News and Events

Upcoming Events
21 November 2019

 

Time 09:00 – 14:30
Subject Year 11 visit to the World Skills show
13 December 2019

 

Time 09:00 – 14:00
Subject Rewards trip
Location Times to be confirmed
19 December 2019

 

Time 12:20 – 14:30
Subject Christmas dinner & quiz
08 January 2020

 

Time 15:00 – 17:00
Subject Parents evening
15 January 2020

 

Time 09:15 – 10:15
Subject Online awareness workshop for parents
Location Hall
28 February 2020

 

Time 09:00 – 14:00
Subject Years 10 & 11 visit to Careers Live
02 March 2020

 

Time 02/03/2020 00:00 – 07/03/2020 00:00
Subject National Careers Week / Careers across the curriculum (all subjects and all years groups).
11 March 2020

 

Time 09:00 – 15:00
Subject Years 10 & 11 visit to the Big Bang Fair
13 March 2020

 

Time 09:00 – 14:00
Subject Rewards Trip
Location Venue & times TBC

 

                03 April 2020

Time 09:00 – 12:30
Subject British Values day: The World of Work (Years 10 & 11)
20 May 2020

 

Time 15:00 – 17:00
Subject Parents evening
10 July 2020

 

Time 09:00 – 14:00
Subject Rewards Trip
Location Venue and times TBC
14 July 2020

 

Time 12:30 – 14:30
Subject Summer Fayre
15 July 2020

 

Time 13:15 – 14:30
Subject Celebration afternoon
Past Events
Thursday 7th November 2019

Thursday 24th October 2019

Thursday 10th October 2019

Friday 27th September 2019

Tuesday 24th September 2019

Tuesday 17th September 2019

Friday 1st March 2019

Walsall Light cinema trip

Smoking Preventation workshop

Wear it yellow day in aid of Mental Health awareness day

MacMillan Coffee Morning & KS4 online Awareness workshop with Nicola Rudge

Smoking prevention Theatre in School Performance

Celebration Afternoon

Careers Live Event at NEC

Tuesday 5th March 2019

Wednesday 6th March 2019

Online safety workshop with Nicola Rudge

Year 11 outcomes parents evening

Thursday 7th March 2019

Monday 11th March 2019

World Book Day

Training Day – de-escalation training

Thursday 14th March 2019 British Values Event  –  The world of work
Thursday 21st March 2019

Friday 22nd March 2019

Year 11 Taster Event at Walsall College

Sport Relief Day

Thursday 28th March 2019

Thursday 4th April 2019

Autism awareness coffee afternoon

Rewards events

Tuesday 9th April 2019

Friday 12th April 2019

Thursday 2nd May 2019

Whole school trip

Last day of term of Spring term.

Trip to The Houses of Parliament

Wednesday 27th February 2019

Wednesday 13th February 2019

Tuesday 5th February 2019

Thursday 17th January 2019

Monday 14th January 2019

Thursday 19th December 2018

Wednesday 19th December 2018

Tuesday 18th December

Friday 14th December

Thursday 13th December

Wednesday 12th December

Friday 7th December

Tuesday 4th December

Monday 3rd December

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Monday 12th November 2018

Thursday 25th October 2018

Thursday 11th October 2018

Thursday 4th October 2018

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Friday 28th September 2018

Friday 28th September 2018

Thursday 20th September 2018

 

Aspirations Trip to The Think Tank

Celebrating The Arts day –  music, glass blowing, design, drama

British Values Event – Online safety

Autism support coffee afternoon

British Values Event  –  Personal Safety, incl knife crime and radicalisation

Cooked breakfast & social skills development time

Enterprise event – Design and make a Christmas Jumper competition

Team Building activities & quiz. Christmas Dinner and Christmas Assembly with Debo

Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day

Trip to Cadbury World

Key Stage 4 Catch Up Day

Slippers for Shelter Day

Rewards Event

Pupil Progress Review Meetings week

Aspirations Programme Trip to Coventry Transport Museum

Year 11 Mocks week

British Values workshop: Healthy Choice

Autism Support coffee afternoon

Online safety workshop for pupils

Careers information event for parents and pupils

British Values Workshop: Safer choices

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Trip to the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford – Romeo and Juliet

