Leadership Team Blog, Friday 9th January

Head of School, Matt Gibson

Happy New Year!

It has been fantastic to welcome the students back to school this week and they have responded well to a real renewed focus we are having on the basic expectations of punctuality, appearance and equipment. I’d like to thank you for your support with ensuring that these expectations continue to be met.

In my assemblies this week, I talked about the excitement of setting a new challenge and the satisfaction of meeting it after a great deal of effort and hard work. I also revisited a theme I started the school year with, when I talked about the characteristics that can help meet new challenges, namely:

  • Determination
  • Experimentation
  • Collaboration
  • Perseverance

In my walks around the school this week, I have seen these qualities in abundance – in English lessons were students from across the academy age range were involved in spelling, punctuation and grammar improvement tests, in Media Studies where students were refining and adapting stunning music videos and in Dance where students in year 8 were working together to incorporate a range of physical features in their routines.

Long may this continue in 2015!

Matt Gibson

Head of School

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