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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Some Relief

We, in our schools and our college, drive on through this term. Some of us have a couple of challenging weeks ahead but, as always, we will face our challenges head-on, knowing that we are strong, ready and doing a great job, day in and day out. I thought that much of this message this […]

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World Book Day

Colleagues Thank you for your endeavours this week. We are halfway through the half term and I recognise that it’s a tough old haul; especially when there are lots of other things happening beyond the school and college day. Depending upon when you are reading this, it will either be International Women’s Day (with the […]

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St David’s Day

Prynhawn Da. It’s St David’s Day (or was when this was written), and you might just be celebrating being Welsh or just celebrating all things Welsh. I’m not Welsh, have no family connections to Wales but I do get that sense of nationhood and history. I wish all of you, who do have some connections, […]

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Spring into action

Spring hasn’t quite sprung. In fact, we may have just taken a step back into Winter. However, this time next week we will be metrologically, at least, in springtime and those short winter days will start to feel like warmer spring-like lighter days. More hours of daylight with rising temperatures. And so, the growing season […]

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