We are moving swiftly towards the end of term
We are moving swiftly towards the end of term and another school year is nearly over. I am currently working with all leaders in the College on our improvement priorities for next year to make sure that we build upon the high expectations we are embedding. We will have a team of ‘Lead Practitioners’ next year to help improve the quality of teaching across the College.
I am very proud to lead the College and it was really rewarding to see our student council organise fundraising events for the victims’ families and survivors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. We raised around £1000 in total, which is a fantastic amount and shows that our students are community-minded, caring and have a real empathy for others. I also see this in College every week where our students support one another both in lessons and outside of the classroom but it is nice to see this publicly too.
Last week, as you know, was incredibly hot. We had a number of ‘no blazer’ days in response to this to enable students to feel cooler. Some of the boys in particular mentioned to me that they would have liked to have worn shorts to school during this particularly hot spell. I feel it is only right to listen to their views and will consult more widely with other boys this week to gain their views on the option of wearing smart black shorts on particularly hot days. I will update you when I have met the students this week.
It has been a little while since I last added to this blog and a lot has happened since then. I have also written to all parents recently to update you with regard to life in the College.
The first half-term this year was very positive and saw a large number of students working hard and achieving well.