Freddie's Focus

For Parents & Carers

Freddie's Focus

For Parents & Carers

Things to celebrate

  • This week, our Year 11 students began their GCSE examinations. We are so proud of their maturity, resilience and determination. Good luck Year 11!

  • Despite defeat, our Year 11 football team demonstrated fantastic teamwork and maturity representing Freddie’s at the Greater Manchester Schools County Cup Final.

  • It has been lovely to see so many of our younger students supporting during our in school Parents’ Evenings; they are excellent representatives of Freddie’s.

  • The amount of students taking part in the extra-curricular activities available to them is wonderful to see.  We would like to encourage all of our students to get involved with as many of these opportunities as possible during their time at Freddie’s.

School Reminders

  • School Access

    Due to the current building work, we ask parents not to drive down Printshop Lane with the only exception being those who need to drop off or pick up disabled students or those with medical needs.

  • BEST Award and Self-Evaluation week

    Next week is our BEST Award and Self-Evaluation week. Please talk to your child about the importance of reflecting on their learning journey, strengths and areas for improvement.

  • Half Term

    We break up for May half term on Friday 27th May and return Monday 6th June.

  • General Reminder

    Please remind your child of the importance of having all of their equipment for every lesson so that they are ready to learn. Your child requires a pen, green pen, ruler, highlighter, earphones and calculator. These are available to purchase in school.

For further details on our uniform policy, click here.

For more information on school events and term dates, click here.

School Reminders

  • School Access

    Due to the current building work, we ask parents not to drive down Printshop Lane with the only exception being those who need to drop off or pick up disabled students or those with medical needs.

  • BEST Award and Self-Evaluation week

    Next week is our BEST Award and Self-Evaluation week. Please talk to your child about the importance of reflecting on their learning journey, strengths and areas for improvement.

  • Half Term

    We break up for May half term on Friday 27th May and return Monday 6th June.

  • General Reminder

    Please remind your child of the importance of having all of their equipment for every lesson so that they are ready to learn. Your child requires a pen, green pen, ruler, highlighter, earphones and calculator. These are available to purchase in school.

For further details on our uniform policy, click here.

For more information on school events and term dates, click here.

Homework and Self-directed study

The importance of Proofreading:

Staff are continually encouraging our students to take pride in the quality of their written work. To help, we have introduced the new Freddie’s Proofreading Guidance. Please encourage your child to check all of their work, avoiding more basic errors by proofreading carefully.

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 being tolerant. If students are tolerant of others, they will accept other students’ differences, develop a healthy respect for one another 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.

Please access this link for key information on being tolerant 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 being tolerant. If students are tolerant of others, they will accept other students’ differences, develop a healthy respect for one another 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.

Please access this link for key information on being tolerant and tips for developing this aspect of your child’s character.

Message from the Headteacher

This week, our Year 11 football team played in the Greater Manchester School’s Cup Final. Unfortunately, they were beaten by Wright Robinson College; nevertheless, getting to the final was a significant achievement for the team as it was the first time a Freddie’s team has managed this. The team have been coached and managed by Mr Rigby.

Sadly, Mr Rigby will be leaving Freddie’s this half term to take up a position at Swinton High School. Mr Rigby has been with our school for 24 years and has made a huge contribution to the life of our school. I know the result on Wednesday was not quite the swan song that Mr Rigby would have liked as he bows out from Freddie’s, but we wish him all the very best of luck and thank him for the contribution he has made to our school over the years.

At the end of this half term, we also say farewell to our Careers Advisor Mrs Russell. In recent years, Mrs Russell has helped to transform our careers provision. As a result of her work, and working with Mr Nuttall, the school has been nominated for an Excellence in Careers Education. We wish her all the very best for the future.

Mr Davies.