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Below are some of our latest news items.  Newsletter No3 can be downloaded here

Macmillan Big Breakfast 28 September

Thank you to everyone who helped make Friday’s Macmillan Big Breakfast so successful, whether by helping, bringing in superb cakes or just attending. An amazing £700 has been raised! The largest amount ever. Thank you for making it possible.

 

Coventry Heritage Tour 20 September

Mr Darwood and Mrs Rossiter accompanied Year 7 and other pupils new to the senior school to Coventry city centre for a guided tour of the city’s best - and lesser-known landmarks.  The history of the city became clear as our castle, city walls, cathedrals and royal links were expertly presented by Mr Darwood.  

 

The aim of these tours is to increase our pupils’ awareness of what the city offers to tourists, but also its vast and interesting heritage.  This activity is a cross-curricular event but has particular focus on history, PSHEE and Citizenship, particularly British Values, and linked to English, with the task afterwards a literacy activity.

 

Below are excerpts from Newsletter No 2.  The whole newsletter can be downloaded here

Autumn Fair Saturday 15 September

What a lovely day we had on Saturday in the sunshine! It was an ideal opportunity for parents and pupils alike to be involved and the enthusiasm with which everybody took part was just delightful!

We had so many generous donations, some of which have been retained for the Indulgence Evening on Saturday 24 November. There were so many beautiful books and toys being sold and games organised by eager pupils, some amazingly decorated cakes and completely unexpected I imagine, so many parents joining in the Juniors country dancing with such enthusiasm and energy!

Thanks to all the staff, both former and current, for their support. Absolutely every member of the academic staff was involved and vocational staff popped in when they were not teaching. Special thanks to Miss Monique for organising the dancing and finally to the PTA Committee for their splendid BBQ and refreshments, the raffle and the very successful Bake-off competition. A big thank you to everyone for making the event so successful and to those parents who have taken the time to email us and say how they enjoyed it. Such feedback is brilliant evidence for inspections! It was a perfect way for new parents and pupils to feel part of the Pattison family (which is exactly what a Year 7 pupil told us).

Dame Goodyver Sisters Friday 14 September

I was delighted that we were once again invited to take part in the Godiva Sisters parade in Coventry City Centre. The Juniors joined in with the parade through Broadgate and the Cathedral Quarter before entertaining the crowds in Priory Gardens with their Circassia Circles dance.


Dame Goodyver’s Daye was a traditional feast day given by the Guild of Cappers and Feltmakers many centuries ago, celebrating ordinary women who have done extraordinary things.

Thank you to those parents who came to support the event.

Upper Infants Toy Museum Visit 14 September

Whilst the Juniors were joining the Goodyver Sisters parade, Mrs Green, Mrs Plastow and the Upper Infant pupils spent an enjoyable morning at The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, visiting the "Play" exhibition, an "Exploration of Toys, Games & Fun featuring more than 200 items that will wow everyone from young children through to nostalgic adults"

 

 

Senior School Team Building 10 September

A team building afternoon for senior pupils in the grounds proved to be not only enjoyable but really helpful enabling newcomers to make friends.

 

 

Below are excerpts from Newsletter No 1.  The whole newsletter can be downloaded here.

Congratulations to Year 11

I am delighted to report that our small class of Year 11 pupils, despite the more challenging GCSEs, all achieved the grades needed to continue to the course of their choice. As the class was so small our results will not be featured in the league tables to protect the privacy of individual pupils. Congratulations to all concerned and thanks to their parents and teachers for their part in making this happen.

 

Staff News

I am delighted to welcome Mrs Rossiter to Pattisons. She is a very experienced Primary Head, looking for something different and we certainly are! Mrs Rossiter is going to be the Assistant Head Teacher for the whole school and will be getting to know children, their parents and staff. I am sure you will all make her feel most welcome and I certainly am looking forward to working with her.
I am sure parents will join me in welcoming Miss Jessica back after her maternity leave and also in thanking Miss Kate & Miss Tina for the excellent cover they have provided in her absence.

 

Team Building Day Monday 10 September Years 7 to 11

We have organised a team building session on Monday afternoon. This is an excellent way for new pupils to get to know others in the school, having lots of fun at the same time.