Message from the Head of Secondary

This week we have welcomed a visiting team who are here to inspect formally how we perform as a school. Lessons are going on as normal in their innovative, challenging and critical thinking way with the students equally adept at collaborating or working independently. We are justly very proud of what we do and look forward to their report offering guidance on our journey of school improvement.

Today we found ourselves in a sea of pinkness as our whole community of students, parents, staff and some external visitors joined in to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month by dressing up in pink, attending a Breast Cancer Awareness Fayre and taking part in a catwalk fashion show organised by our extremely active PTA group. Once the proceeds have been calculated, we will share the amount raised with you all. I’m certain it will be even higher than last year’s fantastic figure.

On Thursday we wish 16 students, Ms Brazier and Mr Biddle safe travels to the to experience the delights of British culture including trips to the theatre and tours of the capital. School trips are such an important part of school life with the memories and friendships formed lasting forever. We are fortunate that our staff are always looking for opportunities to broaden our students’ horizons in areas such as foreign travel.

For those of us not travelling to London, it’s good to reflect on the following Anne Morrow Lindbergh quote: “Travel far, pay no fare, a book can take you anywhere”. So, carry on reading!

Brian Irving