Parental request

We are writing to you on the advice of Thames Valley Police and Bracknell Forest Children’s Social Care regarding a social media profile of concern. Please check your child’s social media accounts for communication with CraigDavis1999 or James Hammond. If there has been any contact, please ensure these profiles are blocked and contact the school safeguarding lead.
As always, please continue to monitor your childs social media accounts and ensure these are set to privatePlease ensure your child personally knowand trusts their online “friends” who can follow and interact with your childs social media activity.
This message has been shared with all BFC schools to act upon. Liz Cook

Friends of EPCS 2017-2018 Supporting the School

Hello Friends of EPCS!

We are continually looking at ways to build a strong partnership with parents of existing students as well as the new year 7 intake. Parents are continually supporting through parents evenings and attending events throughout the year.
We have also asked for parental involvement through events such as;

Parent Ambassadors at the Year 7 meet the tutor event
Year 9 Core subject parents support evening
Year 7 How to use Google drive session
TLC Saturday mornings throughout last term
Questionnaires at parents evenings

I firstly want to thank all those parents who have taken part and supported the school and your children within these events. Parental involvement plays a massive role in supporting our students through their journey.

Secondly I would like to invite parents to get in touch with myself, Richard Lake, at richardlake@epschool.org if you feel you could support the school in anyway by being part of the team involved in fundraising or representing the school at events. We would very much value any input you could give.

Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Reminder: Study Skills Evening

  • Reminder for parents/ carers of students in Years 11-13, there is a talk on effective revision, boosting memory and how to improve recall in exam conditions.The event will take place on Wednesday 18 October 2017 and will start at 6pm in the Downshire Theatre and will last approximately one hour with time for questions at the end.

DEAR week at EPCS

EPCS celebrated it’s first DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) week of the academic year a few weeks ago. Every day, for 20 minutes at the start of Period 4, all students and staff ‘dropped everything and read.’ While it was only 20 minutes a day, this meant that students read for a total of 100 minutes over the week! If students maintained this throughout the year, those 20 minutes could be the difference between simply a pass in an exam and top marks. We look forward to the next literacy event: No Pens Day, when students will learn purely through talk based approaches, on Tuesday 7 November!

 

EP Students meet author, Ali Sparkes

Yesterday, students from Year 8 at Easthampstead Park Community School attended a launch event for the Berkshire Book Award, and met author Ali Sparkes. Ali Sparkes talked about her writing, signed copies of her novel and also answered questions. The students are now going to embark on reading and rating the various books nominated for this award.

Y11 Careers Fair tomorrow – Final call!

Dear Y11 parents,

A reminder about the Y11 visit to the careers fair taking place tomorrow. We are very keen to ensure all Year 11 students benefit from this unmissable opportunity, but currently still have 10 students in the year group yet to return their permission slips. Find the letter below. If your child is one of these 10, please can you ensure they bring the signed slip with them to school tomorrow. Many thanks for your support.

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ParentPay update

Dear Parents/Carers
Unfortunately the ParentPay website was ‘experiencing difficulties’ yesterday afternoon and as such payments made were not appearing on student school meal accounts.
We would like to reassure you that this has now been resolved and all monies are now showing correctly.  Any student who required food at break time today received it.
If you have any concerns regarding this, please email me directly at caron.harrison@epschool.org.