Category Archives: Head’s Blog

We are into the penultimate week!

… and I have enjoyed a great few days. The external visit we had a few weeks ago from the Bradford Partnership inspection team has produced a report that we are all extremely proud of. The report endorses the direction of travel that we decided upon and acknowledges that the changes at the school have…
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Thursday 3rd December 2015

This week has reinforced the reasons as to why we do this job. In truth that is the case every day but sometimes things happen that make you sit up and reflect on the work going on in school and the difference we are trying to make to the lives of our students. On Monday…
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Focus is on Year 11

The focus this week has been very much on our Year 11 students. They have been sitting mock exams in both English and Maths and the results of those will be through early next week. We have reminded the boys about the importance of both these subjects and the impact on their life chances beyond…
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Thursday 18th November 2015

As I write our display team are busy putting the finishing touches to a feature in our central atrium that shows just how much effort our students made towards both the Poppy Appeal and Children in Need last week. We have had to move students on who were desperate for a first glimpse of themselves…
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It’s been a busy week!

On Monday we had our Bradford Partnership inspection and we welcomed 4 visitors, led by a HMI Ofsted inspector, to examine the progress we are making. They spent the entire day in lessons and meeting with various senior and middle leaders and they also spent a lot of time talking to our students about their…
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Welcome Back (Nov 2015)

Welcome back everyone and I do hope you had a relaxing and restful half term. I also hope students made time for study especially those for whom external exams are going to be a feature of the year ahead. We have had a number of exams this week in Maths and Science and the boys…
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We are nearly there!

We are nearly there and the half term has flown by. As I mentioned last week we have achieved a great deal in a short space of time; I really hope that the messages about hard work, ambition and aspiration have been clear and taken on board by all our young people. It’s been another…
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What a week! (Oct 2015)

What a week and in truth what a term. It seems to have flown by and as I look back it feels like I have been here for years! We have launched our new student progress journey where the level of expectations for students is now based on them achieving more than expected progress in…
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