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Important and exciting news
Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:00

Important and exciting news

Dear Parent/Carer

I am writing to inform you of some exciting news about the future for RES as we are moving into a phase where work on the completion of the new school build is gathering pace. As mentioned in the April newsletter, we have been discussing the best way to re-brand the school moving forward, whilst retaining and building on the key areas of strength as we plan to move into the new school building. Students have been informed of the changes in tutorial time today and had the opportunity to discuss and ask questions with their form tutor.

School name and badge
I am delighted to share the news that the school will have a new name from September 2017 and will be called Three Rivers Academy to reflect the local community the school serves located between the rivers Thames, Wey and Mole. The school will also adopt the badge of The Howard Partnership Trust and the motto ‘Bringing out the Best’. Whilst the new school will continue to develop its own identity within the community it serves, the THPT brand will offer quality assurance and support us to build on the highly effective partnership working already established.

Uniform from September 2017
Having taken into account feedback from parents, students and staff there will be some amendments to the current school uniform and a full list will be attached to the half term newsletter at the end of this week, Friday 26th May. We have already been in communication with our local uniform suppliers who will ensure parents and carers are supported with these changes. It is of the utmost importance to us that students wear their uniform correctly and with pride to reflect the high standards we expect across the school.

Pastoral Restructure
Our continuing school improvement work, which has included collaboration with staff, students and parents, has given us the opportunity to review many areas of the school. One key area to the success of any school is that of pastoral support structures and we are keen to develop a system which best supports students, not only at this current time but also as the school moves into its next exciting phase with the expansion of numbers on roll in the new building.

I am therefore writing to inform you of our plans to move to a Year system with horizontal tutor groups from September 2017. We will however retain a House system to build on the current strengths of community and school ethos.

This decision has been made for a number of reasons as detailed below:

 To focus on student welfare and progress in line with whole school priorities

 To create a future proof pastoral structure as student numbers rise in the new school

 To build on the success this year of Year 11 being in horizontal tutor groups

 To retain the strengths and ethos of the House system

 To create and develop Year group identities and ethos

 To identify Year group improvement priorities creating a vision and development plan on an annual basis in order to support whole school improvement plans

 To improve communication regarding year specific events e.g. induction processes, option choices, exam preparation

 To create additional non-teaching support and capacity in the pastoral structure.

I welcome your support in delivering this message as a positive one to students and further information about key staff involved will be published in the half-term newsletter at the end of this week.

The Howard Partnership Trust logo

Yours sincerely

Anne-Louise Payne
Head of School

Elmbridge Honour Awards
Friday, 05 May 2017 00:00

Elmbridge Young Persons of Honour Awards

Elmbridge Young Persons of Honour Awards

We are delighted that 4 RES students were recognised at the Elmbridge Young Persons of Honour Awards ceremony at Imber Court on Friday 5th May. The awards from Surrey Police celebrate the excellent examples of bravery, kindness and hard work achieved by young people in Elmbridge, many of whom are doing great things under very difficult circumstances.

RES students  Katie, Rosie, Jaiya and Hamzah were introduced by parliamentary candidate Dominic Raab and received their awards from the Mayor of Elmbridge Tannia Shipley.

Head of School Mrs Payne read out a brief description of the reason for nomination and said “I was very proud to see the achievements of RES students recognised in the community and to see them enjoying such a wonderful evening surrounded by friends and family.  It was also fabulous to see RES musicians, Luke, Paula and Rebecca, entertaining the audience as well.

Community Superstar
Wednesday, 03 May 2017 00:00

Community Superstar

Surrey Young Superstars awards

RES 6th form are very proud that one of our Year 12 students Hamzah Rasheed has won the Community Superstar category at this year's Surrey Young Superstars awards.

The awards are organised by leading independent travel agent Haslemere Travel in association with the county's largest voluntary youth organisation, Surrey Youth Focus and are sponsored by NatWest.

Hamzah will receive a trophy from the HM The Queen's representative in the county, the Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, at the Surrey Young Superstars special prizegiving ceremony on Sunday, May 7th at the Guildford Harbour Hotel.

Well Done Hamzah!!!

Community Tapestry

Community Tapestry

Communitry Tapestry

Students at RES have spent the last 7 months working extremely hard on part of a community tapestry which is set to travel the country and then finally be exhibited in New Zealand. The tapestry depicts events from WW1 and the Mount Felix Hospital which was set up to nurse soldiers from New Zealand who had been injured during battle. The Hospital itself was based in Walton on Thames so when we heard about the project we were eager to get involved. We have been lucky enough to be supported throughout by our lead stitcher, Katie Crampton who has given up her time to come in to school on a Tuesday afternoon each week; we are truly grateful for all the hours she has spent with us!

Jess Weston, Daniel Lee, Addie Pattas and Emily Blunden all took part and we are so proud of the amazing piece of work that they have produced which will help document this important piece of our towns local history.

All 44 panels, worked on by various groups and individual stitchers from the local community are currently on display at The River House Barn Arts Centre in Walton on Thames. The exhibition is open daily from 10am-4pm until Sunday 14th May. Entrance is free! Please go along and show your support for everyone involved.

Go4SET & BP Challenge
Thursday, 27 April 2017 00:00

Go4SET & BP Challenge

Rydens Enterprise School RES BP Challenge Go4SET

A team of 5 students in Year 9, Harrison Ahmad, Emil Hughes, Matt Hall, Rhys Heather and William Bewsey took part in Go4SET project and have been worked determinedly on two challenges set by EDT and BP. Mrs Puri and two BP mentors were supporting and guiding the students throughout the project. The students had to design a cooling hard hat for BP employees to wear in hot countries to keep them cool and design a way to collect purified water for employees who will be in a middle of a sea with no water.

RES Year 9 Presentation

The students created a stall and conducted a presentation at BP on 27th April to present their work. They also had BP employees, parents and guest visiting their stall. The students were a credit to the school and great ambassador of STEM. They were great public speakers and came across with huge confidence to present their products.

Rydens Enterprise School RES BP Challenge Go4SET

Our students were recognised for the best designed prototype for the hard hat. The students were awarded with 3 certificates and a badge; Bronze Industrial Cadets Award, National Recognition Award for their contributions and Silver Crest Award. The school and Mrs Puri were also presented with a certificate for their contributions to the ‘Challenging Environment’ project.

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