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Rossett News Update - 8 April 2022

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Easter bunny 1Rossett's Easter Bunny visits classrooms

As a reward for fantastic effort throughout the term, our very own Easter bunny visited classrooms across the school during Period five on Wednesday.  Teaching staff were asked to nominate a particular student from their lesson who had demonstrated our core 3Rs values.  They were then rewarded with an Easter treat of mini eggs and creme eggs. 

Mr Halliwell (Assistant Headteacher) - aka the Easter bunny -  enjoyed the opportunity to reward the students for all their hard work prior to a well-earned Easter break.

A special well done to:

Harriet Stewart, Kelsey Paylor, Gracie Kirkpatrick, Julia Porobka, Niamh Owens, Nathan Buckle, Emily Porter, Fiyin Adeyemi, Eilidh Owens, Holly Binns, Yatharth Vyas, Martha Capitano, Jamie Tucker, Kieran Saphir, Ashley Hancox, Fern Hutchings and Sam Wormald.

Celebration Assemblies

This week we held our end of term Celebration Assemblies for all year groups.  We celebrated our students' attainment. I was pleased to see so many of our students being rewarded for excellent attendance; great progress; and participation in extra-curricular activities. Well done to them all.

GCSE and A Level Examinations 2022: Timetable

Please click on the links below for this year's GCSE and A Level  summer examinations timetable.  Year 11 students received their individual timetable today (Year 12 and Year 13 have been sent previously).

In addition, we are advised to make you aware that should there be local or national disruption during the examination period, any affected exams will be re-scheduled for Wednesday 29th June 2022.

Therefore, all students of examination age must be available up to and including the 29th June 2022.


Change-Date-Aggregation-Using-Parameters-Feature1-300x300Term Dates for 2022-2023

Please click here for our 2022-2023 calendar which includes all of our training days and national holidays.

Easter raffleFantastic Fundraising

Our fantastic First Aid Team have been fundraising for the Disasters Emergency Committee over the last few weeks with an ambitious target of raising over £1,000.  Hettie Sadler  and Olivia Money, both Year 10, have been crocheting Ukrainian flag badges and sunflower badges, and our school catering team have made large sunflowers which have been for sale. 

Ms Rogers, our First Aid and Health Manager,  also organised a raffle of Easter goodies this week with lots of prizes being awarded to staff and students following a draw which was held by the First Aid Team at their Easter celebration last night. the First Aid team also held their own Easter egg hunt as an end of term treat in recognition of all their hard work in keeping the Rossett community safe and well.

Our Sixth Form students have also been in fundraising action and organised a 'bake sale' last week and a collection at 'Acoustic Night' meaning our Rossett community together has raised over £1,000.

After Easter the fundraising for the Ukraine continues with a 'CPR Challenge' which will take place on Thursday 12 May - more details to follow.

Blood brothersBlood Brothers Theatre Trip

The Drama department had their first post-Covid Theatre Trip to York Grand Opera house yesterday with 31 KS4 students from the GCSE and BTEC Level 2 courses. This was a curriculum trip and we were very lucky to have secured seats as it has been a sell-out  performance. Our students’ behaviour was excellent and they all represented the school exceptionally well. We are looking forward to planning other theatre trips so more of our students have the opportunity to experience professional live theatre. Oh how we have missed it!

Camera 1Year 11 Photographs

This Friday, Year 11 were given a preview of their individual and whole year group photograph by Phototronics. Please can parents/carers ensure all orders and payments are returned to the Finance Office no later than 9.00am on Thursday 28th April.

The lost thingLRC News from Mr Asker

Three stories caught my eye this week which emphasise the importance of libraries in our communities and reassure me that for many people libraries remain relevant and a vital part of their lives.

The first story reminds us that libraries have a role in celebrating our popular culture and all aspects of the history of the arts in the United Kingdom.  This looks like being an excellent record of recent popular music and television and more click here more here

Libraries will always have a place in supporting people with a lifelong love of learning and the Centurion in this story is hugely inspiring. Click here for more.

