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Headteacher's Weekly Message: 12th January 2018

Year 11 Trial GCSE Exams are well underway

This week Year 11 have risen to the challenge of a full week of practice GCSE exams. I am proud of the way they have approached these exams – they have been hard-working, organised and punctual. Teachers are working hard to mark the exams and give the girls the feedback they need to reach their full potential in the real exams in the summer term. Work Hard Year 11

Christmas Carol

Just when many of us thought Christmas was over, this week Ms Lay and the English team organised a visit from a theatre company to perform part of the classic Dickens novel a Christmas Carol. The performance was aimed at Year 10 GCSE English literature students and went really well. Aim High Year 10

It all adds up at Oxford University                                                                     

On Tuesday 9 January, 12 Year 9 students went on a visit to The University of Oxford to take part in an exciting day of Mathematical Activities, It All Adds Up.

Mr Rahman, Deputy Curriculum Leader for Maths said ‘ The girls were involved in a number of workshops which ranged from identifying the maths that goes into chocolate fountains, to estimating the earth’s radius using simple journey details from your favourite holiday, to discovering the significance of chance when screening for a cure for a particular illness. The girls were enthralled and really got stuck into unravelling life’s weird and wonderful real-life problems. It certainly was a Be Proud moment for Sarah Bonnell.’

Special thanks to Mr Rahman for leading the trip. Be Proud Year 9

A healthier 2018

On Thursday 12 staff took part in an after-school staff Zumba session aimed at getting us all off to healthy and energetic start to the New Year. Thanks to Ms May, Deputy Curriculum Leader for PE for getting this off the ground.

On Wednesday we had a valuable after-school parent workshop on Wednesday about young people’s mental-health and well-being. Thanks to Ms Clark, Deputy Headteacher and the Hear to Listen team who organised this event.

Rae Potter – Headteacher