Hi, Summerís here and the school holidays are stretching out ahead of you! Our parks programme has the answer. If you came last year youíll know what goes on except this year itís even bigger and better and the activities are still free. Weíll be having all the usual sporting activities, Djing, arts and craft, dancing, nail art. There will also be climbing walls, bouncy castles, laser tag and zorb balls to name just a few of the activities that will be on offer at different parks across the borough. Please check out www.facebook.com/bromleyyouthactivities to find out what will be in each park.
If you would like to find out more about different routes into teaching please get in touch via email@example.com or give us a ring on 0208 300 6566 for an informal discussion of your options.Our training course is full time and runs for one academic year and the placement schools are in the Bromley borough.
Further details can be found on our website www.gradteach.co.uk If you are interested in primary initial teacher training, we will be announcing at the end of October 2014, our vacancies for the September 2015 intake.
As of the 1st September 2014 this will be extended to cover school trips when you will be able to view trips, sign up and pay on-line. The system has been chosen as it is easy to use and offers significant benefits to parents: Payments can be made when the school is closed; all major cards accepted | Secure; balances and private account history can be viewed 24/7
Login instructions are being sent out over the next couple of weeks, please log on and change your password to one you will remember. Although we would encourage you to use the new system because of the benefits listed above, we will still accept cash/cheque payments for the foreseeable future.
On 23rd June a group of 11 academically able students from Y8 and Y9 attended the annual Bromley STEM challenge day held at Greenwich University.
Challenges included: building a paper bridge capable of holding as much weight as possible; building a powered dragster car that was the quickest over a 5 m track (a team from Coopers had the fastest time of 3.5 s); building a robot capable of detecting different heat signatures; and finally, creating an e-fit of a mobile phone thief.
This last challenge resulted in some particularly funny e-fits of Dr Fishwick. All students from Coopers performed well, with us achieving some runners up awards for individual challenges. However, the stars of the day were Simeon Rachev and Ben Baguley, who were in the overall winning team.
Coopers School is one of the best in the country for student progress at GCSE and has received national recognition for the value it adds to studentsí achievements at GCSE.
A recent in-depth analysis of official Department for Education data on all state-funded schools in England by SSAT, the national schoolsí membership organisation for improvement and collaboration, identified Coopers Schoolís success.
Coopers is a warm, welcoming and friendly School where all students are happy learners. Your child is the most important person to you and to our School. My mission as Principal is to take Coopers from being a good to an outstanding school.
Our website gives you a flavour and an introduction to our School and the exciting educational opportunities. All students are expected to be ambitious for academic success and personal development. The School has a strong academic tradition, a reputation for high expectations and standards and an excellent atmosphere marked by positive relationships.
From April next year, children in care will attract £1,900 additional funding per pupil. At the moment, children in care attract Pupil Premium funding if they have been looked after for six months or more, but in future they will be funded from their first day in care. For the first time, children adopted from care and those who leave care under a Special Guardianship Order or Residence Order will also attract the Pupil Premium Plus.
If you think your child is in one of the above categories and you are willing to share this information please contact Carol Cahill on 0208 467 3263 extension 259 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Value added scores (how much students exceed their estimates by) have just been released. Our score puts us in the top 16% of schools nationally for Value Added.
Value added measures are intended to allow fairer comparisons between schools with different pupil intakes. The DfE publish value added measures from KS2 to KS4 which measure the progress that individual pupils have made from their KS2 tests (Year 6) to their KS4 GCSEs.
Pupil's value added scores are based on a comparison between their best eight results at GCSE and equivalent - sometimes referred to as their capped point score - and the median or middle performance of other pupils with the same or similar results at KS2.
The school has a 24-hour Absence Reporting answer phone for parents to report absences Tel: 0208 467 3263 (dial 1 when instructed by message) or text 07860 002420, clearly indicating your child's name, form and reason for absence.
Parents must inform the School by 8.30am at the latest. It is essential that parents report their child's first and each subsequent days absence. If the above procedure is followed, a letter confirming the absence is not required
We expect all students to be equiped with the following equipment for EVERY lesson. A planner and a pencil case with 2 pencils, 2 pens, a ruler and a rubber. An equipment check will be made during period 1 and students will be sent to the equipment shop to buy the correct equipment.
The School sells the following equipment: Empty Pencil Case - 60p, Pencils - 10p each, Pens - 10p each, Rulers - 10p each, Rubbers - 10p each, A pencil case with a pen, a pencil a ruler and a rubber - £1.
Students will receive a 15 minute lunchtime detention each day they do not have the correct equipment.
Dropping Off and Picking Up in Hawkwood Lane and Morley Road
Excessive traffic in the lanes outside the School causes congestion that is very inconvenient to the community. Please avoid dropping off, collections and parking in these roads, particularly at peak times. This would be greatly appreciated.
If you are dropping off, please drop students off at a safe location in Watts Lane (Tigerís Head road), reducing the congestion in Hawkwood Lane