I’d like to start my blog this week by welcoming you all back to College. I hope you all had a good half-term break and are well rested and ready for this half-term. This half-term, the College blog will be written by different people, including students, as well as by me. This will give you a chance to hear from different students and teachers across our College.
I am sure you will join me in congratulating our new Head Boy and Girl. They start their roles after the Gilbert Hannam Awards evening next month and I am looking forward to them leading a new sixth form leadership team. This team will help to improve our College further and you will hear more about this in the next few weeks, but in the meantime well done to Wynne-Elle and Sam!
I’d like to also remind you about our three priorities for this academic year. We are not going to change these and they will stay with us next year, too. We are prioritising:
- Challenge: in every lesson, every day. Also challenging you to be the best person you can be
- Independence: setting you independent learning tasks and homework
- Wellbeing: caring for your wellbeing and also achieving the Wellbeing in Schools Award
I know we do not get all of the above right all the time. However, if we are determined to make them happen we definitely will be able to!
Finally, a thought about some of the items that have been in the news this week…. Terrible floods in part of the country, the spread of the coronavirus and the sad death of Caroline Flack. The last news item in particular highlights the importance of only posting things on social media that are kind and supportive – not negative. Internet safety day was before half-term, but it is about more than one day. It is for every day, for everyone who uses and posts anything on the internet. #bekind
Notices for the week:
- Year 11 internal assessments this week
Sports results – thank you to all students for representing our College
- U16 Boys’ basketball: BCC 9 MRC 36
- Year 9 Boys’ football: CFS 0 MRC 9
Have a good week