The school and staff are committed to professional development to continuously improve the learning of the students. I am very pleased that 9 Secondary teachers have completed an intense 9 unit course this term, which focused on how to further support EAL students in their own subject. Our commitment to give EAL students the best possible chances is very clear. Looking at the end of term data, I am able to see that all students are making progress and we work closely with those whose progress may be slower and continue to work on identifying and breaking down all barriers to learning. The Secondary team is very focused on driving improvement in everything we do.
Our relationship with parents is also central, as it is only through working together that we will get the best outcomes for students. It is clear that parents understand that, as 100% of the Year 9 parents and 92% of Year 10 parents attended parents’ evenings this week. We value those meetings, as it is a chance to discuss how much progress students have made and what the next steps should be. The students have also spent time today reflecting on their reports and setting personal targets for the next term. Being a self-reflecting community is central to our practices!
I am very much looking forward to Sports’ Day on Monday and the Christmas Market on Wednesday and I hope that many parents will be able to attend!
Mrs Sarah Wild - Head of Secondary