandemic is to provide all parents with children eligible for free school meals with a £15 voucher each week to help towards the additional cost of food from having your child/children at home.
To support you and your family through the COVID-19 pandemic, Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service has created a brand new resource hub.
Friday 20th March 2020
I am writing to give you further guidance on the way that schools across Essex will be operating over the coming weeks. These changes cover all registered childcare providers (including nurseries and childminders), maintained and academy primary schools, maintained and academy secondary schools; special schools, further education colleges and independent schools.
20 March 2020
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Following the announcement from the Government that school closure will not be "an educational setting" but a "safe place" for critical workers to leave their children and the publication of the ‘key worker’ list, we need to collect details of which families fall into this group so we can plan accordingly.
19 March 2020
Dear Year 13 Students, Parents and Carers
Following the announcement yesterday regarding school closures, partial opening and exams this summer, I want to update you on the situation at Braintree Sixth Form for Year 13 students in particular.
I appreciate this is a potentially worrying and unsettling time for Year 13 students and their families regarding the uncertainty of A Level and vocational examinations and grades.
You will probably all be aware of the announcement made regarding school closures from Friday 20 March 2020. We will consider the next steps and communicate with you as soon as possible.
The safety and welfare of students and staff are our highest priority.
Also, we would like to reassure all students preparing for public exams, that we will support them in achieving their next steps.
Dr C Cusick, Head of School
17 March 2020
Students in Years 9 and 10
Following the Government advice relating to the COVID-19 virus yesterday, we have a large number of staff who are absent due to a variety of reasons. As a result, we have had to make the difficult decision to suspend the timetable for Years 9 and 10 students from Wednesday 18 March – Friday 20 March 2020. A decision on next week will be made as soon as possible.
Congratulations to Chloe Oxford, who has been offered a prestigious degree apprenticeship with the firm GSK.
On Wednesday 26 February 2020, 25 students went on a trip to see the West End production of ‘Les Misérables’ organised by the Sixth Form Musical Theatre Society.
We would like to announce that Mr Rob James has been promoted to the role of CEO of North Essex Multi Academy Trust.
Please find attached, the meal deals that will be available to all students with effect from Monday 2 March 2020.
Please find below a useful guide for parents and carers from The National Online Safety Team, regarding online behavior: 'Be Kind Online'.
We would encourage all parents/carers to follow the National Online Safety page on social media for regular information and safety tips.
On Thursday 6 February 2020 Ken Coe, a member of the cleaning team at Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form, was awarded a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the category of Non-Teaching Staff Member of the Year at the annual Essex Teaching Awards.
On Wednesday 5 February 2020, a group of 28 Business and Economics A Level students visited the New Holland Tractor Plant in Basildon.
On Tuesday 4 February 2020, students in Braintree Sixth Form and our Year 10 students were fortunate to hear a performance from an upcoming Scottish solo artist, Natasha Stewart.
Learning how to present and market yourself to prospective universities and employers is part of the programme of personal development for sixth form students.