Weekly Newsletter

 

The latest three newsletters will always be available here.

Our newsletter is sent home to families every friday.  It keeps you informed of what is happening in the school and forthcoming trips and events.

 

 

Ravenswood Newsletter Sample

 

 

20th October 2017

 

 

13th October 2017

 

 

6th October 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News Archive 

 

 

16 Oct 2017

Water Races!

We all enjoyed class competitions around water sports and races today, whilst at the same time raising…

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12 Oct 2017

Harvest Assembly - supporting Nailsea Foodbank

Thank you for all the food donations!  Richard Worthington, from Nailsea Foodbank (part of the larger…

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06 Oct 2017

Ravenswood bags £4000 from carrier bag charge fund!

We are delighted to announce that we have bagged £4,000 from a Tesco funding scheme.  Tesco teamed…

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06 Oct 2017

Outdoor and Adventure at Ashton Court

Pupils joined friends from Baytree, New Siblands and Warmley Park School at Ashton Court yesterday.…

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28 Sep 2017

Ofsted Inspection

Two inspectors visited today.  They were busy watching teaching, meeting with pupils, governors, senior…

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25 Sep 2017

Parents and Friends plan family events

It was good to see new faces at the PFA meeting this evening.  We are planning a range of family events…

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25 Sep 2017

Secondary School Council

Secondary School Council had their first meeting today.  The class reps were proud to have been elected…

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22 Sep 2017

New Learning Opportunities

Y11 pupils visited Weston College.  Next Friday onwards they will be going every week to learn skills…

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22 Sep 2017

Parents meet the class

Thanks to the many parents and carers who came along to meet classes this week.  The children enjoyed…

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21 Sep 2017

Drama in p-16!

Once again p-16 students will be performing at the Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol.  Planning and…

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08 Sep 2017

Keep calm and carry on

Flash rainstorms caused lessons and assembly to be disputed today.  At times it was impossible to…

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08 Sep 2017

Message from the Head

It has been a delight to welcome your children back to school.  They have all been pleased to see…

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01 Sep 2017

We welcome pupils back to school on Wednesday 6th September

We hope you've had a lovely summer break and we look forward to welcoming pupils back to school on…

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07 Jul 2017

Frome Class - the Firefighters!

Today, Frome class visited Weston-super-Mare Fire Station where they were given a guided tour from…

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06 Jul 2017

Support to schools

SENCOs from other schools came from 4.00 to 5.30pm  for training by Philippa Clark and Mark Senior. …

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05 Jul 2017

Volunteering Day was a success!

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped us on Monday.  You really helped to make a difference to the…

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05 Jul 2017

Frome visit Rolls Royce

Year 11 visited Rolls Royce at Filton.  They were finding out about jobs in our community.  They found…

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04 Jul 2017

Sports Activities on Moving Up Day!

Moving Up Day is a chance for our pupils to meet their new teachers and get to know the pupils they…

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30 Jun 2017

Post 16 End of Year Outing

Yesterday, all three Post 16 classes had a very successful outing to Glenny Wood Campsite.  Most of…

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30 Jun 2017

Regional 'Equals Moving On' Moderation

On Wednesday 28th June, I hosted a regional moderation meeting for teachers and senior…

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22 Jun 2017

Ash class intersports

This morning Ash class went to join a class from Baytree School for an intersports session.  The class…

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25 May 2017

Maths GCSE

Congratulations to Zack, Eleanor and Joe for working well this morning.  We are very proud of them.

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25 May 2017

Enterprise

Birch and Pine Classes are making and selling a variety of goods.  Each class aims to make a profit…

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24 May 2017

Link Courses at Weston College

College staff gave Mrs Clark glowing feedback about our Y11 and p-16 students.  They are amazing ambassadors…

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23 May 2017

'Changes for Life' sports club

It's term 5 and Sports Club at Ravenswood School remains popular for pupils across all key stages.…

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23 May 2017

Intra Activity Term 5: Working Together in Relay Races

The PE focus this term has been on athletics: running, jumping and throwing, so the challenge for…

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22 May 2017

Extended Work Experience

Congratulations to Rebecca and Lydia who were so successful in their WEX placements, they have been…

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17 May 2017

GCSEs have started

Congratulations to Y11 students who started their GCSEs this morning.  They all worked well and we…

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16 May 2017

P16 leading the sports at Kingshill School

After a limited amount of practice PS16 KJ leaders were excited once again to be going to Kingshill…

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16 May 2017

Every Little Helps

Thanks to the Nailsea Tesco store for their generous support to the school.  Recently they have given…

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12 May 2017

Great Work Experience celebration

It was lovely to see so many parents, carers and employers at the Post 16 Work Experience celebration…

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08 May 2017

Look what our volunteers did!

A huge THANKYOU to our volunteers who spent the day at Ravenswood on Thursday in the conservation…

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04 May 2017

Staying Friends

Robin class created puppet shows on the theme of friendship today.  They created storylines and performed…

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03 May 2017

Get set. Ready steady. Go!

Pine class are in training for Sports Day and have been practising their sprint starts.  Like true…

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28 Apr 2017

Visit from Tri

Pine class were lucky enough to have a visit from Tri (short for triceratops) the bearded dragon yesterday.…

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26 Apr 2017

Keep Dancing!

