On Monday 11th March, Shiroma Silva from the BBC came to work with pupils, staff and governors at The Mendip School. Ms Silva works on the BBC’s ‘Click‘ program, which looks at new developments in technology. She wanted to find out how we are using virtual reality to support our pupils with overcoming anxiety and preparation for adulthood.
Pupils across the school have been getting fit with Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) this week. Joe is aiming to get more kids fit and active with fun routines on a daily basis. You can see Thursday’s routine, and a shout out for our kids here.
The Mendip School are actively seeking teaching and teaching assistant supply staff for our rapidly expanding school.
If you are interested in being put on our supply list please email the school office address with details of your experience. A meeting will then be arranged with the Head of School, Natalie Hanna. We are ideally looking for people who are flexible and able to cover from 8.40am to 3.15pm and who preferably could come in to cover sickness if called from 8am. It would be very useful when a time is arranged to meet the Head of School if the appropriate application pack (below) is completed and brought with you along with the DBS evidence described as this would speed up the turn around time for clearing a person to join our supply list considerably. If you are willing to do cover for both Teacher and TA please indicate this on your form.
Please note, we cannot guarantee a set amount of cover per week, although in general those on the supply list have been utilised on a regular basis. We require the minimum qualifications of 3 GCSE’s of A-C grades, 2 of which are English or Maths for supply applications. If you do not have these qualifications, we will be unable to process your request.
Vacancies across the Partnership Trust can be found here.
The Mendip School will be running a playscheme for our pupils over the summer period.
Secondary bookings available from Monday 7th – Frday 11th August.
Primary bookings available from Monday 14th – Friday 18th August.
For more information or to book your child’s place, please download and complete the bookings forms found below.
On Thursday 6th June, HRH the Countess of Wessex and other esteemed guests visited the Mendip School.
HRH was greeted by our School Principal Emily Massey who then gave all guests a tour of the school, demonstrating all of the hard work and effort our children are putting into their learning.
The tour included children taking part in sensory play, food technology, art and music therapy. All children were delighted to speak with their special guest and were very proud to show off their work to her.
Below are some photos of the day.
Staff and pupils at The Mendip School were overjoyed when the Variety Club delivered a new minibus.
Activities beyond the classroom are essential for any learning activity, and this minibus will support teachers when planning for their classes and enhance many learning experiences.
A massive thank you to the Variety Club and all of those involved.
As an Easter treat, members of the Doulting farming community worked with staff at The Mendip School to provide students with an opportunity to meet some of their new born Lambs today. All pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience, with some even prepared to get their hands (and clothes) dirty!
Animals continue to support the development and progress of children at our school. As well as visits such as today’s. Children also have the opportunity to care for Beaky the school Chameleon, and Chica the school Dog.
There has been a lot going on since James C started with us in September and he has been working extremely hard to develop a number of areas in the school. We have recently been awarded the silver quality mark by the Youth Sport Trust as well as being given our Duke of Edinburgh plaque. Well done James and the team for all your hard work!
Last week saw the first Duke of Edinburgh expedition and today we hosted Fosse Way school in our first Boccia tournament. It was a very close victory to The Mendip School; 33 points to 31. Well done to everyone involved but a special thanks to Martin for heading up the event.