Headteacher’s Weekly Notes 23.02.18

Headteacher’s Weekly Notes 23.02.18

This week I have been tied up in the important process of Headteacher recruitment. We attracted a very high calibre of applicants and we took them through a rigorous interview programme. The delegated governor group tasked with making the decision on the outcome of the process are confident that they will be making a statement about this early next week. I appreciate that parents, carers and the rest of the school community will be anxious to know the outcome and we appreciate your patience on this matter.

The school has had an excellent start to term and is geared up to supporting, in particular our Year 11 and Year 13 students in the run up to examination season. Next week our Year 10s will be taking their trial exams and I would like to wish them every success with these, and of course these exams will be great practice for their GCSE exams next year!

Congratulations to the following Year 13 Biology students who entered the Biology Olympiad, with very impressive results: Jordan Hunt (Silver award- two marks away from Gold); James Cridland (Silver award); Emily Eales (Highly commended) and Connie Comber (Commended).  Congratulations must also go to our Year 7 and Year 8 students who competed and were very successful in the Somerset Junior Cross-Country Championships in Taunton, my thanks go to Mrs Radford-James and Mr Bowes-Lyon for leading this.

And as the Y10s get ready for their Trial exams, our Y12 geographers prepare to head off to Slapton Ley in Devon on their field work studies, I will be looking forward to our charity fund raising event for the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation ‘Big Yellow Friday’ – this year is the 5th year we have supported CLDF at Sexey’s and as you may be aware it will be a “How Yellow can you Go” Mufti day for the whole school.  Anything yellow goes – the brighter the better!

And finally I hope to see you at the PSA Spring Dinner & Dance on Saturday (only a few tickets left so do get yours quickly). There are some very interesting raffle prizes to win, with all of the proceeds going to the School.  And even if you can’t make the evening you can enter the raffle.  My grateful thanks go to all of the PSA committee members who have worked so hard to make this event a success.


Have a great weekend.