The school will be holding a non uniform day on Friday 25 June 2021 to support School Diversity Week.
The proof from the recent Year 13 group photo is now online for review and ordering.
It was lovely to be able to gather our departing Year 13 students together on 25 May to say goodbye to them in person as they came to the end of several weeks of assessments and begin to prepare for life after sixth form.
Following the revised guidance from the Department for Education, with effect from Monday 17 May 2021, face coverings will no longer be recommended for students in classrooms or outdoor communal areas.
In order for teaching staff to work collaboratively with secondary schools within our Trust (to moderate the assessment grades for Year 11 and Year 13 students), there will be no lessons in school for students in Years 12 – 13 on Wednesday 19 May 2021.
Our aspirant medical students enjoyed a talk from a current first year student of medicine at ARU on 28 April.
On 28 April Year 12 students had the chance to attend a workshop with PUSH, an organisation which works with young adults in schools across the UK to help them think (and get excited about) a higher education journey. Students took part in a fun, informative and interactive session.
We are excited to announce that Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form has adopted The Halo Code, the UK's first Black hair code.
Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form has taken the TuckIN pledge
Mrs Turner and Mr Wishart have been out and about this morning delivering care packages to NHS and Care Home workers in our community.
On 17 March 2021, a number of Year 12 students from Braintree Sixth Form, including ourselves, who are interested in a career in healthcare (medicine, veterinary, biomedicine ) received a session from experienced mid-wife Dr Hooks, who lectures at Anglia Ruskin University.
Make Happen is running a series of study skills webinars for students in Years 9 – 13. The webinars are being delivered by MADE Training and will focus on note taking and study and recall skills
Workplace Wednesdays are videos aimed at giving students an introduction to the variety of careers available, by focusing on the day-to-day duties of people in these industries and finding out how they got there.
On Tuesday 23 February 2021, motivational speaker, Mr Beezy, delivered virtual assemblies to students in Years 9 to 13.
We have been increasingly aware of the concerns expressed by students, parents/carers and staff about the amount of screen time everyone is having to complete currently. Therefore, we are going to have a ‘No Screen Challenges & Wellbeing Day’ on Wednesday 10 February 2021.
Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form recognised for its commitment to providing safe remote education
We have a very exciting opportunity for 100 learners across Essex to be involved in a mentoring programme run by Brightside. Learners must be in Years 10 - 13 and will fulfil criteria determined by Make Happen.
National Apprenticeship Week provides a fantastic opportunity to help students to think about their future and raise awareness of the options available after school, including apprenticeships.
Mrs Wager, Assistant Headteacher – KS4, is the winner of the Jack Petchey Leader Award. She was nominated by sixth form students for all her help and support. Congratulations to Mrs Wager. Here are two quotes from Year 13 students:
Since our applications closed last week, we have received a number of enquiries about entry for this September. We have decided to reopen the application form to make it easier to make an application. This link will close on 22 February 2021.
Make Happen’s ‘Lockdown Learning Festival’ takes place this week (1– 5 February 2021)with an exciting programme consisting of live webinars delivered by Mr Beezy, PUSH, Made Training and the Make Happen team.
Please find below, details of a online programme offered by The Children’s Society between 1 – 26 February 2021.
Any families entitled to Free School Meals will receive their vouchers for this week via email today.
Braintree District Council are supporting the overall testing capacity for the District by distributing testing kits from Wednesday 6 January 2021.
Please find here a newsletter from The Children's Society, which contains information about Safe in Essex Programme for the festive period.
Please find here a newsletter from Essex Youth Service, which contains information about local meet & eat activities.
Please find here a newsletter from Essex County Council, which contains some helpful information for anyone who might need emergency help with bills, food and other items.
Schools have been asked to support Test and Trace in identifying close contacts if a member of the school community tests positively over the first six days after we break up from school on Friday 18 December.
Term ends for students in Years 12 – 13 at 1.15pm on Friday 18 December 2020.
Christmas Jumper Day is an annual charity event.
We are proud to have raised over £360 for the charity 'Save the Children' this year as a result of our Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 11 December
Please find here a newsletter from Braintree District Council, which contains some helpful information and advice for anyone who might need a little extra help this Christmas.
On Monday 7 December 2020, Year 12 and 13 Art students attended ‘Art in Action - The Creative Process’, a virtual art trip with four artists speaking, including the brilliant Grayson Perry.
The school will be having a Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 11 December 2020 to raise money for the Save the Children Appeal.
We are looking forward to welcoming students back on the following dates:
Wednesday 2 December 2020
Years 10, 11, 12 & 13
Years 7, 8 & 9 who have not received a self-isolation letter from the school
Friday 4 December 2020
Years 7, 8 & 9 who have received a self-isolation letter from the school.
22 November 2020
We have been advised by Public Health England that there have been three further confirmed cases of COVID-19 involving students in Year 7, Year 9 and Year 11 within the school. We will be in contact with students individually who need to self-isolate in accordance with the guidance.
On Friday 13 November 2020, students from Notley High School & Braintree Sixth Form raised funds for the annual Children in Need day by taking part in a 'dress down day' for sixth form students and a non-uniform day for students in Years 7 - 11.