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Rewards Days 2024

We are super excited to launch the summer term with the exciting opportunities in store for our annual Rewards Days for students in Years 7-10 & 12!

Letter from Mr Arnull

Dear Parent/Carer, It is with mixture of excitement and sadness that I wish to inform you I have decided to resign from my leadership of Q3 Academy Great Barr at the end of this academic year. It has been an absolute privilege to lead the Academy since Easter 2016.

Examination Certificate Collection

Summer 2023 Examination Certificates will be available for collection from 3:30pm to 4:30pm on Tuesday 20th February (for surnames starting A-J only) and on Wednesday 21st February (for surnames starting K-Z only). Candidates require photo ID to collect their certificates. If nominating somebody else to collect certificates on their behalf, then this form must be completed in full and signed, and the person collecting is required to provide photo ID.

Children’s Mental Health Week 2024

The week commencing Monday 5th February 2024 is Children’s Mental Health Week, and we’re delighted to share with you a range of events for parents/carers to best support their child(ren)’s mental health and wellbeing. Two of these ‘hear from the experts’ events take place online via. Zoom, and a third event is in person at Queen Mary’s Grammar School. The sign up form for these sessions can be found here, and details of the sessions available can be found below.

Rise in Measles Cases in the West Midlands

Vaccination UK has been instructed by NHSE to administer the MMR vaccination to children who are outstanding one or both doses. The MMR would have been given at the age of 1 year, and the second dose at 3 years and 4 months. There has been an outbreak of Measles in the West Midlands which have been on the rise within the last few weeks. If your child is outstanding one or both doses of the MMR, please make an appointment at one of their clinics by calling 0121 592 1110. 

Mental Health Support for Young People and Parents/Carers

Following our previous post regarding our partnership with Reflexions to provide mental health support for young people through parents/carers, the following coffee morning workshops will be taking place at the Academy. These sessions are completely free of charge. However, we ask that you book a place by emailing Ms Kudryl here.

Updates to our Positive Behaviour Policy

We have updated our Positive Behaviour Policy and these changes will be implemented at the start of the Spring term, January 2024. Thank you to all parents and carers that responded to the behaviour consultation in the Autumn term. We also greatly appreciate those parents/carers that volunteered their time to come and discuss our proposals face to face in the Academy. Staff, students, governors, and parents/carers have been consulted regarding these changes.

Challenging and Supporting Students to Behave Better

The overwhelming majority of our students engage enthusiastically in learning and conduct themselves responsibly, respectfully, and are a credit to the Academy and their family. Ofsted praised the students’ good behaviour and our purposeful, safe learning environment.

Respectful Communication

We know that at times it can be frustrating if parents and carers cannot always talk to teachers and pastoral staff when they want to. It’s natural for parents and carers to want to resolve any issues as quickly as possible. However, our staff are usually in lessons and will not be able to respond immediately. We will of course endeavour to get back to parents and carers in a reasonable time.
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