Letter from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Pupils who attend the Sewing Flexible Learning club created some beautiful 'doggy bandanas' which they sent to Battersea Dogs Home.

The bandanas, which are then sprayed with calming scents, help keep the dogs calm during their time at the home.

Well done to all the pupils who attend the club. They received a special mention and certificate for attending the Flexible Learning club every week, and we also received a lovely letter of thanks from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home themselves.

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World Restorative Practice Conference

Twelve pupils attended an International Conference at the Hull Centre for Restorative Practice on Wednesday 15th November.
The pupils spoke about how we use Restorative Practice at Carr Manor, and their involvement and roles as representatives.
There was some lovely feedback from other organisations who were at the conference, who said; “Carr Manor have some amazing representatives at the Hull conference. Looking forward to taking new ideas back to our pupils at Collingwood.” (Collingwood Primary).
“What a fantastic job your children did today. Incredible confidence and ability to articulate their role as RP leaders in your school. I’m sure you’ll feel very proud.” (Swanland Education Trust.)

On their website, the centre has thanked our pupils for their ‘exceptional workshops.’

Well done to all those involved!

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Children In Need

Thank you to everyone who donated money on Children In Need! As a school, we raised an amazing £408.11 for the amazing cause.

Secondary Phase pupils kindly donated money on their way into school and the Primary Phase came dressed up in their best 'spotty' outfits.

Ex pupil shares his Carr Manor experiences

Caleb Dodd, a pupil at Carr Manor Community School from 2012 - 2015, shared his experiences of his time at school.

He speaks about how Carr Manor helped him get to where is today, his involvement with different aspects of school life such as sports teams and Carr Manor's Got Talent, and the impact of Coaching and how staff and pupils work together and build strong relationships.

You can hear his views below:

Arium Garden Centre Project

Our Reception Class have been taking part in an art project as part of the opening of The Arium garden centre.

Reception pupils were involved with creating some fantastic art work which will be permanently featured at the garden centre!

Well done to all those involved with such an exciting project!

HSBC Tall Ships Voyage

Ten pupils in Year 11 took part in the HSBC Voyage of Achievement on the Stavros S.Niarchos ship!

The ship set sail from Poole, Dorset and sailed via the Isle of Wight, Boulogne in France and then down the River Thames to Canary Wharf.

It was a fantastic opportunity for the pupils as during their time on board they were setting the sails, helping maintain the vessel, taking it in turns to keep watch, recording the sea and air temperatures and even had the chance to climb the masts.

As pupils sailed down the River Thames, they were met with lots of media coverage and there was even a live stream of them passing under London Bridge.

Why not visit the Tall Ships website to read some blog entries that pupil wrote whilst on the ship.

Sports Awards 2017

We held our Sports Awards on Wednesday 27th September and invited two special guests, Kadeena Cox, who won gold medals in cycling and sprinting at the Paralympics in 2016, and Matty Lee, ex Carr Manor pupil and world silver medallist in diving.

Kadeena met with both primary and secondary pupils and gave some of the younger ones tips on their running techniques, before answering questions about her career and training regime to some of our most sporty pupils who were really appreciative of the time she spent with them.

The Sports Awards were an opportunity for pupils to reflect on the last year of sport in school, with a highlights video that reminded them of all their achievements.

Pupils were given awards for being involved in a variety of sports, such as basketball, table tennis, football, rounders and climbing. The team of the year award went to the Year 7 athletics team, as nominated by the PE staff for their commitment, progress and achievements throughout the course of the year.

 Reanna Stephens, Year 11 and Piotr Piekara, Year 10, were awarded with Sports People of the Year, as voted for by the pupils involved in the ceremony.

 All the awards were presented to pupils by Matty Lee as he congratulated them on their successes.

 Kadeena, who gave an inspiring and emotional speech to open the awards ceremony, left ceremony on a positive note, saying “the atmosphere at this school is amazing and it was a pleasure to be invited. There are so many talented pupils so good luck to them all.”

Well done to all pupils who were involved with the awards ceremony and we look forward to another fantastic year of sport!

GCSE Results Day 2017

Once again, we are very proud of our Year 11 pupils and it was a pleasure to see them collecting their GCSE results, with the overwhelming majority of pupils meeting aspirational targets and significant numbers of children exceeding target grades across a broad range of different subject areas.

Darren Bello, who received three A’s, one 9, three B’s, one 8 and one 6

Darren Bello, who received three A’s, one 9, three B’s, one 8 and one 6

In addition, many pupils secured the highest grades in the new 9-1 grading system in English and maths and A*/ A grades in science, French, Spanish, geography, history, sociology, religious education, Arabic, Persian, Portuguese and general studies. These outcomes are a credit to the children, their families and the staff team for all of their hard work and support over the year.

Darren Bello, who received three A’s, one 9, three B’s, one 8 and one 6 said “I’m extremely happy with my results, it was a really nice surprise to open my envelope and see higher results than I expected for myself.” His advice to pupils starting Year 11 is “to not be afraid to step out beyond what people are telling you you can do. If you put the hard work and the determination in then you can achieve.” Darren is now going to Allerton High Sixth Form to study maths, biology, chemistry and music.

Maisha Begum and Shakra Ahmed

Maisha Begum and Shakra Ahmed

Maisha Begum, who received one A*, four A’s, two 9’s and one 6, emphasised how important the intervention sessions were to her. “I went to every single intervention session and my grades are proof that it works.”

All their achievements demonstrate the hard work and effort from all involved. We are particularly pleased that the vast majority of pupils are now in a position to access their preferred pathway next year, be it further education, training or employment.

Paul Omodeinde, who received two A*s, three A’s, three 8’s and a C

Paul Omodeinde, who received two A*s, three A’s, three 8’s and a C

Shakra Ahmed wants to go into a career in Restorative Justice, after being an RP rep at Carr Manor Community School. She said, “I’d like to thanks the teachers who were willing to stay back to help us in their own time and everyone around me who has supported me.”

We have heard of the many successes of ex-pupils this summer who are going on to a range of training and employment opportunities, as well as the many going to universities across the country, including; Oxford, Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, London School of Economics and University College London.

25th Annual Sports Day

A huge well done to every competitor who took part in Carr Manor Community School’s 25th  Annual Sports Day on Tuesday 18th July 2017.

The day got off to a great start in the morning with a number of records being broken in the field events…….and a couple being smashed; Nyomi Bembridge in the KS4 Hurdles beating the current record by nearly a second and Lucy-Jo O’Grady beating her own record by 4m.

In all, 17 records were broken throughout the day which reflects the hard work and effort from all competitors!

A big congratulations to Trueman House who cruised to victory by a fantastic 39 points. Tomlinson House came in 2nd place, with Robinson 3rd and Bremner 4th.

Well done to athletes who achieved new personal bests, those who set new school records and equally as important, those who stood in to take part in races/events to gain valuable points for their team.

A huge well done to everyone who contributed making it such a positive, supportive and enjoyable day.