Congratulations to our p-16 students for their amazing performances at the NS Dance Festival.  On…

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24 Apr 2017

Welcome back

It is good to see the pupils return to school, happy to see their friends and teachers again.

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07 Apr 2017

Let's celebrate!

Our Easter Service at Christchurch was a great celebration of both the Easter message and pupils'…

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06 Apr 2017

Ash class and Ruby class inclusive activities at New Siblands School

Pupils from Ash Class were excited to travel to New Siblands School today to play a range of games…

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03 Apr 2017

Get active!

Once again, Jane Hawkes (SSCo) brought the school together through a sports competition.  Primary…

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31 Mar 2017

Waitrose special!

It was a delight to join Stephen and Michael for a special presentation by Nathan Boyd (Waitrose HR…

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29 Mar 2017

P-16 Open-evening

It was good to see so many families coming to find out about our p-16 courses and learning opportunities.…

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27 Mar 2017

Clark's company

Some p-16 students have been working in the school company learning about stock control, customer…

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24 Mar 2017

What will you do when you grow up?

Our pupils were inspired today when they saw what p-16 students are doing on their work experience…

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22 Mar 2017

Who's cooking dinner?

Mike Evans (chair of governors) came to lunch today.  He had heard that Lydia was on work experience…

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20 Mar 2017

PFA meeting

Thanks to everyone for coming along this evening to plan our next family events; the disco in May,…

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20 Mar 2017

Work experience fortnight

Our p-16 students will be out and about for the next fortnight in a variety of WEX placements.  They…

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17 Mar 2017

Parents visit Duck and Owl

Duck and Owl class were very pleased and excited to see so many parents come to visit on Wednesday…

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15 Mar 2017

Our French trip - latest news...

We've all had a lovely, busy day today.  We got up very early and have been on a river cruise on the…

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15 Mar 2017

We've had a postcard from Paris

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14 Mar 2017

An update from Disneyland...

We have had an exhausting day at Disney today.  All of the students have had a great time trying new…

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14 Mar 2017

RE day out for P16

Yesterday, Post 16 students went for their Religious Education outing to Bristol.  We went to see…

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13 Mar 2017

Bonjour... from Paris!

French trip 2017 has begun!  After a long journey to Paris the students and staff have arrived safely…

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10 Mar 2017

Post 16 perform to the school

Following the success of their performance at the Tobacco…

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10 Mar 2017

Fire from Ash!

Ash class made fire as part of their Stone Age topic.  They learned to use flint rock to make fire…

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28 Feb 2017

Promoting Ravenswood at Life After Westhaven event

On 28th of February 2 Post 16 students and I went to the 'Life after Westhaven' event at Westhaven…

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09 Feb 2017

P16 runs 'excellent' café

P16KJ and P16JM classes worked hard to plan and deliver a very successful café for customers from…

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07 Feb 2017

Basketball Challenge

The Basketball Challenge for term 3 was suggested by pupils in secondary classes.

 

Year…

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01 Feb 2017

Good Judgement

Axe and Frome class students have been "investigating crimes" this term and as part of this they visited…

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25 Jan 2017

Football Coaching report

Pupils in Axe Class enjoyed a coaching session this week.  Four football coaches and a lecturer from…

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20 Jan 2017

Great News!

Progress of pupils across the school is significantly better than it was this time last year.  We…

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19 Jan 2017

Should we join Inspirational Futures Trust? What do parents think?

Philippa Clark and Mike Evans (COG) were joined by Chris Wade (CEO of IFT)  to meet parents and Carers…

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11 Jan 2017

Join a MAT? What's best for Ravenswood Staff?

Chris Wade (CEO) and colleagues from Inspirational Futures Trust (IFT) talked with staff about the…

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11 Jan 2017

Staying calm

Secondary pupils have been talking about New Year Resolutions in assembly.  They know the importance…

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09 Jan 2017

All aboard!

Post-16 students start a 6 week sailing course at Bristol Harbour.

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04 Jan 2017

Welcome back to school

Pupils returned to school, full of energy and news of their holidays.  It was great to see so many…

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03 Jan 2017

Thanks to our volunteers!

Another classroom painted, canopies and doorways fixed!  A huge thanks to our team of volunteers who…

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03 Jan 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  Staff are back to school for a training day.  This had a focus on the importance…

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12 Dec 2016

P16 help charity at Christmas

Students from P16KJ and P16BJ have been collecting and sorting gifts to donate to the Salvation Army…

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09 Dec 2016

PFA Christmas Fayre raises over £800

Thank you to all who helped and supported with the Christmas fayre.  The PFA are pleased to announce…

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09 Dec 2016

"Friends, Romans, Countrymen" A rousing Julius Caesar!

We've received this appraisal for our performance at Bristol Tobacco Factory last month for…

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05 Dec 2016

Intra-Activity Report: The 12 Days of Christmas

In this session, to begin with, all classes were challenged to aim for a target. The "12 days of Christmas"…

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02 Dec 2016

Thankyou to our Volunteers!

A huge thank you to all the volunteers who helped us last Friday.  Our first volunteering day was…

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01 Dec 2016

Christmas Show named!

