Priestnall Art department would like to invite you to attend our GCSE Art Exhibition, celebrating the work of our Year 11 Art students. Work from Art: Graphics and Art: Textiles will also be on show. The exhibition will take place in the art department between 4pm and 7pm and is open to all. We look forward to welcoming you!
Last Tuesday, I was delighted to invite 20 students to the reward ‘Pizza Parlour’ afternoon with myself and the Headteacher. The celebration afternoon was to recognise the hard work of the students in attendance who were in the top ten for their year group for Super Curriculum Points awarded last term. A big congratulations to all students involved, and also to James Taylor in Year 8 who achieved his Apprentice level (PDCP)Personal Development Challenge Portfolio badge and certificate. A great afternoon was enjoyed by all.
Priestnall History Department awarded prestigious Historical Association’s History Mark Award.
I’d also like to share with you the recent success of our brilliant History team here at Priestnall. We were visited and assessed by the nationally renowned Historical Association this half-term. The inspector spent a full day working closely with the History team, our students and looking at the quality of the History Curriculum. After a very successful day it was decided that our team would be awarded the Historical Association’s ‘History Mark.’ This is a nationally recognised accolade that acknowledges that the quality of the History education received by Priestnall students is exceptional. We are extremely proud to receive this award and I would like to extend my thanks to the History team for all of their outstanding efforts with our learners. Keep up the great work! #Teampriestnall
Jo Halfacre- Assistant Headteacher: Quality of Education/ Curriculum Leader of History
On Tuesday, 25 students were invited to a celebratory afternoon tea with myself and the Headteacher. This was in recognition of some student’s outstanding efforts with regards the Super Curriculum or their completion of their Personal Development Challenge Portfolios (PDCP). Students were presented with certificates and achievement badges. A wonderful afternoon was enjoyed by all involved and we look forward to making this a termly event here at Priestnall.
Jo Halfacre- Assistant Headteacher
On Tuesday (25th January), Priestnall welcomed a guest speaker from Cambridge university. 35 MAWS students in years 8 and 9 participated in a typical Oxplore style debate. Tuesday’s question was:
Can money really buy happiness?
It was wonderful to see so many students eagerly engaging with, (what I think is) such a mature topic. We really can’t wait for our second visit next term! A big well done to all students involved.
Jo Halfacre: Assistant Headteacher