Year 10 pupils Chloe Collins and Demi Yeomans are both members of the College’s Sports Council group – a team of pupils dedicated to sport and who meet to develop leadership in sport and run College sporting events. Both Collins and Yeomans coached and led the team to the victory and summarised the victory as a deserved win for Smith’s Wood Sports College where “we played better as a team than the opposition”.
Examination timetables have been released for the spring / summer period of examinations and can be found on our examinations page via the ‘Students’ tab. The exmaniations include Levels Tests for pupils in years 7, 8 and 9, as well as GCSE and A Level examinations.
Smith’s Wood Sports College would like to alert parents/guardians to the following fraud alert issued by The National Anti-Fraud Network (NAFN):
PARENTS APPROACHED FOR SCHOOL ABSENCE PENALTY FINES
“The parents of a pupil at an Essex school received a phone call purporting to be from the Education Welfare Service stating that their child had not attended school that day and as a result they had to pay a fine of £340. The parent was asked to provide her credit / debit card details so that a payment could be made over the phone.”
The College would like to advise that in the event of a penalty fine being issued for school absence for your child then you would never be asked for credit/debit card details. This fine would be paid by cheque or via the Solihull Council secure internet payment facility. If you were to pay in person you would need to produce the Truancy Penalty Notice (issued by Solihull MBC).
We would ask that if you are approached/or have been approached by anybody requesting this information you inform the College immediately.
On 21st March 2013, Year 12 students Alessio Ianiello, Chris Colley, Sam Ankama and Kesley Russell from Smith’s Wood Sports College won the Marketing Award at the Deutsche Bank Young Entrepreneur competition in Birmingham.
The ‘Revolutionize’ team – who used new technology and a marketing stand to showcase their board game product – also gave a 5 minute presentation to a team of judges to explain the concept of their business and share ideas on how they believe they would raise revenue.
The team were awarded the Marketing Award as they promoted their company through social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook as well as publicising the business with posters around the College.
No pupils who have been diagnosed with these difficulties will be identified.
The assemblies – which will take place from Tuesday 30th April – will provide staff and pupils with basic information about the condition and how they can affect individuals.
Parents who do not wish for their child to attend the assembly should contact Mel Cutler (SENCO) or Lisa Robertson (Assistant SENCO) in writing.
Pupils from Smith’s Wood Sports College have made the news after taking part in the BBC School Report.
Check out their news reports and a gallery of the pupils hard at work in the Smith’s Wood Sports College newsroom at www.smithswood.co.uk/schoolreport
By Mr Lewis
Smith’s Wood Sports College’s Year 10 Boys’ Football Team were crowned district champions following a 2-1 victory over Langley School on Wednesday evening.
The injury-hit squad travelled to The Theatre of Dreams (Light Hall School) and came up against a well-disciplined and organised Langley side.
Smith’s Wood took an early lead through a Langley own goal, following a beautifully-weighted delivery from the talismanic Brad Lindsey.
The measured Jake Salt and industrious Brad Stokes were tireless engines in the centre of midfield as the game progressed, with the former being highlighted for specific praise upon his collection of the evening’s Man of the Match Award.