Books can do funny things to people and this is an incredible story about two of Charles Darwin notebooks rightly being returned to Cambridge University Library twenty years after going missing. I can very much understand why the Librarian was so moved to have the books back again so they can be enjoyed in the years ahead. Click   here for more.

In our own Library this week we have welcomed some brand new books that have been very well received by students.

Titles include:

  • Various Star Wars and Marvel Graphic Novels
  • The Lost thing by Shaun Tan
  • The All The Wrong Questions series by Lemony Snicket (A prequel to the Unfortunate events series)
  • Two Discworld Graphic Novels by Terry Pratchett
  • Last Night at thee Telegraph Cub by Malinda Lo, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel and others were all chosen by our student librarians.
  • A Northern Lights Graphic Novel by Phillip Pullman

With more new books to catalogue and shelve  I am confident that the LRC continues to offer a range of exciting books for students to enjoy.

As we look forward to enjoying the Easter holiday my thanks go to our wonderful team of student librarians who tirelessly support the library and keep me organised and hopefully heading roughly in the right direction.  Thanks to Tallulah for her dusting skills this week.  Her idea I promise you.

Finally, may I take this opportunity of wishing you a 'cracking' Easter holiday with hopefully a chance to pick up a book or two and please continue to do all you can to encourage your child to read for pleasure.

With my thanks for your continued support.

Mr Asker



teaching-assistant-star-badge-400x400Teaching Assistant Vacancy

We are looking to appoint a committed professional with the vision, drive and interpersonal skills to motivate students and enable them to access learning. The role includes  assisting  teachers with the learning and management of students in the classroom. This is an important role within the teaching and learning framework and the post-holder would be expected to contribute to the high-quality teaching and learning already on offer within the school. Please visit our website here for more information and application details.

keep calm posterExam Invigilators Needed

We are seeking to recruit Exam Invigilators to join our existing team  of staff for the Summer 2022 A Level and GCSE examination period.  If you are looking for a role to fit around your existing work or family commitments and seek flexibility in hours, or days worked, we would be happy to hear from you. For more information about the role and how to apply, please click HERE.

Covid-19 Guidance

We would like to remind you of our current Covid-19 guidance. We continue to promote good hygiene and adequate ventilation in school;

  • Anyone showing the main symptoms of COViD-19 should order a PCR test ( and stay at home until they have a conclusive test result.
  • Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should stay at home for a minimum of 5 days, testing from day 5 until they have two consecutive negative test results.
  • Students can return to school on day 6, if they have had negative test results (on days 5 and 6) and they are not registering a high temperature.
  • A positive test on either day 5 or 6 and a high temperature means that students should remain at home until two consecutive tests show negative up to Day 10. Students can return to school after Day 10 even if they are still testing positive. A reminder of the symptoms to look out for:

The main symptoms of COVID-19 are still a recent onset of any of the following:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia) National guidance and local Public Health advice asks parents to consider any ‘cold or flulike’ symptoms as a reason to book out a test.

Please note: Children and young people who usually attend an education or childcare setting and who live with someone who has COVID-19 should continue to attend the setting as normal.

Covid Vaccinations in the community for 5-11 and 12-15 year olds

We have been sent the attached information  from the Childhood Immunisation Service regarding vaccinations for children in North Yorkshire.  Click here for details of appointments and processes.

Well done to...

  • Our Year 9 football team who competed against St John Fisher in a 9-a-side football match and drew 8-8 on aggregate.  for some students it was their first opportunity to represent the school and they were a credit to themselves and to Rossett. Well done!

Football April

  • Will Harwood for being selected to play for the U15 North Yorkshire Cricket Team after completing a successful trial in Scarborough.
  • Eve Corke (Year 9) and Sofia C (Year 8) on their success in the U14 Hockey Cup Final with a 4-0 win against Driffield Hockey Club.

What's happening after Easter...

Monday 2 May

  • Bank Holiday: School Closed

Monday 9 May 

  • BTEC Examinations Commence

Monday 16 May

  • GCSE Examinations Commence

We wish you a lovely Easter break.

H Woodcock


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