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Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

Aylesford School and Sixth Form College

Secondary Zone

Year 10

 

WELCOME TO YOUR AREA OF THE WEBSITE! 

W/b 21.9.20

Settling in to the new routines

Hello everyone, 

I hope you all enjoyed another sunny weekend!

As the news darkens yet again with more Covid related updates, let's stay focused on keeping ourselves safe in our immediate environment and being super-responsible in school. 

To that end, pupils who get the bus home from school must remain in their period 5 classrooms until the correct time, to avoid any clashes with another bubble. Every teacher has a bus list and will ask the the pupils on it to remain safely in the classroom. 

I'd to offer a little more clarity over PE kit: 

Girls Kit

·         Blue Aylesford PE top

·         Blue Aylesford jumper

·         Blue Aylesford skort or shorts

·         Blue Aylesford jogging bottoms or plain black jogging bottoms

  •          Optional base layers under normal PE kit - leggings and long sleeved top (they must be navy or black)
  •          Optional Waterproof or showerproof jacket in wet weather (Ideally navy or black)

Students are not allowed to wear leggings without a skort over the top.

Boys kit

·         Blue Aylesford PE top or Blue Aylesford rugby long sleeved top

·         Blue Aylesford shorts

·         Blue Aylesford jogging bottoms or plain black jogging bottoms

  •          Optional base-layers in navy or black under normal PE kit
  •          Optional Waterproof or showerproof jacket in wet weather (Ideally navy or black)

Students are not allowed to wear hoodies or jumpers that are not Aylesford's.

Thank you for all of your support as we settle into the new way of working. Overall, Year 10 have made a super, calm start to their GCSE studies, which makes me very proud of them indeed. 

Mrs Reeves 

reeves.k@aylesfordschool.org.uk

Meet the Year 9 team. We will soon be posting some pictures and more information about all of your tutors. 

Mrs Wilson (10WLS)   

Mrs Sahota (10SAH) I am a Maths teacher at Aylesford School.  I have 2 daughters aged 15 years and 10 years.  In my spare time I enjoy travelling, walking and football.

Mrs Robbins (10RBB) I am a teacher of Science and have been at Aylesford for over 15 years. It's the best school I have ever worked in! I  love practical lessons (especially ones with Bunsen burners!)

Mr Sigmundsson (10SGM) I teach Maths at Aylesford. I believe that I am the only Icelandic Maths teacher in the whole of the UK. I have been in your country for 10 years and absolutely love it.  I my spare time I enjoy long distance running, reading books and playing the piano.

Miss Dubrava (10DBV)

Resources for you, your parents and carers: 

Family Information Service (FIS) provides information, advice and one-to-one support for families with children and young people aged 0 to 25 across Warwickshire.

https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/fis

It is as important to look after your mental health as it is to look after your physical health. For guidance on ways to keep it in good shape visit the NHS page, Every Mind Matters.

 https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/

If you are struggling with mental health issues then the Time To Change website is a good place to find out ways to get help and support.

https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/mental-health-and-stigma/help-and-support

 

Apps that might help you are: 

Mindshift - designed specifically for teens and young adults

Happify - fast track to a good mood.  Engaging games, gratitude prompts, training your brain to overcome negative thoughts.

Calm - linked to Calm Harm (the self harming tool) but Calm provides guided meditations, sleep stories, breathing programmes and relaxing music.

Smiling mind - helps you to de stress and stay calm

Superbetter - builds personal resilience 

Forest - this is a simple game that rewards you for not using your phones!  You plant a seed in the ground.  Within 30 minutes, the seed can grow into a tree but if you exit the app the tree dies.  While the tree grows the app displays messages like 'Put me down!' or 'Leave me alone!' it keeps track of how long you have waited for each tree to grow.

Stop, Breathe and Think Kids - this can help you to de-stress and get in touch with your thoughts and feelings. You select words and images that illustrate your state of mind then the app gives you a list of appropriate exercises to do.  

 

If you are a student and want to talk to someone outside of school about a problem:

https://www.childline.org.uk Childline 0800 1111

https://www.safeline.org.uk Safeline for Young People  0808 800 5007

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk

https://www.relate.org.uk/relationship-help/help-children-and-young-people

https://www.mind.org.uk MIND 0300-123-3393

 

If you are having harmful thoughts, try the apps: 

Calm Harm and Stay Alive: both are free and packed full of distraction strategies to help resist urges to self harm.  Plus, Calm Harm helps you to ride the wave until the urge fades through not just distraction activities but activities to provide: comfort, release of emotions, breathing and expressing self.  There is also a GET HELP quick button which directs you to contacts such as: Childline, Young Minds or Papyrus' Hope line.

 

24/7 Crisis Line Number for Children and Young People.

For urgent calls for children and young people who are experiencing a mental health crisis contact the Rise Crisis team between 8am-8pm on 02476 641799 or call  0300 200 0011 outside of these hours.

During the COVID response, this is service is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, with an advice-only service outside the core hours of 8am-8pm

 

The link to the Ed Psych support and also Flourish (for girls) is at the bottom of this webpage.

TWITTER

@2022Aylesford is the Year 10 Twitter feed. 

Guidance was sent out to you all about how to safely access this. I have also attached this at the bottom of this page. 

Joke of the week:

Why did the stegosaurus cross the road? 

Because chickens weren't invented yet!