It has been a very busy week at school and it was fantastic to welcome back those students in Years 8 and 11 who have been self isolating. School seemed rather too quiet without them all! We hope that they are delighted to be back in the classroom again and that they enjoyed catching up with their friends and with the staff.
Miss Robson launched this year's Student Voice on Thursday through a virtual assembly. We were very pleased to see so many students keen to get involved representing their tutor group on the student council, well done to everyone who is involved! We are very fortunate to have such keen and enthusiastic young people who are eager to work collaboratively to represent their peers.
The week ahead sees the start of Advent and I am sure our students and their families will be starting to think about Christmas. Mr Kenway our Head of Creative and Performing Arts is already busy planning how we can celebrate the festive season, albeit virtually!
It's a busy time as well for our Post 16 students, especially those in Year 13 who are now starting to receive offers to study at university. Our Year 12 students have also begun their work with The Elephant Group which is an organisation designed to support them in gaining places at the country's best universities. Our Sixth-formers are working incredibly hard as always , and play a key role in school supporting younger students as well-being champions, this is a great initiative and is needed more than ever in these uncertain times.
School may look very different at the moment due to Covid-19 restrictions but some things have definitely not changed. The kindness and care that our students and staff show each other has not diminished and makes our school a very happy and special place. We can all be very pleased with the mature and responsible manner in which our students conduct themselves every day, they are a credit to themselves, their families and our community.
Please can I remind you to continue to be vigilant in looking for Covid-19 symptoms in your children? If they have a new continuous cough, high temperature or loss of taste or smell then please keep them and their siblings at home until they have been tested. If they receive a positive test result please email firstname.lastname@example.org any time of day or night, even at weekends so that we can start to identify close contacts. Thank you for your support during these uncertain times and I hope that you and your families stay safe and well
Next week the blog will be written by Mr Tiffany, Assistant Principal.