Headteacher's Blog 11-09-2020

Head Teachers Blog September 2020

 

Welcome to the first Head teacher’s blog of the school year. I hope everyone had a very restful and enjoyable summer break. What a busy first couple of weeks back!

The start of the year always brings with it some new faces on the staff team, so I would also like to extend a warm welcome to our newest additions!

Over the summer break we have undergone a programme of considerable refurbishment. A number of classrooms have been refurbished and modernised with brand new touch displays, creating new exciting spaces to work in.

We welcomed our wonderful new Year 7 pupils last Wednesday morning, and despite the current circumstances, they have made an excellent start to life at Golborne High School. They arrived smartly dressed, smiling and very excited, if a little nervous, about their very first day in High School. However, after a very short amount of time any fears that the Year 7 pupils may have felt were soon allayed and they were moving around school like they had been there for years! This week has seen the Year 7s make new friends, learn lots of new things and become fully fledged members of the Golborne Family.

Over the summer holidays our Year 7 pupils completed their ‘Transition to High School’ booklets. They had to complete a piece of work for every subject area which would prepare them for the first lesson in each subject. Myself and the Heads of Houses have been incredibly impressed by the standard of work produced and the amount of effort that has been displayed across the whole of Year 7.

This week, the Heads of Houses have had the almost impossible task of selecting the best booklets from each of their houses. The winning categories were for; Most Accurate, Most Detailed, Best Presented and Great Effort.

Yesterday, I met with the nominated pupils to present them with a certificate of excellent achievement. I am delighted with the amount of students that made such an exceptional effort. Well done Year 7!

Our Wetland restoration project is now in full swing. Over the summer holidays, a team of specialists spent time surveying the land and digging out four main pond areas with the ultimate aim of creating a wind populated meadowland packed with plants and wildlife.

Mr Taylor and his team are thrilled to announce that through the easyfunding donation scheme we have received a generous donation of £93 which will be directed towards buying spades, trowels and various other gardening implements for the school’s ECO group to plant new bulbs and shoots in the surrounding areas of the wetlands this autumn.

Although the last couple of weeks have been quite different to what we are used to, the staff and I are incredibly proud of the way our wonderful students have adapted. Well done everyone, the level of maturity you have displayed has been exemplary!

Finally, I would also like to mention our Twitter, Facebook and instagram pages, which are used as a vehicle to both communicate with you as parents and to celebrate the incredible talents of our pupils. If you do have any of these social media accounts, why not follow us by clicking the links below:

 

Facebook- https://bit.ly/3ip1QaS

Twitter- https://bit.ly/3hkQ8wx

Instagram- https://bit.ly/35qqYdB

 

Dates for your diary

Our virtual Open Day/Evening is scheduled to take place on the 7th October. Keep your eyes on our social media pages over the coming weeks for further information.