Jul 19

July Blog

Another academic year has flown by, and as we ready ourselves for the long summer holidays (and hopefully some more of the sunshine we have already seen) we will be saying farewell to some much loved colleagues. Dianne James retires from teaching this summer having spent the last eleven years at this wonderful school. Bewdley was also where she spent her first year as a teacher, so her career as a teacher has come full circle in the intervening years.

Dianne has been an inspirational Geography teacher and an incredible Head of Year. Every child in her year group knows that...

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Jun 7

June Blog

We are well into GCSE and A Level exams and the inevitable hot weather that accompanies them, with students revising in a focussed and thoughtful way to achieve the best possible outcomes. As a school we have worked hard to construct a comprehensive programme of support for students to ensure the best possible exam preparation. Those of us who have been senior leaders in other schools have been surprised at the small but significant number of parents who have not been supportive of these arrangements, and I make a personal appeal for the support of all parents in the future....

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May 15

May News


Unknown My first job in this blog is to offer my profound thanks to Louisa Coleman and Melbryn Kruft-Welton for being our first ever Young Mayor and Deputy, adding my thanks to Bewdley Town Council for being sufficiently progressive to create this opportunity. I am also delighted to congratulate Star Powell and Erin Boddice, for becoming our second Young Mayor and Deputy respectively, at the Town Council ‘Mayor Making’ Meeting on Friday last, 11th May. I am confident that they will both do a wonderful job, as did their predecessors.   I often say a little about recent...

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Mar 26

March Blog

With winter weather behind us (hopefully!) and the Year 9 options process complete, we now look forward to the summer term and longer nights. Year 9 will begin their options lessons after Easter with minimal impact on the rest of the school's timetable.  Year 11 and Year 13 will have a busy Easter of exam preparation and I would like to repeat the advice given by Elevate Education to Year 11. Revise by following a normal working week and ensure that any revision plan or schedule includes proper relaxation with the things that students enjoy. Only with this balance will...

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Feb 28

Connecting Classrooms Conference - Jordan

With the winter weather upon us again there are few things I would like to share with you.

We are in the midst of options choices for Year 9 which may cause a postponement of our options evening on 1st March. Our reserve date is Tuesday 6th March.

The options process is a critical point in every child’s school life, and we have made some significant changes which we will explain on the evening. My first slide will be a quote from one of my favourite international education speakers:

“The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn't need to be reformed -- it...

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