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2018 and it’s like we have never been away.  Great to be back and continuing with improving the school and securing good outcomes for all of our students. 

It has been a busy first week back with the year 9 students having their options taster day on Wednesday.  We are looking forward to seeing Year 9 parents next Tuesday.  As part of our careers work there will be approximately 15 University Students in the library on Tuesday evening who will be able to give advice on specific subject choices as well as the York High staff in the main hall.

Key stage 3 reports have been posted out today and the key stage 4 reports will be sent out at the start of next week.

On Wednesday we hosted 20 trainee teachers for the morning and I asked them for feedback about what they had seen during the day.  These were some of the responses

“The school has a real sense of community”

“Staff and students have a real pride in the school”

“Very clear behavioural expectations”

“Pupils were very welcoming”

Overall the trainees were very positive about the school, our students and the staff in the school.

It’s the small things that make teaching such a great job so I will leave you with this – a student who was holding a can of body spray said to me this week “What’s the difference between deodorant and anti-depressant”.  I explained carefully that it was anti perspirant!

Have a great weekend.

Rod Sims


Tuesday 16th January

  • Year 9 Parents Evening

Tuesday 16th January

  • Year 11 York College Taster Day