Mr Richards' words Lent week 6
Happy half term everybody. I must start by congratulating Heidi on her fantastic ISA award in Art. She has won first prize in the regional competition and is now through to the national finalists. We are very proud of you, Heidi, well done.
We have done it! We have finally been approved by the MoD to start a CCF programme here at Claires Court. A huge thank you must go to Mrs O’Clee who has managed to get our school to the front of the queue of 160 schools waiting to join the programme. This will give us enormous opportunities in the future to develop the leaders of the future and have a lot of fun along the way. Above is Mrs O’Clee pictured with her Headteacher’s certificate.
A further thank you should go out to Mrs Wolf-Corrigan who has been running our in school provision for key worker children. She has been here every day with our students, helping with minor ICT issues, supporting learning and building the odd snowman. It is said Covid-19 is afraid of catching Mrs Wolf-Corrigan. Here she is with her certificate and a prop from the drama department. Thank you, Mrs Wolf-Corrigan.
Finally, thank you to Ms Guttridge who has been encouraging us to take part in international sporting events, and inspiring us all to get up and get moving when it is so warm and cosy inside on the sofa.
I have enjoyed taking on the role of Headteacher at Claires Court Senior Girls because it is a fantastic place to work. It is fantastic because we have excellent teachers and great students who have been well brought up by you wonderful parents. This week we held the Year 8 remote parents evening and the strength of this trio was on display. Teachers have been delighted with the way our students have engaged with the online provision, students have adapted very well to this new way of learning, and our parents can see and hear the lengths our staff go to to ensure lessons are great. I was very proud to hear the universal praise heaped upon our talented and hardworking teachers. Thank you very much.
Throughout this period there is no such thing as ‘lost learning’ at Claires Court. Of course, we would much rather our young people were in schools, but they are not. We have been forced into new ways of teaching and learning but #WeAreCC and the leaders we are producing here will adapt and excel. The world is changing around us and what will emerge will require hard working, self motivated leaders with a ‘can do’ attitude. As we enter the half term break, I would like us to stop and think about everything that has been accomplished and we can look forward to a bright future full of Claires Court leaders.
Please do not forget the album art competition, full details can be found here. Each entry will earn house points and there will be prizes for the top three entries. Entries have been extended until the end of half term.