Pinewood School will be open as normal on Tuesday 12th of December.
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The pupils had been attending Wheelchair Rugby training sessions, with expert coaching and support from Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby, at Pinewood School on Monday afternoons since September.
Pinewood’s Wheelchair Rugby team consisted of Jason Adjekum-Mensah (Y11), Josh Barklem, Griffith Biembongo (Y9), Albie Woodward and Tomi Adebisi (Y8).
The team won there opening 2 matches in their group thanks to tries from Jason Mensah and Griffith Biembongo. They then faced tough matches against very strong opposition from Exeter and Ospreys. Pinewood progressed to the shield final where they met Northampton Saints. All students played incredibly well in the final and Pinewood won the match 15-11.
All Pinewood students and staff had a fantastic day and thoroughly enjoyed the tournament, whilst representing both themselves and the school to the best of their ability. Pinewood Saracens pupils were awarded with medals and the winner’s shield at the end of the GB Wheelchair Rugby Youth Tournament. Pinewood would like to thank GB Wheelchair Rugby for their continued support of the wheelchair rugby programme in the school.
If you would like to find out more about Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby or the BT Wheelchair Rugby Youth Tournament, please visit http://gbwr.org.uk
City and Guilds is an awarding body that we have used at Pinewood for the last 6 years and is a qualification that is delivered through the PSHCE curriculum. Pupils’ work towards an Award or Certificate in Employability & Personal Development.
This year, we have had great success with 64 pupils in year 10 and 11 achieving a qualification in Employability, ranging from an Entry 2 Unit Award to a Level 1 Extended Award. Each pupil works towards the size and level of qualification that best suits their needs and capabilities.
Pupils’ have worked extremely hard this year and focused on units covering communication skills, awareness of strengths and weaknesses, areas to develop and understanding goal setting. Alongside this, pupils have developed skills in how to seek out support, how to present themselves in an interview, understanding responsibility and the skills employers’ value, such as, honesty and integrity.
On Wednesday, 19th July we held an information and celebration evening, which was very well attended by pupils and parents. Parents had the opportunity to look at pupil coursework portfolios and learn more about the qualification and suggest ways they can be more involved.
Assessment is an ongoing
process throughout the two-year C&G course, employing specific learning outcome criteria. Students receive verbal feedback and guidance during each lesson, enabling them to produce the level of work necessary to pass the course, ensuring access to learning and developing independent learner skills. Assessment criteria is collected in a range of ways allowing pupils to demonstrate learning outcomes verbally, through their written work, their actions, and answers to questioning or participation. For pupils who require more support, witness statements and photographic examples provide evidence allowing all pupils to achieve learning outcomes. Summative assessments are carried out at the end of each unit making clear which evidence meets which learning outcome and demonstrate how pupils have progressed.
Well-done years 10 & 11!
(Year 11 can now collect their portfolios!)
Our boat was called The Pride of the Lea and our captain, Jed, carefully steered us along the Lea at a steady pace so that we could name the different kinds of wild life spotted, look at the different houseboats and wave at the public in other boats and also walking along the toe-path.
Although the weather was not perfect after the horrendous storm the night before we all had a really good time and Richard, our catering manager, provided a yummy picnic with a selection of filled rolls, fruit, cookies, chocolate muffins and plenty to drink.
My thanks go to Mrs McIvor, Mrs Chaplin, Mrs Reeves and Mr Akford who accompanied the pupils and of course the pupils themselves who were perfect ambassadors for Pinewood School who smiled, said hello and thank you to Jed when it was all over.
A great morning was had by one and all.
Head of Year
We are so lucky to have recently been donated imaginative, bright and colourful markings. Mr Martin Evans, one of our parents organised this exciting addition to our playground in collaboration with Mr Ritchie, Deputy Headteacher and the generosity of Mr John Longstaff from Atmos Recruitment!
Playground markings initiate play and encourage different learning styles, extending learning beyond the classroom.
The markings are one of the best ways to encourage active breaks. Pupils can use them to engage in meaningful play and improve their social skills as they play in pairs or teams.
We hope the new markings will encourage pupils to runround, keep fit, follow the leaders, play hop, skip and jump!