Mrs Heywood's Words Autumn 1
Welcome back after what I hope has been a very enjoyable summer holiday.
A particular warm welcome to our new starters to the school, pupils, parents and staff and I ask our girls and parents to give them the characteristic friendly welcome that we at Claires Court pride ourselves on and support them as they get used to a new school and an unfamiliar environment. As one of the oldest serving members of staff here, I can honestly say that this is the friendliest, most welcoming school I have ever had the pleasure of working in, and I am proud to be Head Teacher of the Senior Girls. It has been wonderful to see over the last three days the school bursting with life and energy again. The cardboard boxes have been emptied, painters ladders removed and computers restored (well nearly).
Inevitably over the holidays, our main news has been our fantastic GCSE results. The percentage of A*- A grades achieved increased to 30%, whilst the percentage of A* - B grades increased by an impressive 9%. More will be said of these results at prize giving in a few weeks time, an important event where the whole community comes together to celebrate our success. The event is compulsory for all pupils to attend, and the speaker this year is ex pupil Lord James O’Shaughnessy who has recently been appointed a minister in the Department of Health.
Next week I would recommend Paul Hay's Cyber safety talk and we have our new look Year 7 Team Building Day that looks extremely exciting.