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posted 20 Nov 2014, 07:25 by

Neil Woods has written a report about our trip to see 39 Steps in London. I was lucky enough to be able to accompany a coach full of students with Miss Hill and Mr Woods. We had a great afternoon. The students as always were a pleasure to be with, the play was very funny and the ice cream delicious. 

The next day I was able to meet with the Year 9 senior students for a tea party. There was lots of seriously good cake and pretend bucks fizz. It was a lovely opportunity to thank those students who are such an excellent role model for other students. Senior students help to look after guests, they lead tours of the school for prospective parents and they spend time with Year 7s in tutor time, helping them to get organised and sometimes helping them to practise their reading.

 I have also had a series of meetings with Year 11 students. We discussed issues around exams and they had a chance to share with me any concerns. I was delighted to hear from most of them. They thought that, although the work can be challenging, they are getting a lot of support from their teachers and they recognise that they must now put in the work themselves as the mock exams approach. 

Some of you will be aware that we lost a dear member of staff a few weeks ago. Leonard Gregory-Syrett was known by a lot of students and they have expressed their sadness at his parting.