Freddie's Focus

For Parents & Carers

Freddie's Focus

For Parents & Carers

Things to celebrate

  • This week, our Computing department took 27 of our Y8 students to Manchester Airport to take part in a Computing and Technology day. Their behaviour throughout was exemplary and their participation and engagement in each of the sessions was fantastic. They really were a credit to our school and the team at Manchester Airport commented that they were ‘the best school group that they have had visit’!
  • Our Year 10 students attended a college taster event on Wednesday.  Their behaviour and attitude were exemplary and praised by the colleges involved.
  • Thursday was our last PSHE day.  Students took part in a variety of activities, workshops and talks all of which were aimed at developing character and lifelong skills. There was an amazing atmosphere in school.
  • We said farewell to our Year 11 students by hosting a Leavers’ Celebration assembly on Tuesday and their much-anticipated prom on Friday. We are sad to say goodbye but have high hopes for each and every one of them. We wish them all the very best of luck.
  • We had a fantastic turnout to our Year 6 Parents’ Evening on Thursday night.  We look forward to working with all of our new parents in September.

School Reminders

  • Freddie's Fringe Festival

    Next week is our Arts week in school ‘Freddie’s Fringe Festival’.

  • Student-Led Conference

    Monday 11th July is our Student-led conference event. Further details of this to follow.

  • Summer Concert

    Thursday 14th July we will be holding our Summer Concert at 7pm in the Sports Hall. Tickets will be available to buy from reception.

  • General Reminder

    We would like to remind you that girls will be allowed to wear plain black knee length socks (no bows) instead of tights. They will, of course, be able to continue to wear tights if they prefer, and trousers are still available as an option (as they have always been). We will return to our normal uniform rules in September. Any girls who roll up their skirts to shorten the length will be told to return to wearing tights or trousers. Your support with this is greatly appreciated.

School Reminders

  • Freddie's Fringe Festival

    Next week is our Arts week in school ‘Freddie’s Fringe Festival’.

  • Student-Led Conference

    Monday 11th July is our Student-led conference event. Further details of this to follow.

  • Summer Concert

    Thursday 14th July we will be holding our Summer Concert at 7pm in the Sports Hall. Tickets will be available to buy from reception.

  • General Reminder

    We would like to remind you that girls will be allowed to wear plain black knee length socks (no bows) instead of tights. They will, of course, be able to continue to wear tights if they prefer, and trousers are still available as an option (as they have always been). We will return to our normal uniform rules in September. Any girls who roll up their skirts to shorten the length will be told to return to wearing tights or trousers. Your support with this is greatly appreciated.

Homework and Self-directed study

Proofreading at Freddie’s:

We have introduced proofreading support for students this half term to support them in reviewing and editing their written work before handing it in to their teacher. We want students to be identifying and correcting any mistakes, and ask parents and carers prompt their child to check homework before they submit.

Homework Club

Please remind your child that homework club is available to all students Monday-Thursday where they can complete work in a quiet environment with staff on hand to support them.

Personal Development

Over the next few weeks as part of our work on developing character we will be focusing on Empathy. If students have empathy, they will help and understand each other better, and learn to live in a rich and diverse community. We also want all students to feel that this is their school and they belong here. Key information on ‘having empathy’ is included below.

Please click on the button below for key information on empathy and tips for developing this aspect of your child’s character.

Personal Development

Over the next few weeks as part of our work on developing character we will be focusing on Empathy. If students have empathy, they will help and understand each other better, and learn to live in a rich and diverse community. We also want all students to feel that this is their school and they belong here. Key information on ‘having empathy’ is included below.

Please click on the button below for key information on empathy and tips for developing this aspect of your child’s character.

Message from the Headteacher

What a week! Sometimes as Headteacher you just have to take a step back and reflect on all the great things that are taking place in school. This last week has been an absolute joy! On Tuesday we finally said farewell to our Year 11 with a fantastic Leavers’ Assembly. There was laughter and tears in equal measure as the students celebrated the end of their five years here at Freddie’s. As we have been saying farewell to Year 11, we have been welcoming into school Year 6 students for their transition days. It is always lovely to see the excitement and energy that bubbles around a new year group. 

 

On Wednesday all of Year 10 attended college taster days to help get them to consider their options for when they finally leave school. I received the following message from one of the colleges: “Your students were proactive, polite, engaged and enthusiastic about all aspects of the day – and our tutors commented on their excellent behaviour and positive attitude to learning”. On Monday, a group of our Y8 students visited Manchester Airport to take part in a Computing and Technology day.  Their behaviour throughout was exemplary and their participation and engagement in each of the sessions was fantastic. The team at Manchester Airport commented that they were the best school group that they have had visit. Finally, on Thursday we had our final Personal Development Day for this year. All year groups have explored a range of themes: employability skills, impact of stereotyping, prejudice and discrimination; maintaining positive and healthy relationships.

Can I thank all parents that responded to the OFSTED questionnaire. This provides us with valuable parental feedback. If you have not done so already, we would be grateful if you could take the time to complete the survey. Here is the link.

Thank you

Mr Davies.