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First week back is always a mixture of feelings for the different parts of our school community.

  • Parents are often delighted that the kids are back at school to ease the pressures emotionally and the real financial cost of childcare during the seemingly endless summer holiday
  • Teachers are a mix of enthusiasm and not quite believing that the holidays have gone so quickly.
  • Our students are as always a mix of those who wish the holidays would never end and those who are secretly glad to be back.

Myself, I am delighted that we are back as this is undoubtedly the most exciting start to a year that I have had at York High School.

The new Positive Behaviour system is already showing a marked difference to the overall behaviour in the school. The majority of our students have fully understood the system and are working hard in their lessons. There are some students who are struggling to accept the new standards of behaviour, however York High School is now a school that is designed for the quiet and purposeful 90% of students who want to do well. Please take a moment to read the information on the link below about why we will not compromise on our standards after consulting with parents, students and teachers last year.

All of the changes are designed for our students to maximise their potential.

Positive Behaviour at YHS

Year 7 have started brilliantly this week from the first assembly onwards they have been truly impressive.

14 new teachers have started this week as part of our drive for improvement and they have brought a new enthusiasm to the corridors of York High School.

I look forward to keeping you up to date with the improvements throughout the year.

School photos will be taking place on Tuesday, just in case you are wondering why particular care is been taken when getting ready on Tuesday morning!

Have a good weekend

Rod Sims