Sound moral compass, care and respect.
Light Hall students have settled down very quickly into the new year, in all the lessons I have visited this week they have been focused and working extremely hard. As always, I have been impressed by the courtesy and consideration shown as they move around the buildings and school campus.
This term, I have set all students the challenge of doing at least one act of kindness every day, for example - ringing up an elderly relative, saying thank you more often to their parents and their teachers. I know that our students will respond very well to this challenge. Before Christmas we were overwhelmed with the response to the food bank appeal and how everyone took part in our fund raising activities. As a community we managed to raise nearly £800 in a fortnight for charity. These are just two examples of how our students live out our core values of care and respect for everyone.
Three of our year groups have been looking to the future this week. Our year 11s received their mock examination certificates on Wednesday – this gave them a taste of what it will feel like when they receive their actual examination results in August. Students and staff are now analysing their performance and everyone has a very clear idea of their strengths and areas for development in the run up to the real examinations in May.
It was a pleasure to see so many parents of years 8 and 9 at our pathways evening last night. These two year groups will be moving into Key Stage 4 in September and now have to decide which three subjects they will be following alongside their core GCSE subjects.
Nominations for the Golden Book have also started to come in this term. This week I have had the pleasure of congratulating Dylan Donahoe and Izzy Fahy for their excellent work in English and Lauren Stanton for her excellent work in Maths. Very well done to all these students.
Thank you to everyone for another very successful week at Light Hall and my best wishes for a relaxing weekend.