Principal’s Blog: End of Term

It’s the end of term and what a term it’s been.

These few weeks have been focussed on preparing children for exams, helping both students and staff understand the new exam systems and making sure every child is following the new curriculum imposed by the government. It’s an important job, and one that we feel is going very well. Year 11 continue to make great progress and they’re working really hard.

Wednesday night was a real highlight, where I got to see some of our fantastic Year 11s celebrating four and a half years in the school as outstanding students in their subject areas at the Awards Evening. It was a real privilege to be a part of this night and those students awarded should be very proud of themselves. The night was supported once again by the Light and Sound team, who did another outstanding job and have worked so hard this term and thank you to our excellent Year 10 catering team.

We’ve also continued to work closely with our partner schools in the Multi Academy Trust, which sees our staff visiting the primaries sharing expertise and resources, but also sees us welcoming the younger students for workshops and events to help them experience life at a secondary school. We’ve also been working closely with other secondary schools on tackling issues in the new government whitepaper, which has set out agendas for schools for the next 5 years. It’s a busy time for all schools but this coming together in every way possible to drive improvement for all our schools is what it’s all about.

We’re currently finalising details about the iPad program, which I will say more about after Easter. Thank you for your feedback via phone, email and social media, it’s really appreciated.

Thank you to the SCITT team who have already secured 34 new trainee teachers for the next academic year, which is brilliant. Following a fantastic train to teach event last night we hope to push those numbers up to closer to 50. We’re really proud of our trainees and it’s great to see them so settled over this year. Read about their recent visit to Charlestown on a training exercise here.

I wish you all a relaxing and enjoyable Easter.

Mr Baker, Principal