Contract for the provision of grounds maintenance services on behalf of The Priory Learning Trust

Location: Priory Community School and Worle Community School, Weston Super Mare

Expressions of interest are invited from appropriately experienced and qualified contractors for the supply of bespoke Grounds Maintenance Services to the above schools.

Services to be provided will include the maintenance of sports facilities, the tending of ornamental borders, hedge cutting and various ancillary works including planting and minor improvement /landscape construction projects to school grounds. The contract will be let for a period of three years initially, with an option to extend for a further two years at the discretion of the trust. The new arrangement will be formulated on the basis of one contract, with each site being billed appropriately. The planned start date is 1st April 2017 and tenders will be dispatched in January 2017.Applicants will in the first instance be required to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire covering financial, economic, technical, professional and environmental matters.Prospective applicants should note that the closing date for receipt of completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaires is 20th December 2016.

Requests for Pre-Qualification Questionnaires and all applications should be made to:

Miss A Boyle
Project Support Manager
Priory Community School
Queensway
Weston Super Mare
North Somerset
BS22 6BP

Tel: 01934 511411
Email: amy.boyle@priorylearningtrust.org.uk

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ONE TEAM: Student Leaders from PCSA and WCSA pictured together during Non-Uniform Day for charity

Head boys and girls from two Weston schools join together to find and celebrate achievements of their 2500 students in new ‘Be a Hero’ campaign.

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Please note that students are not wearing uniform because it was a charity non-uniform day.
 

Head boys and girls from two ambitious schools are working together to find and celebrate the achievements of 2500 students.

Priory and Worle’s Head’s leadership teams want to let the entire community know how brilliant their students and schools are.

This week the Head Boys and Girls, and Deputy Head Boys and Girls, met together at the launch of the ‘Be a Hero’ campaign in partnership with Hutton Moor Leisure Centre. The campaign aims to find inspirational students and to tell the community about them.

PCSA is the first member of the new The Priory Learning Trust (The PLT) and it is now assisting at WCSA, bringing the sharing of ideas, resources and support together.

PCSA Head Boy Will Bailey said: “The Be a Hero campaign is a great way for us to find out all about our inspirational students and to tell the whole community about them.”

WCSA Head Girl Iona Kempton said: “Our students are doing incredible things inside and outside of school. There is a real excitement around our community about the future.”

PCSA Head of School Jane McBride said: “It was wonderful to bring both schools together with the students sharing ideas. The Be a Hero campaign is already going down extremely well.”

WCSA Head of School Jacqui Scott said: “These are exciting days ahead for all of us and it was a joy to see students already joined together helping and supporting each other with a common aim.”

PRIORY'S Community Police liaison officer popped in to tell students of his journey from journalism to the law.

Kemo Jarju told students on the Period 6 journalism club about his career from being in the Media to a Weston community policeman.

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Kemo explained about how he started out on the Daily Observer Newspaper in Gambia and The Independent Newspaper, before joining the JollofNews Online Newspaper in Birmingham.

He became Police Community Support Officer in Weston in April 2014.

PCSA aims to introduce students to a variety of exciting careers with visiting professionals always popping in to inspire.

Head of School Jane McBride said: “Kemo is such a popular figure around PCSA and it was lovely to hear about his exciting career.”

Students buzzing after entire Year group receive a free new book

Students at Priory Community School are buzzing after they all received a free new book to read

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Year 7 students received a free ‘BookBuzz’ book as part of a reading programme from the Book Trust to boost reading for pleasure.The students all chose their own book and are now able to enter competitions and go into an interactive website.

Head of PCSA’s Library Rachel Harris said: “Our students have entered this new scheme with enthusiasm. Reading is not only fantastic for pleasure but is also critical for every other subject in schools.”

Head of School Jane McBride said: “We champion reading every day in every lesson. We tell the students that reading is the best brain exercise to help you revise. In short, the more you read the better the exam outcomes.”

Hundreds of good samaritan student 'heroes' across two Weston schools are to be rewarded for their achievements

Monthly prizes for Priory and Worle students showing kindness or outstanding attitude and character traits will get big rewards at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre.

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The ‘Be a Hero’ campaign at both Priory Community School and Worle Community School will be available to every student in every year group.

The aim is to encourage even more wonderful behaviour at school and the community.

Teachers, Tutors and members of the public are being encouraged to email positive experiences of students from both schools and nominate them for a monthly prize.

Prizes in the new The Priory Learning Trust initiative include family swim tickets, children’s basketball lessons, cycle workout classes, and other healthy activities.

Head of Careers James Wilmot says “We have hundreds of heroes across both schools. We want to find and reward all that is good about each and every student.

