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St John’s support from local business

Jon Horsley from Cadley Garage presented a cheque for £1,000 to Mrs Nicky Edmondson, Principal of St John's MarlboroughJon Horsley, owner of Cadley Garage, recently presented St John’s Principal Mrs Nicky Edmondson with a donation of £1,000. Cadley Garage has supported St John’s for several years, by sponsoring events, and also by providing trees to be planted around the school.

“St John’s is an important part of our local community and I am very pleased to be able to support the school and its students” said Mr Horsley.

“I also wanted our business to be able to help offset the impact our customers vehicles have on the environment, so we plant a tree – usually at St John’s- for every vehicle service we carry out”.

Mrs Edmondson thanked Jon Horsley for his support “We are very grateful for the support of Cadley Garage. Building relationships with local businesses is very important to us, as they can offer a range of opportunities to our students. To also receive financial support is wonderful”.

Cadley Garage is also looking to employ a school leaver to train with them as an apprentice mechanic, leading to an Auto Electrical qualification. Anyone interested should contact Jon Horsley directly.

Fairfield High School Appoints New Head of School

Fairfield High School, Bristol. ©Barbara Evripidou2016; m: 07879443963; barbara@firstavenuephotography.com

FHS is delighted to announce its new Head of School, Mr Nick Lewis.

We have recently restructured our Senior Leadership Team in order to meet some of the challenges we face in light of a second year of a full intake. Following a meeting with Ms Mangham and Dr Patrick Hazlewood of the Excalibur Trust, it was proposed that there should be a role of Head of School; with Nick Lewis successfully being appointed to this post. Mr Lewis has been at FHS for 16 years, holding most recently the position of Assistant Principal for Outstanding Curriculum.

Ms Mangham will continue to have strategic oversight of the School, but will now have the opportunity to focus on how the Excalibur Trust can best support the development of FHS and its relationship with local primaries. With immediate effect, Mr Lewis as Head of School will be responsible for our day to day operations.

St John’s Students Celebrate Duke of Edinburgh Success

St John’s Principal Mrs Nicky Edmondson met a group of students in Years 10-13 recently to present them with their Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Over 100 students at St John’s have completed their awards in the current academic year, at Bronze, Silver and Gold level.
“I am very proud of you all for achieving your DofE award, and I am sure that the skills you have gained will be of value in your future lives” Mrs Edmondson told the students.

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is open to all St John’s students in Year 9 upwards, with the Gold Award offered to Sixth Form students. Over 160 of the current Year 9 students have recently signed up for the Bronze Award are heading off on practice expeditions over the May bank holiday weekend, some in the Pewsey Vale and others in Gloucestershire.

St John’s DofE Leader, Mr Richard Moore explained how St John’s is able to accommodate so many students. “We work closely with BXM, a DofE Expedition company that is able to accommodate larger expedition groups than we could manage ourselves, therefore allowing us to focus on supporting students in the other areas of the DofE without having to restrict the number of participants”.

In addition to an expedition, DofE participants are required to take part in volunteering, a physical activity and develop a skill. Many students volunteer in local charity shops, or assist with uniform groups and after-school clubs. Any voluntary organisation able to offer volunteering opportunities to students should contact Mrs Kate Hunter, DofE Administrator at St John’s (email [email protected]).