With exams getting nearer our Year 11 students should be accessing GCSEPod for all their subjects. This is great way to enhance revision from either a laptop, tablet or a phone. Research clearly shows that students who use GCSEPOD regularly achieve better grades. The pods are great for explaining concepts, reviewing individual topics and helping with retention of required knowledge.
The vast majority of year 11 have access to this valuable resource however if you need... to sign up again or require your password resetting please see Mr Peattie.
Year 9 Parents Evening
22nd February 2018
We would like to remind parents that the Yr 9 Parents Evening will be taking place on the above date from 4pm until 7pm. Please ask your children to make appointments with their teachers. This is also a great opportunity to discuss future pathway choices with teachers in the build up to the option choices that will be made soon although we will be holding an Options Evening over the coming weeks to allow students and parents to make i...nformed choices for GCSE study.
We hope as many parents can attend as possible.
Now that Free Flow Info is properly up and running in school we are requesting that parents log in to their account to check on some of the great work your children are producing. If you have any questions please email FFI@grahamschool.co.uk stating your child's name.
Parental engagement has proven to have a significant impact on a young person's education....
Parental Engagement is probably the most important thing you've never heard of. Why? Watch the short video to see how all parents - yes, even you! - can effectively help your children to do better in school.
Family Uni-Wise Event
Letters will be given to students after the half term break but please find a summary of the event below.....
The Universities of Hull, York, York St John and the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) FutureHY would like to invite you and your child to Scarborough University Technical College (UTC) to explore the opportunities that exist in Higher Education (HE)....
You will be able to find out more about the important issues surrounding Universities such as:
• Studying Higher Education at University – is it worth it?
• Progression routes into Higher Education
• Degree apprenticeships
• How you can support your child towards their goals
At the same time, your child will get to engage in a range of fun interactive games and exercises designed to introduce them to the world of higher education in an exciting and engaging way.
This is a great opportunity for our Year 10 and 11 students and their families to find out about University and how access to HE has changed over the years. The information that will be made available should also dispel some of the misconceptions surrounding the financial support required to study at University.
We hope as many families as possible can attend.
The Universities of Hull, York, York St John and the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) FutureHY would like to invite you and your child to Scarborough University Technical College (UTC) to explore the opportunities that exist in Higher Education (HE).
Our Year 10 girls recently took part in the local schools 5-a-side tournament at Scalby School. Due to the late withdrawal of Filey School, the girls would face Scalby and St. Augustines twice in a round robin format. In round one of matches, they got off to a great start with a convicing 3-0 victory against Scalby and followed it up with a goalless draw against St. Augustine’s. In round two, the girls found it tougher to break down the opposition and had to defend fiercely a...t times to keep their clean sheet intact. Showing great grit, skill and determination throughout, they managed 2 goalless draws which in the end was enough to secure first place on goal difference.
The team squad was made up of the following students:
Congratulations to all the girls involved.
Our Year 7 girls recently took part in the local schools 5-a-side tournament at George Pindar. They got off to a great start with a narrow 1-0 win against St. Augustine’s and followed it up with a convincing 4-1 victory against Filey. Their third match was against a strong Scalby side, the eventual winners, and after a really tough encounter, it ended up a goalless draw. Unfortunately, their only loss in the competition came in their final match against the hosts George Pinda...r. The team squad was made up of the following students:
Congratulations to all the girls involved who showed great determination and skill and throughout.
You did Graham proud. Well done girls.
Tim Peake's Spacecraft Learning Event
Year 9 enjoyed a show of flames and explosions yesterday during the event that took place in school. Thank you to the team who delivered the engaging session. Year 9 students now have the opportunity to attend the National Railway Museum on 30th January to see Tim's space capsule and become involved in the interactive activities they have on offer. Places are limited to 60 and students with a keen interest in STEM subjects are encourage to attend. If you have any questions reagrding the trip please call school. Thanks
Thank you to the parents who attended the meeting tonight led by Hope Learning Trust, York. If you have any further questions regarding the Trust please contact school to speak with a member of the Senior Team or contact the Trust directly. Hope Learning Trust can be contact using the link below. Staff at Graham School are excited about the new opportunities that the partnership will create in further enhancing the educational provision that we offer our students.
IMPORTANT - Changes to Bus Services due to road works at Newborough Scarborough 29/1/18 to 29/3/18
An information leaflet will be given to students who use the bus services affected today after school. The information has also been placed on our school website and has been provided below.
Please find attached a copy of a letter that will be going out today regarding a meeting, to be held in school, on the 23rd January 2018 at 5pm. The meeting will be led by the Hope Learning Trust, York who will be our academy sponsor from September 2018. I hope you can attend to hear the Trust's plans in moving Graham School forward. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions regarding the process of becoming an academy. Thank you
Year 11 Parents Evening
Parents are invited to attend school between 4pm and 7pm on the 18th January 2018 to speak with their child's teacher. Appointments are to be made by the child through their teacher. I have attached a screenshot of the letter that will be going out to families via their child soon. Thanks
I understand that letters have been emailed to parents today. If we do not have an current email address in school please contact 01723 366451 to update us. Thanks
Last term’s winner of a family ticket to Alpamare from Mrs Atkinson’s reading prize draw was Alan Wilkow in Year 8. All Literacy students had one raffle ticket in the draw for each book quiz they passed. In total the Literacy students have read 748 books this term alone! The ticket was drawn by Deputy Head Emma Robins who was very impressed with the effort, enthusiasm and commitment from this particular cohort of students. Congratulations Alan - GO TEAM LITERACY!!!!
Following our Section 8 inspection the report has now been released and we are very happy to say that it will be available on our school website from tomorrow. It will also be available on the Ofsted website from Monday 15th January 2018 by using the link below.
Thank you again for your support during the inspection and on a day to day basis. We are all very proud of the work staff and students are doing together in making Graham School a great learning environment.