Special Educational Needs And Support

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS SUPPORT AND EVENTS with

                     THE WITHERSLACK GROUP

We are delighted to introduce The Witherslack Group who offer expert support and advice to Parents and Carers in supporting your child at home with understanding your child’s anxieties, sleep difficulties and solutions; supporting your child in crisis and encouraging positive behaviour with many issues.

If you require any advice; please click on the link below or contact Clare or Rukiya at Witherslack Group on 01539 566081.

https://witherslackgroup.co.uk/events-support/

Witherslack Group are also offering Parents and Carers the opportunity to attend The Midlands Special Educational Needs Conference:  Supporting you and your child (fee applies).  If you would like further details for this event, please click on the link below:

https://witherslackgroup.co.uk/events/conference-midlands

Y13 End of School Arrangements

We are now into the final few weeks of your time at S. Peter’s where your lessons will end and exams
begin. I’m writing to let you know the arrangements for the last week of this half term and more
importantly, to express my thanks and appreciation for all you have done this year and during your
whole time at the school.

Continue to read below:

Will represents England U19s

At 16 years old Will Evans was one of the youngest players to represent his country at the under 19s Cornachia Volleyball World Cup in Italy. After an opening ceremony that started with a parade through the cobbled streets of Pordenone, England played for 2 days against teams from around the world including fixtures against Poland, Croatia, Slovenia and Italy.

Will thoroughly enjoyed his time with the team and is hoping to be selected again for the NEVZA European Championships in Finland in October having previously represented England at this tournament at under 17s level.

Well done Will we are all thoroughly proud of your achievements.

School Production – Les Misérables

Tickets are selling fast make sure you grab yours now before its too late.
Les Misérables Schools Edition
Tuesday 26th – Friday 29th March 7pm
Tickets are £10 and are available from the schools finance office.

Comic Relief 2019

The School will be holding a ‘Non-Uniform Day’ in Support of Comic Relief on Friday 15th March. We are asking students to donate £1 towards the incredible projects, in the UK and across the world, that are effectively tackling inequality and making lasting change by helping people living tough lives.

Ash Wednesday Arrangements

On Wednesday 6th March , our school community will celebrate Ash Wednesday at our Eucharist Service at St Peter’s Collegiate Church, please see the letter attached for more info.

Year 8 Pupil wins top prize

Rachel Ackah in year 8 has won the Unison West Midlands Poem Competition for Black history month. Rachel was presented with the award in worship yesterday. Read the poem below.

What Black History Month Means to Me

By

Rachel Ackah

Black is my half

Asian is my other

Black from my dad

Asian from my mother

Everyone, publicly

Can see

That brown is key

From inside of me

All of the hardships my black half has faced

Running away from home

Almost like a disgrace

Born after the second world war

An ancient artefact

With stories to share

Forever loved

Forever there

I gotta shout it out

Imma special in my own way

All the pain the Asian in my right had to go through

Kidnapped and thrown about

Near death,

Twice,

Reality is firm,

After all mistakes, you learn

For years and years they had to move on

Bullying, assault, illness and disease

Bereavement, new life, betrayals and miracles

And one of those miracles is me!

Because black is my half

Asian is my other

Black from my dad

Asian from my mother

Rachel commented:

“Of course I felt happy that I won, but this was not only because I was proud of what I wrote but because of what my parents shared with me about their experiences of their lives. My parents have a special role in my life and if it wasn’t for them I would not be the person that I am. Of course everyone can say this about their parents but their stories have had a great impact on me, especially the challenges they faced. And if it wasn’t for God, who has helped them through their challenges in life, they could be somewhere else, doing something else instead of being there for me”.

“When we worked on the competition in classes we had several excellent entries. However, from the moment we read Rachel’s heartfelt and powerful poem we all felt as a community that it was incredibly special and we are all very proud of her at S. Peter’s”
– Julie Priestley and the English Department.

Stretch and Challenge

Gifted & Talented Students 14-18 year old.

Splash at Oxford is an event that brings local secondary school students to Oxford University for one day of unlimited learning. Students come take classes in a variety of both conventional and unconventional subjects taught by Oxford undergraduate and graduate students.

Our goal is to build excitement for teaching and learning from both sides. Students get to learn about things that they normally wouldn’t have access to, empowering them to find what they love to learn, discover new career opportunities, and become tomorrow’s leaders.

To find out more information and book a place press following link:   https://oxford.learningu.org/

splash schools slides 2019

For further details, contact Joshua Deru at:  joshua.deru@ccc.ox.ac.uk