Our Christmas Show has been named!  We had a whole-school competition to name the show with each class…

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22 Nov 2016

P16 Relaxation Afternoon

P16 students enjoyed an afternoon of relaxing leisure activities as part of their Asdan Personal and…

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21 Nov 2016

Presenting the Cheque to NU Water Uganda

Following the fun water activities on October 17th pupils at Ravenswood School have been…

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18 Nov 2016

P16 put on a spectacular performance at the Tobacco Factory!

Last night Post 16 actors from Ravenswood School wowed the audience with their fantastic performance…

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14 Nov 2016

School disco report

We had a great turn out for the disco on Friday and enjoyed the music, dancing, raffle and hot dogs.…

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11 Nov 2016

Something to sing about!

Robin class had a hugely successful trip to St Nicolas Chantry School in Clevedon to take part in…

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04 Nov 2016

Getting involved at Ravenswood

Thanks to those who turned up at our volunteers meeting this week.  It was good to see the enthusiasm…

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13 Oct 2016

Ravenswood awarded £1000 towards project

Thanks to our Chair of Governors, Mike Evans, for applying to Persimmon Homes for their

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10 Oct 2016

Medal winners!

Our year six pupils represented Ravenswood running in a North Somerset Schools Cross Country event.…

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07 Oct 2016

School Council gathers in the harvest!

The School Council has collected together all the harvest festival donations and displayed them in…

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03 Oct 2016

Sharing our expertise

Thanks to Teacher Cheri Frost for supporting colleagues in other schools last week.  They were really…

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03 Oct 2016

School Council leads Harvest Festival Assembly

Members of the school council led the assembly last week.  They have asked for food donations to be…

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03 Oct 2016

Golf Coaching for Pupils in Kingfisher, Robin and Ash Classes

It was a great start to the new school year for pupils at Ravenswood to have the opportunity of coaching…

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23 Sep 2016

Could you spare a few hours ocassionally?

Are you a community group, charity, sports club, business or individual who has a few hours to spare…

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23 Sep 2016

Catering for visitors!

At our “coffee afternoon” the children from Robin Class helped prepare drinks and treated parents…

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19 Sep 2016

Owl class coffee afternoon

Owl Class were very happy to show parents around Owl Class and the Primary department on our coffee…

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16 Sep 2016

Afternoon tea ...with spaghetti

It was lovely to see so many parents and carers on Thursday chatting with students and enjoying afternoon…

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16 Sep 2016

Shakespeare Schools Festival - Book your tickets now!

The Shakespeare Schools Festival uses the unique power of Shakespeare to transform lives.

 

In…

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16 Sep 2016

Come and Meet your Class

Come along and meet your child’s teacher and support staff. Join us for a cuppa, a biscuit, and a…

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14 Sep 2016

Duck and Owl Class Parent Meet up

Duck class thoroughly enjoyed welcoming parents to come and see their classroom both inside and outside!…

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13 Jul 2016

Movement session for New Siblands and pupils from Duck class.

On July 12th pupils from Duck class were excited to travel by bus to work with pupils from Orange…

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24 Jun 2016

Summer fayre thanks!

Marcia, Chairperson of the PFA and all the Committee members would like to say a big thank you to…

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23 Jun 2016

Going the Distance

Parents, Grandparents and Carers supported our Duke of Edinburgh Diamond Challenge event on Monday…

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15 Jun 2016

Sports Leaders with pupils from Kingshill at Ravenswood

Mathew and Kim gave clear instructions for cat and mouse and were fair to select pupils for a turn,…

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27 May 2016

Chicken and Egg Situation

This term, Birch class were set a challenge to make money. Each…

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27 May 2016

Birch Class Learning the Ropes

In term 5, Birch class have been paying a weekly visit to the All- Aboard Water sport centre to canoe,…

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25 May 2016

Celebrating Musical Achievement

Musical performances took place today by Robin, Ash, Birch and Pine classes.  The pupils were celebrating…

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23 May 2016

Duke of Edinburgh Award Visit

Mrs Clark and Miss Barnes had the pleasure of visiting Buckingham Palace on Monday. They were part…

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16 May 2016

10 years of DofE at Ravenswood School

This summer Ravenswood is supporting the Duke of Edinburgh Award…

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09 May 2016

Sports Leaders at Kingshill School

After two weeks of planning new activities the P16 students were ready to visit Kingshill School and…

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09 May 2016

Birch Class at New Siblands

On May 5th pupils from Birch class arrived at New Siblands School to play a number of different games…

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26 Apr 2016

Cricket coaching for pupils in Pine and Robin classes

Pupils from Pine and Robin Classes have been able to enjoy some cricket coaching once a week through…

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26 Apr 2016

Changes for life Sports Club

Term 5 and Sports club at Ravenswood School remains popular for pupils across all Key Stages. An opportunity…

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31 Mar 2016

Intra Activity Term 4 - Aiming For a Target

As we get to the end of term 4 classes are ready for the next intra activity, this time aiming for…

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15 Mar 2016

Dodgeball Fund Raising for British Heart Foundation

After working hard to raise money for the BHF in the individual schools, 10 pupils from Westhaven,…

