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Issue No. 242

24 March 2017
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A very full news update this week. Firstly, plenty of information on the fantastic win for our Shoebury Dynamix group. This year has been a real success for performance and sport, both at individual and team level. This all adds to our amazing academic results last summer. Secondly, we have a consultation over increasing our numbers. The school is heavily oversubscribed and we want to ensure that our community get places at Shoeburyness with the increasing pupil numbers in the system. The capital work needed for the increase is supplied by the local authority and will give us improved facilities as well. The formal consultation letter, and how to respond can be found on our website. We are committed to providing places for Southend students. Finally, our Year 9 students have made their option choices and we are working hard to meet their requests. One trend that reflects the progress being made at Shoeburyness is the increasing number of students now taking a language, which has increased by 400% since 2016! We also have 34 students now taking GCSE Music. Who would have thought: high attainment in core subjects above national; languages flourishing and wide-ranging cultural education through Art, Music and Performance!

Expect Excellence

Mr M Schofield, Headteacher

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Theatre Arts~ What a week!  Our Shoebury Dynamix Dance Troupe have been crowned WINNERS of the KS4-5 category in The Great Big Dance Off!  On Monday our dance troupe went to Folkestone to perform in the South East regional heats of The Great Big Dance Off.  We were competing against 13 other schools, and were crowned winners of the category. A fantastic achievement for all the pupils and staff.  Our dance troupe will now be competing in the National Finals, to be held in July.  Watch this space for further details of the event.  We are so incredibly proud of our amazing students who not only performed with their hearts but with the usual Shoebury sparkle. They were also excellent representatives of the school throughout the day. Well done!                                                                                                                                                                                 

Tickets~ for the Easter Theatre Arts Show are now on sale from the Theatre Arts office. The show is taking place at 7pm on Tuesday, 28 March in the Wendy Owen Hall.  All tickets are priced at £3 each. The performance will be showcasing some of the amazing talent from our troupes, class work and solos.  Please come along and support our students.                                                                                                                                      

Miss Young

Theatre Arts


The Jack Petchey Award:

Leah Floyd – 103I, was nominated for The Jack Petchey Award for all the support she gives to the Performing Arts Department and after school clubs.  Leah also supports 3 different local scout groups.  Very well done Leah and congratulations!

Bradley Shepherd – 85A, was nominated for The Jack Petchey Award for going to his primary school (Thorpedene) every week to help the pupils in Years 5 and 6 learn to play hockey.  Very well done Bradley and congratulations!

Jamie Murphy – 85F, was nominated for The Jack Petchey Award for being an inspiring leader in the Humanities club.  Jamie has attended the club every Monday and has helped to raise £170 for a school in Ethiopia and she inspires others to follow her in helping the department and to raise money for charity.  Very well done Jamie and congratulations!


On Thursday, 16 March~ Year 7 Achievement took part in the School Games Tennis Championships in Harlow. All the students took part in a range of Tennis activities. They loved working with other local schools to develop and improve their tennis skills. The students were Elizabeth Caplan, Adam Edwards, Lottie Roberts, Skye Warner, Ellie Polkinghorn, Tilly Headlam, Ty Madden, Harry Painter, Sky Horner, Shakira Jeiteh, Billy Mclean and Sophie Chew. Fantastic work all around!

Miss Tetley



I would like to say~ a big thank you to the Cliffs Pavilion for their support with fundraising at school especially for Duke of Edinburgh fundraising.

Mrs L Rudd



Social Science~ has joined Twitter. Please follow us at @socscience_shs to find out what is going on at Shoeburyness High School and beyond in SCOPE, RESHAPE, Health and Social Care, Child Development, Workskills, Psychology and Sociology.                                                                                                        

Mrs A Treherne

Social Science


Next week~ in science the following revision sessions will be running:

Biology: Interdependence, Pollution and the carbon + nitrogen cycles

Chemistry: Biofuels, alkanes + alkenes and polymers

Physics: Life cycle of stars, the solar system + redshift and the expanding universe

Please remember there is at least one chemistry, physics and biology session running every night: check your emails for the exact timetable or see me with any questions you may have.                                                      

Mr Booker



PE Notices~ Netball training with Miss Boatwright for Years 7 & 8 is still going on, Thursday after school, and you can start High Jump training during this time too!

House Basketball competition to be held on Wednesday, 29 March at 3pm. All house captains need to recruit a minimum of four players. House captains need to see Mr Nolde. The draw for the PE Twitter competition takes place at lunchtime on Thursday, 30 March in the Sports Hall. The draw will take place at 1pm with Mr Butler.


Sports Results:            Year 7 Football: league v Eastwood – lost 0-5 (BB)

Year 11 Football: Shoebury v Southchurch High School – won 3-0 (BB)

U18 Basketball: Shoebury beat Chelmsford College (DJS)


Sports Fixtures:           Monday, 27 March: Year 8 Boys’ Football v Chase (Home) – 4pm (MEG)

Monday, 27 March: U13 Girls’ Borough Basketball Finals @ Chase High – 4pm (CC)

Wednesday, 29 March: Year 12/13 Football Academy v Plume (Away) – 2pm (MEG)

Thursday, 30 March: Year 10 Football v Cecil Jones (Away) – 4pm (WN)

Mr Butler

P E Dept


Important dates for your diary~ Vaccination Information




Year Group

Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio, Meningitis ACWY

24/25 April 2017

Year 9


8/9 June 2017

Years 8 & 9



Mrs K Lambert   



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