As we bring 2023 to a close with regard to school, it is a great opportunity to reflect not only on this month and this term, but also the whole of 2023. We have had some lovely messages and visits from previous students who have left the school having completed their GCSEs and A Levels and it is always nice to hear from them, and to hear about the exciting things that they are getting up to since leaving the school.
It is also appropriate to reflect on our progress with Curriculum for Wales with Year 7 and Year 8. This month, we have had Wellbeing and Review Days (WARD) for both Year 7 and Year 8 where Learning Coaches have met with parents to give feedback on wellbeing and on progress. This has been very well attended, and we have had some lovely comments from parents. We have also had parents’ evening for Year 10 which, again, was very well attended with a strong focus on support and progress.
Next term will undoubtedly be another very busy term, and in the first couple of days, we will be starting the mock examinations window for pupils in Years’ 11, 12 and 13. This will be an important opportunity for them and for us to gauge their progress, and to refine and develop the support they need in preparation for the summer examinations series.
Finally, for this term, and for this year, I would like to wish our staff, pupils and their families a very happy Christmas and New Year.