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04 Mar 2016

Duck and Owl class coffee afternoon

On Tuesday 2nd March, parents of pupils from Duck and Owl class were invited to a coffee afternoon…

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01 Feb 2016

Changes for Life Club at Ravenswood

Changes for Life PE Club has continued throughout the year into term 3 on a Monday after school. Pupils…

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27 Jan 2016

Sports Leaders at Kingshill School

After several weeks of planning and preparation the P16 students were ready to visit Kingshill School…

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18 Jan 2016

Golf Coaching for Pupils in Pine and Birch

Once again pupils at Ravenswood School are able to access some golf coaching from professional golfers…

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15 Jan 2016

Leading PE Activities at Kingshill School

After working so hard to prepare their games the P16KJ students lead their activities at Kingshill…

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12 Jan 2016

Makaton vocabulary videos

Have you discovered our Makaton vocabulary videos?  Stage 1 has been available through this website…

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07 Dec 2015

The Sportarray Roundup newsletter

Sportarray is a North Somerset Council initiative aiming to increase the number of disabled people…

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20 Nov 2015

Shakespeare School Festival

Ravenswood School pupils performed at the Tobacco Factory last week in the Shakespeare Schools Festival.…

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02 Nov 2015

Welcome back to school

It is good to see everyone back, looking refreshed and relaxed.  Whilst school has been closed we…

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21 Oct 2015

Support from local organisations

Helping us improve the school environment, community organisations continue to be raising money for…

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20 Oct 2015

School/Parent Partnership

Thanks to all the parents and carers who came along to meet teachers and here about how their child…

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20 Oct 2015

OAA at Ashton Court

This was the first inter-activity of the year for Ravenswood, Baytree and New Siblands Schools and…

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23 Sep 2015

Parent meetings

It has been good to see so many parents visit the department tea and chat sessions this week.  It…

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23 Sep 2015

Today's Assembly

Rev Tony and Bobbie Shannon visited assembly today.  The pupils were enthralled to think about the…

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21 Sep 2015

Pupils make burgers with BBQ champ

Simon Dyer, the celebrity chef and finalist on ITV's "BBQ Champ" show came to Ravenswood last Friday. …

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18 Sep 2015

Official opening of refurbished Primary Department

The sun came out just in time as we gathered to cut the ribbon, celebrating the opening of our refurbished…

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18 Sep 2015

Official opening of refurbished Primary Department

The sun came out just in time as we gathered to cut the ribbon, celebrating the opening of our refurbished…

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17 Sep 2015

Parents tour refurbished department

Parents of primary aged children had a chance to see the newly refurbished department ahead of the…

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17 Sep 2015

Parents tour refurbished department

Parents of primary aged children had a chance to see the newly refurbished department ahead of the…

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16 Sep 2015

Valued by the community

We were delighted today when Pete Floyd, chair of the Rotary Club of Clevedon Yeo joined assembly…

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16 Sep 2015

Valued by the community

We were delighted today when Pete Floyd, chair of the Rotary Club of Clevedon Yeo joined assembly…

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14 Sep 2015

Congratulations!

Thanks to everyone's hard work we secured notable achievements last year.  The pupils made outstanding…

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14 Sep 2015

Mercuury Summer Makeover

The 7 weeks of the summer holiday was a time of significant improvement of our facilities.  Thanks…

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14 Sep 2015

Mercury Summer Makeover

The 7 weeks of the summer holiday was a time of significant improvement of our facilities.  Thanks…

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31 Aug 2015

Welcome back to school!

School opens to pupils on Monday 7th September 2015.  Prior to this we have three…

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20 Jul 2015

Let's get started!

Saturday morning and Cheri Frost and her Dad were the first to volunteer their time to start our refurbishment. …

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17 Jul 2015

End of Year Service

Thanks to Christchurch in Nailsea for hosting our end of year service.  It was a time to celebrate…

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16 Jul 2015

Run for Ravenswood

Hundreds turned out to support the first 5k run for Ravenswood.  64 runners ran, walked and trotted…

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15 Jul 2015

Mural Designs Take Shape

Design entries for the primary mural were fantastic, it was a very hard to judge! The winner was 

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13 Jul 2015

Summer Ball

An awesome evening for our older students, who had chosen an American Theme, chosen the menu and the…

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13 Jul 2015

Sports Day Success

A day of sunshine for pupils, staff and families to gather.  Our ceremony opened with drummers from…

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13 Jul 2015

Nailsea Ugandan Water Project

In recent weeks we have been blessed with generous gifts from the community.  These have come in the…

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03 Jul 2015

Summer fayre and auction a hit!

We are delighted the fayre and auction were so successful and raised lots of money towards the Mercury…

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26 Jun 2015

Would you RUN FOR RAVENSWOOD?

Come along to run the Ravenswood 5K in aid of the Mercury Summer Makeover on Thursday, 16th…

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22 Jun 2015

School Fayre and Charity Auction - BIG PRIZES!

Amazing prizes!