Crowdfunding to improve our counselling/therapy room

The aim of providing 1:2:1 counselling/therapy within our school is to offer our wonderful pupils with social and emotional issues the opportunity to spend valuable time with our partner support agencies including WPH Counselling and NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health service (CAMHS), as well as our own specialist pastoral team. CAMHS professionals include: Psychologists who help our pupils and their families explore how the difficulties they're facing affect their emotions, behaviour and thinking. CAMHS Psychotherapists work with our pupils and families to look at what might be causing their difficulties, for example, their early experiences. Counsellors from WPH are particularly sensitive to the needs of our pupils because the majority of our young people find themselves in a most confusing, challenging, frustrating and phase of their growth. During this time of conflict and growth, changes physically, sexually and emotionally occur. The majority of pupils suffer from depression, feel alone, angry and desperate. Relationships with parents can begin to break down and can they become school refusers and many self-harm. WPH professionally trained professionals help us to understand the needs of our pupils and they help them to cope and give appropriate ongoing support. Our own specialist pastoral team offer mental health first aid and ASSIST (suicide prevention) to our pupils and have an in depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect well-being. The pastoral team offer practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues and have the confidence to step in, reassure and support a pupil in distress. The current therapy room is not fit for purposes because we want all our pupils to be able to feel comfortable in a safe, pleasant, and nurturing therapy room so that they open up to their therapist.

KS3 pupils have recently been on a school trip to a local radio station as part of their aspirations curriculum. They have currently been focusing on media, from this they visited the ‘Black Country Radio’. They experienced how a radio station works but also got to join in on the recording of a live show helping to introduce artists. Listen below.


Rotary Club

The local Rotary clubs have kindly donated £2000 to Shepwell School. We cannot thank them enough for their generosity and support. For more information regarding the rotary clubs please visit https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=1272# and https://en-gb.facebook.com/willenhallrotaryclub/

Shepwell Uniform

As you will be aware from our previous correspondence and through conversations with your child, we will be introducing a school uniform from September 2019.-

House Of Parliament

We have been incredibly fortunate to be given the opportunity which allowed us enhance the British Values curriculum taught in school. The purpose of the visit was to give pupils a greater understanding of how laws are made and how parliament works. It has also enhanced the pupil's knowledge of democracy, which is being taught this term. As part of the visit, pupils took part in a ‘Representation and Voting’ workshop where they held a general election where they experienced what it is like to be a candidate and a voter. The concept of the constituency was explained before pupils were divided into competing political parties where they created their own manifestos. The trip also included a tour of the parliamentary buildings including: • The House of Commons or House of Lords chambers • A visit to the public gallery to observe the MPs or Lords working • Westminster Hall, the last remaining part of the original Palace • Central Lobby, at the very heart of the Parliamentary Estate.

No Isolation -AV1 Robots

The project is to support the education of children suffering from long-term physical and mental illness through the introduction of AV1 robots, which would enable the children to virtually attend school, socialise with classmates and remain connected to their home schools and communities. Children who are anticipated to benefit from this approach may be affected by a variety of conditions such as leukaemia, chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety disorders and recovering from transplants - they will now have the opportunity to participate in school even if they are unable to physically attend. The initiative utilises a £522,142 grant from the Alternative Provision Innovation Fund from the Department of Education, to provide continued education to children absent from school due to long-term illness. No Isolation will set up the robots, providing 24/7 technical support to the pupil, their family and/or carers, as well as the relevant training for each of the participating schools.

Aqua Aid

By using AquAid water coolers you help bring life-giving water to thousands of people every day. Our mission to help save lives is at the heart of everything we do. Through our ongoing support of Christian Aid, and by establishing the Africa Trust in 2010, we help bring sustainable solutions to poverty on a daily basis. Thanks to your support and a shared belief in making the world a better place, we have to date donated in excess of £12 million and helped bring a life-time supply of clean, fresh drinking water to more than 2 million people

Molineux Stadium

As a start to their topic on sport, the pupils were treated to a tour of the molineux. They got to sit in the teams changing rooms and experience what it is like for both home and away teams on match days. As a follow on from this, two coaches from the Molineux Pan Disability Team are currently working with KS3 in PE for a 12 week period.

Guide Dogs

Shepwell School are very proud to announce that we raised £340 for the guide dogs for the blind association. Guide dogs came into Shepwell School, to talk to the pupils about why it is so vital that money is raised to allow training to continue. Guide Dogs exists to provide life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK living with sight loss. We provide a range of services with and beyond the dog to help thousands of people with different needs lead confident, independent and fulfilling lives