Mr Richards' words Lent week 8
I am writing to you during my break from car park duty at the Claires Court Testing Facility. The testing is running smoothly because of our fantastic nurse, her team, and the staff volunteers really stepping up to the plate. As always, the young people are getting on with it with no fuss. This again shows the strength of our community.
I'm sorry you’re all having to step down from your role as home educator on Monday, but we are really looking forward to turning this place back into an active school next week. We have all adapted well to each situation that’s been thrown at us, but it feels like the right time to re-populate these buildings with learning, fun and laughter.
I'm proud of the way the Year 11s have approached the Mid-Term Assessments this week and I am sure they are looking forward to coming back into school with a clearer idea of how their grades will be calculated.
Miss Cox led our debate assembly on Monday and she focused on the case of Caster Semenya; the female South African athlete. It was great to hear tutor groups debating this topic and I am filled with hope for the future when I listen to our young people who can respectfully disagree with each other and take part in healthy debates, with compassion.
Mr Wareing awarded the top prizes for the Album Art competition on Monday. We were delighted with the quality and quantity of the entries, and I would like to congratulate Lucy Lamond. Her winning entry put Ariana Grande in a Claires Court uniform. Very well done, Lucy.
I am looking forward to welcoming everyone back on site for an 8.45am start on Monday. Full uniform, full pencil cases and full of optimism. I will be on gate duty, so please feel free to stop and say hello. It will be good to see you all again, but until then, enjoy your weekend.