Our Y11 pupils are coping superbly well after the first (very full) week of their written GCSE examinations.  Some examinations have proven to be more difficult than others, but that is the case every year, and I cannot fault the effort and attitude of the pupils.  I am sure this will continue for the next 4 weeks.  I must also compliment our extremely hard working staff who really have gone ‘above and beyond’ in providing support, pointers and preparation materials for our pupils.  The effort of everyone involved has been magnificent!

I was delighted to be informed that Millie in 10L competed in the North West Acro-Gymnastic Regional Prelims and gained 1st place to make her Northwest Champion! What a fantastic achievement, we are all very proud of you Millie! She is also taking part in the British Finals this weekend in Stoke, so fingers crossed she could win that too!

Historians of the Week for the last two weeks are: for Mrs Cole, Ashleigh in 10S1, for revising thoroughly for her Year 10 exam and Molly in 8L, for achieving a good mark on her end of year exam.  For Mr Linton, Estelle in 10B2 and Caitlin in 10M2, for achieving top grades in their Year 10 exams and Abigail in 9O and Katie 9M, for producing some excellent artwork of a Holocaust memorial. For Mr Hill, Olivia in 7M, for excellent analysis of sources on Richard III and for Mrs Easton, Chloe in 10M2 for achieving a top grade in her Year 10 exam.

Mr Linton also told me that two Y9 pupils, (Abigail and Katie) whose class were tasked with creating a memorial to the Holocaust which they could then explain the meaning/symbolism of in an assessed interview with him, produced superb pieces of work (pictured).  The work wasn't assessed on artistic merit, but on their drawings and the obviously symbolic concepts behind them are superb. Well done girls.

Mr Whitfield was delighted with the Computer Scientist of the Month, as Isabel was drawn as the winner. Isabel wins an Amazon voucher to spend.  There were some excellent examples of work this month along with nominations for effort in class (17 in total). Remember that you can be nominated in any computing lesson or for the work you create at home. Achievement points have been added for those who were nominated.

Mr Reardon told me that Year 9 have been working exceptionally hard over the last few days, having completed a number of their end of KS3 exams. As a year group, they have more than doubled the amount of achievement points they accumulated last week, finishing on 474. It was Miss Mahon's form (9C) that stood out this week as they both avoided being given any behaviour points and also recorded 100% attendance. An excellent achievement from all the students involved!

Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 22 May 2018

Category: Headteacher's blog