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March 2019

  • PARENTMAIL ISSUES

    Published 22/03/19

    We are aware of an issue with Outlook and Hotmail inboxes incorrectly classifying ParentMail emails as spam, meaning parents may be unaware of emails they are receiving from ParentMail. ParentMail have made contact with the provider and are treating this as a high priority.

    In the meantime, they highly recommend all users download the ParentMail App to ensure you are receiving messages, or, you can visit your spam/junk folder within your email account, and unmark the message as junk/spam/malicious.

    A further update will update  will follow as soon as this issue has been resolved, and ParentMail apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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  • The Henry Beaufort Business Network Launched

    Published 19/03/19

     

    Last week our School welcomed members of the local business community to the launch a Business Network. They enjoyed tours around the campus given by Year Eight students before meeting and chatting with Year Ten students about their varied career paths. 

    The Henry Beaufort Business Network has been established to provide staff and students the chance to engage with the local business community and find mutually beneficial opportunities for working together. 

    The group, powered by The Schools Business Network, aims to prepare students for work and businesses the opportunity to connect with and support the future workforce. 

    David Hewlett of The Schools Business Network was delighted with the launch event and said: “The students of The Henry Beaufort School took great pride in showing off their facilities and speaking with great enthusiasm about their aspirations for the future. The network attendees also got chance to meet and make new connections with other local businesses. It was a great first event for The Henry Beaufort Business Network.” 

    The Henry Beaufort School Headteacher, Sue Hearle said: “We were pleased to host the first meeting of The Henry Beaufort Business Network. We are looking forward to working together with local businesses to enrich the education of our students as we prepare them for the world of work. The network will also provide its members with a depth of understanding about their future workforce and the skills they can bring to their organisations.” 

    The Schools Business Network holds monthly networking meetings, the next one is at the Holiday Inn Winchester on 11 April where members and guests will have an opportunity to hear from Steve Jones, employee engagement and leadership specialist. Places at the meeting can be booked via Eventbrite, search for ‘The Schools Business Network’. 

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  • Erasmus + ‘At Work in Europe’ Soini, Finland- January 2019

    Published 13/03/19

    On Saturday 26th January 2 staff and 8 students from Years 7 and 8 flew out to a very snowy Finland on the first Erasmus + visit of our new project ‘At Work in Europe’. On arrival the group had some free time to explore the capital, Helsinki. They visited some of the main attractions; Allas sea pool, Helsinki Cathedral and the Sky Wheel to name a few.

    After time exploring Helsinki they met with the German and Italian groups from our partner schools to take a coach north to Soini where the host families were waiting to greet them (in temperatures of -24!)

    The week itself consisted of many activities both on and off the school site. There were introductory presentations and language games, as well as the opportunity to try Finnish winter sports such as cross country skiing, ice skating, sledging, and snow shoeing.

    As part of phase one of our project ‘Jobs around us’ students interviewed entrepreneurs who went to the school including a now very famous shoe designer, who has won many fashion awards and sells her shoes all over the world. The group also travelled to the nearby town of Vaasa to visit a family run weaving business, followed by a tour around one of Finland’s top engineering companies where they spoke in detail of the importance of the English language in their worldwide business links. Over the course of the week students learnt the importance of using local products, especially in a rural location like Soini and took part in some traditional workshops such as felting, knife making and baking.

    On one afternoon the group experienced ice fishing and there was an evening taking part in the very Finnish tradition of a sauna followed by a dip in a frozen lake.

    All students and staff enjoyed free hot lunches as is customary in Finnish schools and enjoyed being able to wander around school in just socks or slippers!

    This trip was an incredible opportunity for all students, not only to get the chance to experience Finnish culture, but to understand the importance of language and communication in the world of work. They have a better understanding now of the importance of keeping traditional skills alive and using local produce. Our students bonded quickly with their partners and were very sad to say goodbye to each other at the end of a great week together.

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