Friday 2nd February 2018
It’s hard to believe that we are almost at the end of Term 3 already, and reaffirming to see the evenings starting to lengthen. As ever, the weeks go by in a blur of activity, both in the classroom and beyond. The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award season got underway last weekend with over 100 students practising their navigation skills; the School of Rock cast will all be in school this weekend bringing the performance together (tickets are on sale from the online shop now); sports teams are competing almost daily in various competitions and there is so much more going on that it’s hard to keep up with it all.
I remain so impressed by the hard work and endeavour of our students, and especially those with exams in coming months. Many are attending extra sessions at lunch and after school and putting into place consistent revision routines. Getting into those good habits now is important, and not least so that it avoids the last-minute panic that comes from leaving it too late. Managing your emotional wellbeing is such an important part of this process in what we know is a stressful time. A reminder that there is support for students really feeling the stress in school, so please do encourage them to ask.
As you are aware, the Governors have begun the process to appoint the next permanent Headteacher of Gordano. It has felt a real privilege to serve this year as Acting Headteacher and I will be ‘putting my name in the hat’. I look forward to sharing my vision for the next phase of the school’s development with pupils, staff and governors and I know that, whatever the outcome for the interview, the future for Gordano is hugely exciting.