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Stylish dinner format for careers initiative
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Westholme School, Lancashire,
has developed a new networking event which brings together current and former students - a speech
and dinner followed by inspiring conversation focussing on life skills, opportunities and next steps.
The guest Alumni enjoyed a champagne reception on arrival which provided them with the chance to catch up with old friends and staff. At the same time, current students from Years 11, 12 and 13 enjoyed a welcome reception of their own with canapes and soft drinks.
speech. His words about hard work, perseverance and enthusiasm certainly provided our students with a focus to work towards. His closing quote of ‘aim for the moon and even if you miss, you might hit a star’ couldn’t have been more appropriate.
Dinner was then served. To ensure everyone met as many people as possible, Alumni changed places between courses and were seated at different tables. The atmosphere was warm and lively; conversation  owed easily, contact details were swapped and everyone agreed the evening was working out well.
Guests were then free to mingle and make more of those all-important connections, before the evening drew to an end.
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Yearbook 2016-17
128th edition published March 2017
Everyone then congregated for
the formal start to the evening.
After an of cial welcome from
Principal Lynne Horner, Mr Edwin
Booth, DL, delivered the Keynote
Pictured: Miss Olivia Facer (Alumni), Miss Sophie Ward (Alumni), Mrs Lynne Horner (Principal)
Technology for Education at the NEC Solutions Showcase
New union gets the go-ahead
The Independent Schools Yearbook is the highly-respected book of reference of Independent Schools in membership of the Independent Schools Council’s Associations: HMC, GSA, The Society of Heads, IAPS, and ISA.
Published and updated annually since 1889 the ‘Blue Book’ is
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of information on independent schools. More than 1,400 School Pro les with information on Contact details, Location, Facilities, Numbers, Admission, Fees, Scholarships and Bursaries, Staff, Curriculum, Sports/Games, The Arts, Extra-Curricular Activities, Community Service, Recent/ Planned Developments, News and Events. “May I say how valuable and useful your publication proves itself to be - I regularly direct
97,000 of the 421,000 members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and the National Union of Teachers (NUT) returned a vote in the recent ballot about combining the two organisations to form the new National Education Union.
Of those, 73% of ATL members and 97% in the NUT voted ‘yes’.
The National Education Union will therefore come into existence on 1 September 2017. ATL
and NUT operating parallel sections under a joint executive committee until 2019 and with joint general secretaries until 2023. New rules will come
in on 1 January 2019, a new executive will be elected and the ATL and NUT sections will be integrated. Mary Bousted and Kevin Courtney will remain as joint general secretaries until July 2023 when there will be an election for one general secretary of the new union.
parents to it when considering senior school options as well as using it extensively myself.” Head of an IAPS School
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ATL Ballot Results
Total number of papers issued: 121,083
Total number of ballot papers returned: 29,841 Total number of spoiled papers: 111
Number voting ‘YES’: 21,722
Number voting ‘NO’: 8,008
Percentage voting ‘YES’: 73%
NUT Ballot Results
Total number of papers issued: 300,046
Total number of ballot papers returned: 67,865 Total number of spoiled papers: 29
Number voting ‘YES’: 65,908
Number voting ‘NO’: 1,928
Percentage voting ‘YES’: 97.2%
www.bloomsbury.com/uk/independent-schools- yearbook-2016-2017-9781472935007/
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