Thank you to all pupils, parents and staff who supported our second ‘Musical Showcase’ on Wednesday; it was quite simply superb! I left school on Wednesday night so proud of everyone who was involved. We are very lucky and very privileged to have so many wonderfully talented pupils in the school who are willing to work hard and showcase their talents.  A special mention for the staff choir who were amazing, despite the disadvantage of having me singing in the back row!

We held another very successful Year 9 Parents’ Evening on Thursday, with lots of discussion about which subjects to take for the options process.  I really enjoyed catching up with parents about their child’s progress and generally about how they are getting on in school - please engage me in conversation on these nights if you have any comments about any aspects of school life.

Mrs Parry told me that Harry Wallwork and Anabel D'Souza in Year 8 have produced outstanding pieces of homework in French which went way beyond what they had been asked to do.  Well done Harry and Anabel.

Mrs Duncan invited me to observe her Year 7 science class presenting their cell creations on Tuesday and I have to state I was mightily impressed!  All pupils spoke with confidence and all had worked really hard to create the various cells; well done Year 7, fantastic work.

In other Year 7 news, Miss Gallagher told me the winners of the end of term achievement points were Harry Jackson and Niamh Williams. Sam Tracey produced outstanding drama work in his slapstick comedy routine - a very talented pupil! Lewis Bowles has been a star in RE recently - working really hard and trying his best. Mr Cullen is very impressed! Tommy Hales, Nathan Else and Aryce Rayo always work very, very hard in English.  Ethan Cooke in 7L always puts 100% effort into everything he does in English. His attitude is really mature and he is only ever interested in getting better.   Tyler Jones in 7H also has a fantastic attitude in English. He is really building up his resilience and is interested in what he can do to improve. Fantastic guitar playing from Joshua Moore who composed his own melody and performed for the class! Dominic Shaw has attended every history club meeting since the start of the year and works exceptionally hard at all times! Michael Griffith has completed two geography challenges! He has made a fantastic PowerPoint about avalanches. Declan O'Shaughnessy, Dominic Shaw, Joe Ravenscroft and Vini Davi have produced excellent work in maths lessons; they always put in 100% effort into tasks. Congratulations to Adam Chesworth, 7W who achieved his Bronze numeracy award.  Congratulations to Aimee Styles 7A who achieved her Silver library award and Lily Webster 7S, Ethan Smith 7A, Lotte Hendriksen 7B who achieved their Bronze library awards.  Keep up all the fantastic work Year 7; I am very proud of you.

Some very exciting news, we are going to join an official attempt to break the world record for the most people participating in simultaneous book quizzes on Monday 22nd February- the first day back after the holiday! I’ll let you know how we get on.

Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 10 February 2016

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