Headteacher's Blog

07 Jun

The exams are only part of the story

As we get close to the end of the exam period (but with still a good week to go) I have taken some time to think more widely about the educational system.

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24 May

Half time (not term)

You know that I quite like my sport. At this point in the term, as I was saying to Year 11s just yesterday, it feels like we are at half-time, in a seriously competitive football game. We are one nil up, having played very well. We go into half-time knowing that we have been very successful thus far, having prepared ourselves for that success.

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17 May

The exam season has begun

The exam season has now started. We work with our pupils for so long and with such dedication and then the exams start and it’s over to the pupils and we all hope that the plan worked.


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14 May

The 5Rs + 5

At the end of a shorter week I want to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their hard work. Even though it has been a four day week we have all, no doubt, had to squeeze in five days of work. 

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03 May

Welcome back

Our return after the break has been smooth and positive. This week has been a good week. We have had a particular focus on behaviour and pupil expectations. As has been said to pupils, on a number of occasions this week, there is nothing new in anything that we have said but it is useful to remind ourselves, just now and again, of what our expectations are and how we can work together to ensure that those expectations are being met.


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