Welcome Back! A Message from the Headteacher
8th September 2017
Hello everybody! We’ve had a terrific start back at school, with everyone settled into their new classes and beginning to make progress from where they left off. A big welcome in particular to our new Year 7s, who seem to be managing the change to a new school very well indeed. I expect that there will be one or two teething problems along the way, but thank you to all parents and carers for making the start to term so successful.
Congratulations to all of last year’s Year 11 students on their examination results and the way that they have approached the next steps in their education. We had a very high pass rate in exams ranging from Entry Level 1 to GCSE grade C. The third year of our Sixth Form also went very well indeed and soon we’ll report on where these students have progressed. It’s very popular as students have the benefit of being at Stormont for 3 days per week and at college or a training provider for the other 2, which is very exciting for staff and students alike! It was also wonderful to see the development in our students’ practical skills, confidence and team-working boosted even further through the Duke of Edinburgh Award. I joined the final expedition on one of the coldest nights for many a year; I‘ll remember it for a long time! A special word of congratulations to the new Year 12 Students themselves, who really look the part in their smart clothes, ID badges and entry passes.
Ms Wallis is going on maternity leave and Ms Elford has taken on her role as Art & Design Subject Leader. Mr Oddie will also be working 2 days per week teaching Art & Design. Ms Thackaberry has moved from Assistant Headteacher, joining Ms Jessie as a Deputy Headteacher. Mr Giltay has joined the maths department and Mr Jaravoj will be teaching Design Technology. Let’s not forget a very special welcome back from maternity leave to Ms Aboagye!
Very shortly your child’s form tutors will be writing to you to introduce themselves. If you have any questions or concerns about your child, the form tutor is usually your first point of contact. The best way to get a message to them is to ring Rima Begum on Reception on 020 8985 4245 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
I look forward to a successful new term!