WPT Newsletter - December 2022

WPT Newsletter - December 2022

Welcome to our second WPT newsletter of the 22/23 academic year.

It’s been a busy half term, with lots of new and exciting things happening across our schools. This newsletter will showcase just a some of the things that we’ve been getting up to over the last few weeks.

On behalf of Wickersley Partnership Trust, we hope you all have a fantastic holiday.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

WPT Christmas Card Competition 2022 Winners!

WPT Christmas Card Competition 2022 Winners!

We now have our winners for the WPT Christmas Card Competition! 

After a tough round of judging, we have whittled the 43 shortlisted designs down even further to get our 14 winners – the most winners we’ve ever had!

All winners have received a box of Heroes, a £10 Amazon voucher and a pack of 10 professionally printed cards with their design on it.

A massive congratulations to the following students:

Foundation Stage

Jax – Rawmarsh Ashwood Primary School

Key Stage 1

Rowan – Monkwood Primary School

Key Stage 2

Annabelle – Aston Lodge Primary School

Darcie – Aston Lodge Primary School

Lily – Aston Hall Junior & Infant School

Scarlet – Magna Lane Centre

Key Stage 3

Katie – Wickersley School & Sports College

Thomas – Wickersley School & Sports College

Grace – Wickersley School & Sports College

Mansa – Rawmarsh Community School

Key Stage 4

Sophie – The Gainsborough Academy

Caryse – Arran Hill Centre

Elise – Arran Hill Centre

Lydia – Clifton Community School

As you can see, the standard of the artwork we received this year was fantastic.

Once again, thank you to every single person that entered our competition.

Same time next year!

WPT Hosts Student Careers Fair

WPT Hosts Student Careers Fair

On Friday 2nd December, we held a Careers Fair at our Cranworth Road site for  students across the Trust to gain valuable insight into the Post-16 and career opportunities that are available. 

Students from Wickersley School & Sports College, Thrybergh Academy, Clifton Community School and Rawmarsh Community School came along to talk to a wide range of providers including local colleges, universities, the armed forces, public sector organisations and private sector companies. 

There was a wide selection of providers available such as: 

  • Wickersley Sixth Form
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • RNN Group
  • Armed Forces
  • TRC
  • AMRC Training Centre

And many more!

Shaun Donnelly, Careers Advisor at the Royal Navy, said: “It was a really productive day – students seemed really engaged and interested in their future careers.

“The conversations we’ve had were really positive and we’ve been able to talk to to the students about the different opportunities available to them within the Royal Navy and how, although it might not be for them now, it could be an option in the future.”

Rosie Cooper, Graphic Designer at RNN Group, said: “It was really interesting to talk to the students and find out what they’re into. They all seemed really positive and interested in their futures, and weren’t afraid to ask us plenty of questions about the opportunities we have.”

A big thank you to all of the students, staff and providers that attended the event. It was a fantastic and insightful day for all involved, and students now have incredibly valuable information about possible next steps to help them steer their own career path.

WPT Christmas Card Competition 2022 - Shortlist Revealed!

WPT Christmas Card Competition 2022 - Shortlist Revealed!

Over the past few weeks, students from across all of our schools have been getting creative in our fourth annual WPT Christmas Card competition.

Students had to draw or design a Christmas card to be in with a chance of winning a prize, and their design being featured on professionally printed cards that will be sent out to all staff and stakeholders of the Trust at the end of term.

The competition was tough this year – we had hundreds of amazing entries that we thoroughly enjoyed looking through!

Our judging panel, Helen O’Brien (CEO), Ann-Marie Lee (Executive Improvement Partner) and the WPT Central Team had the challenging job of whittling these entries down, with 43 designs making the final cut. 

We can now reveal the shortlist!

Click on the image to find out who designed it!

Foundation Stage

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2

Key Stage 3

Key Stage 4

All shortlisted candidates have received a chocolate-y prize.

We’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone who entered our competition this year – it certainly brought some festive cheer to the Trust!

Winners will be revealed next week – keep your eyes peeled on our website and social media channels!

WPT Appoints Trust Council Representatives

WPT Appoints Trust Council Representatives

It’s official! We have our Trust Council for the 22/23 academic year!

We’d like to introduce you to the following Trust Council Representatives:

  • Olli-Scott – Rawmarsh Ashwood Primary School
  • Ava – Rawmarsh Ashwood Primary School
  • Evie – Aston Hall Junior & Infant School
  • George – Aston Hall Junior & Infant School
  • Ava – Aston Lodge Primary School
  • Maisie – Aston Lodge Junior & Infant School
  • Max – Brinsworth Whitehill Primary School
  • Ellie – Brinsworth Whitehill Primary School
  • Charlie – Foljambe Primary School
  • Agata – Foljambe Primary School
  • Leighton – Monkwood Primary School
  • Talia-Mai – Monkwood Primary School
  • Mason – Rawmarsh Sandhill Primary School
  • Rhia – Rawmarsh Sandhill Primary School
  • Alexa-Mai – Thrybergh Primary School
  • Haneen – Thrybergh Primary School
  • Vine – Clifton Community School
  • Rigersa – Clifton Community School
  • Saleh – Clifton Community School
  • Abigail – Rawmarsh Community School
  • Amy – Rawmarsh Community School
  • Lucas  – The Gainsborough Academy
  • Imogen – The Gainsborough Academy
  • Mustafa – Thrybergh Academy
  • Kodi – Thrybergh Academy
  • Gayatheri – Wickersley School & Sports College
  • Kelsie – Wickersley School & Sports College
  • Harry – Wickersley School & Sports College

Monday 28th November saw our newly-formed Trust Council come together for their first meeting of the year. 

Top of the agenda was introducing themselves to each other and Wickersley Partnership Trust’s Senior Leadership Team. 

Following this, we discussed Trust priorities for the School Council by exploring what’s going well already, and what we could do better in our schools and School Councils. 

Charity fundraising is a key aspect of the Trust Council, so we spent some time coming up with joint ideas on how we – as a Trust – can ramp up our charitable efforts.

To finish off our very productive first meeting, we set the agenda for our School Councils, and how we’re going to move forward with our fantastic new ideas over the next year.

Joanna Phillips, Assistant Headteacher at The Gainsborough Academy, said: “It was absolutely fantastic to meet all of the Trust Council Representatives at the meeting at Cranworth. As a team, everyone worked really well together in cross-school groups.”

The Trust Council will meet once every half term at rotating venues across the Trust. All minutes from the meetings will be shared with the Student Body by Trust Council Representatives and on Wickersley Partnership Trust’s website.

The Junior and Senior Trust Councils will also meet once a year at a leadership summit. 

Congratulations to all appointed members of the Trust Council – we can’t wait to see how you get on this year!