Dear Parents and Carers

We have had a really positive half term across the school with many trips and visits beginning to take place again, here are just a few of the great things happening at Moseley School and Sixth Form:

Mathematical Challenge

120 of our students recently took part in the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge a national quiz designed to encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems. All conducted themselves excellently. We are waiting for the results, and we hope to have a few qualify for the next round when we get the results back.

Scholars Programme

Mrs Taylor took a group of our students to Oxford University to celebrate their graduation from the Brilliant Club, an amazing PhD tutoring program working on a university level module that builds confidence in core subjects. Congratulations to all the students involved and a special congratulations to Mustafa Ismail, Preccila Ocrah and Sundas Hussein who achieved the equivalent of a 2.1 grade for this award.

More on this story here: Scholars Programme

Ten Pin Bowling Challenge

Mr Robertson took six of our year 8 and 9 students to take part in the Panathlon Ten Pin Bowling Challenge, and we are very proud to announce that they came second in the competition! Well done boys!

Inter-School Competition

Congratulations to our students who took part in the New Age Kurling and Boccia Inter-School competition on the 16th February. After an exciting semi-final playoff, including a sudden death ‘one shot’ eliminator, our students came forth in the Boccia and an admirable 5th in the Kurling. Given that they haven’t played these sports before, and were matched against students who have, they competed really well demonstrating resilience, supportiveness and effective communication.

Clubs and extra-curricular sport

We’ve had lots of participation in clubs and extra-curricular sport this half term starting with inter-house competitions in basketball for all year groups. Well done to the students in Keble and Worcester for being the winners of those competitions. We have also taken part in several school games competitions demonstrating supportiveness and resilience against other local schools in our network. We have also had many cricket and football fixtures against local schools with all students involved enjoying the chance to represent Moseley School.

We have many more opportunities for students to further their engagement in sport and physical activity through our varied extracurricular timetable, view the clubs available here: Extracurricular Clubs.

Assessments and PPEs

After half term we start a busy programme of PPE’s for our year 11 and Sixth Form and we also have Spring assessment for years 7, 8, 9 and 10. All these examinations and assessments are a vital part of a student’s time while here at Moseley to enable them to obtain the best possible outcomes and tailor intervention to help each individual student reach their potential.

All students have been provided with guidance on revision and revision materials by their class teachers. Students can also use sites like GCSEPod, century tech, Kerboodle and Dr Frost Maths to revise from. Year 11 students have been given specific activities in English, Maths, Science, History, Geography and RE to work on in preparation for their PPE’s which start the first day back.

Please see the timetable below of the examinations and assessments that are taking place:

Sixth Form: PPE’s w/c 28th February until 15th March

Year 11: PPE’s w/c 28th February until 15th March.

Year 10: Assessments w/c 7th March

Year 9: Assessments w/c 14th March

Year 8: Assessments w/c 14th March

Year 7: Assessments w/c 14th March

Tuition

Over 400 of our students across all year groups have been involved in after school tuition throughout the Year. Tuition is a fantastic opportunity to help our students make faster progress in key subject areas and close any gaps that may have remained from the Pandemic. This has involved students working in small groups with our subject staff for 2 hours a week after school, focusing on very specific target areas. It has been wonderful to see so many students staying behind after school, taking control of their own learning and working hard to make fantastic progress. The results speak for themselves, following their recent assessments it is very clear that those students involved in tuition have made excellent progress at a faster rate than their peers. Tuition will continue throughout the Year for as many students as possible. The next cycle of tuition will begin at the end of March. This is free for students to attend. If you would like to take part in the next cycle please contact Mr Edwards in school.

Moseley Parent Forum

We have a successful, proactive parent forum, and we would like for more parents and carers to be involved in helping us develop our school. We currently meet once a half term, after school hours (with biscuits!). If you would like to get involved please fill in the form on the parent forum page of the website here: Parent Forum

This half term important dates

Half Term Holiday

Monday 21st February – Friday 25th February

School begins at 8.40am on Monday 28th February

  • Week beginning 28th February – Year 11 and 12 PPE Week
  • Week beginning 28th February – Year 12 on study leave
  • Thursday 3rd March – World Book Day
  • Week beginning 7th March – Year 13 on study leave
  • Week beginning 7th March – Year 10, 11 and 13 PPE Week
  • Week beginning 14th March – Year 7, 8 and 9 Assessment Week
  • Week beginning 21st March – British Science Week
  • Monday 28th March – Year 10 HPV and School Leaver Booster Immunisations
  • Sixth Form Progress Evening – Thursday 31st March
  • Year 8 Pathways Evening – Thursday 31st March
  • Year 11 PPE Review Progress Evening – Thursday 7th April
  • School Closing for Holidays – 12 noon – Friday 8th April

Easter Break

Friday 8th April – Friday 22nd April

World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day, the school will be holding a suite of activities in the first week back.

  • Whole-school book review competition – students will be given the chance to win a voucher and have their writing published throughout the school, by submitting a book review of one of our much-loved DEAR books completed over the last term.
  • ‘The Masked Reader’ form time quiz: Guess which teacher hides behind the book cover
  • Free book and token giveaways in the library during the first week back

A group of Year 7 students will also be taking part in a virtual author visit with Taran Matharu, writer of the popular ‘The Summoner’ trilogy on the 15th March in the library.

Change of gate for year 10

All year 10 students must now enter and leave the school through Gate A with years 7 and 8. Gate B will not be accessible and we would like to remind you that this is a delivery entrance and should not be used without staff present.

Ramadan

A quiet prayer and reflection room will be made available during Ramadan every day for all students to use during lunchtime. We will communicate details to all students in form time closer to the beginning of Ramadan.

PE kit

A reminder that students are expected to come to school in their PE kit ONLY on the days they have PE lessons or if studying Sport at GCSE or above, only when they will be taking part in a physical lesson.

The Moseley PE kit should be worn: PE Kit

The Moseley school and Sixth Form PE Kit includes the Moseley Tracksuit top which is available to purchase at Midland Schoolwear: MIDLAND SCHOOLWEAR. If a student is attending an after school club then they should bring their PE kit with them and make use of the school changing rooms at the end of the day. This is applicable for all students in Years 7-13.

ParentPay

Can you please ensure that you regularly top up your child’s ParentPay account if you wish for your child to purchase a meal at lunchtimes. Accounts should be in credit so there is sufficient money in the account to pay for meals.

If you have any difficulties in making a payment, please contact the school. If you think that your child may be eligible for Free School Meals and would like to apply, please complete the attached online form: https://www.cloudforedu.org.uk/ofsm/birmingham or request an application form from reception.

Standards and Expectations

At Moseley we expect students to follow the 3Rs Ready, Respectful, and Responsible in their pursuit of excellence in character and scholarship.

  • Respectful – A respectful student is proud to be a member of Moseley School and values their time at school, their education, the environment and the people around them.
  • Responsible – A responsible student is always very motivated and works well independently and in a team. They contribute to lessons and use their initiative.
  • Ready to learn – A student who is ready to learn rarely has any time off school. They are well organised and plan their time to ensure that they are not late and that they bring the right equipment and books each day.

We believe every child has the potential to achieve greatness and exceed their wildest dream through our RAISE Values.

Resilience

Ambition

Independence

Supportiveness

Effective communicators

We believe these are the values that will bring your child success, not only in their education, but in life beyond school. Parents have a huge part to play in supporting their child’s education. Please take time to talk to your child about school and their learning.

We hope you have a restful half term and we look forward to seeing you again on Monday 28th February for an 8.40am start.

Yours sincerely

Mr A Bate

Headteacher

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