We recently celebrated our Year 11 Certificate Presentation Evening and it was another brilliant night at St Edmund Arrowsmith CHS.  It was fantastic to see our former pupils and have a chat to them about the courses they are studying at 6th form college or how they are doing on their apprenticeship. It is only a few months since they left school, but this evening always strikes me how much they have grown up in that short space of time. We are all incredibly proud of our pupils and I do find these evenings quite emotional as they have spent arguably the 5 most important years of their lives in our care and to see them blossom into such outstanding individuals is really quite something!

The cycle continues at such a pace! Last week we held very productive conversations with every pupil (and their parents) in Year 11 about how they are progressing in each of their subjects at GCSE. They were two fantastic evenings and it is great to know that our Y11 pupils are already working so hard to be as prepared as they possibly can be when the GCSE exams start in May next year.

Remembrance Day was observed by the entire school. Our armed service cadets saluted the school cross and the two minute's silence was then followed by The Last Post, played by one of our Deputy Head girls Kate Kilbane.  It was a really moving experience.

Mrs Cole told me that the ‘Historians of the Week’ are, Harvey Jones 9A, for achieving above his pathway on his Nazi Rise to Power fact test. Amy Bullough, 11B, for including a much improved level of detail in her answer to a past paper question and Charlie Coffey 11B, for achieving full marks on his Warfare practice exam question. Keep up the good work!

Mrs Golba told me that her Y9 netball team won all their games on Wednesday last week, showcasing some awesome netball skills. This means they have won division 2 - fantastic effort girls, well done

Posted by Plennon on 18 November 2019

Category: Headteacher's blog