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Year 12 Study Skills Conference

Year 12 Study Skills Conference. Megan Broughton from the University of East Anglia led two sessions – the first on study skills required for success in 6th Form and then an introduction to the advantages of a university degree and how you might decide whether it was the right route or not.

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Lost Property at Stowmarket High School

We are getting organised for our move to the new building and one thing we have a lot of in Student Services is lost property.  If you child has lost anything please ask them to come along to have a look. 

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An Inspector Calls

On Thursday Year 11 students travelled all the way to the New Wimbledon Theatre in South London to watch a performance of An Inspector Calls. Once again, our students’ behaviour was exemplary and they greatly appreciated the text they have been studying for their GCSE’s come to life. Mrs Arnold was very proud of the students, who then endured a 5 ½ hour journey back! Maybe we could convince Mid Suffolk to build us a theatre and our students wouldn’t have to go so far!

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FOSH purchase shipping container for Design & Technology department

FOSH (Friends of Stowmarket High) have purchased a new shipping container for the Design and Technology department to store all their materials once they move to the new build. Nick Gowrley our local County Councillor kindly donated £1000 from his Locality budget towards the purchase. On behalf of FOSH, the school staff and pupils we would like to take this opportunity to thank Councillor Nick Gowrley for supporting us.

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Poppy Appeal 2019

Thank you very much for helping with the Poppy Appeal. Stowmarket High School collected a total of £40.39. This enables the Royal British Legion to continue with their vital welfare and benevolent work.

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Thank you to all parents and staff who donated their unwanted clothing for our funding raising event Bag2School. From our collection in November we raised a total of £104.00.

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Visit from Jan Bloomfield Director of Workforce for the NHS

Thursday Nov 28th Jan Bloomfield - Director of Workforce, West Suffolk NHS. Jan gave students an insider view of HR in the NHS. She explained the qualities they look for and the process of recruitment. Regular volunteering is highly regarded in young applicants – showing an early commitment to care, and all would be expected to reflect the qualities of the NHS. There are clear staff shortages in areas such as Nursing and Occupational Therapy and she explained how these registered roles, currently accessed via a university degree, are being developed via a work-based apprenticeship route for NHS staff in the future.

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