Reggie Yates atends the Rhema Arts Music & Poetry Workshop

This term we had a visit from Reggie Yates during the Rhema Arts Music & Poetry Workshop.

Little did we know that Reggie Yates was coming to announce that Rhema Arts had won this year’s Aviva Community Fund. 

This funding will allow Rhema Art’s to continue working with us & other schools delivering Creative Arts workshops.

Well done to the founder of Rhema Arts Ruth Ekong who is a former student of Bishop Stopford’s School. 

 
 

 

Year 8 Enrichment led by Oxford University

 

On the 15th January, twenty Year 8 students joined other local schools in a University Taster Session led by  Oxford University.  During the day the students engaged in aspects of learning that were different from their normal school day.  These included University research techniques, International languages, Theology and Neuroscience.  Our students were highly commended by the University staff for the breadth of questions asked and enthusiasm to participate in all of the activities.  Pictured are our students participating in the sessions.

Mr Jennings
Whole School Enrichment​
 

 

Safer Internet Day 2019 – ’Together for a better Internet’

Dear Parents/ Carers,#

Last Tuesday 5th February 2019 was Safer Internet Day and throughout the week we encouraged our students to engage with the advice and support offered by ‘UK Safer Internet Centre’ and ‘ThinkUKnow’ (Child Exploitation Online Protection).
https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2019/safer-internet-day-2019-top-tips-parents-and-carers
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

These organisations also provide advice and support for parents and carers in terms of safer internet use and greater awareness of safety when using social media. Their websites provide excellent information and activities for parents which are very easy to access and use.

The main theme of 2019’s Safer Internet Day was consent in the digital world and therefore an opportunity for parents and carers to offer support in how young people tackle digital consent within relationships and friendships as well as how online services use the data we provide.

The ‘ThinkUKnow’ website provides sound advice on how to notice and deal with a range of issues such as exploitation, inappropriate image sharing and online safety. We highly recommend that parents and carers engage with this information and use it with their children.

Please also feel free to contact the school if you would like any further information regarding safer internet use.
Kind regards.
Mr G Lyle,
Deputy Headteacher

Weather warning

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Whilst it has been quite mild up until now, the forecasters are beginning to talk about a change in the weather and it is likely that we will see some snow at some point this term. As a precaution I thought it useful to remind parents about our procedure for snow days.

It is always my intention to remain open whatever the weather whenever possible and I am proud that last year we lost very little learning time because of the weather.

In the unlikely event that we are not able to open because the school site is not safe or insufficient staff are able to get to school a notice will be added to the front page of the school website www.bishopstopfords.enfield.sch.uk and an email to parents will be sent by 6.30am. If no such actions have been taken, please assume the school is open as usual.  If the school has to be closed then we will always aim to open again on the next day.

Very occasionally, it has been necessary to close the school early to ensure that the students are able to get home safely when a weather event is closing in. If this were the case, we would email and text message parents by 1.00pm.  Again, if the school has to be closed early then we will always aim to open again on the next day.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs T Day, NPQH, BA (hons)

Headteacher

 

 

Speech Evening – Wednesday 9th January 2019

Dear Parents/ Carers,

As you may know, we will be having our annual Speech Evening this Wednesday 9th January 2019.  Speech Evening is a special celebration of our students who will be receiving awards on the night for their continued endeavour and success throughout the academic year.

In order to prepare for the evening, school will finish early for students on Wednesday 9th January.  They will be dismissed for home at 1.15pm. 

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Bishops Ski 2020 – First meeting 17th January 2019

We are excited to announce that the trip to Austria has had enough uptake and will be going ahead, there are still some spaces available, however you need to get in quick as first meeting is the 17th January 2019 at 5.45pm in E19, where you will receive your Ski Pack and all the information you will need in relation to this holiday of a lifetime. Look forward to seeing you then. Please contact tdorrington@bishopstopfords.enfield.sch.uk for further information. ​

Kind Regards,
Tracy Dorrington    

Head of Year 11 and Head of Drama and Performing Arts