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 

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.

 

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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.

 

Professional Chef Michael Dutnall Visits Enfield Grammar

 

 

On Thursday 24th May Michael Dutnall, Executive Chef at the prestigious RAF Club (in Mayfair) visited Enfield Grammar School’s Food Department. During the session, students were able to view a cookery demonstration – providing them with an opportunity to learn specific skills towards their Food Preparation and Nutrition GCSE.  The boys were then able apply the skills that they had learnt during the demonstration to prepare and cook their own dish, ‘Chicken Princess with Mushroom and Tarragon Veloute’. The boys were all very focussed and appreciative of the opportunity to learn tips and techniques from a professional chef.

We would like to thank Mr Dutnall for giving up his time in order to encourage new talent.

Mrs Broadley & Mrs Mittins.

General Data Protection Regulation Statement

The school collects, holds and uses a great deal of information about individuals, particularly pupils and adults connected with the school. Under the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), data about living individuals is known as personal data. The regulation puts in place numerous safeguards for the use of data about individuals.

Under the GDPR, the data protection principles set out the main responsibilities for organisations:

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/principles/.

Enfield Grammar School has a statutory duty to comply with the requirements of the GDPR as it collects data about pupils and adults associated with the school for school business. The school is also required to produce a privacy notice explaining how information is collected and processed.

Information about your rights under GDPR can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website:

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/

All of the information we hold on individuals follows the six key principles:

  1. Fair, lawful and transparent
  2. Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
  3. Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary
  4. Accurate, and where necessary, kept up to date
  5. Kept in a form which permits identification for no longer than is necessary
  6. Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security

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Zdravko and Year Nine Band perform at Bush Hill Park Primary

Today the Year 9 band and Dravko performed at Bush Hill Park Primary School in front of a baying crowd of primary students across all year groups.  The sun shone, the music rocked and the reception of the staff, guests and students was amazing.

The event was part of a careers aspirations day arrange by our very own Governor, Paul Riddel, in his role as Chair of the Enfield Caribbean Association who do great work in and for our local community.

 

 

For Zdravko Danilov this was a homecoming gig and a chance to wow his former peers, which he did.  He opened the concert with piano renditions of All Of Me by John Legend (Ddravko’s own arrangement) and Fur Elise by Beethoven, as is his versatility!

The Year 9 band, consisting of Ahmed Ibrahim, Josh Emsley, Miles Barnett-John, Freddie Pickles and Ben Rebario, performed a full set – a truly remarkable feat for students of such a young age. The ability to turn up and perform with such professional attitudes and musical standard is testimony to the amazing work our peripatetic staff put in with the extra-curricular ensembles, producing serious top-class musicians.

 

I would like to thank Bush Hill Park Primary for hosting such an amazing day and hosting us so warmly and a special thank you to Paul for the great work he does for our boys and the local community.

We left the school with chants from the audience (and staff!) for a third set, living up to the mantra ‘Leave them wanting more… not less’.

Engineering competition at RAF Henlow

These boys went to compete in the STEM Engineering competition at RAF Henlow.

 

Lloyd Anthony
Fahd Khan
Ethan Dupoy
Bradley Ismali

They had to create a rocket car from scratch.
They came an excellent 3rd out of 12 teams and only missed out by a 10th of a second.
The were great ambassadors for the school and Yr 7

Well done boys.