On Friday 8th October Washwood Heath Technology College will be holding a charity non-uniform day in aid of those affected by the flooding in Pakistan. The students are being encouraged to come in their own clothes for the day; for this they must pay a minimum of £1.
Many of our students and staff have friends and family in Pakistan so this is a cause which the whole school is very much behind. Posters designed by students have been popping up all around the school urging people to take part in Friday’s event and to help raise as much money as possible.
Although it is the time of year when many charity fundraising events take place every event that the school takes part in the staff and students throw huge amounts of effort into to ensure that as each good cause is well supported.
The school will be making its donation through Islamic Relief.
On Friday 24th September Washwood Heath Technology College will be holding a Macmillan Coffee Morning during the student’s usual break time.
There will be a variety of cakes and healthy snacks on sale with profits going to the charity. Last year the students and staff of Washwood Heath Technology College raised £1460.82, we intend to smash that record this year!
The students organising the event have been ensuring the whole school is aware and anticipation is really building!
For more information contact Gareth Berry (firstname.lastname@example.org) on 0121 675 7272
On Thursday 10th June Washwood Heath Technology College’s Mrs Bell was awarded a Distinction Award for Outstanding New Teacher of the Year at the Teaching Awards.
Mrs Bell said:
“I love my job so receiving this award was like the icing on the cake for me. I am honoured to be nominated by the students and the school governor Mr Taylor. I would like to thank my department, in particular Mr Doherty and the Head Teacher, Mrs Mabey for supporting me from my GTP year onwards.”
To receive this award there was a rigorous judging process where Mrs Bell was observed teaching, Mrs Bell, her students and her colleagues were all interviewed before the decisions were made.
Elizabeth Reid, Chief Executive of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust said:
“All of the finalists are outstanding new teachers and every day they are making a positive difference to the lives of young people. We are delighted to sponsor these awards for the third year and to celebrate the contribution made by these new teachers who are an inspiration to others starting out in the profession. We wish all the finalists the very best of luck in the awards and we look forward to working with them in the years ahead as they become the school leaders of tomorrow.”
Mrs Bell she has been teaching for three years and is already the Second in Technology.
H8 2B L8 week was a great success cutting lateness across the whole school by more than a half!
On 22nd April, Rear Admiral Amjad Hussain, the highest ranking Muslim officer in the British Navy, will be visiting Washwood Heath Technology College.
Following a tour of the school where he will be introduced to the students, staff and governors he will give a talk to the students about the opportunities that the Royal Navy presents for young people. He will arrive at the school between 2pm and 2.30pm
Rear Admiral Hussain is Director (Precision Attack) and Controller of the Navy. He joined in the Navy 1976 and has held a variety of roles as he has moved through the ranks.
EDIT – Sadly the visit had to be postponed.