Plenty to smile about

There’s a lot to cover this week. Before that, a thank you to everyone for all your efforts this last week. Exams have continued, yet transition and taster days are being planned. Events have taken place, where parents have been able to celebrate the success of so many children and young people; I note, in […]

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Operation Overlord

I know that some of you, who know me well, might believe I’ve a heart of stone. It’s not true, but I’m not one for wearing my emotions so obviously, in the professional context. We are all different and we can and should all be able to present to our colleagues in the way we […]

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Time for a brew?

It’s the end of the half term and for many of us; including some of our year 10s, all of our y11s, some of our year 12s and all of our year 13s; it won’t feel much like a break. But we all might just get a few days to lift our heads and breath […]

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Movement: Moving more for mental health

It’s been National Mental Health Awareness Week. And it comes at a good time as the SATs and examination season is in full swing. There have been great events taking place across our schools and the college this week. Each activity or event, in itself, isn’t something which will ‘fix’ a child’s or young person’s […]

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Luke and you will find it.

Yet again, I start with an apology. I missed a very important date last weekend, which for some people has almost a religious significance. Last Saturday, the 4th May or May the 4th, was an incredibly important day for all those Star Wars fans out there. You might know why or be able to work it […]

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May Day

I should start with an apology today. I’m sorry. I missed last week, in my ramblings, the news that Rotherham Titans (our town’s rugby club) had just been promoted. Slowly but surely, they are making their way back up the rugby pyramid and hopefully very soon they’ll be back in the premiership. Around 20 years […]

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Celebrating success – well done the Steelers

Thank you to all those associated with our schools and college for another week of hard work and dedication. As I discussed last week we are all working at a pace towards those external assessments and I know that many have been working hard to prepare the institution and the children and young people for […]

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It’s the (not so festive) season

Welcome back and I hope that you had a decent break – whatever form it took and however long it lasted. We are in the critical season of our school and college year. This half term, the run-up to the SATs, GCSEs, BTECs and A levels, can be the most stressful period of the year. […]

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Happy Easter and Eid Mubarak

It’s been a long old haul since the start of January. But you’ve done it, we’ve done it. We’ve all got through to the end of this term, pretty much unscathed. As always, there have been some bumps along the way but we can put all that behind us now, just think about the fun […]

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Almost Easter, not quite Eid.

The spring term is rattling towards its conclusion. We’ve got four days to go until we break for Easter and that well-earned rest period. Whoever we are, whatever we do, there will be some time for us to take it that little bit easier and find some opportunities for rest, relaxation and family interactions. You […]

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