Headteacher’s Blog

As we break for half-term...

(Posted on 23/10/20)

At the start of the Autumn term, our primary focus was to get students back into learning routines and the vast majority of them have responded really well and as a result, the return to school has been relatively smooth. It hasn’t been without its difficulties, but students and staff have adapted well to the changes in timetable...

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Head's Blog - 2nd October

(Posted on 02/10/20)

This last week has seen the start of our new mentoring programme, which has been designed to help students reconnect with school life. It is part of our much wider Curriculum Recovery plan, which all departments have contributed to. The plan focuses on four key areas: academic recovery, literacy and numeracy, health and wellbeing...

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A new term!

(Posted on 10/09/20)

It’s been a great start to a very unusual Autumn term.Year 7 have settled in really well. Any fears we had over their lack of access to school in the summer term have been quickly laid to rest. They have responded brilliantly to the restrictions in place, and I think that having one classroom for all their lessons has eased...

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And finally.....

(Posted on 09/07/20)

Welcome to this week’s blog.As we enter the last week of the academic year, I can now confirm that we have finalised our plans for the full opening of school in September. I will be writing to parents and carers with full details at the start of next week.In drawing up these plans, we have had to adhere to the central...

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All students expected to return to school in September

(Posted on 02/07/20)

Welcome to this week’s blog.The Department for Education has made it clear that they now expect every student to return to school in September on a full time basis. Guidance was published on Thursday and parents/carers can access a summary of this information by following this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/...

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Windrush Day - activities for students and parents/carers

(Posted on 25/06/20)

Welcome to this week’s blog.Windrush Day was introduced in June 2018 on the 70th anniversary of the Windrush migration. On 22 June 1948, 492 Afro-Caribbean people were brought to Tilbury Docks, Essex, in the UK, on the Empire Windrush ship.  News reports at the time reported that the number of people was 492, but the...

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