Headteachers Blog 03.02.23

Headteacher’s Blog – 3rd February 2023

It’s been an important week for Year 10 and 11 BTEC students who, after weeks of preparation, have sat their first exams in Health and Social Care and Travel and Tourism. They’ve been revising hard, checking their knowledge with retrieval techniques before building upon it. They’ll now have to wait a few months to see how they’ve done. Year 9 students will be experiencing something similar next week as they sit their exams.

We’ve had a range of assemblies this week starting on Monday with Year 11 and Mrs. Town who, on a careers theme, talked with students about possible futures and the rapidly approaching deadlines for applications for post-16 institutions. Mr. Grierson talked to Years 10 and 9 with the theme of RESPECT, exploring how our words and actions demonstrate our respect for ourselves and others. Mr. Woodward talked to Years 8 and 9 about an exciting opportunity for them to become part of a team that improves the outside school environment including planting trees with a view to securing The Woodland Trust Green Tree School Award. Students can sign up before half term to become part of the team.

In footballing news this week, Mr. Field reports that

‘The Year 7 boys took on their second football match this month and ended their goal drought in spectacular fashion.  The fixture against Harrogate High School produced plenty of entertainment for those spectating with the net bulging 14 times in the match.  BHS started in a promising way with some good, neat football being played. This provided confidence to show resilience when they went three goals down and then began to dominate the game.  Goals from Flynn (3) Zak (2) Thomas (2) and Lewis (1) meant that they secured their first victory in BHS colours.  The fixture ended 6-8 to BHS and helped provide lots of smiles and enthusiasm for their future fixtures.’

Meanwhile, later in the week, the Year 10/11 football team took on Queen Ethelburga’s. Whilst the score was 4-2 to them, Mr Field, Mr. Lough and Mr. Richardson all remarked on what an excellent match it had been with the BHS team maintaining a high standard until the final whistle!

Year 8 Parents’ Evening took place last week and next week we have Year 7 Parents’ Evening to look forward to on Wednesday before our half term break starts on Friday.

Have a lovely weekend!