Welcome to the first Headteacher update of 2020. Happy New Year to everyone and I hope that you had a good Christmas break.
Although we’ve only been back a week much has been happening as always. I did not get time to write about some of things that happened in the last week of term. During this week, we had the end of term rewards trip which saw many students ice-skating in Plymouth. This was very much enjoyed by all, including the staff who attended! Thank you to Mrs Wood for organising this.
We also had our end of term Christmas dinner, with all students eating together in tutor groups. This was a fantastic way to end the week and thank you to the catering staff who served over 600 Christmas dinners!
I was impressed to see an article in the Plymouth Herald which recognised ‘Plymouth’s most legendary teachers.’ This was an article where past students nominated their favourite teachers. I was pleased to see that 4 staff members, past and present, were nominated from All Saints. Well done to all. You can read the article here: https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/plymouth-news/plymouths-most-legendary-teachers-nominated-3702520
The Greenpower team, which sees students meeting every Tuesday afterschool building a go kart, are well into their work. They are making good progress with building and there will be more details to follow soon. Well done all.
Mr Keegan and Mrs Jarwood have been busy working on careers over the past term. The PSHE day next week sees Year 10 working on a careers and employability day. This will see students working with employers from all different professions on what it means to work in different industries. There is also a Careers Fair on 27 January for Year 11 students. This is an opportunity to meet with a very wide range of employers, apprenticeship and training providers and local further education colleges. We hope that all students will make the most of this opportunity and are confident that all students will find options that interest them. Parents are invited too and a letter will be coming out soon with more details on this. This will be the first Careers Fair that has been hosted at All Saints and I am very much looking forward to it.
Finally, we are beginning to look at student leadership opportunities within our House system. Already we have identified our student prefects and Head Boy and Head Girl and their deputies for Drake House. The other Houses are nominating theirs soon and then we will look at nominating the whole school Head Boy and Head Girl from Year 10.
Until next week,