Winning bidders can pay in cash or by cheque made…

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12 Jun 2015

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

 

This project is about the community helping the community and and we want to hear from anyone…

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11 Jun 2015

Why Ravenswood School is so special

Ravenswood is in the press again!  Check out this article by the The North Somerset Mercury explaining…

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10 Jun 2015

Mercury Summer Makeover Launches

Ravenswood School is delighted to announce that the 

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19 May 2015

Intra Activity Report: Football Goals

Once again Year 11 set the bar high with their scores. Three challenges; How many goals can the team…

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12 May 2015

Leadership Report

After several weeks of planning and practicing some new games Post 16 pupils were prepared and ready…

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11 May 2015

The best way for disabled people to find sports opportunities in North Somerset!

North Somerset Council is pleased to announce the launch of a new sub-regional inclusive sport website…

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07 May 2015

Ravenswood Campaign

Whilst the national election campaign was underway, Ravenswood students held their own ballots and…

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27 Apr 2015

Table Cricket Regional Finals

On April 14th the Regional Table Cricket was held for schools across South Glos, BANES, Bristol and…

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24 Apr 2015

WEX Presentations

Congratulations to our p-16 students on their successful work experience placements. Today we celebrated…

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23 Apr 2015

Enterprise Group Raises Money for Charity

The Ravenswood Enterprise Group has been making items to sell to raise money for the Nailsea Uganda…

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15 Apr 2015

Welcome donation

Today, we were delighted to welcome Tom Williams, Chairman of the Clevedon District Round Table, to…

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27 Mar 2015

LBG volunteers transform playground

We were very pleased to welcome a team of seven volunteers from Lloyds Banking Group who had asked…

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20 Mar 2015

Cafe Culture

Some thirsty pupils taking a break from their busy schedule on their last day abroad, before traveling…

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19 Mar 2015

Rendezvous à la discothèque

Our French trip pupils getting ready for last night's disco...

                                                                                                                                                                                

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18 Mar 2015

All Aboard

Pupils and staff left school early on Tuesday morning on their way to France for a few days.  Here,…

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17 Mar 2015

Intra Activity Report: Curling Trials

A game of curling takes place by taking it in turns to see which team can get their stone closest…

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11 Mar 2015

Visit from Voyage Learning Campus

Four students from the VLC attended Ravenswood School on World Book Day. The visit had been…

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02 Mar 2015

Golf Coaching for Venus

This term Ravenswood School has been selected to receive some golf coaching from professional golfers…

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22 Dec 2014

Christmas Show Report

We had a full house for the Christmas Show again this year; parents, carers and their friends and…

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05 Dec 2014

A Christmas Show is Born

Congratulations to Lucas for winning the prize for naming our school show this year: 'Dr Who’s Christmas'. 

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25 Nov 2014

Anti-Bullying Drama and Dance

At Ravenswood, National Anti-Bullying week, starting on 17th November, was launched by Vickie Mitchell…

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06 Nov 2014

Fanatical About Film

We have all just returned from the Vue cinema having enjoyed watching “Muppets Most Wanted”. 

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20 Oct 2014

Ravenswood Writers Published Again!

For the second running year we are proud to have published writers amongst our students.  Saturn Class…

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10 Oct 2014

Changes for Life Club

Changes for Life PE Club has started again with pupils from across all key stages, keen and eager…

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10 Oct 2014

Ashton Court Visit

This was the first joint activity of the year for Ravenswood, Baytree and New Siblands Schools; unfortunately…

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08 Oct 2014

Encouraging our young bookworms

Pupils in Mars and Saturn classes visited Nailsea Library yesterday.  The pupils had the opportunity…

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25 Sep 2014

Ravenswood hosts e-safety session

Our doors were open to technical staff from North Somerset schools this week when we provided e-safety…

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03 Sep 2014

Welcome back to School

Welcome back to school to all our pupils, old and new.  It is good to see everyone happy and keen…

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01 Jul 2014

Sports Day sensation!

Well done to all those who took part in Sports Day.  Everyone did their very best and the standard…

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20 Jun 2014

Cricket Festival at Frenchay Cricket Club

On June 17th 2014 Saturn class eagerly set off to play cricket at Frenchay Cricket Club.  It was a…

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17 Jun 2014

Fab Summer Fayre

Saturday was a beautiful sunny day for our Summer Fayre and we had a great turn-out.  There were lots…

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13 Jun 2014

Winning Design

Following the success of last year’s competition, we launched our Diary Design Competition again this…

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15 May 2014

How should we use the land?

Mr Alan Shaw met with the School Council to seek their views about how to develop the site in Nailsea…

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14 May 2014

Testing time

Congratulations to two year 6 pupils who have been doing the national KS2 tests this week.  We are…

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12 May 2014

Exams this week

KS2 SATs are this week along with GCSEs for some of our Y11 pupils.  At Ravenswood, pupils learn the…

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12 May 2014

Big Song and Dance!

The Big Song and Dance Show on Saturday at The Quaker Hall in Weston-super-Mare was a great event. …

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12 May 2014

Thanks to the PFA

Thanks to all the families who came along to the school disco.  It was lovely to see so many.  We…

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09 May 2014

Post 16s celebrate a great result

Congratulations to p-16 students who had English tests linked to their Functional Skills course; everybody…

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07 May 2014

Disco this friday!

