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WMA Weekly Updates

We are pleased to share the WMA Weekly Updates with you.

Friday 15th April

Dates for your Diary

26th April - Y9 Prison Me? No Way! Workshops - In School Event

6th May - Bank Holiday - School Closed

9th May - Y7 Parent/Carer Subject Information Evening 

9th May - GCSE Exam Period Begins

15th May - Y8 HPV Vaccinations

27th May - 31st May - May Half Term - School Closed

Whole School Information

Opportunity to Join Police Cadets

Later this month, recruitment will be open for young people to apply for a position on Cohort 5 of the Volunteer Police Cadets.  

Each district will have at least one unit with the Kirklees unit based at Dewsbury and parading each Wednesday during term time between 6pm and 8pm. In addition, the Cadet Unit attends Parades, Galas and other events at various times through the year to support NPTs and other department to deliver Policing in support of our communities, these are usually at weekends and during school holidays. 

The Volunteer Police Cadets operates in every force across England & Wales. 

We welcome potential Cadets from any background, social group, gender, ethnicity, ability / disability and whether you have an interest in the police or not. 

We also welcome young people who may have previously been in trouble with the Police or may feel some disconnection with their peers and community.  

We are not looking to recruit future police officers, but want to give all young people a chance to be heard, support their community and develop skills to become fantastic citizens in a fun, friendly and exciting way. The programme is obviously quite Police-centric with talks and visits from various specialist departments, but there are lots of transferable skills from these inputs. 

There is nothing else like the VPC - it is a unique experience for young people to become part of the policing family for many years. 

In West Yorkshire the scheme runs a 2 year programme during which we fund their completion of the Duke of Edinburgh programme at both Bronze and Silver levels. Cohort 5 will begin in September at the start of the academic year and at its conclusion, many Cadets stay as Senior Cadets until they reach 18 when they have the option of becoming Police Support Volunteers in a variety of roles, applying to become Special Constables or joining the force as Police Officers, PCSOs or support staff members.  

The scheme is staffed by Police Officers, Police Staff and Volunteers who are all vetted and trained in safeguarding to agreed national levels.  

Applications to join the scheme will be found online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/jobs-volunteer/volunteer-police-cadets from 15th April. The form is very basic and covers only eligibility criteria.  

Successful applicants will be invited to attend an Assessment Day, where they will take part in tasks to test their Teamwork and Communication skills. We are expecting a high number of applicants, so this will be their chance to show us how great they are! 

To Join the scheme the young person must be: 

  1. Aged between 13 and 17 on 2nd September 2024. 
  1. In Year 9 or above on 2nd September 2024. 
  1. Resident in Kirklees (Applicants may be taken from other districts dependant on circumstances IE – Attend school in Kirklees) 
  1. Not have completed either Bronze or Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award with another provider. 
  1. If they have registered on the Duke of Edinburgh scheme with another provider they must consent to their membership being transferred over to the Volunteer Police Cadet scheme. 
  1. Available to attend parade evenings each Wednesday between 6pm and 8 pm during term time. This is likely to be at Dewsbury Minster, Dewsbury Town Centre – it is directly opposite Dewsbury Bus Station and a short walk from Dewsbury Train Station. 
  1. Have consent from parent or guardian.  

Individuals can apply themselves or there will be an option for a 3rd party referral to be made on behalf of a young person.  

Numbers will be strictly restricted to 25 and the application window will be open initially for 2 weeks, closing at 9am on Monday 29th April.  

If anybody has any questions or would like to know more about becoming a police cadet or a leader in the scheme please contact myself by email, sally.baines@westyorkshire.police.uk or the unit leader PS Stuart Clarke on stuart.clarke3@westyorkshire.police.uk 

PC 6267 Sally Baines 

Safer Schools Officer - All Saints Catholic College and North Huddersfield Trust School 

Volunteer Police Cadet Leader 

Partnerships 

KIRKLEES DISTRICT 

West Yorkshire Police

Sparks Homework Resource

 

This equates to, on average, 40 minutes per student per week of independent work outside of lessons since we launched the online homework!  This is a fantastic achievement.  Students are reporting to us that doing their online Maths homework is helping them with the work in lessons and that they are therefore enjoying the subject more. Thank you for supporting your child in completing their Maths homework.   

