LOXFORD IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY

Within the month of January our students took part in the following activities:-

  • Year 10 students took part in the first stage of the ‘Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge’. They participated in a workshop which enabled them to become constructive speakers and to develop their confidence and leadership skills.  At the end of the day the students produced a 2 minute speech and 40 students were reduced to 8 ready for the next round
  • Year 10 GCSE PE students had a visit from British 100m sprinter Jeanette Kwakye. The day started with a ‘Question and Answer’ session, then Jeanette spoke about how she got started in running and finally they joined in with Jeanette in a training session using the methods and exercises that she uses
  • 230 of our students applied to UCAS – well done
  • Year 11 Parents’ Evening with a 97% attendance
  • Year 13 Parents’ Evening had a 91% attendance
  • Year 10 Monitors finished their service
  • Year 9 Monitors started their duties
  • Year 11 commenced their mock exams
  • Council Meetings were held across the year groups
  • Our new Beginner Teachers arrived for an Induction Day in preparation for their placements in February
  • A Student Parliament meeting was held across the year groups and a Parliament Feedback meeting
  • “Elevate Education” came for a training session for Year 12 & 13. “Elevate Education” are an external organisation presenting seminars to help students with their study skills and improve their performance

We visited the following places:-

  • 30 Year 7 RE students visited Westminster Abbey and took part in wide-ranging, cross-curricular workshops which look at the ‘Journey of Life’
  • A mixed year group of our Romanian students went on a trip to Barking & Dagenham College for a Careers Day
  • Our Year 10 Art students went on a trip to The British Museum to collect primary source material for their exam unit of GCSE coursework
  • A group of 30 Year 10 & Year 12 RE students visited Westminster Abbey to take part in wide-ranging, cross-curricular workshops which look at ‘Religion in Public Life’, including having the opportunity to meet a Priest and ask questions
  • Year 12 Media students went on a visit to a Media Magazine Student Conference in London

Loxford took part in many sporting fixtures:-

  • Year 7 football lost to Trinity High School 1-2 in the semi-finals