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Section 8 Inspection 12 DecNew - 11 December 2017

Dear parents,

When schools are in special measures they are visited regularly by HMI to ensure that they are making good progress in improving the provision and outcomes for students. We are receiving one of those visits tomorrow. There will be two inspectors in school who will be speaking with staff and students and looking at what has been done since the last inspection.

The inspectors have asked us to remind you to use the Parent View portal to share your thoughts of the progress we have made so far which is found at:

https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/

I am sure that the students and staff will show the inspectors what a great place Graham School is to be a part of.

Kind regards

Paul Brockwell

Press Release from HM CoastguardNew - 8 December 2017

We have been asked to share this urgent message from HM Coastguard;

High tides and high waves warning for Yorkshire coast seafront areas

With high tides and the added effect of strong winds expected along the North Yorkshire coast from today and into the coming weekend, local authorities, North Yorkshire Police and HM Coastguard are advising people living at or visiting the coast to stay away from seafront areas for their own safety.

Forecasters are predicting that the normal high tides experienced at this time of year could be heightened by the after effects of Storm Caroline, with the potential for strong wave overtopping on seawalls and onto seafront roads during the peak tide times between late afternoon on Thursday 7 December and the evening of Saturday 9 December.

Pedestrians are advised to stay away from seafront areas such as piers, promenades, seawalls, beaches and anywhere affected by high waves.

Motorists are advised to monitor traffic information, not drive through flood water and adhere to any road closures that may have to be put in place. Road closures around the times of the high tides are likely for the A174 (Sandsend Road) at Sandsend, Pier Road in Whitby and Marine Drive/Royal Albert Drive (between Peasholm Gap and Toll House) and the Spa approach road in Scarborough. Emergency road closure information can be found on North Yorkshire County Council’s website at http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/current-emergency-road-and-bridge-closures

Matthew Atkinson, HM Coastguard Senior Coastal Operations Officer said:
“There have been times during previous periods of high tides and wave overtopping when we’ve witnessed people dodging the waves on foot or trying to drive through flood water. Not only do they put their own lives at risk, but also the lives of any emergency responders that may be required to go to their rescue.

“Our plea is for people to heed the warnings, keep away from the areas at risk and stay safe at all times. If you see anyone in danger or difficulty on the coast, dial 999 immediately and ask for the Coastguard.”

The high tide times that the advice applies to are:

Thursday 7 December

  • Whitby 6.34pm
  • Scarborough 6.47pm
  • Filey 6.57pm

Friday 8 December

  • Whitby 7.11am and 7.26pm
  • Scarborough 7.22am and 7.41pm
  • Filey 7.35am and 7.50pm

Saturday 9 December

  • Whitby 8.10am and 8.25pm
  • Scarborough 8.20am and 8.41pm
  • Filey 8.33am and 8.48pm

The Environment Agency is currently predicting flood risk to property to be low. Seafront businesses are therefore expected to be open as normal. Information about the Environment Agency’s flood warning service is available at https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings

Anyone due to attend an event at Scarborough Spa tonight or on Friday evening or Saturday evening should be aware that the wave action may result in the closure of the Spa approach road around the times of high tide. If people find the road closed, they should make their way to the Esplanade and use the Spa Cliff Lift to access the Spa complex. SIV Limited, which operates the Spa, has confirmed that in the event of the Spa approach road being closed, the Spa Cliff Lift will be free of charge to use. Local taxi and private hire companies taking people to evening events at the Spa in the coming days should also be aware of these arrangements.

Year 10 Parents EveningNew - 8 December 2017

We would like to invite you to the Year 10 Parents Evening on Thursday 14 December. 

You will have the opportunity to meet with your child’s teachers to discuss their progress.  Your child should make appointments with their teachers using the appointment sheet in their school planner.  Appointments will be available from 4.00pm – 7.00pm.

Year 11 Information Evening13 November 2017

UPDATE: Slides from the meeting are available below


Year 11 Information Evening – Thursday 23 November – 6.00pm

We would like to invite you to a Year 11 information evening in the school hall at 6.00pm on Thursday 23 November. The purpose of the evening will be to give you information relating to this very important year for all students in Year 11. There will also be the opportunity to ask questions and talk to other parents.

Acts of Remembrance 201713 November 2017

Thought provoking assemblies on the atrocities of war, the price of peace and the obligation of Remembrance were held for all year groups.

After an in-school Remebrance Service on Friday, the Head Boy and Head Girl of Graham School were very proud to take part in the Remembrance Service at Oliver’s Mount memorial to pay respect on behalf of the whole school community.

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