Dear Parents & Carers
We are now two and a half weeks into the new school year and routines are well-established as students get to grips with their timetables and moving around the site for the first time in 18 months. Apart from a few lost Year 7 students, or the occasional older child managing to find a 3-mile route between two classrooms in the same block, the students have made a confident start. There are over 1,760 of them this year, our largest-ever cohort.
Guiding our students through their studies are our Heads of Department, who have written the curricula the students will be following. Over the last two weeks, all Heads of Department have been meeting with Deputy Head, Dr Menezes, and me to inspire us with what our students are going to learn this year and why. These meetings have been fascinating, and a feature of all of them has been just how determined the Heads of Department are to push their curriculum beyond their classrooms; whether that be through industry links, guest speakers, local trips or visits further afield. Now that we are allowed to plan visits and trips again, everybody is doing so. (more…)