Dear Parents and Carers

 

Welcome to a short informal round up of the week – our first full week back after the Christmas Break and it has certainly been a busy one!

 

“All Saints Way”

Last week I spoke with all pupils about “The All Saints Way” and what this means for 2023.

Ours is a school with a long and rich history and heritage that I wish to ensure is maintained and preserved for generations to come. As much as bringing about exam success, schools must develop quality of character in their young people and help them become rounded, respectful and courteous future citizens.

To this end, we have introduced an updated version of “The All Saints Way” that sets out our expectations in this regard. It is shown below and sets out 7 specific ways that pupils can achieve this. A letter will follow next week but you can see the details by clicking here.

I would be grateful for you talking this through with your child and helping them achieve this.

 

Iceland Visit Return

I would like to thank all of the pupils who attended the Iceland trip for their engagement with the visit and to say I hope that they enjoyed it. Certainly the pictures that were shared on our Twitter feed gave some sense of the awe and wonder of the visit to the Land of Ice and Fire and I am sure that those on the visit will have had an incredible experience.

Thank you to Mr Sadler and all of the staff for your work in organising what has been a wonderful visit.

 

PE at All Saints this week

There have been a couple of key fixtures this week in a Year 7 Girls Football Tournament and also a Year 8 Boys Basketball Game vs. Atlantic.

Thank you to Mrs Dewey for making an immediate contribution to the PE Department over the last couple of weeks and in particular for taking the Girls Tournament. We finished 4th overall but remained unbeaten! Well done, girls, for your hard work and resilience in some pretty tough conditions!

The Year 8 Boys Basketball game was taken by Mr Hyde who oversaw a nail-biting game. Our opponents had a three pointer late in the game and a chance to seal it, but we just got the final point and ended up winning at 25-24.

 

Year 9 Options Marketplace

Well done Year 9 for taking part in the Options Marketplace this week. More details will follow early next week with videos from our Curriculum Leaders early next week for pupils and parents. Mr Osborn will lead on this piece of work. Please contact him at [email protected] if you have any questions at all.

 

Next week and beyond:

 

Finally

Thank you as ever for your support – pupils have returned very positively from the Christmas break with uniform looking good and a great attitude. They are really living out our vision to Act Wisely, Build Community and Help Others. Thank you!

 

John Cornish

Principal