Headteacher's Blog

01 Feb

Relative positivity

All of our work this week has been set against some difficult weather conditions. Those of us who remember, all too well, how cold the old building would have felt this week will some comfort in the fact that the building we now occupy is so warm, despite the conditions outside. Although there has been a degree of conversation about the weather we seem to have got away with it here in Rotherham and across South Yorkshire.
 

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25 Jan

It's the cricket season again

When I think about all that we have done this week it does read like a remarkable list of achievements. With the Jekyll and Hyde screenings, the theatre and cinema visit, the year 10 and 11 parental evening, and the list goes on. We set ourselves exceptionally high standards, here at Oakwood High School and we work to ensure that those standards are met day in and day out.
 
 

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18 Jan

Deal or No Deal?

Deal or No Deal?

That’s not a nod towards the Noel Edmonds hosted Channel 4 long-running quiz show (a quiz show without questions - so post modern) but the inevitable look at the week’s events in Westminster. It would be impossible to get through this week without having noticed or in some cases been consumed by the significant national debate around our continued status as an EU country.

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11 Jan

New Year's Resolutions

We have reached the end of the first week back and the end of the first working week in 2019. We congratulate all on getting through the week. It is something of a shock to the system to return after any holiday but a particular shock having had (hopefully) a fantastic Christmas and New Year break. The January weather and the prospect of continuing cold and dark nights can make that return particularly difficult. 
 
 

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14 Dec

Democracy

I know we are all at that point in the term when we are finding it hard to make it into the coming week. Our reservoirs or fuel tanks are low. We are tired and may well be occasionally irritable. We do, though, know that we have to soldier on. How ever tired and strained it might be I do look to our Prime Minister and then I get that sense of perspective. We will get there! This time next week it’ll be time for a nice, well earned break.

 

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