As they move towards key stage 4, I spoke in assembly this week to year 9 about the importance of the next 2 years. They were incredibly well behaved and listened very attentively to the key message, which was about the importance of being a strong team and pulling in the same direction together. We also spoke about the responsibility they now hold as some of our more senior students and the expectations we have of them as students and young people in our school community. I was incredibly proud of their beautiful manners and thoughtfulness throughout. Year 9 will be completing important examinations at the end of the year in preparation for the start of year 10 in just 7 school weeks’ time.
Of course, the team extends beyond our students and includes parents and families without whose help we cannot succeed. At times, families may wish to question decisions regarding their child and we always encourage a healthy dialogue between school and home. We are very happy to meet any parent or carer who has a concern and will do our utmost to resolve things to everyone’s satisfaction so that the student is not inconvenienced and learning is not affected. It is never helpful to share concerns on social media before bringing them to our attention. We will always do our utmost to respond quickly to your issues.
Congratulators to Mr Smith from our mathematics faculty who completed the ‘Tour De Manc’ ride over the Bank Holiday weekend.
The ‘Tour de Manc’ is a 105 mile route which goes through all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester, it took place on Sunday, 5th May and Mr Smith took just over seven and a half hours to complete the course. During the ride there is about 8500ft of climbing, with Werneth Low and Winter Hill being the steepest. Locally, the route passed through Mossley on Huddersfield road, then went over through Saddleworth into Rochdale.
We are delighted that Mr Smith completed the ride safely and was back in school for the students. Apart from a strange walk, there seemed to be no lasting effects.
The total amount raised for The Christie Hospital was £870. Thank you on behalf of Mr Smith for everyone’s kind donations.