Grab your dancing shoes and get on down to Ravenswood this friday for our May…

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18 Mar 2014

Ravenswood at St Pauls Carnival

We have an amazing opportunity to have a space in St Pauls Carnival on Saturday 5th July 2014.  The…

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17 Mar 2014

Pupils perform at North Somerset Dance Festival

An amazing presentation from our 14-19 students at the North Somerset Dance Festival.  Our guys performed…

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16 Mar 2014

Ravenswood wins Sports award

Mrs Clark and Ms Hawkes were delighted to attend a Civic lunch.  This was in honour of our Sports…

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14 Mar 2014

KS3 Cricket Winners

Congratulations to our KS3 team for winning the local cricket competition held at Baytree School. …

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11 Mar 2014

Sharing our expertise

Teachers from other schools were delighted with the training we provided on assessing progress using…

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06 Mar 2014

School closed to pupils on Friday 23rd May

We have set the date of the next staff inset day for Friday 23rd May; the school will be closed to…

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27 Feb 2014

A huge thankyou to Mrs Mildon, from all in Red Class!

Mrs Mildon has kindly donated over £200 in sponsor money to Red Class to buy arts and dance equipment. …

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27 Feb 2014

Dragons attend assembly

Assembly today saw the return of two of the Dragons from our recent e-Saftey Dragon's Den....  but…

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23 Feb 2014

Amazing performance!

Congratulations to the eight Ravenswood students and three past Ravenswood students for their great…

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14 Feb 2014

Excellent Safer-Internet-Week Activities

We did some great activities for Safer Internet Week.  Yesterday, Mrs Clark gave a presentation to Social…

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07 Feb 2014

Mr Dixon wins extreme reading competition

Congratulations to Mr Dixon for winning the staff extreme reading photo competition, by reading in…

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05 Feb 2014

Ravenswood is officially 'a good school'

Our Ofsted report was published.  Inspectors confirmed our view that Ravenswood is a good school!

 

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04 Feb 2014

Interactive Story Walk

Classes all enjoyed an interactive story walk through the Pond Place.  Thanks to Deborah Cordon for…

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03 Feb 2014

Story telling week launched

Story telling week launched with Jack Mitchell (LSA) reading one of his favourite books in assembly…

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03 Feb 2014

Congratulations to Mark Senior

Deputy Headteacher Stephen Romanski has announced that he will be retiring in the summer.  Interviews…

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30 Jan 2014

Post 16 at Ravenswood

Julie Davis (Family Support Advisor) and Jack Mitchell (Learning Support Assistant) were warmly received…

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28 Jan 2014

Support for Newly Qualified Teachers

Congratulations to our Blue Class teacher Susan Downey!  North Somerset has selected her reports for…

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27 Jan 2014

Big Schools' Birdwatch

Pupils throughout the school enjoyed our birdwatch week’.  The week started with an assembly and despite…

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24 Jan 2014

Big Schools' Birdwatch launches on Monday

Thanks to Jordan in Y10 for finding a website to use in assembly to launch our Big Schools' Birdwatch.

 

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23 Jan 2014

Ofsted inspection has finished!

All the pupils performed really well in their lessons.  We will send the report to all parents as…

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22 Jan 2014

Early start and a full schedule for Ofsted inspectors

Another busy day for the inspectors, starting at 8.00am meeting with governors.  Then more lessons…

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22 Jan 2014

Opportunity for parents to ask questions about keeping their children safe online... but be quick!

Ask Facebook, Twitter, X-box or BT a question about keeping your child safe online.  What would you…

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21 Jan 2014

Ofsted Inspectors busy in school

The inspectors are busy in school.  They visit lessons, join assembly, listen to children read, meet…

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20 Jan 2014

Ring ring.....

Mrs Clark took a call to say Ofsted are inspecting the school on Tuesday and Wednesday.  What can…

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08 Jan 2014

Visit to New Siblands School

Blue Class visited New Siblands School to share PE activities and social time with new friends.  The…

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07 Jan 2014

Welcome back to school

It was good to welcome the children back to school.  They were full of news of their holidays, Christmas…

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07 Jan 2014

What did staff learn on their training day?

Happy New Year!  Staff had a good start to the new term with a well planned training day; building…

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19 Dec 2013

Great Christmas Dinner

Thanks to Clare and Brenda for cooking and serving a lovely Christmas dinner.  It was fun being together…

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18 Dec 2013

Christmas Show success

Another fantastic performance of "Peace at Christmas"  by our pupils.  Thank you to all the families…

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17 Dec 2013

Heart-warming School Show performance

Our school show "Peace at Christmas", is the story of the First World War when both English and German…

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03 Dec 2013

Excellent Earth Class Performance

Earth class performed in a carol concert with other Nailsea schools in the Tithe Barn in Nailsea. …

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02 Dec 2013

A big THANKS to the PFA!

Thanks to the PFA for organising our Christmas Fayre which took place on Saturday.  It was a great…

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29 Nov 2013

Kim has named our Christmas Show!

Congratulations to Kim, winning our competition to name the school show.  "Peace at Christmas" will…

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28 Nov 2013

Post 16SF learn First Aid

Miss Hall, our new Healthcare Assistant, and Miss Wild visited Post 16SF to teach some basic first…

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22 Nov 2013

"I name this show..."

