Monday 8 February 2021

I've learned that February used to be called 'Cabbage month' … perhaps the medieval English were eating a lot of cabbages during February?  Another more popular name was Solmonath, which literally means 'mud month' which judging by the amount of rain we have had recently, very apt! 

 

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Thursday 7 January 2021 - Happy New Year

Happy New Year … and what a start to the year we have had already!   

 

I would like to thank all parents/carers, pupils and every member of staff for their understanding and co-operation with the last-minute changes that were enforced upon all schools at the start of this week.   Myself and…

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Monday 7 December 2020

The season of Advent anticipates the 'arrival of Christ' and is a time in our calendar when we prepare to spend more time with our loved ones as we enjoy the festivities associated with Christmas.  However, this has been a year unlike any other and we may feel that we have already spent a lot of…

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Monday 5 October 2020

What a welcome back to school we have had so far!  Our Year 7 pupils have joined us and I can honestly say that they have settled into life at St Edmund Arrowsmith without any problems, the whole staff have been very impressed with them.  Considering that these pupils had not had the opportunity…

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17 July 2020 - My last Blog of the year!

In my final blog of the year I would like to pay tribute to all our wonderful staff who have worked so incredibly hard during these difficult and strange times.  It has been a testing time for everyone involved in keeping our school open and I would particularly like to thank my fantastic School…

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Monday 29 June 2020

A former pupil made this for me to sit on the wall next to my desk – thank you Alicia.


As I write this blog it has been a really tough couple of weeks for everyone associated with our school community because of the tragic passing of our universally loved Head of Mathematics,  Mrs Jo…

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Friday 15 May 2020

Hello Everyone

These are strange and uncertain times we are living through at the moment. We have had 6 school weeks of lockdown, but it feels more like 60 to me!

Life in school is surreal with only around 20 pupils each day and around 8 staff, but everyone is making the most of the…

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Monday 2 March 2020

You will have noticed from my letter to parents/carers on Wednesday last week that we had several parents/carers contacting the school about Coronavirus and my statement that we will be following the advice of Public Health England. I notice over the weekend that the Government are stating that…

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Friday 14 February 2020

What a fantastic couple of weeks it has been for our fabulously talented pupils! I was absolutely delighted to speak to the Year 10 pupils at their assembly last Friday to tell them that Niall Osborne was about to represent England in an under-16 international football match. Niall played the…

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Friday 31 January 2020

We held another very successful Year 9 Parents’ Evening in school last night, thank you to all the parents and cares who attended to discuss progress and option choices. It has been a busy few weeks for Year 9 pupils and parents, as last week they were in school to discuss their thoughts on the…

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Friday 17 January 2020 - Happy New Year!

I hope that everyone in the school community had a great Christmas and New Year. 

The break was very much needed to ‘recharge the batteries’ for the term ahead.  Even though we have only been back in school for two weeks, there has been so much going on in school.  We held an extremely…

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My last blog for 2019 (Friday 20th December)

We have had a wonderful last week of term in school with every year group attending an Advent Service in the school hall and a magnificent Carol Service at St Oswald’s Church on Wednesday evening!  What a great way to prepare for Jesus’ birth! 

On the last day of term we are also showing our…

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