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 HEADLINES:

  • Languages Week
  • Politics at Pate’s
  • Staff Admin and Teacher vacancies
  • A message from CCF
  • Survey from our students
  • Trips & Calendar Updates

Crossing language and culture boundaries has never been more important or more relevant than it is in today’s world and in our whole school assembly this morning Mrs Attwood, Head of Languages, showed an inspirational short film and spoke to students to tell them about how the school will celebrate next week’s Languages Week. To start the week we will be welcoming students from other local schools to take part in special events and students should expect a continental flair in the refectory all week!

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Alex Chalk, Conservative candidate for Cheltenham, visited Pate's this week to run a Q&A session with our Sixth Form students. In a 'Question Time' style, Mr Chalk faced some challenging questions from the audience, including his views on the rise in food banks, immigration, the EU, high level tax evasion and university fees. It certainly raised some interesting discussion points and was an excellent opportunity for our students to meet a local politician and barrister. We are very grateful for Alex Chalk's time and effort in the busy run up to the May 2015 election.

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Staff Vacancies:
Receptionist / Student Services Support
We have a new vacancy for a Receptionist to work approximately 15 hours per week over 5 days, term time only, to work in our new main entrance reception, being the first point of contact for visitors, as well as for student queries. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic and approachable and works well as part of a small team, with excellent organisational and communication skills and an eye for detail. Please visit our website (here) for full details of the role and how to apply. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 27th January 2015 at 4pm and interviews are scheduled to take place on Tuesday 3rd February.
Head of Maths and Geography Teacher vacancies (due to maternity leave) on the school website (link above).
Assistant Exams Officer vacancy (advertised in last week’s message) a reminder that the deadline for applications is Tuesday 20th January at midday. Please see the school website (link above) for full details of the job and how to apply.

A message from CCF:
I would like to take the opportunity to introduce myself as the new Contingent Commander of the CCF contingent at Pate’s Grammar School, following Nigel Woodall’s departure to take up his new post at Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School in Hertfordshire.  My name is Cameron Mackay and I have been with Pate’s CCF for 4 years as a Section Officer within the RAF Section. Previously I served in the Royal Air Force as a fast-jet pilot and I am now currently employed by a major airline. The nature of my professional employment allows me the free time to volunteer for CCF duties. The purpose of this letter is to inform you of some changes to the way the CCF will operate and communicate with parents. Please click here to read on.

Thank you to all the parents who completed the survey for our sixth form Pate's Target 2.0 team. The good news is that they have been successful in qualifying for the next round of the competition! They would be extremely grateful for your support and, if you have not already completed their short survey, here is a further link. Thank you.

Trips Update
Senior Girls South Africa sports tour – please note that the 3rd instalment of £450 is due on 19th January.
Senior Rugby Tour to South Africa - we are still taking in deposits of £250, to be paid by the end of the month please. Please contact Mr Dandy with any problems or queries.

Calendar Update
Music Recital – Thursday 22nd January @ 7pm in the school hall. Tickets available on the door (no advance booking).
Tuesday 27th January – early finish for students and Sixth Form Open Evening for Y11. Buses will arrive early at 2pm.

Finally I would like to mention the Parents’ Association Spring Fair, which is just around the corner – Saturday, March 14th, 10.30 -12.30. Prizes are urgently needed for the raffle which raises thousands of pounds for school. If you or friends and family have anything to offer please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  There will be more to come on this in the weeks ahead and your support will be invaluable in helping raise a large amount of money which will be used to enrich your children’s learning. Thank you in advance for your support of the school and our fabulous hard working Parents’ Association.

Yours sincerely

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Russel Ellicott
Head Master

 

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