Rewards Trip to Greenwich Park

On Monday 4th July 30 Year 9 students visited Greenwich Park as a reward for the hard work and achievements gained during the past term.

An excellent time was had by all and the students who thoroughly deserved travelling on the tube and the experience of visiting the Cutty Sark, the Observatory, exploring the foot tunnel under the River Thames and enjoying a tasty picnic.

Students were exceptionally behaved.

Year 9 Achievement Assembly

All year 9 students were invited to the assembly hall period 2 to attend the year’s achievement assembly.

A number of feats were recognised including achievement, progress, Governors award, the Beal award, Pamela Richardson and UK maths challenge.

Congratulations to all students who won and especially 9Y who were crowned Tutor Group of the year.

Well done and have a wonderful safe summer.

Access HEYear 9 Trip to Senate House (AccessHE Expo)

On Wednesday 6th of July eight Year 9 students travelled to Senate House, Russel Square to attend the AccessHE Expo.

These events are for Year 9 students who have the potential to go onto higher education (HE) to find out more about the opportunities available and the benefits of HE.

The Expo encourages students to consider the different elements of HE:

  • Money
  • Academic
  • Social
  • Health

At the event, universities present interactive workshops which encourage students to explore student life and all of its different aspects.

Barclay LifeSkills Workshop

All Year 9 students took part in the Barclays Life Skills Workshop Monday 4th July. Lifeskills is a resource that enables students to develop communication skills, understand how to approach careers, and understand the essentials of managing money. Over half a million young people have benefitted from LifeSkills since it was launched in May 2013 and childrens’ education charity, the Transformation Trust, has delivered professionally facilitated LifeSkills workshops since the start of 2014 to over 20,000 students.

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Staying Safe Online – Parental Session

On Wednesday 23rd March,  a session for parents of year 8 & 9 students was held entitled  “Staying safe online.”  At Loxford, we wanted to ensure that we helped parents gain a better understanding of the dangers of the internet and what it has to offer.  The parents were taken through the advantages of the internet and what they are as well as many of the positive aspects of it.  We also talked about how young people can be easily led into giving too much information about themselves over the internet.  The session also included a section on cyber bullying and where to seek help if this ever happened to their child.

The parents left the session feeling empowered and knowing what questions to ask their child to ascertain what they were doing online.