Thanks to all the students who entered the Christmas Card Competition this year. It was a tough decision with so many great entries. Congratulations to 1st prize winner Nuala, in Year 7 and runner up Zuzanna, in Year 8. Both winners have received a prize and their artwork will be made into this years official All Saints’ Christmas card that will go out to staff, governors and members of the OLOL trust.
Dear Parents and Carers
The Year 12 and 13 Progress Evening for parents will take place on Monday 18th December from 16.00pm until 19.15pm; this will be conducted via in-person appointments at All Saints’ School, but parents will still need to book their appointments online using the School Cloud facility below. The evening is an important opportunity to speak to your child’s teachers about the progress your child is making.
Booking Appointments using the School Cloud Website
You will be able to book appointments from 4th December at 9.00 am.
We are using a piece of software provided through School Cloud and you can access the booking system through the following link: https://allsaintsmansfield.schoolcloud.co.uk/
Parents and Carers, with School Cloud access, are those individuals who will have listed as Priority One and Two contacts on the admission form at the beginning of the academic year. It will be parents and guardians who have parental responsibility and that includes those with a court order in place. It is important that both first and surname, and your child’s name and date of birth are inputted in the same way that it is on the school system. If you are struggling to login, it may be because you are not listed as a Priority One or Two contact, do not have parental responsibility including a court order, or because there is spelling or numerical error on our system. In any of these cases, please contact, Mrs Scott with the nature of the problem: firstname.lastname@example.org. By having both Priority One and Two contacts, it means that parents/ carers, who may live separately, can both be involved in finding out about their child’s progress.
At login, you will be asked for an email address; this is not authenticated with the email address that you listed on your child’s admission form at the start of the year; it is merely for School Cloud to send a confirmation email to you when you have successfully booked and saved your appointments.
The instructions at the end of the letter outline how to access the website in order to book appointments.
During the Evening- *Important Changes*
Before you attend the event, please make sure you have a copy of the times of your appointments. On arrival at All Saints’, please make your way to the Dining Room in order to sign in. There will be a number of displays indicating the locations of different staff members. Please ensure that you are waiting at the correct teacher at the correct time. The appointments will be six minutes long and the appointment begins at the allotted time of booking. There will be a countdown. The appointment cannot be extended; when the school bell is sounded, the appointment will draw to a close. Parents and Carers will then have six minutes to locate the next staff member.
These arrangements are somewhat of a departure from the historic, in-person Parents Evenings. In response to parental feedback about wait times and to support staff well-being, we are wanting to be more disciplined with the timing of appointments. We realise that there may be occasions where conversations need to be continued; if this is the case, you can request a call back at the sign-in desk; this is to avoid appointment times becoming disorderly and inefficient. We would really appreciate parents and carers support with these arrangements.
Further Guides can be found at School Cloud- link here
Any queries regarding using the software should be directed to our ICT Support Office: email@example.com
Mrs L Johnson
Deputy Head Teacher
Attention school leavers 2023
A message for Year 11 and Year 13 who left All Saints’ last academic year (2022/2023)
Examination GCSE & A LEVEL certificates can be collected on Tuesday 16th January 2024 between 4pm-6pm in the Dining Hall.
If you cannot make this day and would like a family member or friend to collect on your behalf please contact Miss Oldham – Oldham.firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know the name of the person who will be collecting, and they will need to bring some form of Identification.
The Thursday before we split for the autumn half term the RE department organised a unique opportunity to go and watch the extremely successful musical ‘The Prince of Egypt’ as it was being live streamed from London’s west end to numerous independent cinemas up and down the country.
There were 50 tickets up for grabs and all went within 12 hours of school releasing them!
The students study the story of Moses for their GCSE so this was a unique opportunity not only for their studies but also as an enrichment opportunity.
Mrs Nattriss organised the event and was accompanied by Miss Earl, Miss Bowler and Mrs Smith as well as 50 Y9-Y11s.
The behaviour of the students was exceptional and every member of staff in attendance had members of public approach them to state how polite the students were and includes that they were brilliant ambassadors for the school – all 4 teachers could not have been prouder. Especially as it was such a long day with them not returning to school until 10.30pm.
The students that went all enjoyed the opportunity and all felt they had a far greater understanding now of the story of Moses which is what we set out to achieve.
As you may already know, Friday 17th November is the night of this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal. Our school is excited to be joining with many others around the UK to participate in the fundraising programme.
We will be taking part in lots of fundraising activities.
This is where we need your help!
The school will have a non-uniform day for students and staff on Friday 17th November; we ask that students donate £1 if they wish to participate. Please make your donation via the Arbor parent portal school shop. Our Sixth Form students have arranged for a number of activities to take place, including a bake sale and a penalty shoot-out (both of which will be accepting cash); such activities will be available for all key stages to participate in so that whole school community has the opportunity to donate money towards a good cause.
Let’s make a big difference to the lives of children across the UK.
Thank you for your continued support.
On Thursday 19th October 2023, the Hub Chaplains, along with school staff, took students to the Trust Synod Event at the Alive Church in Lincoln. It was an excellent opportunity to participate in the Synodal process, mirroring the discussions that Pope Francis and all of the clergy in Rome and around the world are partaking in at present. Students from All Saints’ and all the schools in our De La Salle Hub were outstanding ambassadors, who spoke well in small groups, led and took part in liturgical prayer, and shared their voices in developing the vision of the Church. Our thanks to all who prepared and took part in the day, which is hoped to become an annual event.
We will be taking Year 7 to celebrate Mass as a whole year group on Friday 13th October. The Mass will take place during school time, on Friday morning. Supported by the RE team, staff and sixth form stewards, we will walk students to church and back and they will return in time for Period 3. Access arrangements have been made for those requiring support.
It’s a great opportunity for the year group to begin their school journey at All Saints’, by embracing the Catholic Life and Mission of our school and the parish to which we belong. We will also be providing a commentary throughout the Mass, to develop students’ understanding of this Eucharistic Liturgy.
Thank you for your continued support and please don’t hesitate to get in touch, should you have any questions.
Clare Lund and Luke Potter
De La Salle Hub Lay Chaplains