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It's still Easter week, but here we are back at school and already focused and purposeful. I hope that everyone enjoyed the break and feels refreshed and ready for the Summer Term.
During the holidays the Academy was focused and purposeful with the Easter revision sessions that were very well attended and I know that students appreciated the opportunity to reinforce their understanding and focus on exam technique. I thank those staff who came in during the holidays and for this extra boost.
Some students were fortunate to go on the ski trip to Salzburger Sportswelt in Austria. I hear the snow was good quality and the blue skies and sunshine were cheering as the students enjoyed testing themselves on the slopes. I thank Messrs Bennett, Batchelor and Miss Manley for leading the trip.
Of course the Summer Term heralds the start of the summer public season and I am pleased that lots of students have told me they are now getting into their revision. Organising lists to tick off for that all-important sense of achievement and really testing themselves to ferment their learning and fix in their memories ready to apply in the exam. Imminently, the GCSE Art exams start next week.
I was busy yesterday with the Executive Headteacher Designate Mr Ball and Chair of Governors Mr Kirkup shortlisting for the Deputy Headteacher posts. Given Mr Ball will be continuing my work leading the Wessex Learning Trust and following the departure of my Deputy Mrs Marshall at the end of this year, we have decided to appoint two Deputy Headteachers with responsibility for: 1. Progress and Performance and 2. Welfare and Inclusion.
I am delighted to report we have a strong field of applicants and interviews will be taking place next week and I am confident we will make two strong appointments to continue driving forward Kings' high standards and caring learning environment.
Until next time!