1 July 2022

We have had a busy week this week at Carisbrooke. On Wednesday we had a monitoring visit by the Hampshire Inspection and Advisory Service (HIAS). They visited many lessons and chatted to staff and students. We will receive a written report over the next few weeks but in our initial feedback from them we are very much continuing in the right direction as a school.

Last night we held our transition evening for our Year 6 into 7 students. It was very well attended and gave the students and parents the opportunity to hear brief details about what they can look forward to on their Transition days and at the start of term in September. I was so proud of our 5 current year 7s who spoke and performed – they were an absolute credit to us. Ella, Maddie, Annalise, Evie and Rebecca. Transition Days are Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 July.

There is a lot happening next week. I am really looking forward to the Year 11 Prom next Wednesday at Cowes Yacht Haven. We have the return of our Federation Games. This is a great event and epitomises the Federation at its best. The sporting activities see Medina College and Carisbrooke College come together for round robin tournaments, followed by ‘finals’ in the afternoon. As we have been unable to run this for the last couple of years, we are giving Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 a separate day each to enjoy this great opportunity, as usually this is a Year 7 only event.

It is the Year 7 Parents’ Evening on Thursday 14 July. Information has been shared with parents/carers this week. Please take this opportunity to book virtual appointments and discuss how your child has settled in and been progressing in each of their subjects this year.

Next Thursday 7 July our Year 9 students Final of Young Enterprise Challenge Birmingham NEC. We wish them luck and look forward to the results.

As part of our PSHE programme on Tuesday 5 July, we have organised a road safety workshop for years 7 and 8. The workshop focuses on key road safety messages including: distractions such as phones and music, identifying and coping with peer pressure and personal responsibility and behaviour.

Feedback about Year 10s behaviour and attitude to the mock exams has been exceptional. They have really taken it seriously and settled into the routines and expectations seamlessly. The results of these will inform staff of the next steps required for each of them individually as they enter Year 11.

Please remember that we will be holding a consultation meeting for parents/carers next Monday 4 July starting at 6.00 pm in the Hall. There will be a brief presentation if you wish to attend. There will be staff available to also either answer questions or make notes of questions which we can feedback to.

Congratulations to our top achievement point winners for last week – Year 7 Rhyanna, Year 8 Louis, Year 9 Malika and Year 10 Darcy and Lennon. 

Have a lovely weekend.