News from Mr Ramsey

FEED 2018 – Supporting STEP

As part of the school’s educational role, we aim to help pupils think about important community and social issues. This wider education is vital in helping young men and women to become successful members of society.

To start the term, we decided to look at an issue which was both local and accessible to all pupils.
Food poverty is an increasing problem in the UK and research shows a significant rise in demand with over a million people being supported by food banks in 2015.

St. Albans is fortunate enough to benefit from a well organised and supported programme known as The Feed Project. Each local secondary school supports this food bank for one month of the year. Verulam sponsors September and due to the generosity of parents and enthusiasm of students we hold the record for the largest number of donations. This year we hope to collect 5000 items.

I would be very grateful if parents would consider supporting this very worthy charity.
A list of items that can be donated can be seen below:

  • Coffee, tea, sugar, longlife milk, fruit juice/squash
  • Tinned meat/vegetables
  • Rice, pasta, noodles, cooking sauces
  • Tinned puddings, custard, jam/spreads
  • Cereals, cereal bars, biscuits
  • Shower gel, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste
  • Washing up liquid/powder, toilet rolls
  • Nappies

Students should bring their donations to school in the morning and leave them in the dining hall during registration where they are counted and sent off to the Feed project. Items can be sent in from Monday 17th to Thursday 27th September.

Open Day

This year’s open day takes place on Saturday 29th September from 9am to 12pm. We will be inviting all students to participate as ambassadors for the school on this day. We are particularly keen for Year 7 pupils and Sixth Form pupils to participate but this year we would like as many pupils as possible to join us in promoting the school.
I would, therefore, be grateful if parents could put this date in their diary and mention it to any friends or family who have sons considering secondary transfer.

Join the team at Verulam

We currently have two opportunities for parents or ex pupils, or other adults to become involved in Verulam’s development.

The first vacancy is for a Games Escort/Supervisor. This role involves working with the PE department to escort pupils to the games field. The role involves working from 1.40 to 2.40pm up to 5 days per week. The second role is for a Lunchtime Supervisor working from 12.40-1.40pm each day.

We also have a vacancy for a Physics Technician. This is a term time only role working 29 hours per week, over 5 days per week.

If you are interested in any of these vacancies, please contact Ms K Bonass at [email protected] for an informal chat. Further information can be found on our website.

P A Ramsey

Headmaster

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