Newsletter for parents & carers of Silverdale students
Friday 10 January 2020
Welcome to our newsletter
I hope you had a restful break over the holiday. It's been great to see our students getting back into school life with their usual positive attitude.
One thing I want to mention is about parking and traffic outside of school. I am still concerned that thoughtless parking and use of Bents Drive by a small minority of parents/carers are creating safety issues for our students.
So please do not drive down or park in Bents Drive unless it is absolutely vital!
It does not take much effort to park on a different nearby street. Our students have created a Park and Stride Map which shows you other places you can park, which students can walk to (thereby supporting their health too). You can view it here on our website. Thank you for your co-operation with this.
A reminder too that, if you are coming into school (perhaps to drop off equipment for your child or pass on information), please come to main reception first. Our safeguarding procedures mean that all visitors must report to main reception in the first instance.
We've lots of positive coverage this week about the government's decision to choose us as one of only six schools in the country to become a Teaching School hub. You can read more about this in the news stories below. Thank you to all the students who took part in the filming and photographs with the BBC and the Sheffield Star.
We get lots of coverage on social media but did you know that many of our departments have their own Twitter accounts? In each of my newsletters I'll feature one of them - if you're a fan of Twitter, please do follow them. Below is the PE department's feed, which features news of their teams' recent matches in a number of sports.
Our Year 9 students had an assembly this week about their Options Process. There is an evening on Wednesday 22 January, when they can find out more about all the different subjects. And next Thursday we have our Year 11 parents' evening. We also have Year 12 and 13 mock exams this month.
Thank you, as ever, for your help in support in all of this.
Get into Teaching at Silverdale School (AM session)
9:30am – 12:30pm
We train over 100 trainees every year for early years, primary and secondary teaching in the region. We also run the only national teacher training course specifically for modern languages.
Come and talk to our experts and find out more about training to be a teacher - what qualifications and experience you need; what life in the classroom is like; what are the funding options; and the range of courses on offer.
This all takes place at Silverdale School - one of the leading secondary schools in the region and the lead school in our Teaching School Alliance.
Spaces are limited so book your FREE place soon!
9.30am: Welcome and information about School Direct, the Sheffield Teaching School Alliance and the National Modern Languages SCITT.
10.15am: Lesson observation.
11.20am: Meet current trainees and Newly Qualified Teachers.
11.50am: Application hints and tips.
12 midday: Questions and close.
Places are limited so book your FREE place now! You can book by clicking here.
Y9 Options Information Evening
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Y12 Mock exams
0:00am – 0:00am
From 27 to 31 January 2020.
Y10 DNA production
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Y12 Geography Field Trip to the Lake District
0:00am – 0:00am
Do you want to train as a teacher?
We train over 100 trainee teachers every year. If you want to find out more then why not register for our FREE Get Into Teaching event on Monday 20 January. There are morning and afternoon sessions. Find out more here.
Well done to @SilverdaleSch and its partnership work with other teaching schools in the region. It has just been named as one of six schools in the UK to become a teaching school hub in a bid to help support struggling schools in the area. Read more here: https://t.co/LsD9LfRVOO