Headteacher's Blog 11

Posted on 15/10/2021

Half Term Message from the Headteacher 

There have been so many joyful moments this half-term, from watching students on the sports field, in lessons, WymLife and, a particular highlight, the resumption of Inter House debating in the evenings.  As I write this, the sun continues to shine on our campus and we have, despite the challenges of Covid, managed to return to a ‘business as usual’ model.

It has, however, been a challenging half-term.  We have sadly had members of our community who have needed to self-isolate due to Covid19 which I know can be difficult.  Our staff have had additional pressures due to the pandemic but have, as always, gone above and beyond to care for our students.  As I said in my recent letter, our biggest challenge in terms of managing Covid cases is the extremely limited space for students needing to self-isolate and I reiterate my plea that if you are asked to collect your child, please do so in the timeliest possible manner.

We include in this edition of the Lion a new section written by members of the Headteacher’s Council.  We are passionate about developing student leadership and doing everything we can to ensure that their voice is not only heard, but they have the tools to impact positively on our school community.  I would like to thank all members of the HTC for their unwavering support and hardwork this half-term.

In November, the results will be announced of the Pearson National Teaching Awards.  You may be aware that we have been shortlisted along with two other schools for the ‘Secondary School of the Year’ category and whatever happens, to already be identified as a Silver Award winner is testament to every single member of our community.  We have been told the results will be announced on BBC ‘The One Show’ week beginning 22 November.

Finally, can I thank all students, parents and staff for their positive and unwavering support.

Floreat Sapientia

Mr Browning






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