Headteachers Blog – 06.01.23

Headteacher’s Blog – 6th January 2023

I hope that you’ve had a lovely Christmas break and a good start to 2023. We’ve had a positive start at school so thank you for your support with this. We had extra assemblies with each year group on Wednesday to remind students of our school standards, rewards, behaviour for learning and how we all act to ensure that everyone in our community is safe, happy and successful. We also talked about the importance of high attendance and how our curriculum maps and retrieval practice will continue to support high quality learning throughout the Spring Term.

From Mrs. Knock’s form, Alyssa, Eli, Bella, Lola and Daisy have led assemblies this week on online fraud and keeping safe online. They looked at phishing and push payments before exploring social engineering and the dangers of giving away too much personal information. Their conclusion included top tips to avoid becoming a victim which included never giving out personal or financial information, never clicking on text links or e-mail attachments from unknown sources and making sure that you have different passwords for every site. Students were confident in presenting and have helped us all to be safer online.

Developing their own speaking and communications skills, today Year 10 have been involved in a Speak Out Challenge Day. They’ve worked on skills and techniques before presenting on a topic they feel passionate about. A diverse range of topics were selected and the presentations proved to be of a very high quality. Well done Year 10!

This week we’ve welcomed three new staff to Boroughbridge High School; Mr. Groves has joined the DT department, Mr. Scott has joined the History department and Mrs. Pickering has joined the SEND team.

Have a lovely weekend!