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Great to see the parents of Year 7 students on Tuesday evening.  After listening to feedback from parents and our digital governors we have made some changes to the way they are organized.  Heads of House greeted parents and gave everyone a copy of the most recent Attitude to Learning Grades so that both Parents and teachers had the same information.  This lead to some very informative and productive discussions.  Instead of just using the Hall, we had some teachers in the Library.  This reduced the “cattle market” feel and although some parents added to their steps total for the day walking to and from the Library it meant there was a much calmer atmosphere in both rooms.

We made the changes to increase the percentage of parents attending, as we believe that attendance at parent’s evenings are vital in maximizing the potential of our students.  60% of Year 7 parents attended on Tuesday this is still 15 to 20% lower than at our sister school Millthorpe.  I hope that the changes we have made will encourage more of you to attend in the future.  All staff welcome the opportunity to praise our fantastic students and to discuss how they can improve.

This week I met and spoke with the winners of our LGBT Creative Writing Competition, congratulating them on the quality and passion of their entries

From Left to Right

Josh (Special Recognition),   Evie (Year 8 winner),   Libby (Year 11 and overall winner),   Georgia (Year 9 winner) Ellie (Year 7 winner)

What a week for English football – Ms Evans and Mr Walker both used the inspirational Liverpool comeback in their assemblies.  GCSE PE students in years 9, 10 and 11 had a special assembly with Matt Heath ex professional footballer with Leeds, Leicester and Northampton this morning.

Year 11 GCSE’s start next week – Good Luck to all of you and keep working hard.

Have a fantastic weekend

Rod Sims