Year 10 Work Experience

Well done to all Year 10 pupils for completing their two week work experience placements in January 2016. They worked for a variety of employers, including; pharmacies, bakeries, solicitors, schools, restaurants, hotels, garages, accountants, care homes and supermarkets.

We have received fantastic comments from employers and coaches who have been very proud of their achievements and impressed as to how enthusiastic the pupils were. Employers commented on the professionalism and motivation pupils have shown throughout their time with them.

This was an important time for the year group to develop life skills as well as developing their professionalism, resilience and motivation.

Pupils were happy to share how much they benefited from their experiences:

“My experience was at Karim & Co Solicitors, and I enjoyed meeting new people every day and doing things I wouldn’t normally do. If I put my mind to it, I can do anything.”

“If I had to do this placement again I would be more independent. I had to take care of children at a Primary School and this is what I enjoyed the most. My advice to Year 9’s is to choose something you will enjoy.”

“My experience was at Cardigan Road Pharmacy and I had the chance to dispense medication.  I learnt that I am a hard worker and my experience was really fun.”

“I learnt more about architecture and the processes involved. I wouldn’t change my experience if I had to do it again, and I have learnt to be polite and punctual.”

House Logo’s

At the end of the 2014/15 academic year, pupils were working in conjunction with a professional graphic designer to develop our House logos and Mottos. These were introduced to further embed the identity of the House system within the school, whilst giving all members of the community an instantly recognisable image which can be used to highlight House activities and notices.

The House logos were developed by a group of volunteer pupils and were created to represent their individual Houses. The pupils met to brainstorm, research, outline and plan their ideas before sharing their final visions with a professional graphic designer.

The Motto competition was launched as a whole school competition, with the successful pupils being invited to work with a group of talented literacy pupils during the final stages of the Motto’s design process. Once these were completed they were introduced as part of the Logo.

The pupils then signed off the draft proposals before finally presenting them to the Governors and Senior Leadership Team for sign off and implementation.

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Visit to Carr Manor Community School of Councillor Yeadon and colleagues from Lampton School

Councillor Yeadon, Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council, visited Carr Manor Community School on Monday 1st February alongside Chris Salter and Annie Henken from Lampton School in Hounslow.

During their time with us, they visited some coaching groups and met with some of our Restorative Practice representatives who spoke about how we have successfully embedded RP into our school.

We very much enjoyed showing the visitors around Carr Manor and are proud that the teachers from Lampton School wish to share our practices within their own school.

Thank you to everyone involved with this visit.

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Councillor Yeadon, Chris Salter and Annie Henken with the RP representatives

Jason Robinson Visit

Former English Rugby player Jason Robinson visited Carr Manor Community School on Wednesday 6th January 2016.  Over 100 pupils across both the Secondary and the Primary Phase had the opportunity to spend some time with Jason Robinson during his visit.

Jason shared his experiences in leadership and talked about making the most of opportunities and breaking down barriers that can stand in the way to reaching your potential.

Our newly appointed Robinson House Captains and Vice Captains thoroughly enjoyed the time they spent with Jason.  They found it interesting to learn that he was born in Leeds and attended Harehills Primary school as a child.

We are looking forward to him returning again to Carr Manor and sharing his experiences.

Thank you to Jason for taking the time out of his busy schedule to visit our school.

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Jason Robinson with the Robinson House Captains and Vice Captains