Friday, 4 May 2018

ACI Coding for Girls Camp coming to Watford!

 ACI Worldwide delivers electronic banking and payment solutions for more than 5000 financial institutions, merchants, billers and processors around the world.  We have offices worldwide, with three in the UK, one of which is in Clarendon Road, Watford, housing around 150 employees.

ACI in Watford is planning a Coding for Girls Camp to take place on Saturday 9 June 2018 from 9am to 1pm at West Herts College in Watford. If the program is successful, we may also run it in September/October 2018.

The camp has been very successful in our US offices and so we are bringing it to the UK.  It is a high-energy program, designed to introduce 11-14 year old girls to the world of technology and careers in the high-tech world.

It is a free, one-day event designed for girls in year 7 through to year 9.  All camp supplies, including computers and lunch, will be provided by ACI.

It will be a fun environment for attendees to make new friends, build real-world skills and get a crash course in computer programming, including HTML, CSS and Java.

If you are interested please see Mrs Maguire as soon as possible.

Careers Opportunities 6th May from Target Careers

All Apprentices at Fidelity International are Valued, Developed & Rewarded.

Our apprentices start their career as part of a global company with a long history, renowned for integrity, innovation and excellence where everyone who joins is valued as a person first and an employee second. 

They will receive world class training and development that will enable them to exceed their potential and enjoy outstanding career success. The starting package will grow as they progress through their apprenticeship to reflect their personal and professional growth.

We have a final few roles remaining in the following areas:
Client Services - managing the strongest possible relationships with our wide range of clients.
Compliance - Providing consultancy, advisory and monitoring services to our UK, European and Asia Pacific businesses.
Retirement Services - Connecting with people as they plan for their or their family’s future.
Technology - Provide the technology services that underpin every area of the global Fidelity business

We look for keen learners, with good communication skills and the ability to work well in team.

All training is fully funded and provided on top of a minimum starting salary of £17,500 (as part of a wider package). Roles will be based at either our London or Kingswood offices.

Apprentices, Interns & Graduates may only be 10% of our employee population but they are 100% of our future.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 6th of May so please apply ASAP.

Friday, 20 April 2018

Careers News

If you are in year 10, 11 or 12 and interested in a career as a Doctor, Vet or Dentist, please see the information here in this flyer, which is also on display in the Discovery Centre on the careers noticeboard.
Mrs Maguire

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Term ends this Thursday

A reminder that we finish the Spring Term on Thursday March 29th at 12.30pm.The dedicated school buses will be here for 1230 but if your child catches a public bus he/she will need to check the departure times for their own buses.
Term begins again on Monday April 16th
As well as having a deserved break - there will be an expectation that year 11 and 13 students will be completing practice papers and revision tasks over the Easter holidays. Other year groups may be set holiday tasks by teachers and this will be on Show My Homework

Monday, 26 March 2018


Congratulations to all those students who took part last Thursday. It was a fabulous evening, showcasing a diverse range of talent, skill, expertise, flair and team work. To see so many students from so many year groups all working together and sharing the stage for many items was a privilege. Well done to everyone! A special thank you too for all the staff who masterminded the event- thank you. A very proud evening for Townsend! 

Friday, 16 March 2018


Parent's information evening
Just a reminder that there will be a compulsory parent/carer information evening on Tuesday 20th March 2018 at 6pm in the school lecture theatre where you will gain information about what we will be doing whilst in Swanage and Health and Safety information for the trip. Also the final payment for this trip is due March 31st 2018.
Many thanks.   Miss Reynolds


On Wednesday last week 48 students went to a careers event run by the NHS. The students found it to be informative, interesting and valuable in helping them find out more information about careers and career pathways in the area of health. We will now continue to support students with follow up sessions at school.
If your child is interested in any particular career (not just the NHS) and would like more information, please ask them to see Mrs Maguire or their form tutor.
There are a number of displays around the school to give your child a visual representation of the link between studying particular subjects and jobs. These are displayed in the Foyer, the Discovery Centre, in pupils Record of Achievement Books and in most of the classrooms for a particular subject. Please encourage your child to study these displays and discuss possible career/ jobs that they find interesting. It’s never too early!
Mrs Maguire