Headteacher’s Weekly Message
I hope that everyone is keeping well and continuing to abide by the Government’s restrictions, even as some of those restrictions are starting to be eased. It is really important that everybody continues to social distance, washes their hands regularly and is sensible in all that they do.
Following the Prime Minister’s statement last week and the
on-going media speculation around the re-opening of schools, which will doubtlessly continue for some time yet, in the short-term nothing has changed and we will, for the time being, continue with the new routine of remote learning that the staff and students have established.
As a result we are running a series of planning sessions to look at how we increase our support for Year 10 students and will write to Year 10 families with an update next week. We are also in the process of sourcing additional Chromebooks and routers for families who need these. For Year 9 students it is our intention to move them to their GCSE options subjects from half term in order that they have the opportunity to complete preparatory work in their GCSE subjects ahead of September. More to follow on this in due course.
The 6Cs Challenges have been a huge success and it is great to see so many students and staff taking part. Last week was the Bake Off; we had the Design Challenge over the weekend and today we are launching our final 6C Challenge the Robot Challenge. I am looking forward to receiving your entries!
As we approach half-term please continue to log into all of your Google Classrooms and engage with your teacher as you complete the work set.
It is also really important that you keep in weekly contact with your form tutor and have some fun completing the challenges and catching-up virtually with your friends from school.
Enjoy the sunshine, stay safe and stay well.
Mr Lees, Headteacher