Headteachers Blog

Headteacher’s Blog – 10th March 2023

With a view ahead, Mrs. Bloomfield’s assemblies this week have focused on possible futures as part of National Careers Week (https://nationalcareersweek.com/) looking at the fact that there are numerous routes to different careers and, whilst our young people might not yet know the route they will take, there is a great deal to be positive about as they navigate their way towards future employment. They’ll be getting lots of support within school and beyond through our extensive Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) programme. Year 8 were introduced to their first opportunity to personalise their curriculum at Boroughbridge High School by choosing three subjects from Art, Drama, DT, FT, ICT and Music to deepen and enrich their studies in Year 9 whilst still having the full suite of GCSE/BTEC subjects to choose from at the end of Year 9.  And so, with Options Evening next Tuesday (6p.m.) for Year 9 and their Parents and Carers, this week they’ve been involved in taster sessions to inform their decisions. They’ll choose four option subjects and study two of these in Year 10 and two in Year 11, alongside their Core Subjects as part of our Stage not Age approach.

GCSE Food students have had a productive week of trial and triumph as they’ve completed their practical. From profiteroles to pasties and cheesecake to crunchy chicken, the results were both aesthetically pleasing and very tasty. Next week, Years 10 and 11 will be completing phase 2 of their Progress Exams which will enable them and their teachers to identify how much more they know and how they’ve developed their skills since the December Progress Exams and establish how they need to approach the next couple of months leading up to the exams.

Last night we held our Parent Information Evening on attendance and, in the following discussion, a lot more besides. Thanks to those who attended. Our next one is on Thursday 20th April at 6p.m. when we’ll be looking at Internet Safety. Please let us know if there are any other areas that you would like us to cover in the future.

The Year 8 girls football team were in action this week, competing against local schools. We came fourth and Mrs. Godsell-Wright said that the team played very well and were an absolute credit to BHS.

A reminder that we have a Professional Development Day on Wednesday 15th March when students do not attend school.

Have a lovely weekend!