Message from Mrs O’Neill

News from Mrs O'Neill

We have had another busy week in school.  The Year 11 pupils have been able to experience what life is like in A6 this week and it has been lovely to see so many of them return after what has been a very prolongued period of assessments.  They have taken part in lessons and some great ‘Covid safe’ (!) team building activities. 

I am happy to announce that all of the teacher assessed grades have now been submitted to the relevant exam boards and we await further instruction from them over the coming weeks.  Year 10 and Year 12 have also been taking assessments.  This is an exciting time of year for Y12 students when they start to think about plans post 18 and start to look at universities and apprenticeships. 

You will no doubt be aware that Cheshire East was this week defined as an ’emergency support’ area because of the prevalence of the ‘Delta’ variant of Covid 19.  We are aiming to operate as fully as possible in respect of school life, whilst obviously following all of our safety and mitigation plans.  Your support in helping to keep school fully functioning is fully appreciated. For example, the return to full mask wearing, well in advance of this week’s announcement about being an ’emergency support area’, was a seamless transition for the students and this is down to the support that you offer.  Next week we will have our Y6 transition days and as we go to press are still aiming to host them in school.  I know that some schools have decided not to have them, but we feel that we can conduct them in as Covid safe a manner as possible.  Please do continue to take part in the lateral flow tests and if your child is feeling ill with Covid symptoms, book a PCR test.

It has been lovely to meet up with students to talk about their out of school successes.  We have many talented students who are hiding their light under a bushel.  Please do continue to share with me their achievements. 

We do have a lot of exciting events still ahead so that we can end the academic year on a high.  Miss Taylor is currently finalising arrangements for a different type of Spirit week and Y10 have a Careers Focus Day to look forward to. 

There was a lot of excitement around school today about the England vs Scotland football game.  I did try to engage my A level German class in some pre-match analysis, but they seemed a little reluctant. Maybe their interest will increase as the tournament progresses and by the final they will be fully fledged pundits. I am sure that many of you have some exciting plans to watch the game.  Wherever you are watching (if you are watching) stay Covid safe. 

As always, thank you for your continued support and have a lovely weekend.

“If you are not constantly improving and learning, then you are going to be stuck and not progress.” (Gareth Southgate)

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