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Message from the Headteacher
A very warm welcome back to all our pupils this term. I hope you all had a good break over Easter. It has been wonderful to welcome back your children and there is a very real sense of optimism and hope in the air that we are over the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, I think it is important that we continue to maintain our levels of caution. Thank you for sending your children in with their face coverings and for those of you who have given consent, please continue to ensure that your children take their lateral flow tests every Sunday and Wednesday.
This week has certainly been a busy week and it has been great to see the pupils really focussed on their learning in class. We are holding our next online parents evening next Tuesday for our sixth form. The last one proved very successful and we do intend to hold a year 7 one in June.
We are cautiously planning a few events after half term as the roadmap to recovery progresses. We hope to hold sports day as well as our annual rewards trip. It is important though, that we monitor the situation closely but we are hopeful that we will be able to go ahead. For year 11 we are also planning on going ahead with the prom on Monday 12th July.
Over the next few weeks I will be part of the interview process for our new Multi Academy catering providers who will be taking over the services in September. I will be asking some pupils and students to be involved in this process with me as we look to provide a gold standard catering service for the future.
Thank you as always for your ongoing support for our school and thank you for sending in your children with the right attitudes and well prepared for their learning. I will leave you with a part of this Sunday’s Gospel reading which is that of the Good Shepherd where Jesus says to his disciples:
“I am the good shepherd; I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for my sheep. And there are other sheep I have that are not of this fold, and these I have to lead as well. They too will listen to my voice, and there will be only one flock and one shepherd. The Father loves me, because I lay down my life in order to take it up again. No one takes it from me; I lay it down of my own free will, and as it is in my power to lay it down, so it is in my power to take it up again; and this is the command I have been given by my Father.”
Kind Regards and Happy St George’s Day
Mr A Grant