Pastoral support and wider student care
9 June 2016
With three months to go until we welcome our students through the door, my thoughts have turned significantly to both the practicalities of opening a school and how it will feel for our students in the first few months.
Curriculum and staffing
9 May 2016
Jenny Trapp, recently appointed as our Deputy Principal, 'takes over' the Principal's blog for this edition and writes about our curriculum and staffing.
29 February 2016
I walked around the site a couple of weeks ago and couldn't wipe the smile off my face. It's one thing looking at plans and quite another to see it happening in real life.
1 February 2016
As we embark on a process of recruiting staff for the first year, I wanted to stop and reflect on what's important in our recruitment process, the staff we aim to appoint and how we differ from most schools and colleges.
28 October 2015
In my many conversations with families over the last few months, one theme which stands out is them trying to understand the routes open to their children to gain meaningful qualifications and set themselves up for a career.
Young women in engineering
12 October 2015
A discussion I’m having frequently at the moment is about the key challenge for engineering and manufacturing businesses in recruiting women and the need to inspire girls to start off in STEM careers.
10 August 2015
It's results day - how useful are GCSEs in measuring our success as schools? Surely the primary objective for education is preparing young people for the rest of their lives, including ensuring that they are ready to thrive in work.