Headteacher's Update February 2017
As the end of this busy and productive half-term approaches, I am writing to update you on our progress and to highlight some key dates and events which follow the half-term break next week.
Firstly, I would like to commend students in Years 7, 9 and 10 for their approach to recent assessments that they have completed. It has been encouraging seeing them get their marks and papers back in lessons and almost immediately addressing any gaps in knowledge arising from the tests. May I remind parents of students in Year 8 that their next round of assessments will be the week that we return, week commencing 27 February. Your support in helping them to prepare and revise for these is much appreciated.
Our Year 11 students are busy preparing for their second set of GCSE mock examinations which begin on the 6 March and continue over a two week period. I have been impressed by their effort and application in lessons and by the increasing attendance at the daily Period 6 sessions from 3.15pm - 4.15pm.
It has been good to see so many of you at recent Parent Consultation evenings for Years 11, 8 and the Sixth Form and may I remind parents of Year 7 students that the Year 7 Consultation Evening is Tuesday 28 February from 4.15pm onwards. This will be a good opportunity for you to get feedback regarding your son/daughter’s progress across the full range of subjects.