Parent News 18/04/2016

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The Brakenhale School joins the Greenshaw Learning Trust

The Brakenhale School became an academy and joined the Greenshaw Learning Trust on 1 April 2016.

After the close of the stakeholder consultation, the school’s governing body considered a report on the consultation process and the questions and issues that had been raised in response to its proposal to become an academy with the Greenshaw Learning Trust.

The governing body decided to proceed with its proposal and the final arrangements for the school to become an academy with the Trust were completed just before Easter.

You can find out more about the Greenshaw Learning Trust here.

Press Release From Dr Phillip Lee MP

‘Brakenhale School has started on the road to recovery.’ That was the view of local MP, Dr Phillip Lee, after he spoke to students in Years 9 and 10 at special assemblies on Friday 18th March.  His visit coincided with the final arrangements being put in place for the school to become an Academy and join the Greenshaw Learning Trust.

Here you can read the full Press Release From Dr Phillip Lee MP

Student Voice Council

A key vehicle for developing and listening to Student Voice is the School Council. Two Tutor Representatives are chosen by students and these students carry forward the views and priorities of the tutor groups. Following nominations and a Hustings process, School Councillors are elected by democratic vote, mirroring the way MPs are elected to Parliament.  Sixth Form Tutor Representatives are invited without election – just like the House of Lords.

The Tutor Representatives and School Councils meet regularly throughout the year.  The agenda for the meetings is set from the issues raised by students, so it is important that Tutor Groups have regular discussions about any things they would like to see changed and any new ideas they would like to put in place.

As well as the impact the School Council has on the school, the system is also a way to encourage students to actively partake in democracy later in life, to ensure they have the understanding of how they can influence their own futures.

We would like to congratulate the successful election candidates:

Year 7 Bethany B and Thomas M

Year 8 Courtney W and Jessica S

Year 9 Charlie W and Emily L

Year 10 Isaac A and Georgia C


Vivo Points Update

More details about Vivo Rewards can be found here.


PTA News

PTA Upcoming Events:

Tuesday 3rd May: May PTA meeting
Sunday 8th May: Half Marathon Water Station
Tuesday 7th June: June PTA meeting
Saturday 25th June: PTA Race Night
Tuesday 5th July: July PTA meeting

Thank you to everyone who helped make our recent inaugural PTA Quiz Night a success. From the evening and raffles we raised almost £500 for the school, which is fantastic. Please put the date for our next fun evening, the Race Night, in your diaries for Saturday 25th June. More details will follow.

Please continue to collect any unwanted clothes, shoes and accessories for our Recycling Clothes Collection. Bags are available from the school and you can bring your bagged items to main reception up until and including Thursday 28th April.

PTA Bag 2 School Clothes Recycling Advert and List

We are also looking for volunteers to help at the water station for the Bracknell Half Marathon on Sunday 8th May between 8am and 9.30am.

PTA Half Marathon Water Station flyer

Water Station – Bracknell Half Marathon