Summary of Provision to Date 2016-17


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Peer Mentoring

We have a really nice set-up whereby students in upper school who are TAG and Student Leaders are supporting their TAG peers in lower school.

Run by ST and TF, each session is structured as follows:

  1. Brief Starter activity
  2. Peer Mentoring using the GROWER Learning Conversation model
  3. Whole Group Review – ensuring that the agreed actions are specific enough and linked to SMART targets

It really is a very positive vibe – pop in to the Sixth Form area on a Friday during VT if you can.

Sessions are complemented with training and IAG for the mentors from volunteers such as the Chair of the Learning Committee of Governors so it’s a real whole-school effort!

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Ski Trip Evening

The school ski trip is a fantastic opportunity to develop all sorts of talents, abilities and gifts.

The presentations on the trip from tonight’s Ski Trip 2017 Evening can be found here:




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ACD #1 2016-17

Some excellent, engaging learning at today’s ACD.

Well done all!



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As part of our Transition Programme, we offer the HIGH FIVE event – this involves higher attaining students from our local primary schools working with current Y7 students in order to get a flavour of learning at NLS.

With a focus on higher order skills and thinking (Mr Taylor) as well as SBS (Miss Howard), the day is an interactive and engaging one where students also learn to work with peers from other schools who will, in the near future, hopefully becoming their friends at NLS.

Well done all…

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Y10 Creative Writing Excellence

Y10 students were given an opportunity to write in the style of the 19th Century author they have studied.

As part of a competition run by Mrs MacLeod, the final judgement fell to a professional writer colleague of hers.

As you can see on the attached, the quality was first class.

Congratulations especially go to Charlotte and Jorge for their winning entries – truly amazing writing!

Creative Writing 2 Creative Writing 3 Creative Writing Y10

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MFL Student Leaders Supporting Transition

Some of our fantastic MFL Student Leaders have recently been supporting transition: going in to Cubbington Juniors, these fantastic ambassadors performed an excellent job in helping younger learners with their language acquisition.

Well done all…



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ACD #3

Our 3rd Alternative Curriculum Day of the year was a real success again – as we look to DEVELOP and INSPIRE abilities, gifts and talents in ALL our learners…
We don’t yet have pictures of all the external visits but the personalisation of learning and the quality on offer was terrific – well done all!



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STEM Opportunity…

The Junior Academy website and are now accepting applications for the next class, starting September 2016. They are looking for the world’s brightest high/secondary  school students passionate about changing the world through STEM.

Program details and application can be found on our website<>.

Alternatively, speak with Mrs Foy or your Science, Technology [Engineering] or Maths teacher!

Applications are due July 15th, 2016.

About The Junior Academy

The Junior Academy is an elite group of problem solvers made up of talented students, STEM experts, and companies around the world dedicated to designing innovative solutions to global challenges. Each year, we invite top performing high school students to join The Junior Academy. Successful applicants gain lifelong access to exclusive educational opportunities and a remarkable global STEM network through Launchpad, a virtual collaboration platform.Students develop advanced research, innovation, and collaboration skills with best-in-class learning resources and leverage these skills to compete in challenges sponsored by industry-leading companies.

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Talented Ice-Skater!

Freddie in Y7 skates for Coventry and has just completed a Level 3 competition at Guildford’s blue-ribband open national event – which he won!

He is now aspiring to national level and working to secure the technical skills needed to gain a Team GB place.

Go Freddie!

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