Sunday, 16 April 2017

Baraza Blog- 7th April 2017

Open Baraza Year 8

This week was year 8's opportunity to feedback their thoughts on any area of the school. Here's what they had to say:

Image result for sport rulesQ: As well as learning about the skills for each sport can we be taught the rules?
A: Yes- we will pass this onto Mr Hudson

Q: Can we have the Refectory menu on Frog?
A: Yes- we will ask the Refectory staff to do this for after Easter

Q: Can we have coffee in the mornings?
A: I'm afraid we don't sell caffeinated drinks

Q: Can we have cups for the water fountains?
A: Unfortunately cups make a mess and are not very environmentally friendly as they are just thrown away after one use. Also by now should all students should have a Finham Park 2 water bottle that they should bring to school to fill up.

Q: Can we have a Dodge ball club?
A: We will ask Mr Hudson.

Q: Can we have PE OOSHL on Monday's and Fridays?
A: Again, we will ask Mr Hudson to feedback at the next Baraza as there have been a lot of ideas for PE

Q: Can we have double PE?
A: We have asked our timetabler if this is possible- we will let you know in the summer term

Q: Can we stay in our PE kit at 3pm on Monday or Friday when we go home early?
A: Students should change back into their school uniforms on Monday and Friday, however on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday they can stay in their kit as this extra curricular PE.

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Baraza Blog- 31st March 2017

Open Baraza year 7

This week students were given the opportunity to feedback on anything to do with the school. Here's what year 7 said:
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Q: Can the leaves be picked up off the tennis courts?
A: Yes- we will pass this onto site services

Q: Can we have a Dodgeball OOSHL
A: As long as there is sufficient staffing on top of other clubs this should be possible- we will ask Mr Hudson

Q: We are enjoying the sports fixtures- can we have more please?
Image result for school trampolinesA: We will ask Mr Hudson to feedback on this

Q: Can we use Templars' fields more often?
A: Mr Plester is in further discussions to ensure that FP2 students can use Templars' fields more regularly.

Q: When will we use the trampolines?
A: Mr Hudson will need to answer that question

Q: Can we have an equipment shop?
A: Yes- Mrs Brake will work with the office to get this set up

Q: Can we have an animation OOSHL (after school club)?
A: We will ask Mr Rogers and Mrs Pendergrast to see if this is possible for next year.

Once again, some great ideas from our brilliant year 7s!

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Baraza Blog- 24th March 2017


Modern Foreign Languages Feedback- year 8

This week students from year 8 were invited to Baraza to feed back their thoughts to Mr Zafar on their French or Spanish lessons. Students really seemed to understand the importance of learning a language and how it will benefit them in the future.


Here's what they said:

What Went Well:

Students commented that they:

  • enjoy that different skills that are involved in lessons
  • enjoyed the last module which was a French film review
  • enjoyed learning about the culture about the countries alongside the language aspects
  • are making a greater progress this year and enjoying languages more
  • enjoy watching videos alongside working, they believe it helps them more.
  • enjoy languages overall

Even Better If:

Students said that would like:

  • more role play activities
  • to choose their seating plan (students are aware that teachers choose seating plans for a variety of good learning reasons)
  • a language OOSHL (after school club)




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