Dyslexia Awareness

 

We are rapidly approaching an exciting week – Dyslexia Awareness Week. This is a great opportunity to share knowledge and understanding of dyslexia; support, and learn from, children and adults with dyslexia and help to create a dyslexia-friendly society.

This year, the week runs from Monday 2nd October to Sunday 8th October 2017 and our theme is Positive about Dyslexia.

“As many people may know, I am a severe dyslexic,” says Sir Jackie Stewart, Formula One Triple World Champion. “I sincerely believe it has been an advantage and not a penalty in life.” 

World Dyslexia Awareness Day takes place on Thursday 5th October 2017, so watch out for news and activities from across the dyslexia associations of the world.

Our daily themes will be re-enforcing the aims of the British Dyslexia Association:

  • Monday 2nd Oct –  Early Identification
  • Tuesday 3rd Oct – Appropriate Teaching Provision
  • Wednesday 4th Oct – Appropriate Assessments
  • Thursday 5th Oct – Reasonable Adjustments
  • Friday 6th Oct – Raising Dyslexia Awareness

Social Media: The agreed hashtag for the week is: #positivedyslexia2017 We encourage use of this across social media and will be looking out for your activities, success stories and positive quotes. Download our toolkit for supporters.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for regular information and ways for you to get involved.

​For more information, resources and to download banners to show your support, please visit the British Dyslexia Association website. There are competitions to enter, awards to be won and lots more.

Our daily themes will be re-enforcing the Aims of the British Dyslexia Association taking one aim each day.



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​For any media enquiries and interview requests, please contact Liz Loly, Communications & Relationship Manager on lizl@bdadyslexia.org.uk  or 07458 033 935.

My BNK

Enfield Grammar is working on promoting financial education to all students and hopefully very soon becoming a centre of excellence.

One of the several events we are holding this year will take place on Thursday 4th October.

A charity called MyBnk will be delivering a two hour session on “Money choice” for all our year 7’s. Their aim is to “Empower young people to take charge of their future by bringing money to life”.

www.mybnk.org 

Inspection of Enfield Grammar School by Ofsted 27 September 2018

We have just told your child’s school that we will inspect it on 27 September 2018. The lead inspector will be Dame McVittie. We are writing to you because we would like to know what you think about the school. Please take a few minutes to read the leaflet which came with this letter. It explains why we inspect schools, and what happens during an inspection.
Your views about the school are important to us If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at the school (including pupils on sick leave or who are temporarily excluded), you can tell us your views about the school by completing Ofsted’s online survey, Parent View, at: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.

OFSTED Letter to Parents – 26 September 2018

School inspections – a guide for parents

COMBINED GCSE AND A LEVEL GEOGRAPHY FIELD TRIP TO ICELAND: 20 – 23 SEPTEMBER 2019

We are delighted to announce that the Geography department will be running a trip to Iceland. The trip will be an unforgettable opportunity for students to experience Geography first-hand, supporting their classroom learning and bringing the subject to life.

The trip is being organised by specialist group tour operator Rayburn Tours who have been operating educational trips for schools since 1965. Rayburn Tours is ABTA bonded and ATOL protected, as well as being accredited by Learning Outside the Classroom and the School Travel Forum.

 

please click here for full details

Enfield Town Market

 

On Thursday 5th July, a group of students from Enfield Grammar School’s Gardening Club ran a stall in Enfield Town Market. The sale day was part of the ‘School Food Matters’ national initiative to encourage students to ‘grow their own’.  The project aims to give secondary school students an opportunity to harvest and sell their own produce, stimulating an interest in food and an appreciation for the environment.

The boys sold herbs, salad, flowers and vegetables that they have been nurturing since April, raising a total sum of £88.60.   They would like to thank all the members of staff, parents and members of the public that kindly supported their stall.

A HUGE thank you to Rebeckah Turbett who has run the gardening club this year. Her expertise and commitment has been greatly appreciated by boys and staff.

Visiting Chef

On Wednesday 20th June, as part of ‘School Food Matters’ a professional chef, Ruth

Quinlan, visited Enfield Grammar School’s Food Department. During the workshop, students were able to view a cookery demonstration using fresh, homegrown produce, linking to the ‘Grow Your Own’ Initiative at school. The boys were then able to use the skills that they had learnt during the demonstration to prepare and cook the dishes themselves. They made Sookhe Aloo (spicy, sauteed potatoes) and Carrot Koshumbir (a fragranced coleslaw) served with Raita (flavoured yoghurt). Mrs Broadley is pictured above, showing off the food! Once completed, the boys were able to sample what they had cooked and take away a recipe to try out at home. The boys were all very enthusiastic, showing good team working and gaining a good experience of simple yet tasty vegetarian dishes.

Opera Trip

On 19th of June, the music department took forty students to watch a matinee performance of La Boheme at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.

For many, this was the first opera they had ever attended and provided some enrichment to the curricular and extra-curricular provision here at Enfield Grammar.

There was a real buzz after the performance and the boys were talking through what they had seen all the way back to Enfield (in between world cup fever of course).

The department would like to thank the Opera House for providing such a great opportunity and to our two volunteer helpers, Mrs Hooke and Mrs Kocabali, for giving their time to support this amazing trip.