I am delighted to welcome everyone back for what I hope will be another fruitful and happy year at Mossley Hollins. I hope our students are well rested and ready for learning after their long summer break.
We are especially pleased to welcome our new year 7 cohort, the class of 2024, to Mossley Hollins and I look forward to getting to know our new students during the next few weeks and months. Having spoken to Miss Allwood and Mr Beardmore I am reassured that they are settling quickly into our school routines and are quickly gaining confidence in their lessons and around school. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns about the transition from Primary School.
I am proud to welcome back our year 11 students, the class of 2020, who as our senior students in school are now working hard towards their final examinations. Having spoken to them in assembly and class, I can see that they are up for the challenge, although, as always, there is much work to do. As I say every year, success in year 11 can only be guaranteed if students quickly adopt the work ethic and commitment to learning required in the final few months before the examinations. We will support them every step of the way. In order to help families to support their son / daughter during the final few months we will be holding a Parent Partnership evening on Thursday, October 3rd where teachers will explain the examination requirements and share revision techniques and resources in our key subjects. More details will follow soon.
Over the summer holidays, we have been working hard to enhance further our facilities and to provide the very best learning environment for our pupils. We are extremely grateful to our partners at Tameside Local Authority who have supported us in providing a brand new science laboratory and Food Technology room on the fourth floor. These state of the art spaces will enhance the excellent learning taking place in these popular subjects.
We have also created a new multi-media space in the library, which will benefit all students but will be for the sole use of year 11 students every Tuesday and Wednesday at break, lunchtime and after school. We hope our senior students will make good use of this provision to help with their studies and revision.
Finally, we have made significant alterations to the PE changing rooms to make them more spacious, and we have created a large additional recreation and seating area outside the front of school for pupils to enjoy during break and lunchtime.
We are determined to provide every pupil with a warm, welcoming learning environment where they can flourish and as always, we welcome any feedback that will help us further.
I hope everyone has a fantastic autumn term 2019.