It was good to welcome students back to school this week after the half-term break. Students have come back in to school ready to learn and so please accept our thanks for the continued support from parents. I am delighted that the use of INSIGHT has also increased (the link is to the right of the main photograph above), so that well over half of our parents are now using the facility to keep up to date with their child’s progress.
We have been visiting our partner primary schools this week and will continue to keep our new parents and students informed about the events over the next few months. The transition stage for students is vitally important and we are pleased with the arrangements we have in place to support students and parents.
The college is also busy with our spring review of provision across the college. I have been observing lessons this week and have seen challenge and high expectations as well as good humour and laughter. We continue to focus on ensuring students achieve at the highest level and this is the message that students and staff are keen to share with me.
Our message to students in assembly this week has been about the importance of making a strong positive contribution to our community and to the world. In a few weeks’ time we will already be approaching our termly achievement assemblies and I very much look forward to congratulating students in their progress at school as well as their effort in the college and the wider community.
We will shortly be issuing guidance to our year nine students about the summer assessments that will be taking place in early June. These will be a vital part of the process of preparing students for the start of GCSEs and the next stage of their educational journey. Please look out for further information.