Extra-curricular Newsletter w/c 1st May

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s)

After School Clubs

We still have spaces for Term 5 on the following After School Clubs.

· Monday – Latin Club

· Tuesday – Italian Club

· Tuesday – Girls Rugby Club

· Tuesday – Ready, Steady, Bake

· Wednesday – Homework Club

· Thursday – Contemporary Dance Club

· Thursday – Dance Crew Club

· Friday – Fencing Club

· Friday - Rockschool

· Friday – Tennis Club

For full details on how to book please visit the website below:



Want a career in football? A One Touch Scholarship may be the answer…

"I hear it all of the time: ‘I’d love to work in the football industry, but I haven’t got a clue where to start’, that was the main reason I started the One Touch 16+ Academy and Football Scholarship," said head coach Glenn Vaughan.

The scholarship is aimed at anyone aged 16-18 who leaves school this year, with two courses available – one in Peterborough and one in Oakham. All students will study a BTEC Level 2 or 3 in Sport (equivalent to three A-Levels), provided by Coaching Connexions (rated ‘good’ by OFSTED), as well as football training by UEFA-level coaches focusing on technical and tactical sessions, strength and conditioning and fitness training. All students will also compete in a competitive league against other colleges as well as fixtures against professional clubs.

The two-year course opens the door to a plethora of potential careers within the football industry. Games will regularly be watched by professional club scouts, giving the more advanced players a real chance of making a career as a player. It is also hoped that students will go on to become managers, coaches, sports therapists, physios or nutritionists to name just a few potential routes they could pursue. Some may opt to access a Sports Degree pathway, or apply for a Football Scholarship in the USA or a 12-month coaching contract with one of the One Touch partners.

To find out more about this exciting new scheme please contact Glenn Vaughan direct (glenn@onetouchfootball.co.uk) or visit www.onetouchfootball.co.uk


Duke of Edinburgh (ROUTE PLANS REMINDER)


All routes must be submitted before your Expedition as these routes need to be approved and sent to your group’s assessor.

Only when your routes are approved can your place be confirmed for your final Expedition. Consent Forms and Payments alone are not enough to ensure your place on the final assessed Expeditions.

Any queries please contact Mrs Thomas at (Thomas_D@ucc.rutland.sch.uk)

· If you are due to go on Expedition 13-14 May you must hand all completed routes in by 5 May 2017.

· If you are due to go on Expedition 20-21 May you must hand all completed routes in by 12 May 2017

Please remember if you haven't completed your routes you cannot be put forward to be assessed as you will not have met the 20 conditions (In particular see number 8 below).

20 conditions of the DofE Expedition Section

This is a handy summary for everyone about to do their DofE qualifying expedition. Please talk to your DofE Leader or Expedition Supervisor if you have any questions or need further advice.

Enjoy your expedition!

1: Your expedition must be by your own physical effort, without any motorised or outside assistance.*

2: Your expedition must be unaccompanied and self-sufficient.

3: Your expeditions must be supervised by an adult who is able to accept responsibility for the safety of you and your team.

4: Your expedition must have an aim.

5: You must be properly equipped for your expedition.

6: You must have completed the required training and practice expeditions.

7: At least one practice expedition must be undertaken at each level of the programme, in the same mode of travel in a similar environment to the qualifying expedition.

8: You and your team must plan and organise your expedition.

9: You must be assessed by an approved accredited Assessor to the DofE.

10: There must be between four and seven people in your team (eight people may be in a team for modes of travel which are tandem).*

11: You must be within the qualifying age of the DofE programme level.

12: Participants must be at the same level of assessment.*

13: Your team must not include anyone who has completed the same or higher level DofE expedition.*

14: Your overnight accommodation should be camping.

15: Your expedition must be the minimum number of days required for your DofE level.

16: Your expedition should normally take place between the end of March and the end of October.

17: Your expedition should be in the recommended environment for your DofE level.

18: You must do the minimum hours of planned daily activity for your DofE level.

19: You should cook and eat a substantial meal each day.

20: You must create and deliver a presentation after your expedition to complete the section.

Don't forget that all your team must meet these conditions!

Please find below and attached our Extra Curricular/Sports Diary for next week.

Rob Lewin

  1. Extra-Curricular Diary 1st May