Headteacher’s Blog: 10th May 2019

Following a lovely long weekend, Years 10 and 11 returned to their Art exam this week and, with the French speaking exams last week, the exam season has now officially begun. Not surprisingly, there’s lots of revision taking place in and outside of lessons with teachers and students alike keeping their focus on the weeks ahead. Year 11 parents will have received a letter about Study Leave and a quick reminder for parents of students in Years 10 and 11 that you can access your child’s exam timetable on My Child at School and general information about the exam period shared at the Parent Information Evening can be found at the following link http://www.boroughbridgehigh.com/parents/educational-updates/.

Assemblies this week have focused on Ramadan, the holiest month of the year for Muslims where they fast from food and drink during the sunlit hours as a means of learning self-control, gratitude and compassion for those less fortunate. Students were asked to think both about the discipline involved and the commitment it takes before being asked to consider the questions, ‘What can you improve over the next month?’ and ‘Can you do anything to help someone less fortunate than you?’

Last night parents, teachers, governors and students assembled in the Hall for the Summer Concert. It was a total treat to hear an eclectic mix from Elvis to Elbow with performances by Constantly Vocal, Polarised, the Choir and vocal duets alongside soloists Jack (Piano), Eliza (Violin), Dan (Trumpet) and Bertie (Keyboard). To bring the concert to a rousing conclusion, Mr Grierson and Mrs Helmn joined the musicians, including Mrs Webb, and choir on the stage to sing ‘One Day Like This’. An excellent evening all round and thanks go to Mrs Skilbeck.

Looking ahead, an advance reminder that students do not attend school on our Professional Development Day on Thursday 11th July. Please note that, similarly to last year, this date was chosen to coincide with the final day of the Great Yorkshire Show to enable you to take your child without them missing school. Please note therefore that requests for absence to attend on Tuesday 9th or Wednesday 10th will not be approved.

Have a good weekend.