We have finally arrived at the end of the Autumn term. It has been an incredibly long term for the boys and for the staff and we are all very excited about the forthcoming break. We are very proud of the OFSTED visit and subsequent report and we all feel that the school is moving forward and we hope, at our next inspection, to have secured outstanding practice in all areas thus enabling OFSTED to grade us as Outstanding.
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On the 14th November this year Young Money, the financial education charity held its annual Centres of Excellence conference in Birmingham. The event celebrated schools and colleges who are committing to developing and continuing excellence in financial education.
On Wednesday 28th November, Daniel Harding, Head Chef at the Knightsbridge Hotel, visited Enfield Grammar School’s Food Department. During the visit, 10D students were able to view a cookery demonstration on how to fillet a fish – providing them with an opportunity to learn specific skills towards their Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE.
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.
Our daily themes will be re-enforcing the Aims of the British Dyslexia Association taking one aim each day.
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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”.
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.