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Weekly Words from Mr Wilding

Every week the Bulletin newsletter is sent home from the School Office highlighting important forthcoming dates and events, along with comments from Mr Wilding about the week gone by. Read below recent messages from the Head's desk.

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  • Mr Wilding's words summer week 8

    Published 18/06/21, by Hayley Johnston

    The welcome cooling at the close of this week, the rain dampening down the pollen count as well reminds me that we Brits are a resilient crew, there being no such thing as bad weather, just poor clothing choices. The T101 schedule for today had us clearing the Maidenhead Waterways just east of the High street on our community contribution day, where through their voluntary efforts we have just about managed to clear the Prime Minister's memorial Rowan tree and Green Way Guardian before we took shelter for the rest of the day!

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  • Mr Wilding's words summer week 7

    Published 11/06/21, by Hayley Johnston

    The return after half-term to school has brought with it many welcome changes at school; greater flexibility around the site, fuller dining rooms, academic classrooms back in use as subject areas and, of course, summer dress and the weather to go with it.

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  • Mr Wilding's words summer week 6

    Published 28/05/21, by Hayley Johnston

    Our final week of GCSE assessments is concluded , and our celebration of Year 11s academic, pastoral, leadership and community successes will have taken place on this Friday morning. It's a huge tribute to the fortitude of the boys who have led them this year that our Head Boy, Charlie, his deputy, Matthew, senior prefects  Henry and William have become regular fixtures on our Open Evening circuit, performing brilliantly as the pupil voice speaking of their school and their 'growth' within.

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  • Mr Wilding's words summer week 5

    Published 21/05/21, by Hayley Johnston

    As we reach the end of another working week in what feels like an eternal Winter, most are hugely comforted by the friendship and camaraderie that abounds. Even on the worst of wet breaks, 4 square, basketball and cricket matches erupt across the bubble zones, and it’s clear that we have every hope that the warm weather will soon come, to further lighten the mood.

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  • Mr Wilding's words summer week 4

    Published 14/05/21, by Hayley Johnston

    The lives of virtual headteacher and parents recommenced this week, with briefing presentations for both Year 11 and Year 9, and their future schooling over the remaining weeks of the summer term.

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  • Mr Wilding's words summer week 3

    Published 07/05/21, by Hayley Johnston

    Mr Wilding shares a short film outlining the Senior Boys' visit from Stephen Larkin. 

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  • Mr Wilding's words summer week 2

    Published 30/04/21, by Hayley Johnston

    Mr Wilding shares a short film outlining the exciting activities the Senior Boys have been up to this week. 

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  • Mr Wilding's words summer week 1

    Published 23/04/21, by Hayley Johnston

    Welcome back!  A change for this week with Mr Wilding welcoming you back for the summer term via video. Please click the link below to view.  

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  • Mr Wilding's words Lent week 11

    Published 26/03/21, by Hayley Johnston

    Our last full week of term has continued apace, and as I have walked around the school, now with some suitably protected visitors and children, it has been lovely to show off the buzz of the pupils back in class at Senior Boys. Mind you, now we are an inside-out school, with ALL of our lockers outside, and associated barriers and paraphernalia, school is not the prettiest site, so it’s just as well that the song in people’s voices and smiles on faces bear witness that our children are back enjoying their childhood.

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  • Mr Wilding's words Lent week 10

    Published 19/03/21, by Hayley Johnston

    Thanks to all of our parents whose cheerful messages of support for our work here back in school; from the gentle glow arising for the superb organisation of the nursing team for in-house vaccinations and lateral flow testing, to last Friday’s mass packing of thousands of home-kits for the follow-up exercise you are now undertaking. Thanks to your sons too, for showing their true relish for being back at school live in lessons and for managing that unusual addition to life in the classroom of mask wearing and where possible social distancing. I can report from the staff room that the teachers too are really pleased to be back in person, and as we plan for our Summer term return, we even have cricket fixtures and activity weeks in the planning with some genuine hope that we will actually carry them out!

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  • Mr Wilding's words Lent week 9

    Published 12/03/21, by Hayley Johnston

    Our return to school this week has been blessed with 2 lovely days of weather to start with, permitting the boys to truly celebrate their freedom from #lockdown by total conversation. “Sir, I’ve only had my family to speak to for all this year - how do I stop my jaw moving?!” 

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  • Mr Wilding's words Lent week 8

    Published 05/03/21, by Hayley Johnston

    It really is not possible to explain the sense of absolute excitement and expectation at Senior Boys this week, as we have been running full time school inhouse and online, and at the same time:

    1. Running the largest medical testing and vaccination exercise the school has ever run

    2. Welcoming back teachers, support staff and auxiliaries to prepare all our rooms 

    3. Welcome back all the trades, suppliers and support industries that have had to furlough themselves whilst our physical school was closed.

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