Southchurch High School is approaching the end of a very busy term.
Students’ charity work has been impressive this term including a Macmillan Coffee morning, Children in need, Helping the Homeless with food donations, Diabetes UK, Jeans for Genes and Save the Children’s, Christmas Jumper Day. Students and student leadership supported by staff have all contributed to raising funds to these worthwhile charitable organisations.
Students and staff have been in training this term preparing to run 5Km by running before school Wednesdays and Fridays to promote a healthier lifestyle. This may be necessary for all those who are eating the cakes prepared in the Southchurch Bake Off in the lead up to Christmas.
A performance of ‘A Christmas Carol’ will take place in December for students studying the book by Charles Dickens for their GCSE.
In addition, a Year 11 Exam Preparation and Post 16 event was very well attended by year 11 students and parents. ‘PositivelyMad’ showed students and parents a number of ways to revise and recall in an entertaining humorous way. A big thank you to the colleges and sixth forms who attended, helping our students choose their post 16 destination.
Year 11 Raising Attainment Evening – Parental Feedback
Recently, we were visited by John Hopper and Chris Flynn from the DfE who wanted to delve a little deeper into the dramatic improvements shown in English, in the hope that strategies could be put to good use elsewhere. When taking the time to thank us for the hospitality shown they said, “We were very impressed with what we saw and the impressive improvements you have made in English over the last few years, through your structured approach. Your students were clearly focused and getting a lot out of your teaching. We will be sharing the positive impressions with colleagues in the department.”