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We have a busy summer term ahead.

We offer a warm welcome to students and parents from Year 4, 5 and 6 as they begin their induction activities. In July, we welcome our new intake of “Year 7” students for their three induction d

ays to ensure that they make a flying start in September. We think you will enjoy all that the Alderman White School community have to offer. We believe in our INSPIRE values and look forward to meeting you all.

Year 11 are in the final preparations for their GCSE examinations; Year 10 have completed their mock examinations are now reviewing their progress and setting new targets for the coming terms; Year 9 have started GCSE core lessons and will be finishing other subjects with a flourish as they look forward to their specialisms in September; Year 7 and 8 are in the full swing of school life and after the May half term will be preparing for end-of-year assessments and examinations.

High calibre musical and dramatic performances, trips and visits continue this term and we have a sunny Sports Day to prepare for. Student leaders continue to support the life of the school. We will also be hosting a group of Chinese students from our sister school in Ningbo.

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Tom Hyland

Acting Head Teacher

Key Stage 3 & 4 Visit to China

Dear Parents/Carers,
I am sure you have been aware of the links we have made in recent times with China, and in particular the ‘sister school’ link we have set up with a school in the city of Ningbo. We think this will be a very exciting aspect of our work in the coming years and will give our students a whole range of opportunities, from understanding Chinese culture and traditions, to learning Mandarin through to establishing friendships with students from this fascinating country, which is playing such an important part in the modern world.
In the Autumn, Mr Heery and I had the privilege of visiting China, to visit the school and establish our shared programme. We also took a large group of 6th form students who spent an unforgettable two weeks in Beijing, Shanghai and Ningbo, and in the Summer term, we will welcome students from our sister school to Nottingham.
I am writing to tell you about the next exciting stage of our project. We are proposing to take a group of Key Stage 3 and 4 students to visit Ningbo in Spring 2019. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and will open their eyes to a very different culture and the opportunities that knowledge and experience of this country can offer.
It will give them the chance to learn and practice Mandarin, both in preparation for the visit and in China itself, and will be an ideal way to motivate and practice to improve and inspire their learning and to form friendships with peers in China for life. They will be accompanied by members of staff from White Hills Park, and the visit is supported by Access China UK, and the Confucius Classroom. There is a short video that gives a flavor of the visit which can be accessed below or by searching youtube for ‘Why visit China? (with ACUK)’.
The trip will last 10 days, is proposed for April 2019 (exact date to be confirmed) and we are launching it now to enable suitable preparation time and to get the best deal that we can. The cost will be dependent on numbers going and the actual date of departure, but we are confident that we can secure additional subsidy to help support parents, and payments can be made in instalments over the next year.
We would like to invite you to a presentation on the project and the way that your child can become involved, to be held in the school Hall on Wednesday Feb 28th at 5.30pm.

Yours,

Nicola Caley, Head Teacher

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Mr Heery and Mrs Caley in China

Ningbo Jiangshan High SchoolMrs Caley and Mr Heery are travelling to China to visit our new Chinese sister schools, and to set up a brand new relationship which over time will have the possibility of becoming a part of our life here.

Click the link below to see the blog of their daily updates and photos, showing the towns and cities they are visiting, and the difference in school life for our two cultures.

Greetings From China - updates and photos

Headteacher Letter

 

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new parents/carers to Alderman White School, I trust your child is settling in well. I am pleased to say that we have had a smooth start to the year, with students all looking fantastic and behaving in a mature and self-regulated manner. I would like to make you aware of some of the events that we will be running this year and remind you of day-to-day housekeeping pointers.

Electronic Communication

All Year 7 data information, including email addresses have been inputted into the system. Many communications are sent electronically, including our weekly newsletter, data updates for your child, letters from staff, etc. If you have not added your email address to the contact form, please send a letter confirming your email address and sign to say you would like communication via this method.

Many of you will have used Go4Schools last year. This is the database which holds live attendance and progress information for your child. Please see the handy Online Parent Access booklet within this pack that explains how to log on and use this system. Year 7 pages will be live in one week.

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