Headteacher's Update

Dear Parents, Carers and Community Partners

Thank you for your support this term, which for me has been full of both sadness and joy.  Many of you have sent in messages regarding Mr Dickinson as well as thank you notes to staff for their work with your Year 11 children and all have been very much appreciated.

Our emphasis now moves to fundraising to purchase a defibrillator and students have asked if they can hold a “Wear red for Andrew day” on Friday 6 June.  Arrangements are that students may wear a red item of clothing or accessory; this can be a hat, top, t-shirt, gloves, shoes, socks or trousers and pay a minimum donation of £1.  All the monies collected will all go towards the purchase of the defibrillator unit. Red has been selected as it has a clear link to the heart and the item which we are trying to purchase, as well as being the colour of Mr Dickinson’s favourite team Liverpool. In this way it is different from our more usual civvies days when children have a wide choice of what to wear. I hope you will be able to support us in achieving our target of £1000.

Important Numbers and Emails

Switchboard
01344 304567 & option 3

Emailing school
info@epschool.org

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Thumbs Up for Stephen

After following the remarkable story of 19 year-old Stephen Sutton (Teenage Cancer Trust) we decided to do a ‘Staff Selfie’ to raise awareness for the Charity and for the amazing fundraising total already achieved by Stephen Sutton via #thumbsupforstephen.  The Bracknell Times came in to photograph the event, which took place on Friday 25 April in the school theatre.

To donate just £5, please text STEPHEN to 70500 or alternatively, via the justgiving.com page link http://www.justgiving.com/Stephen-Sutton-TCT

You can read more about Stephen Sutton’s inspiring story at http://www.stephensstory.co.uk/

Alternate Languages

If you wish to have any documents translated please ask your child to contact Mrs Ball in the Welfare Office.  Parents or carers can contact her directly on 01344 390822

SUSTRANS

 

Dr. Bike Day at Easthampstead Park Community School held Friday 28 March 2014

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Upcoming Events

Term Dates

Spring Term 2014:
Monday 6 January 2014—Friday 4 April 2014
Half Term: 17 February 2014—21 February 2014

Summer Term 2014:
Tuesday 22 April 2014—Tuesday 22 July 2014
Half Term: 26 May 2014—30 May 2014

Autumn Term 2014:
Tuesday 2 September 2014—Friday 19 December 2014
Half Term:27 October 2014
31 October 2014

Spring Term 2015:
Monday 5 January—Thursday 2 April 2015
Half Term: 16 February 2015—20 February 2015

Summer Term 2015:
Monday 20 April 2015—Wednesday 22 July 2015
Half Term: 25 May 2015—29 May 2015


 

School Focus

Respect and Pride

Thank you to all who contributed to our behaviour for learning debate in school; we have revised our Respect and Pride framework for the school and you can access a copy of the document here. They are on display around the school and in classrooms so students and staff become familiar with the expectations. Work will take place this term to embed the learning behaviour expectations in all classes. As you would expect, grades for behaviour will reflect the expectation of  full compliance if students are be awarded a 1 or 2 rating in assessment feedback, so please take the time to highlight this with your child in support of the school.

Preparation for year-end examinations and timetable rollover.

You will see from the school calendar that there is a school exam week from 16th of June to 20th of June. We will use the data to support progress judgements for the end of year reporting and make adjustments to teaching group if we can see the benefit to the children in terms of their overall progress. As the timetable will rollover before the end of the summer term and a new academic year will start, this should enable students to settle into any new groups and get started on their new curriculum in their promoted year group. We hope this will provide lots of benefits including allowing students to settle into newly chosen option subjects and Destiny school routines, commence working with new tutors possibly a new Head of Year and crucially look to maintain rates of progress. During this term we will also induct the new Year 7 and Year 12 students into Discovery and EPCS6.

Vacancies