Headteacher's Blog - 8/2/2019

Although this half term has only been just over 5 weeks long we certainly have packed a lot into the time. All year groups have been actively taking part in trips and visits, clubs and performances. Year 12 and Year 13 have also been busy with their mock exams this half term.
Year 9 have been considering their future options with a range of informative and supportive events and activities in the lead up to choosing their final GCSE subjects. Please remember that all Year 9 GCSE Option Forms are due in by Wednesday 20th February and must be signed by a parent/carer.
There was an impressive turn out at the Year 10 subject parents’ evening last night.  We are pleased with the engagement of Year 10 students and I was delighted to hear so many positive conversations about the progress students are making with their studies.
Year 11 parents/carers will have received a letter inviting them and their children to a Revision Information Evening on Wednesday 27th February 2019 at 6.00pm. We would like to share with you the current thinking about what it means to revise effectively as well as give hints and tips for revision and what parents/carers can do to support at home. Families can have a huge impact on the success of young people’s performance in exams and we therefore hope to see as many of you as possible on the evening.
Please look out for the date of the next Parents’ Forum evening which will be publicised after half-term. It’s always a pleasure to meet with parents to hear views and opinions on how we can support our students better.
I would like to wish all our families a wonderful half-term break and look forward to welcoming students back at school on Monday 18th February.

Ms Roz Hodges
Interim Headteacher