Freddie's Focus

For Parents & Carers

Freddie's Focus

For Parents & Carers

Things to celebrate

  • This week was our spectacular Arts week: ‘Freddie’s Fringe Festival’. It has been wonderful seeing the quality of work produced and the high number of students involved. Events have included Music students performing at Factory in Manchester, a presentation event of GCSE Art work, the premiere of the film club’s release ‘It’s Not Alex’, and the ‘Speak Truth to Power’ event celebrating human rights in Art, Music and Drama.

  • We were thrilled to see England International and former Freddie’s student Ella Toone featured on Granada Reports as part of the Euro 2022 coverage. She is inspiring us all and we can’t wait to see the squad’s success in the competition.

School Reminders

  • Student-Led Conference

    Monday 11th July is our Student-led conference event. Please ask your child how the preparations for this are going. We look forward to seeing you there. If you are yet to make your appointment, please use the link on our website to School Cloud to make your booking.

  • Summer Concert

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

  • Prize Giving

    Prize Giving will take place on Tuesday 19th July . You will be informed if your child has received an award this year.

  • General Reminder

    School shoes must be worn in school. Trainers are not permitted unless your child has a medical note or is wearing them for a PE lesson.

School Reminders

  • Student-Led Conference

    Monday 11th July is our Student-led conference event. Please ask your child how the preparations for this are going. We look forward to seeing you there. If you are yet to make your appointment, please use the link on our website to School Cloud to make your booking.

  • Summer Concert

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

  • Prize Giving

    Prize Giving will take place on Tuesday 19th July . You will be informed if your child has received an award this year.

  • General Reminder

    School shoes must be worn in school. Trainers are not permitted unless your child has a medical note or is wearing them for a PE lesson.

Homework and Self-directed study

Summer homework for our Year 10 students will be set once again this year:

This will be a powerful support for their final year at school, and help to embed good study habits in preparation for GCSEs. Their effort and engagement with summer homework will be graded upon their return in September and shared with parents and carers in the first set of Year 11 reports which are published in October.

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

Monday 11th July sees the welcome return of our Student Led Conferences. These provide an invaluable opportunity for our students to reflect on their learning over the course of the last academic year. It is also an opportunity for you as parents and carers to come into school to support your child by listening to them as they articulate their strengths and areas for development.

Many of you will have seen Granada Reports this week when England International and former Freddie’s student Ella Toone was featured as part of the  Euros’ coverage. Granada came into school to interview some of our students who are being inspired by Ella. She is a fantastic role model, and we wish her and the rest of the England team all the very best in the competition

You can view the video from Granada Reports below.

Thank you

Mr Davies.