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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12 Apr

Save the date?

Thank you: you did it! You have all got through to the end of the term. It has been a long term and there have been significant challenges (good and bad) thrown at us. Our collective strength and our desire to ask children to lift their game to meet our standards has meant that, on the whole, we’ve had a very successful 13 or 14 weeks.


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05 Apr

'Tonight the streets are ours'

I had the real pleasure on Friday evening to go and see the Richard Hawley penned ‘Standing at Sky’s Edge’. It was absolutely wonderful and I wholeheartedly recommended however don’t rush to buy tickets as it finished this Saturday. Hopefully it will get an extension to the run or be transferred (maybe to the West End?).


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29 Mar

England's Youth

I’m minded to talk about Europe today. Don’t worry that dreaded Brexit won’t be mentioned. I was thinking about schools and our school in particular whilst watching England football team play on Friday evening and then again this last Monday.

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