Headteacher’s Blog: 16th November 2018

With a Bake Off competition, non-uniform and sponging the teacher, we’ve been having a full fundraising day today for Children in Need. We’ll share the total collected next week. Assemblies have focused on where the money goes and the impact that it has on young people’s lives. Continuing on the theme of helping others, there’s still time to send in items for the Rotary Shoebox Appeal. Monday is the final day for us to receive donations.

On Tuesday, Year 12 Geographers set off with Mr Kite and Mrs Hardcastle to investigate coastal processes along the Holderness Coast. Starting with the hard chalk of Flamborough Head and moving to the longshore drift at Hornsea. What was a little puzzling was that material was deposited on the ‘wrong side’ of the groyne. Ah well, that’s natural processes for you!

Wednesday evening saw the Hall packed with our own sporting superstars and their families for Sports Awards Evening. Mr Collings spoke of an ex-student, Craig MacGillivray, who through great resilience and commitment has gone on to great achievements, currently playing in goal for Portsmouth. Therefore, there was a great acknowledgement of the commitment that achieving excellence in sport takes and it was lovely to see so many students receive awards. We’re hoping to get some photos on the website soon.

There’s an increasing focus amongst students in Years 10 and 11 as they hurtle towards their Progress Exams (or mocks as we used to call them!). With the first exam taking place on 26th November, we’re expecting students to be fully into revision mode. We complete these exams before Christmas to give students some time to relax over the Christmas break and the information gathered from the Progress Exams is used by teachers in their planning to ensure that gaps in students’ knowledge and skills are plugged before the summer exams. It also enables students to identify ways to improve their revision. The exam timetable can be found on the website at http://www.boroughbridgehigh.com/students/exams/internal-examinations/ and students will have received their personalised exam timetables today.

On the topic of the school website, please keep checking the front page for news as it happens. This week we’ve added Heather (Y9) reading at the Remembrance Service in Ripon Cathedral and Bertie (Y11) performing at the Royal Albert Hall. Yes, really!

I’ve held off as long as I can but I must now say that there’s only 15 school days to the Christmas Fair. I know, exciting times! Have a lovely weekend.