Head Teacher's blog
Another Busy Week!
Well done to year 11, who have completed their mocks this week. Their behaviour was impeccable and they have coped well with the pressure of an intense series of examinations. This is all good practice for the “real thing” in May.
Students Hard Work has Continued
Hard work has continued this week. Year 11 are preparing for their mock exams next week and the fast approaching “real thing” in May. I have been meeting with all Heads of Faculty and Heads of Year to discuss every student’s progress. I am very pleased to report that, for the vast majority of our students, who are working hard and applying themselves, progress is very positive. I have seen some excellent work in English and maths this week.
World Book Day, Google Expeditions and so much more
It has been a very exciting week at Light Hall. World Book day stretched to a whole week with activities every day to inspire us all to read and enjoy the wealth of literature that is available to us. Classroom doors have been decorated to portray favourite books, Mrs Klejdysz dressed up as Mary Poppins and have staff have been sharing “shelfies”, photos of their bookshelves at home. My thanks to Mrs Mohomed and Mrs Klejdysz for all their literary input.
What a busy half term....
It has been such a busy and productive week at Light Hall. 7CSOC and 8AERE led some thought provoking assemblies on Valentine’s Day. It is never easy to stand up in front of your peers and deliver a message but both forms did very well.
A Week of House Activities
It has been a week of house activities, beginning with the excellent sales pitches from the the year 7 teams on Monday morning in the final of the year 7 Enterprise Challenge. The team from Endeavour House won this competition. They were engaging in their delivery, had thought through how to make as much profit as possible for charity and demonstrated some very enterprising ideas for their charity prom event.
Skills for Work
Dan Garcia, our business ambassador, has been leading our assemblies this week. All students have been hearing about the importance of developing the right skills and attributes for the work place.
Enterprise, Lesson Visits & Sports...
Our year 7s have been very enterprising today. They have worked in house groups to design and plan a charity event. They have had the opportunity to use a variety of skills as well as develop their team work. I am very much looking forward to judging the final sales pitches in assembly in a couple of weeks’ time.
Resilience is the learning skill that we are focusing on this half term and it has been the theme of several of Mrs Mohomed’s assemblies this week. I have seen many examples of our students persevering and not giving up, despite the challenges they face. Well done to all our students in all year groups. They have been working well in lessons and have coped very well with the inclement weather this week.
Mock Exams Results
On Wednesday Year 11 sampled just what it is going to be like in August when they get their GCSE results. This week, the brown envelopes contained their mock results. There was a huge range of emotions evident in the hall, as the envelopes were opened and the contents examined, many very positive and some just a little disappointed.
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year everyone and welcome back to the new school term! Our students have settled back down to work very quickly.