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Weekly Bulletin (28 November)

Good afternoon

Please find our weekly bulletin below.

A reminder that regular school updates can be found via the school website and the TLES twitter account.



‘The Malcolm Parry Observatory will be hosting the second family open dome of the year on Thursday 29 November.

The first part of the evening, aimed at all ages, will include lots of hands-on activities about the Moon. It starts at 6pm and will be followed by observatory tours for younger audiences that do not wish to stay for the presentation.

The second part of the evening starts at 7pm and will also be about our natural satellite, the Moon. Mr M Perkins will give a presentation focusing on its creation, composition, discovery and exploration. After the presentation there will be opportunity for tours of the observatory and if clear observing time too. Refreshments will be available and a suggested donation of £2 is appreciated towards costs for the evening. As the observatory its self is not heated, tours and observing sessions are, at this time of the year, quite cold so please do bring along suitable attire. Observing sessions are of course subject to clear skies. The evening will draw to a close at 9pm.’


Celebrating Achievements Outside of School

We know that students have a variety of different hobbies and interests outside of school and many show a huge amount of dedication and commitment to these activities. We regularly celebrate school achievements through vivo rewards, termly Headteachers Awards Assemblies and our Presentation Evening, but we would also like to celebrate students’ achievements outside of school. We are asking parents/carers to send us information about any notable out of school achievements along with a picture (optional) that we can share with the school community through social media (Twitter) and our website. You can send information to the email address below at any time of year when your child has achieved something that you would like us to celebrate with them. The email address you can use is;



We are increasingly concerned about the safety of students who come to school along Thoresby Road, at the start and end of the school day as they enter and leave the site. Despite a number of requests for parents to avoid driving into school to drop off and pick up, there is still a significant number of cars coming on to the site unnecessarily at these times, causing congestion whilst several hundred students are cycling or walking through the main gates. If you bring your child to school by car, please ensure that you find somewhere off the school site where it is possible to drop them off and turn around safely.

We would also appreciate the support of parents in emphasising to students the need to obey the Highway Code when cycling to and from school, and to encourage strongly that cycle helmets are worn at all times.


Thank you. And finally, a reminder of some of the points that were on the bulletin last week:


Year 11

Over the next couple of weeks, all Year 11 students will be receiving a ‘target tick list’ to be stuck in their planners. This is designed to be a supportive strategy to make it clear what students need to do to improve in each subject. Please could you discuss these targets with your child and let us know if you have any questions.

Year 11 Mock Exams

There are Year 11 Languages speaking mocks running this week. All other mock exams start next week. Students have all been given a timetable and should be preparing for these. Students should go to their form rooms at the start of the day to register before going to the hall for their morning exams. Students who have a 1pm exam can leave lessons at 12.05 to have an early lunch in the dining hall. They should line up in their forms at 12.50pm to ensure a prompt start.



Non-revision homework has been suspended for Year 11 during their mock exams. All other years should have homework as normal.


Termly Award Nominations

Staff are currently identifying students to be nominated for a termly award in KS3/4. Nominations and winners will be announced in the final week of term. Kind RegardsTLES

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