Mr Wilding's words Autumn week 1
I am delighted to welcome everyone back to Senior Boys for this new Academic Year. As our various induction days for staff and pupils have shown, we have had a huge amount of 'heavy lifting' to manage to reconvene school 'as normal', and on balance I am delighted with what we have been able to achieve. We would love to get some of the gremlins sorted earlier so all communications to parents on new arrangements are sent out in a timely manner, and can only apologise for the late notice of bus seats and some sport arrangements, though some of these arise inevitably because of changes in circumstances and availabilities.
The best news from the Summer is of course the outstanding successes of our own students at GCSEs and A levels, and the hugely positive recruitment of our sixth formers to the universities and courses of their choice. This validation of the successful teaching and learning delivered over the last year, despite the interruptions caused by #illness, #selfisolations and #lockdown fills me with admiration for the teachers and support staff who gave their best. Judging by the enthusiasm those staff have shown already, we are in for an even better sweep of academic success in the year to come.
Joining our teaching staff this year we welcome the following staff: Nalina Pitt (French, cover for Diana Wadsworth now on maternity leave), our new Librarian, Sarah Dunstan, in Outdoor Education, Suzie Skehill (mainly canoe and kayak), Russell Bolton (joining the PE department), Charlotte Young (joining POD as a TLA), Kabir Bhalla (GAP student within Rowing), Zaynah Nessa (RS and Philosophy and Ethics), joining the Science department, Justin Meyers (Physics), and Susan Honiball (Maths). We wish them all well in their new careers with us.