Mrs Clark launched a challenge to name the school show in assembly today.  All the pupils can post…

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21 Nov 2013

Yellow class help towards the School Show

Our school show plans are going well.  Thanks to Yellow class for buying materials to make the props…

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21 Nov 2013

Sharing our e-safety expertise

Mr Pester and Mrs Clark gave a presentation at a conference today, sharing our knowledge and expertise…

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19 Nov 2013

Shakespeare in school

The 14-19 hub had the privilege of watching our drama group perform Twelfth Night today.  For those…

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16 Nov 2013

Bella lights-up our Christmas

Congratulations to Bella, turning on the Christmas lights in Nailsea town centre.  Well done to Ms…

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15 Nov 2013

Having fun and helping others

Car washing, face-painting, cake sales and staff talent show were all ways we raised over £470 for…

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12 Nov 2013

Drama Group perform at the Tobacco Factory

Congratulations to our school drama group and our school choir for performing at the Tobacco Factory…

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11 Nov 2013

Thanks to the PFA!

We have a PFA meeting this evening; thanks to this great team we are anticipating another successful…

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11 Nov 2013

2014 School Calendar avalable soon

We all posed for class photos today for our annual school calendar.  Thanks to Mr Pester for background…

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11 Nov 2013

Proud of our pupils

How proud we can be of our young people who went with Mr Collins to the Nailsea remembrance service. …

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08 Nov 2013

Lest We Forget

Today we held a remembrance service in school.  We were pleased that Mr Collins' father came along…

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07 Nov 2013

School Show Workshop

We held our first workshop day for our school show.  Lots of planning and preparations were going…

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06 Nov 2013

Inter-School Fixture: Ravenswood and New Siblands

Today the first inter-school session of the academic year took place between New Siblands School and…

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06 Nov 2013

Appointment of new teacher

We interviewed for a new teacher today.  Congratulations to Miss Turvey on being appointed a permanent…

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04 Nov 2013

Welcome back to school

It was good to welcome all the pupils back to school, and we trust you have all had a good holiday.

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23 Oct 2013

Parents' Evening

It was good to see so many of you at parents' evening.  Teachers were pleased to report on the good…

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21 Oct 2013

EPIC Adventure!

We had an EPIC adventure going to the cinema this morning.  This was an unfamiliar experience for…

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17 Oct 2013

Dance Club success

Dance club continues to be a great success for pupils choosing to stay on after-school.  Exciting…

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14 Oct 2013

Intraschool Sports Day

Our first intra-challenge this year: Target throwing ‘Toad in the hole’.

Which…

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11 Oct 2013

Disco fever!

Thanks to the PFA for organising a fantastic disco.  It was lovely to see so many families enjoying…

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07 Oct 2013

Painting with computers

Blue Class have been enjoying their new computing lessons.  This term  we have been creating pictures…

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03 Oct 2013

Twelfth Night cast workshop

The 14-19 Drama Group took part in their cast workshop for Shakespeare's Twelfth Night which they…

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27 Sep 2013

Ravenswood triumphs at the Noscars!

Ravenswood triumphed at the NOSCARS awards ceremony last night winning both 1st and 2nd place in the…

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20 Sep 2013

A Bike for Everyone!

Cycling day.....Ravenswood took to wheeling!  What a fantastic day for all our pupils and staff. …

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20 Sep 2013

Ravenswood presents to North Somerset autism group

Our Assistant Head, Mark Senior, was asked to present the use of ipads within Ravenswood School to…

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19 Sep 2013

Teaching students gain experience at Ravenswood

This week we welcomed two graduate teaching students from Backwell School who spent Monday and Tuesday…

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04 Sep 2013

Governors and staff tea party

Governors and staff enjoyed tea and cakes after school today; a good way to get to know one another. …

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03 Sep 2013

Second day of staff training

Today is our second day of staff training, this time reviewing how we work and what we need to improve…

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02 Sep 2013

What do staff do on training days?

A frequently asked question is what do staff do on training days?  Well, today we did an update on…

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02 Sep 2013

Our school buildings have been improved

Teaching staff return to work today.  There have been lots of improvements to the school buildings…

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19 Jul 2013

Staff moving on

Congratulations to LSAs Jonas Kellgren-Hayes who is off to train to be a doctor and to Al Pritchard…

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19 Jul 2013

Class awards at Christ Church

Our school year ended with a celebration at Christ Church in Nailsea.  We presented class and school…

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18 Jul 2013

Leavers' Assembly was a celebration

Leavers' assembly today was an amazing celebration of the success of our school leavers. They were…

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17 Jul 2013

Post 16 Work Experience presentations

Post 16 students presented slide shows of their work experience placements to a large audience of…

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17 Jul 2013

We are successful !!!

The end of the year is a time for celebrating......assembly today gave us all a chance to reflect…

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16 Jul 2013

E-safety champion appointed from Ravenswood

Congratulations to Mr Pester on being appointed an e-safety champion within North Somerset.  He will…

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15 Jul 2013

Lift Off!

