Message from the Principal
This week, I met with the Student Council. It was one of the best and most informative meetings I have had. Henceforth, I make a pledge to meet with them on fortnightly basis to ensure I listen, then we act and then publish what we have done.
One of the early actions recommended by the Student Council for the school newsletter is to have a student section, sharing with everyone their achievements. I am conscious that my weekly newsletters are aimed at parents/carers; I believe this is an excellent development which will hopefully take place on a monthly or other regular basis, starting from next week.
We have welcomed external visitors into the school this week as part of the Vice Principal appointment. I wish to share the consistent feedback about how wonderfully insightful, astute and caring our students are about the school and its continued growth. I totally agree with this. We are so proud to have so many caring and committed students, willing to speak passionately and freely about how they want their school to grow. I am totally committed to student voice and ensuring they are ambassadors to other students, to enable all to understand and comply with what we stand for.
Another highlight that I would like to share with you is the real buzz coming from Year 11 as they have undertaken the second round of pre-public examinations. When students and their teachers are beginning to see real progress in their learning it really does provide a buzz of excitement and injection of
Through various initiatives over the years, the school continues to be a passionate supporter of key charities and we are proud to endorse these events. Mrs Bamber is leading on the activities that we hope our students will support in aid of Comic Relief. I urge you to read the letter and guidance below.
Finally, I am pleased to inform you that we have appointed Mr Whales as Vice Principal from September, 2017. Mr Whales will introduce himself to you in a forthcoming newsletter and I look forward to him contributing to a school where all are pulling in the same direction towards achieving higher standards.
Parents Surgery – March 22 6.00-7.15pm in the Conference Room