I mentioned last week that I attended the Super League Grand Final last Saturday and on Tuesday Joe Bretherton came into school to give his Grand Final shirt to the school! The generosity of spirit Joe has is wonderful to see and we are all incredibly proud of him!

Joe Bretherton gave his grand final shirt to schoolWe held our annual school production on Wednesday and Thursday last week entitled ‘The Dream Game’. It was a unique collaboration between our singers, musicians and dancers and I must state how incredibly impressed I was and how incredibly proud I am of all (over 160!) pupils who took part.  The level of all three elements of performance was superb and how they all performed in time with each other,  I simply don’t know!  We are so lucky to have so many fantastically talented, dedicated and inspiring pupils in our school.  A huge ‘thank-you’ to all the staff who helped and to the families who came to support; this type of event reminds me how very special our school community is.

Mrs Landor told me her Year 9 IMPACT group met for the first time on Friday. As we are still in the Year of Mercy, the group are continuing to fundraise for their charities which help provide water for the thirsty: WaterAid and Save the Children. The group are also preparing to support the fundraising efforts for the Year 9 charity; great and worthy work, good luck with your efforts.

In Art, Miss Thurgood-Parkes told me that Isabella Parsons (Y10) has been working hard this term on her sketchbook that will lead to an Olympic-inspired ceramic vessel.  Layla Thorpe has completed exceptional homework, where she contacted the artist and created a superb piece of 3D art you can see in the photograph below.  Well done Layla, fantastic work!Pupils make 3D art

Miss Gallagher told me that Year 8 have had yet another superb week! Pupils have 97% attendance,  which is outstanding. Pupils have also managed to collect a staggering 724 achievement points,  which is a remarkable achievement. 

8H have worked incredibly hard this week and in their form alone they have collected an impressive 120 achievement points -  well done to 8H! 8M's efforts must also be recognised as they have 99.2% attendance this week, an excellent achievement! 8A and 8W have been extremely punctual this week and both forms have a zero late record. This is an excellent example to all Year 8 students and I hope to see other forms following their example. 

Finally, a congratulations is in order for the following students who lead the individual pupil achievement point leader board:

1st place Nathan Else (8H) 16 points

2nd place Lily Webster (8S) 15 points

3rd place Niamh Williams (8C) 14 points

Keep working hard Year 8, The Year 8 Challenge Winners will be announced in this week's Tuesday assembly! Good luck! 

Posted by Mrs G Taylor on 19 October 2016

Category: Headteacher's blog