We all enjoyed the opening ceremony for our new building.  Thank you to Dr Liam Fox for cutting the…

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12 Jul 2013

Teachers Promoted

Governors recently agreed that we could promote two teachers in school to develop our English curriculum…

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11 Jul 2013

Outdoor and Adventure!

On July 11th, a beautifully sunny day, pupils from Yellow and Green classes at Ravenswood met with…

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09 Jul 2013

Congratulations to our competition winner!

Ravenswood held a competition giving students a chance to design the new front cover for the home-school…

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08 Jul 2013

Our Grand Day Out!

The school Parents and Friends Association organised our annual Grand Day Out for July 1st (Inservice…

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28 Jun 2013

Sharing Ravenswood's excellence in ICT and e-safety

Ravenswood made a very positive impact at the West of England Schools' ICT Conference yesterday where…

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27 Jun 2013

Waitrose Nailsea sow the seed

Our pupils have been learning how to grow and look after plants thanks to Waitrose Nailsea Partners…

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20 Jun 2013

LBG Staff transform Sensory Garden

Today nine members of staff from Lloyds Banking Group (pictured below) spent the day working on the…

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19 Jun 2013

Enter our Summer Fayre £25 Lucky Programme Competition

Please enter our competition as many times as you like!  Each entry must be accompanied by 50p.

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18 Jun 2013

Students complete GCSE exams

Monday 17 June saw the last day of GCSE exams for students at Ravenswood, they have worked hard. …

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17 Jun 2013

Athletic start to the week

Today, Ravenswood pupils were privileged to have Dave Turner, an Athletics Coach, to work with Venus,…

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14 Jun 2013

Keeping Safe: what all children should know about adults who work with them.

Today Julie Davis and Philippa Clark started their tour of classes to talk with children about this…

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11 Jun 2013

Good Sports at New Siblands

Following the success of previous fixtures at New Siblands School Mars class from Ravenswood School…

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07 Jun 2013

What a great Reception!

An Early Years Moderator visited Ravenswood and was delighted with the accuracy of teacher assessments,…

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07 Jun 2013

Forest Skills Training

We were delighted to offer Forest Skills training for colleagues from other settings.  We plan for…

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06 Jun 2013

Ravenswood vs Baytree Football and Cricket

At the request of pupils from both Ravenswood and Baytree schools a second 'fixture' was arranged…

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04 Jun 2013

Year 11 Pupils Take GCSEs

Today saw the start of GCSE exams for some of our Y11 pupils.  This week they have done, ICT and English;…

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03 Jun 2013

Zakhele Project Ambasadors visit Ravenswood

Thirteen Zakhele Project Ambasadors and two Za…

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03 Jun 2013

Cricket Challenge!

On the June 2nd pupils from Mercury Class went to New Siblands School, to play Kwik Cricket.  On arrival…

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24 May 2013

New Curriculum

Teachers have been busy planning our school curriculum for next year.  With the government bringing…

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24 May 2013

Enthusiastic Singers!

Lynda Perkins, head of Music at Nailsea School, visited our choir club today.  She was really impressed…

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22 May 2013

Governors very impressed with our new building

Governors visited the new building and were very impressed; particularly how big the space is and…

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20 May 2013

Balzac Challenge

Our Intra-Activity this term was the Balzac Class Challenge!  Pupils had to work as a team, using…

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17 May 2013

'Cutting the Turf' Spade Presented to the School

Nigel Glastonbury from Kier Construction is the foreman for our building works.  Today, Nigel presented…

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16 May 2013

Early Years at Ravenswood

Multi-agency professionals were interested to learn what Ravenswood…

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16 May 2013

Congratulations to Miss Viljoen!

Congratulations to Lea Viljoen in being appointed a permanent member of our teaching staff.  Lea will…

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13 May 2013

Disco Dancing!

Friday night, 10th May, was disco night.  It was lovely to see so many families enjoying the fun. …

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09 May 2013

French Connection

Parents and families of children who went on the recent trip to France came for a rendezvous to find…

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09 May 2013

Pupils achieve Duke of Edinburgh Award!

Congratulations to Nat, Sarahclaire, James, Kim, Liam, Jamie and Ethan for all achieving the ‘Bronze’…

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02 May 2013

Conservation Sensation!!!

Today was a special day to celebrate the reopening of the conservation area after lots of hard work…

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16 Apr 2013

Young authors have book published

Last December pupils in Saturn Class entered a poetry competition.  Congratulations to the following…

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16 Apr 2013

Dance Festival Success

Congratulations to students in 14-19 hub who performed in the North Somerset Dance Festival on Tuesday…

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22 Mar 2013

School Improvement Achievements

All school staff recently got together to celebrate and refelect on their numerous achievements made…

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04 Mar 2013

Post 16 are the leaders

Leadership is an important life skill for pupils to learn and have an opportunity to put into practice. …

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19 Jul 2012

Ravenswood backs Nailsea Water Project

Ravenswood will be supporting this project as our main charity in 2012/13.  It is a unique project…

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23 May 2012

Olympic Flame Welcome!

On May 23rd 2012 the Olympic Torch passed through Nailsea.  To celebrate this historic event pupils…

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17 Oct 2011

Ravenswood Pupils Perform in Pantomime

We are proud to announce that at the end of this month (see actual dates below) seven of our pupils…

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