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Headteacher's Weekly Message: 8th February 2019

Safer Internet Day – Digital Leaders impress 

Our Digital Leaders had the amazing opportunity to present at the BT centre where a host of guest speakers and students were attending. The Digital leaders led the way showcasing their fantastic work and knowledge. Israa Ibrahim did an amazing job hosting the event, engaging the audience and welcoming ministers and CEO’s on stage. A huge well done to our digital leaders that attended the event.

BBC News invite Sarah Bonnell students to interview the Chief Medical Officer

Following on from their success at the Safer Internet Day event at BT, two of the Digital Leaders, Maariyah Ali and Israa Ibrahim, had a further opportunity to interview Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, on how social media affects your mental health. This interview was for the BBC News and was aired on both the 6pm and 10pm news –you can still watch the report on BBC iplayer. The girls were totally confident, articulate and professional and were praised from BBC producers on their questioning skills. Be Proud

Year 11 Parents, Teachers and students working together

Year 11 students really have #Gotthis. On Wednesday it was great to see so many year 11 students at the Parents Evening. The evening began with a short welcome and introduction from Mr Archer, Assistant Headteacher, who spoke about the hard work the students have been putting in to their lessons and exam preparation and shared news of our Year 11 Reward Scheme to keep motivation high over the next few months. The Reward Scheme involves students getting points for attending extra intervention and revision sessions and for showing high levels of participation and commitment to learning. The points relate to prizes like Prom Tickets, Leavers Hoody, Maths Calculators, Revision Guides and coaching sessions. The buzz of this successful event planned by Mr Archer, Assistant Headteacher, Ms Whitfield, Progress Leader and Ms Whitfield, Year Leader, has been evident in Year 11’s attitude to learning this week. I know we can keep working together to support and encourage students to get the success they deserve.  No Excuses

Sarah Bonnell Geographers get in to Epping Forest

On Thursday, Sarah Bonnell GCSE Geography students ventured in to Epping Forest to conduct filed research as part of their GCSE Geography course. This educational visit was planned to give the students practical experience to support their learning in class and will support their achievement in the GCSE examinations in June 2019. Work Hard

Sarah Bonnell’s Headgirl 2019 is Israa Ibrahim

On Thursday, after two weeks of creative and purposeful campaigning, the students and staff of Sarah Bonnell were able to go to the ballot box to vote for Sarah Bonnell’s Headgirl 2019. The turn-out was a strong 72% of the school electorate and I am delighted to announce that Israa was elected to this important position. The other candidates – Shukri, Jaden, Maariyah and Dorcas showed great integrity throughout their campaign and I am hopeful they will now stand for Deputy Head and Assistant Head position in the Student Leadership Team. Be Proud. 

International Women Day – join us to celebrate

Once again Sarah Bonnell will be putting on an evening of celebration for International Women’s Day. Put the date in your diary and get tickets for you and your daughter to celebrate with us on Friday 8 March 2019 from 5:30pm to 7:00 pm.

Rae Potter – Headteacher 

Sarah Bonnell School