Headteacher's Message, Friday 9th March 2018
It has been wonderful to have had a full week of school! The highlight of this week has been Guidance Day on Wednesday, which focused predominantly on Careers Education. Students were able to gain information regarding career opportunities and how to access them. Most young people have a limited view of career opportunities, mostly shaped by the jobs and professions of their immediate family and I am confident that Wednesday will have raised aspirations for many of our students. Year 12 attended a road safety information and practical demonstration of the 'Fatal Four'. Students later commented how much of an impact the Emergency Services made on them and as current and future young driver's, sessions like this will literally save lives. A big thank you to involved on the day, especially our Alumni who gave their time to speak with Year 8 students.
Parents Evening last night and Revision Evening on Wednesday were both well attended and informative events. As one parent said to me on Wednesday, "being a parent is really challenging today" and with the pressures placed on young people, along with the challenges of social media, I agree. It is our intention that these and other events go some way to helping parents to support their children through the tricky years of adolescence and allow them all to fulfil their potential.
Recent editions of the e-echo have reported some fantastic student stories of success and next week I will be at the National OAT Awards evening where two of our students are being recognised for their achievements, of which I will write more next week.
I hope you have a good weekend and that plans are a little less disrupted by the weather, so you can enjoy whatever you are doing.