A Happy New Academic Year to everyone. It is hard to believe we have now been up and running for just over two weeks. A fifth of the school are new which is always exciting but it does of course take a lot of hard work and attention to detail to ensure everyone settles in quickly and, most importantly, happily.
I am delighted with my new staff appointments and am in no doubt that they will each make a very positive impact on the school. We are now blessed to have a Compliance Officer which has immediately taken away the strain that was being imposed on several members of the Senior Leadership Team. I am thankful that they can now concentrate on their teaching, marketing, financial management and numerous other skill sets. The school is bound to be in an even better place as a result.
It was wonderful to return from our holiday breaks to find that our grounds and games pitches had returned to their former glory. It could be argued that the whole site is looking better than ever which is really saying something. All that grass looked as if it had died during the very hot summer has returned brilliantly and the surrounds of our new Sports Centre will soon be looking quite superb once the shrubs and flower beds are completed.
It promises to be a busy but very exacting year ahead.