Headteacher Update 1st April 2021

01/04/21

Dear Parent/Carer,

Today we break up for the Easter holiday and we return to school on Monday 19th April (that’s Week 2 by the way!). The sun has shone for us this week and let’s hope that continues over the holiday period. We have a number of Year 10 and 11 students in school over the next 2 weeks as they continue to prepare for the second set of their mini assessments. The first set is now complete and they have approached them with maturity and determination.

By the time we return the current lockdown should have been eased still further and I am sure that, like me, you will be looking forward to regaining some of the personal freedoms we have lost over the past year due to the pandemic.

A year into the pandemic we look forward to Easter with increasing hope and expectation. Holy week is the most important time of the year for Christians and it is a great sadness that as a Church Of England school we have been unable to celebrate Easter in assemblies (other than remotely).

Easter is a time of hope, light and rebirth following the period of Lent which we associate with sacrifice. We have all made huge sacrifices over the past year in every aspect of our lives; we have all had to change fundamentally the way in which we do so many things. Not all of these changes have been for the worse.

So Happy Easter to all of you. Once again Christians across the world pause for thought and give thanks for the sacrifice Jesus made for all of us; we give thanks for the love and the truth of Jesus and our school motto celebrates this love and truth.

In Caritas et Veritas,

Mike Holland