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Sporting Success

Year 11 boys had their first competitive basketball fixture of 2021; the boys have been training regularly after school on Mondays in preparation. Our year 11 were physically a far bigger team; however, the opponents were more skilful and had played far more competitive games.

The year 11 boys flew into an early lead with captain S. N’Sapu Jr, scoring the first five points of the game with 2 baskets and a free throw.  Bloxwich Academy rallied and continued to work the ball. However strong defence by B. Andrews, E. Blake and A. Reid kept them out, and C. Kumeso controlled the tempo. 

Further scores by A. Reid, B. Andrews and E. Blake kept the scoreboard lead looking healthier by the minute. Bloxwich upped the tempo and their game becoming far more aggressive in the match trying to match our physicality. I. Dafe stood strong in receiving competitive challenges. S. N’Sapu Jr once again spear-headed a lot of what was positive regarding Turves play and with great rebounding and intricate passing, saw more points scored. This was backed up by some lovely shots from N. Zeray.

Turves’ year 11 boys eventually ran out winners: 27-14.  The boys played with respect, without fear and with enjoyment. They were a great credit to the school for their performance.

Well done to the whole squad.

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Cashless School

I am sure you will appreciate that the current pandemic situation has forced us to review a number of processes within Turves Green Boys’ School.  Most of you will be familiar with Parent Mail, our cashless system that enables you to pay remotely for trips, school meals and any other school related purchases. Parent Mail can be accessed securely via computer or smartphone. 

From 7th June 2021, Turves Green Boys’ School will become a cashless school. This will mean that we will no longer accept cash for any school related purchase including school meals. All payments will be made remotely via our Parent Mail system, or alternatively via a PayPoint retailer using a barcode. The cash top up machines within school will be removed. 

Most schools became cashless to reduce the health risk to pupils and staff, as well as for security reasons.

For the majority of you there will be no change as you actively use Parent Mail accounts.  However; there are some parents/carers who have never actively used their child’s Parent Mail account. It is essential that parents/carers activate their child’s Parent Mail account otherwise they will be unable to purchase any food within school or attend any trips/events etc. Should you have any queries regarding this, please email postbox@tgbs.co.uk

Thank you for your continued support.

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Joining Matrix Academy Trust

Dear Parents/Carers, 

I am delighted to announce that Turves Green Boys’ School is to join Matrix Academy Trust. We are a Trust with four schools, 4,600 children, nearly 600 staff and a passion for school improvement. All of our schools have improved in Ofsted terms since joining the Trust. Our aim will be to work with pupils, parents and staff at Turves Green Boys’ to support the many improvements that have taken place since the school was placed in special measures. 

As a Trust we have high expectations of pupil behaviour both within and outside of school. Our commitment to safeguarding children is very strong. Usually we would have met with parents to introduce ourselves and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. If you do have any questions please do not hesitate to send them addressed to me at postbox@matrixacademytrust.co.uk. 

Turves Green Boys’ School will become an Academy on 1 May 2021. This means that instead of Birmingham City Council employing the staff, the staff will transfer across to be employed by Matrix Academy Trust. We pride ourselves in developing outstanding teachers and support staff. Our schools all have committed staff and a wide range of before and after school activities including a Combined Cadet Force, Duke of Edinburgh opportunities and children who are very keen to learn. 

We hope that working in partnership with yourselves and your sons, together we can make a big difference at Turves Green Boys’ School. 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Safety

Online Safety Guides

  • 5 top tips for safer social networking – If you use social networks always think about who can see the things you post and what they reveal about you.
  • Know who your friends are – It’s really tempting to accept as many friend requests or follows as possible. It can make us feel popular. But remember, they could be anyone. Do you really want them seeing your pictures, videos or comments?
  • Share with care – Once you’ve put something online it can be copied, shared or edited. It could turn up somewhere you wouldn’t want it to be.
  • Use privacy settings – Most social networks let you limit what you share to friends or followers you’ve OKed. It’s always a good idea to only let people you know and trust see your stuff. Learn how to use privacy settings and how to block people who are bothering you.
  • Know how to report – Most social networks let you report to them if you have a problem on their site. So if someone ’s shared an embarrassing picture or is being nasty to you, you need to know how to get help. Learn how to report on any site or app you use by visiting their ‘safety’ pages.
  • Know how to get help – If someone’s bullying you on a social network you should talk to an adult you trust, or, if you’d rather speak to someone you can call Childline on 0800 1111. If someone’s being weird or making you feel uncomfortable, talking about sex or asking you to do things you don’t want to do you should report to CEOP. Whatever may have happened CEOP will understand. You won’t be in trouble.

We have a wide range of resources for both parents and pupils to help keep you safe online, you can read them HERE.

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PE Update

Strava Update
A massive well done to all those who have been keeping active during extra-curricular hours. A
special mention to the top two performers on the schools tracking app – B.Miles movement
time of 3 hours 13 minutes and H.Peck movement time of 1 hour and 15 minutes

Extra-Curricular Sports – Return in the Summer Term
Notice for all pupils; please look out for the extra-curricular information/posters around school after
the holidays, information will be coming out on how you can sign up for after school clubs in the
Summer Term. In line with government guidance the PE Department hope to re-launch extracurricular sports clubs after school in the Summer Term.

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Results 2020

We are immensely proud of our hardworking cohort of GCSE pupils who have this year received an excellent set of GCSE results. These results reflect not only the years of hard work that they and their teachers have put in, but also recognise the consistently improving academic standard of the school.

We hope that, with schools and colleges opening their doors once again from September, each of our pupils can now put the uncertainty of the last few months aside and go forward with confidence.

Whilst we are proud of each and every one of our pupils, notable achievements include:

Pupil 1 – Grade 9s in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics, Grade 8s in Biology and RE, Grade 7s in English Literature and History and Grade 6s in English Language and German.

Pupil 2 – Grade 9s in English Language, English Literature and Biology, Grade 8 in Physics, Grade 7s in Chemistry and Computer Science, a Level 2 Distinction in Creative iMedia, and Grade 6s in German and Mathematics. 

Pupil 3 – Grade 9s in History, Physics and RE, Grade 8s in Mathematics and Biology, Grade 7 in Chemistry, Grade 6s in English Language and English Literature and Grade 5 in French.

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Birmingham, B31 4BS

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Email: postbox@tgbs.co.uk

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