“It’s about reinforcement of positive behaviour such as kindness, improvement in timekeeping, better behaviour in class, helping someone with their shopping or helping someone across the road. It could even be picking up litter outside the school. Basically it can be anything positive that helps people in school or in the community.”

Dave Somers, General Manager of Hutton Moor, said: “We are really pleased to be working with The Priory Learning Trust on this exciting project that helps students raise their aspirations. We always welcome opportunities to engage with the local community and young people.

“This partnership with Hutton Moor Leisure Centre and Worle and Priory schools, will reward students who really want to make a difference to themselves, their school and their community.

“Our prizes have been deliberately selected to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle for the students, their friends and their families.”

To nominate a student, please email hero@pcsa.org.uk with the name of the student, their year group, school and the reason why they should be a rewarded as a hero.

Worle Community School student starts new role as Head Girl after two weeks helping poverty-hit children in Africa

A Worle Community School student has taken up her new role as Head Girl just weeks after working with African children at the Hope Village Project in Malawi.

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Iona Kempton, aged 16, is now helping Worle Community School with her leadership and influence, after returning from Malawi where she spent two weeks helping out in rural communities.

Iona plans a career in archeology after doing A Levels and a University course possibly at UCL, but is determined to keep up her interest in oversees service especially areas like Nepal, where she lived with her family for 6 years.

Speaking about her recent trip to Africa she said: “My sister Sian and I enjoyed very much serving people in Malawi especially working alongside children who have very little and helping run medical programs with my mum who is an ITU nurse.

“I am also very excited to be starting at Worle as Head Girl and am determined to help here and make a difference in any way.”

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Priory student following in footsteps of Billy Elliot and string of ex-students in his ambition to be a star on the stage

Story by student journalist Liam Byrne

PCSA student Oliver Taylor is already nearly at the Gold Bar Grade in Dance – the third highest possible standard, yet is still only 12.

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The talented student has been dancing since the age of 3, and has an ambition to perform on the West End.

Priory has numerous success stories on stage and screen who have been at the school.

Head of School Jane McBride said: “Congratulations to Oliver who is showing real promise and has a great career ahead of him.”

These include Corrine Priest, aged 22, who was named 2014’s performer of the year by the Stephen Sondheim Society while at the London School of Music Theatre. Morgan Rooke, 18, has been in the National Youth Choir that performed at the Royal Albert Hall, and Jake Fisher, 21, is at one of the leading performing arts colleges in the world – the Arts Educational College in London.

Priory Community School also has the Artsmark award and seeks to inspire hundreds of students to become passionate experts in music, drama art and dance and to go on to UK careers in the performing arts.

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PRIORY'S head of careers is enlisting the help of students to finish his second published book in time for Christmas - after his first one became a best seller.

James Wilmot’s first book ‘The Boy who became Father Christmas’, published in 2014 by The Difference Press became a best selling book on Amazon.

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Now James’ second book ‘Con of the Crannog’ will be published on December 1st but this time PCSA students are helping to finish it.Before the book is published, James has recruited a team of students from the school to act as a focus group to make last minute changes to the story.

The students took a draft home with them and provided James with detailed feedback and ideas on how the story could be improved.

James said: “The students have been a massive help. Young readers are very discerning now. They are accomplished readers and know what makes a good book. Their feedback has been really valuable to the story and I will be making some significant changes to the book before it is published at Christmas time.”

‘Con of the Crannog’ is a children’s story spanning thousands of years from prehistory to the present day – inspired by James’ childhood experiences while growing up in rural Ireland.

It focuses on the lives of three children who all have a shared destiny on a mysterious island.

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One of Britain's best student charity fundraisers now to do challenging four-foot jump on her much-loved horse Tommy

A PCSA student who is one of Britain’s best fundraisers in her work raising money for an ME charity has completed a challenging four-foot jump on her horse Tommy to raise more funds.

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The inspirational Makayla Nunn, aged 13, who has ME, came in the top three per cent of 532,124 fundraisers nationally and set herself a new challenge to raise funds for the charity ‘Invest in M.E’.So far this year with her other sponsored event in May she has raised a further £930.63 to add to last year’s £2,300.00.

Makayla said: “It will be 5 years in October that I have been ill, but this summer the hospital have said if I can manage and pace myself I can spend extra time with my horse Tommy. So because of this I wanted to challenge myself and Tommy to jump a 4ft jump.

“I’ve lost my friends because of M.E, I’ve had to cut my hours down at school, give up my dancing and sport. People say because this illness I’ve lost my childhood as I became ill at 8 years of age yet no one can give me answers as to why I got ill, or ‘will I get better’ because at the moment there are no answers. My hope is that Invest in M.E can give me these answers so that’s why I’m raising money for them.”

Neville Coles, Executive Principal at PCSA, said: “This is another inspirational achievement by Makayla. We are very proud of her and her charity fundraising work.”

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