Donations for Summer Festival Tombola please Deborah Ward

If you have any unwanted gifts& toiletries , drinks or sweets that
you can donate for our LoveIsLove Summer Festival on Thursday
we would really appreciate it!

There will be a box in the staff room for any donations on Monday
many thanks

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Reminder: Brisk walking group every Tuesday and Thursday from Karen Bennett

Time: 1.05 ÔÇô 1.35pm
Meet: Main car park entrance
Where to: Alexandra Park
Come along and say hello to the herons and the terrapins ­čÖé
Any questions please contact
Hope you can make it ­čÖé

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Summer clear out from Premises Team

If you are having a big clear out let the Premises Team know via the Premises Helpdesk on MyDay and they will bring you a trolly, to save keep lifting and moving things.

Also, a reminder to put jobs on the Premises Helpdesk rather than asking the team as you see them.

This would be really helpful, thank you!

Premises Team ­čÖé

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Briefing notes 2019.06.12 from Dee Campbell

Briefing notes 2019.06.12

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New starter

Welcome to Sana Ahmed (SAD) who started on the 10th June as a Progress Tutor.

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Love Is Love Summer Festival from Hayley Charlesworth







20th June – 11am-2pm | The Street, College One


  • International drag performer ‘Donna Trump
  • Student musicians
  • Cake stall and pick n mix
  • Glitter face paint
  • Representatives from The Proud Trust and Stonewall

If any staff and students would like to help with the organisation on the day, please come along to a meeting in room 99 at lunchtime on Thursday.

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Staff Book Club from Jennifer Benzer

Thank you to everyone who came to discuss ‘Educated’ – some really interesting responses. We’ve chosen ‘The Way of the Flesh’ by Ambrose Parry for our next read, a thriller set in nineteenth century Edinburgh. We’ll discuss it when we get back after the summer.

Jennifer Benzer

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Latest EEF Guidance Report: ‘Improving Behaviour’ from Louise Astbury

The latest Education Endowment Foundation report on Improving Behaviour is available to download here

The key recommendations align with our Pivotal strategies and our 3 Rs: Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn:

  1. Know and understand your pupils and their influences
  2. Teach learning behaviours alongside managing misbehaviour
  3. Use classroom management strategies to support good classroom behaviour
  4. Use simple approaches as part of your regular routine
  5. Tailor targeted approaches to meet the needs of individuals in your school
  6. Consistency and coherence at a whole school level are paramount

We are hosting a free twilight session run by Oldham Research School on Monday 8th July 4.00-5.30 in which we will explore the guidance report and the implications for practice at whole school and classroom level.

If you would like to attend this please book a place via this link and add the session to Bluesky:



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Staff Wellbeing Day Feedback from Sallie Scott

We hope everyone had a fantastic day on Wednesday!

To help with planning for next year, if you have any feedback about the day or any ideas for activities/sessions that you would like to be included in the future, please email


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Short Briefing notes from Monday from Dee Campbell

  • Welcome to Terry Kudrath-Charnal, joining The Know team, formerly from Hathershaw.
  • Congratulations to Gemma Curto Alonso who received a certificate for No.1 best value added in the country!┬á Well done Gemma J
  • Louise thanked Adam for all his work on preparing for INSET and Adam ran through preparations for the week.
  • Next Wednesday will be a full staff meeting covering Taster days and various updates.
  • Information for the final Parents newsletter to Year 12 students to RLE/DCL please.

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