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Exam Timetable

Exam Timetable – Year 11′s
School Date Subject Time Duration
OPA 15th May 2013 English 2pm 1.45hours
OPA 17th May 2013 English 12.30pm 2hrs
OPA 21st May 2013 English 12.30pm 1.45hours
OPA 24th May 2013 English 9.45am 1.30hours
OPA 11th June 2013 Math 9.45am 1.45hrs
OPA 14th June 2013 Math 9.45am 1.45hrs
School Date Subject Time Duration
TGA/PRU 4th June 2013 English 9am 1.45hours
TGA/PRU 11th June 2013 Math 9.45am 1.45hours
TGA/PRU 14th June 2013 Math 9.45am 1.45hours

Thurrock Careers Newsletter

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Thurrock Careers Newsletter 13th May 2013


The Academic Calendar for 2013/14

Students return – 4th September 2013

Students break for Christmas – 19th December 2013

Students return after Christmas/New Year – 8th January 2014

School NOT open to students:

  • 2nd September 2013
  • 3rd September 2013
  • 22nd November 2013
  • 6th/7th January 2014
  • 4th July 2014

School closes for the Summer 18th July 2014!!

For any further information please contact Audrey on 017108 867444.





Voluntary Work

If you are interested in working with young people and you feel you have skills that you would like to share and fancy joining the Gateway Connect team as a Volunteer then please do not hesitate Audrey on 01708 867444 or



New Staff

Since the last post we have some New members to the Team:

Karen Chouls – Karen is a vastly experienced LSA who has specialised in students with additional learning needs.

Carol Kennedy – Carol is working to support both the staff and the students, Carol also works on 1 to 1 projects with the students helping them engage and focus on Learning. Carol is delivering the GCSE in Food Technology this year – so look forward to some lovely food prepared by the students!!!!!!

Martin Stone – Martin is a highly experienced Carpenter and Joiner who is enjoying the diversity of Teaching Carpentry, Construction and Resistant Materials.  Whilst working in small groups Martin also allows time to work on a 1 to 1 with ALL of the students!!

Doug Boniface - Doug is the newest member of our team and again is a highly qualified Carpenter and Joiner.  Doug will be delivering work to the students and working in small focussed groups.


Residential Trip to Thriftwood Scout Camp

On the 24/25th April we took some Year 11 students to a Residential Trip to Thriftwood Campsite in Brentwood, whist it wasn’t a million miles from home the students who went enjoyed a variety of activities they wouldn’t be able to experience at home!!

From Crate stacking, kayaking on Canadians, building campfires, lake fishing, swimming and of course playing in the woods both the students and staff who went had a fantastic time (from what I understand -not a lot of sleep was had!!!)

The students were a credit and were so well behaved we’d like to take them again before the end of this academic year….Watch this space for the pics!!!!



Quaser Trip 10.03.2012

On Friday 10th March, we all went on a trip to Basildon to play two games of Quaser. The majority of students were in attendance and most of which all joined in at some point for a game, whether it was five minutes or they did not leave the game for the whole duration. After our games of Quaser we had our lunch and then travelled home. If the students enjoyed the game we hope to take them again.