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Weekly Words from Mr Richards

Every week the Bulletin newsletter is sent home from the School Office highlighting important forthcoming dates and events, along with a round-up by Mr Richards of the week gone by. Read below recent messages from the Head's desk and previous word's from former Head Mrs Heywood.

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  • Mr Richards' words summer week 11

    Published 08/07/21, by Hayley Johnston

    A week of celebration this week. After a late night on Wednesday, the students came into school excited and buoyed by the many successes of our national football team. Those of us that remember the painful experiences of the past cannot quite believe it all and I am delighted that this generation only really knows successful English sports teams. As we continue to develop our leadership programmes here at Senior Girls, there are many lessons we can learn from Southgate, who is as close as you can get to Level 5 leadership. He has taken something good and is on the verge of making it great.

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  • Mr Richard's words Summer Week 10

    Published 02/07/21, by Catherine Corrigan

    We had sports day this week and I would like to say a big thank you to all our students who took part. There were some amazing performances from our elite athletes. The Year 9 hurdles race in particular was amazing!

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  • Mr Richards' words summer week 9

    Published 24/06/21, by Hayley Johnston

    It is world wellbeing week this week and this has been an important reminder to us all to, in the infamous words of Jerry Springer, make sure we look after ourselves and each other. 

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  • Mr Richards' words summer week 8

    Published 18/06/21, by Hayley Johnston

    This week, Mrs Ruddick delivered our assembly on the importance of keeping things in perspective. Watching Christain Erikson receive life-saving treatment on the field of play was unbelievable as none of us could quite believe what we were seeing. Mrs Ruddick used this as an example to remind us that there are far more important things in life - and it is essential we cherish all the moments we have with the ones we love. It was a powerful and critical message.

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  • Mr Richards' words summer week 7

    Published 11/06/21, by Hayley Johnston

    Year 11 have left us, long live Year 11. Interviews for Head Girl take place next week and I am so pleased that we have had so many applications from our current Year 10s. It is a big thing to put yourself forward for a leadership position and I would like to wish all applicants the best of luck in their interviews. 

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  • Mr Richards' words summer week 6

    Published 27/05/21, by Hayley Johnston

    As I write this, the sun is shining and I am pinching thirty minutes before I go to teach my final Year 11 lesson of the year. Their assessments have been written, marked and moderated and we now have an hour together to reflect on their time in History.

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  • Mr Richards' words summer week 5

    Published 21/05/21, by Hayley Johnston

    As we continue through this Narnia-esque eternal winter, the school has been in full assessment mode this week. We continue to be very proud of our amazing Year 11 students who are working hard to ensure all the evidence we use for the Centre Assessed Grades is their best work. We are also delighted with the way the rest of the school has approached their Common Tasks. 

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  • Mr Richards' words summer week 4

    Published 14/05/21, by Hayley Johnston

    Mr Wareing, Mr Gravett, Ms Carter and I were thrust into the role of absolute beginners last weekend when we were trained and assessed on our weapon handling skills.

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  • Mr Richards' words summer week 3

    Published 07/05/21, by Hayley Johnston

     I hope you all enjoyed your bank holiday weekend. Back to the written word for me this week, I am not really a vlogger, so thank you for enduring my previous posts. 

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  • Mr Richards' words summer week 2

    Published 30/04/21, by Hayley Johnston

    Mr Richards shares his thoughts from the first full week back for Senior Girls. 

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  • Mr Richards' words summer week 1

    Published 22/04/21, by Hayley Johnston

    Welcome back!  A new approach this week with a video from Mr Richards welcoming you back for the summer term. Please see the link below. 

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  • Mr Richards' words Lent week 11

    Published 26/03/21, by Hayley Johnston

    One of the many wonderful things about being a teacher is that the job offers lots of opportunities for renewal. At the end of term we all look back and reflect on what was, and plan for what will be better. This has been the most turbulent of terms but the stoic nature of our community means we have taken it, got through it and continued to improve. 

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