Last half term, the Maths department issued lunch queue jump passes to those students who had been consistently completing their homework to a high standard. As a department, we will continue to reward points to allow students to earn certificates and other incentives in the future. 

Please continue to encourage students to complete their homework before the deadline every Wednesday.  The computer room 235 is available after school every Monday with a Maths teacher on hand if any students would like to complete their homework. 

Year 7 Information

Y7 Parent/Carer Subject Information Evening

The Y7 Parent/Carer Subject Information Evening will take place in school on the 9th May 2024.

The Academy will be open to Parents/Carers from 3.30pm - 7.30pm. Appointments will need to be made online using the School Cloud Booking system. 

A letter will be communicated with Parents/Carers over the coming week with further information about the evening and the booking process.

Y7 Football Team

Y7 Football team have made it to the Final of the Spen Valley Cup.

The final will take place on Saturday 20th against Heckmondwike Grammar at Batley Grammar School.

Kick off will be 11am.

 

Year 8 Information

Y8 HPV Vaccinations

Locala will be in school on Wednesday 15th May for students to receive their HPV vaccine. Communication from Locala will follow over the next couple of weeks. 

Year 9 Information

Prison me? No Way!

Prison me? No Way! is an exciting collection of workshops which students will attend throughout the day on Friday 26th April to give them the knowledge and confidence to take control, make positive choices that avoid becoming involved in crime, stay safe and realise their full potential. 

We also work to help young people develop peer respect and realise the many dangers that they can inadvertently be subjected to.

Y9 Football Team

The Y9 football team reached their 3rd final of the year, by beating Salendine Nook in the Huddersfield Schools Cup. They will play either Holmfirth or All Saints on Thursday 18th April at Shelley FC. Kick off is 4pm.

They have also made it to the Final of the Spen Valley Cup. The final will take place on Saturday 20th against Heckmondwike Grammar at Batley Grammar School.  Kick off will be 9.30am.

Year 10 Important Information

Mock Exam Dates 

Y10 will sit a series of Mock exams in preparation for their GCSE's next May.

The dates of the exams are scheduled from 20th June 2024 - 4th July 2025.

Further information will be shared with students in the coming weeks. 

Kirklees College Open Days

I am pleased to confirm our upcoming Open Days will take place as detailed below and will run across all our centres, so students will be able to take a look at our facilities and speak with the course tutors.

  • For all Dewsbury Centres: Saturday 20th April 2024: 10:30am – 12:30pm (Last entry 12:00pm)
  • For all Huddersfield Centres: Saturday 27th April 2024: 10:30am – 1:00pm (Last entry 12:30pm)

Potential students can:

  • Get an overview of our courses including further education, higher education and apprenticeships
  • Get an insight into college life
  • View our facilities and join a campus tour
  • Speak to our staff and students

Closer to the time of the event, students will be able to book a place online via our website or alternatively they can turn up on the day.

Students attending should make sure that they attend the correct centre for their preferred course.

For further information please feel free to visit our website Kirklees College

Also we have our Higher Educational Courses which are based at Pioneer which is one of our Dewsbury Centres.

We are here to help you achieve your goals and offer a selection of course pathways to support the next phase of your development. Our Access to Higher Education Courses develop your knowledge and give you the skills and confidence to elevate your learning.

Below I have inserted a link to our website so you can have a further look into what we have to offer.

Access to Higher Education - Kirklees College

Hannah Thompson

Student Recruitment

T: 01484 437000 

E: hthompson@kirkleescollege.ac.uk

Year 11 Information

GCSE Exams 

Students have received their individual Timetables and Revision Planners to help support them with planning their revision time.

We also have a lot of information, helpful tips and resources on our website. Please see the links below to access these.

Whitcliffe Mount, A SHARE Academy - Year 11 Achieve & Exam Resources

Whitcliffe Mount, A SHARE Academy - Exams 2023/24