As I write this latest update it is hard to believe that we have already completed 9 school weeks of the year. As you will see from the latest newsletter our young people have been incredibly busy both in and out of lessons. It always amazes me just how impressive and confident our young people are, whether it is on the sports field, in speaking competitions, supporting local fundraising events or being simply brilliant in their lessons.
The results from the summer outcomes are now in the public domain and you can find these on the government compare schools page. You will see significant progress that the St Helena School community made last year across all key measures. However, we must continue to strive to be better and provide our students with the most secure platform to build future success. School improvement is a journey, and St Helena School is firmly on that journey with a clear direction and focus for the next phase ahead, I look forward to sharing our future success with you.
The half term ahead is again full of events and activities. Our Year 11 cohort will venture into their Pre Public Examination period. These provide students with a realistic examination experience and we will support the young people through this period. A timetable of exams will be made available later in November. Year 9 students will continue with their SMSC curriculum offer and experience a Road Safety Show later this month. St Helena School are proud to host the Sigma Trust Debating competition, this will give our young people an opportunity to speak passionately about a theme of their choice. All students will have the opportunity to take part in our Remembrance Poppy Project, a project that is run by the chaplaincy service, providing our students and staff the time to reflect and remember those we have lost.
The build up to the festive period is always a joyful time to be surrounded by our young people, their excitement and enthusiasm for the festive events is tangible. Once again we will be holding a Christmas Concert to showcase our wonderful musicians, this event will be held on Tuesday 10 December.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for supporting the vision of St Helena School, as we continue to make significant progress I will look forward to updating you.