It’s a great time to be joining The Coleshill School Sixth Form with numbers on the up, results getting better each year and increasing numbers of students going on to great university courses and top jobs. Add to this the partnership with the newly established Deon Burton Football Academy and it’s clear that Coleshill is the place to be for your post 16 studies in September 2018.
Newly appointed Head Boy and Girl, Joe Danks and Bethany Watts tell us that the student experience is better than ever. In Joe’s words, “The leadership structure in the sixth form and the wider school allows students a real sense of autonomy. It feels as though we have a chance to make a real difference.”
Bethany has recently returned from an Outward Bound leadership course in Aberdovey, Mid-Wales and said of the experience, “I learned about the subtleties of leadership and especially about how this works in a team situation. It was a great trip for self - discovery and recognising my strengths.”
We have had a generous grant from The Coleshill Grammar School Foundation Governors Trust to help support this type of activity.
November 16th from 6.30-8.30pm is our Sixth Form Open Evening and we are expecting applications to break last year’s record number. We are always delighted to receive applications from students studying at other schools and in September 2017 we had over 25 external students join our sixth form. One of our external students said, “I’ve settled in really well; we were given a great welcome and all our A level teachers are friendly and approachable.”
The Coleshill School Students Don’t Miss a Beat with Heart Shield!
Students across Warwickshire are continuing to receive emergency life support training thanks to Heart Shield, a Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service programme delivered in partnership with Public Health Warwickshire and volunteers from Jaguar Landrover’s Business Protection Department.
The main aim of the programme is to help ensure secondary school students are trained in vital skills such as Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). On Monday 16th October 2017, national ‘Restart a Heart Day’, 220 students from The Coleshill School attended the training. This is the largest number in a single day to receive the training in the 18 months since the programme was launched.
The Year 8 students (aged 12-13) took part in the hour long sessions which started with a DVD showing a cardiac arrest scenario and the benefits of bystander CPR. The students undertook practical CPR training, learning how to put someone in the recovery position and how to use a defibrillator.
In a bid to reduce the risk of having a heart attack later in life, students were given key healthy heart messages, including tips on healthy eating and physical activity to help influence their families and friends about reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease.
Talking about the programme, Area Commander David Pemberton, from Warwickshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service said: “As a service we are committed to helping keep our communities safe, and working with young people to learn these life-saving skills is so important. CPR in particular is a very useful skill to learn and can be used by almost anyone, anywhere. The more people we can get involved in this fantastic programme, the more lives we can help to save.”
Mr Temple-Purcell, Head of Year 8 commented “The Coleshill School strives to be at the heart of its community, we are proud that our students contribute to the community in which we live. The recent litter picking efforts of students and the continuing Heart shield program are proof of this. The ability to save a life is surely a lesson we should all learn. We are proud to be part of this exciting day and this community it may help in time of need.”
Half Term Holiday
3.10 pm, Thursday 19th October 2017 - Students break up for Half Term
Friday 20th October 2017 - Staff Training Day - School Closed to Students
Monday 23rd October to Friday 27th October 2017 - Half Term Holiday
8.45 am, Monday 30th October 2017 - Return to School
Please above link re presentation from the recent Key Stage Four Infomation Evening on Thursday 28th September 2017
Our Key Stage Four begins in Year 9, which allows us to deliver a broad and detailed curriculum to help prepare students for the demands of the new GCSEs, which will be first examined across most subjects in 2018. The new GCSEs have increased content and most have no coursework element and so the final grade relies on more, longer examinations. This puts an increased pressure on our students and we would like to show you how the new courses work so that you are able to fully support your son/daughter through the process.
The Key Stage 4 Information Evening provided an opportunity to discuss the new style of GCSEs, particularly in the core subjects of English, maths and science. The presentation (see link above) provides invaluable information about the new 1 to 9 grading, how we will measure progress across the year, and how you can keep on track with your son/daughter’s progress. T
Mrs C Larkin
Associate Deputy Headteacher