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27 April 2018

posted 27 Apr 2018, 07:53 by Nat Admin

I have the pleasure of meeting lots of students during the school year so that I can congratulate them on doing well at an event or for their work in school. This week I spoke to five students in Year 10 - Amy, Lola, Nina, Sadie and Layla. Their English teacher was so proud of the poetry anthologies they had written she brought their work down to me. I was so impressed with what I read. All five of them had produced beautiful work and displayed a sensitivity and understanding of the text which was very mature and emotive.

Thank you to the Citizens Advice Bureau who came into speak to our 6th Formers about their employment rights and responsibilities, including entitlement to sick pay, holidays, rest breaks and the minimum wage.  They will be coming back to visit the students again with more information on part time working and zero hour contracts. This is really useful information for our students as they begin, if they haven’t already, to enter the workplace.

As you have probably seen we regularly hold careers events for our students and this includes visits and talks from inspirational speakers. Our most recent one was from Jono who works at the Military Preparation Training College. He shared his experiences with 6th Formers of being in the armed forces. Jono spoke about setting challenges and the importance of having a goal to meet. He has certainly set himself a challenge….he is aiming to walk around the coast of the Island, 106km in 24 hours, carrying a fridge on his back! Jono is raising money for Mountbatten Hospice and donations can be made at  We wish him all the best.

Good luck to the Rock Challenge team who will be at the finals on Saturday at Portsmouth Guildhall. They have worked so hard to get to the finals.

Good luck also to the students who are auditioning next week for the role of Billy Elliott in our school production at the end of the year.

Have a lovely weekend.