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Headteacher letter to parents December 2018

Dear Parent / Carer,

Please follow the link for my December letter to parents.


Phil Thompson

Y10 Mock Interviews 31.01.19

Dear Parent / Carer,  

I am delighted to inform you that your son / daughter will have the opportunity to participate in a mock interview on Thursday, 31st January 2019, during school time.  

As a school we believe that a realistic mock interview will serve your child well as part of their work related learning, building their confidence and developing their interview skills in preparation for their post 16 educational applications.  

In order to match your son / daughter to an appropriate interviewer, he /she must complete a personal statement following the attached personal statement writing frame. The personal statement must be typed up and printed out and should relate to your son / daughter’s first choice of occupation or training course. The deadline for handing in personal statements is Friday, 11th January 2019. As the mock interview experience is so valuable to our young people, this year they are compulsory for all pupils in Year 10. For those pupils who may see this as a daunting prospect, I have organised an ‘Interview Tips and Techniques’ information session, on Wednesday, 23rd January 2019, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., in the drama theatre. This session is entirely voluntary but will serve to provide help and reassurance prior to the mock interviews.  

Form tutors will support and facilitate pupils with their personal statements and ensure that all pupils take part. All personal statements will be sent to the employers / training providers a week before the interview date, to enable the interviewers to look at them prior to conducting the personalised mock interview. Following the interview your son / daughter will receive feedback on both their personal statement and their interview skills.   

Pupils are welcome to bring records of their achievement and / or certificates to their interview if they wish. Each interview will be no longer than 15 minutes in duration.   

This is an excellent opportunity for your son / daughter which will also serve to help him / her with the college / apprenticeship application process and interview in Year 11. I very much hope that you will encourage your son / daughter to take full advantage of the event and support him / her in writing his / her personal statement, ensuring that the deadline is met.  

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further questions.  

Yours sincerely,  

Mrs L Pilling 

Assistant Head Teacher 

500 Club Winners - December

Y11 College Application Deadline

Dear Parent / Carer, 

Reminder that the deadline for post 16 applications was today! Mrs Pilling will be accessing the list of applicants from all our partner colleges and training providers on Monday to achieve a list of who has and has not submitted an application. Any pupils who have not, should do so over the weekend. Any problems at all, please contact Mrs Pilling as soon as possible. If you child has applied to an instituation or training provider out of the immediate area, please also let Mrs pilling know. 

Thank you.

Carol Singing at TESCO

Dear Parent / Carer, 

Please be advised that the Carol Singing that was planned to take place in Tesco Leyland tonight, has been cancelled.   

Carol singing WILL take place next Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 3:30pm at Tesco Leyland. 

Thank you for your continued help and support.

God bless, 

Anthony Cave

School Lay Chaplain

Christmas Jumper Day 2018


Dear Parent / Carer, 

Christmas Jumper Day – 14 December 2018 

As we journey through Advent, it is the perfect opportunity to reflect on our school nominated charities and raise a bit more money for them; but have fun at the same time! 

To spread the ‘Joy and Peace of Christmas’, I would like to invite your son / daughter to wear a festive Christmas jumper on Friday, 14th December 2018.  This would replace the school jumper for that day only.  Should your son / daughter wish to participate, they are encouraged to bring £1 in on that day and to give the money to their form tutor.  All money raised will be divided equally between the charities CAFOD and Nugent. 

If your son / daughter does not wish to participate in this event, they can come to school in their usual School uniform and they will not be charged £1. 

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you and your son / daughter for the donations that you have made throughout the year to support our charity events. 

May I be the first of many to wish you, your family and friends a very peaceful Christmas.  May this Christmas season fill your home with joy, your hearts with love and your life with laughter. 

May the Lord Our God bless you all. 

Yours sincerely,  

Anthony Cave

School Lay Chaplain.

Nugent Care Food Trolley

The Chaplaincy team are looking for help to fill the Tesco Trolley for Nugent Care. Please, if you can send in donations of food with your child. #nugentcare #makechristmashappen2018

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Y11 College Application Support

Dear Parent / Carer, 

Please click here for details on the college application support sessions being offered to Year 11 students.

Careers Fair Parental Feedback

Dear Parent / Carer, 

Please complete this evaluation in order that we can review the Careers Fair and moniter whether you have received adequate information and advice in relation to option choices and careers guidance.

Many thanks, 

Mrs L Pilling

Assistant Headteacher

Careers Fair

Reminder that St Mary's annual Careers Fair takes place today from 4:00 till 6:30 pm in the Drama Theatre.