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Headteacher's Blog, 18th October 2021

So this week’s blog covers last week and this week. Apologies for not getting this out sooner.

We are now a week away from half term and we are all beginning to feel that we are looking forward to the break. It feels so much more normal at school now, and it has been such a joy to have school trips starting up again. Last week saw Year 11 Geographers going to Sheringham for their fieldwork which was very successful, if more than a little windy. I was delighted to hear that there was really positive feedback from people in the area who commented about how brilliant our students were whilst there. 

This week Year 8 were in Caythorpe Court for their PGL experience, and I was lucky enough to be able to visit them on Thursday. It was amazing to see them all outdoors taking part in activities including raft building, archery, abseiling, climbing, zip-wire and aeroball, and being able to spend time together with their tutors away from school. Many thanks to all those staff who gave up time to go with them this week, and also those here in school who supported covering classes. 

This month is Black History Month and there is a range of activities taking place in school.  Please keep an eye on our social media for more information as it happens. There have been a number of activities taking place in form time, with more to follow this week. 

The History department has been busy again this week. Year 10 have been building the Berlin Wall in biscuits, while Mrs Lowe has been seen dressed in a World War I soldier's uniform in some of her classes. This is a great resource and students have enjoyed being able to try on parts of the uniform whilst gaining a real insight to a soldier’s life.  

I would like to wish Year 11 students the best of luck with their English Spoken Language NEA assessments on Friday 22 October. 

I was delighted to be able to present more Headteacher awards last week, including two for students who were able to support a fellow student when she was taken unwell in school recently. They were a great support for her and really went over and above in their actions. 

This week sees the Sixth Form Open Event for our Year 11 and external students who are considering joining our Sixth Form for their studies in September 2022. We also have two Careers Days, for Year 9 on Tuesday and Year 11 on Wednesday. On Thursday Year 10 and 11 GCSE Music students are going into London to see the musical ‘Wicked’.  

How great to be able to say that all of these things are now going on again! 

And finally - I would like to wish all the very best to Mrs East in Technology who goes on maternity leave this Friday, and also to Mr Holland, Assistant Caretaker, who leaves us to move to Ireland at half term. 

I hope you all have a great half term, and wish our staff and students all a good rest.