‘Chitter Chatter’ at Fiveways Ryde School
If you have a baby, toddler or child under 4 and would like to come along, have some fun indoors and outdoors and meet new friends please join us every Monday – for more information call Fiveways or visit our website www.rydeschool.org.uk/chitter-
Priory School enters a new era having reached its 25th Anniversary in 2018, having been founded in 1993. It also was ranked best school in the Island this year in the official Department of Education official League Tables for A Levels and also for English & Maths at GCSE. In the country as a whole it was ranked 21st for A Levels which proves without doubt Island education can rank with the best in the land.
In honour of this, and of occupying the historic site at Whippingham, in the school designed by Prince Albert and built by Queen Victoria in 1864, Priory School is offering special 25th Anniversary bursaries for entry into Year 3. Special consideration, in line with Prince Albert’s original vision for the school to serve its local community, will be given to families in the Whippingham and East Cowes area.
Since moving to the Whippingham site in 2012, Priory School has seen increasing numbers of its pupils come from the area it serves. Nothing could be more fitting in this Anniversary year than to confirm and consolidate this role as a “community” school.
Our academic track record, our maximum class size of 16 pupils, our pastoral care underpin all we do at Priory School. Add to that our success in events as diverse as Global Rock, Mock Legal Trial (twice winners), Sports and Performance – already winning cups in this year’s Isle of Wight Music Dance and Drama Festival – we look forward to our next quarter century of serving Island children and their families.
To apply for the 25th Anniversary Bursary, call Sarah Gully to arrange a visit and tour of the school. 861222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
School-age bullying is a serious societal concern that affects the lives of half of the UK’s children and young people. Going to school can be fun, but it can be stressful, too – learning new concepts, taking standardised tests, making new friends, then perhaps losing some of those friends and negotiating your way in the world for the first time. Add bullying to the mix, and the pressures multiply exponentially. Most school-age children want to be liked by their peers, but being subjected to taunts and mockery unnecessarily sullies a child’s learning environment by adding daily anxiety and uncertainty about what will happen from one day to the next.
No parent wants their child to suffer and in today’s society, as every school is legally bound to have an anti-bullying policy, no child should have to suffer from bullying at school.
Research reported that in school settings, bullying is missed by adults 96% of the time. While most teachers are very focused on what goes on in their classrooms, the majority of bullying occurs in locations like the dining hall, playground, bathroom, hallways, the bus and perhaps, most infamously, online. When classroom teachers tell concerned parents that they are not aware of bullying incidents taking place in their classroom, they are usually quite accurate.
Although many schools do not always realise when bullying occurs, once they are notified of any incident, they should do whatever they can to ensure that it stops immediately. Arrange a meeting with your child’s Teacher or Head of Year to discuss what has been happening to your child and to work with the school to ensure that your child is safe. The bottom line: Take action before it’s too late. Further information is available on our website www.bulliesout.com. We also have a free information brochure available for parents and if you would like a copy, please send an A5 size SAE (large stamp) to BulliesOut, GF, 2 Neptune Court, Vanguard Way, Cardiff CF24 5PJ
BulliesOut delivers workshops and training programmes in schools, youth settings and the workplace across the UK – all aimed at educating on the effects of bullying, raising aspirations, encouraging empathy, respect and responsibility and creating positive environments in which young people and staff can thrive. To find out more go to www.bulliesout.com Research Reference: www.signewhitson.com
At Bodster Equine Assisted Learning C.I.C. we offer sessions for anyone aged 6yrs to 90 yrs old, where people develop self-confidence and explore communication through interaction on the ground with our ponies. There is no riding involved! We facilitate sessions where our ponies help learners understand how ponies communicate to each other and alongside this learners also develop key skills such as English and Maths as well developing soft skills such as problem solving, team work, self-awareness and self-esteem. Our courses allow learners to develop in a calm unique learning setting. We use Natural Horsemanship and look at how horses learn using a step by step approach. Learners develop skills such as grooming and leading and working loose with a pony and learners will be given feedback afterwards and plans for future goals/targets for themselves. Horses do not judge and live in the moment. They know how they need to be to suit each learner’s needs.For more information about Bodster Equine Assisted Learning C.I.C.Please take a look at our website :-
www.eaqbodster.co.uk which links to our facebook page
Further Education open day with UKSA Looking to kick-start your career in the maritime industry? Discover our wide range of courses and the opportunities they can offer!
At our Further Education open day, you will have the chance to meet our lecture and shoreside teams, explore our accommodation and attend a Q&A session with the course tutors.
Register your interest by the 16th of February at http://uksa.org/youth-development/further-education/.