Head’s Blog

17th January 2020

PSHE Day, Exam Results Day, Sparx Awards and New KOs

This has been a busy week in terms of activities at the school.  On Tuesday we had our PSHE day where we welcomed a number of external visitors to the school, to run workshops.  Most consisted of careers related education and was helpful to our students in terms of preparing for next steps.  Thank you […]

10th January 2020

Happy New Year! End of term events, GreenPower Team and much more!

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.  […]

20th December 2019

End of term trips

This week has been a busy one with various trips happening.  On Tuesday this week, 28 year 10 students went to Plymouth University to take part in a Masterclass day.  Upon arrival they were split into different groups and set to task straight away on various activities. Working their way through tasks varying in difficulty […]

13th December 2019

Student Elections and Christmas Jumper Day

As we head to the last week of term, much is still happening at the academy and we do not seem to be winding down yet!  This week, for example, we had our student parliament election at the school.  This was an opportunity students and staff to vote for student parliament representatives.  There were 4 […]

6th December 2019

PPEs, PE updates and Christmas Jumper Day!

This week our Year 11 students have been working again on their Pre-Public Examinations.  They have been preparing for these for some time.  I have been continually impressed with how hard the students have worked on these and also their commitment to afterschool revision as well, during this busy time.  Students were rewarded on Wednesday […]

29th November 2019

Mock interviews, Sparx and PSHE Day

This week has been incredibly busy with events.  We have just finished a round of job interviews with our Year 11 Motor Vehicle students. During November 2019, each of the year 11 students studying the IMI  Service and Maintenance Engineering course prepared for and sat a 30 minute mock job interview with Mark Horide an […]

22nd November 2019

More visitors and the GreenPower Project!

Despite a few days of awful weather, we have had a productive week at All Saints.  I started the week meeting Charlotte Holloway, Labour Candidate at the next general election for this constituency.  After meeting Johnny Mercer the week before, she was keen to visit also and see the work we are doing here and […]

15th November 2019

Visitors, Big Boat Build and Upcoming Events

Again we’ve had another very busy week here at All Saints. At the end of last week we welcomed Johnny Mercer into the school. He had heard about the improvements here and wanted to come and see for himself. He was pleased with what he saw and thanked staff and pupils for their hard work […]

8th November 2019

Royal Navy/RAF workshop, student numbers and performing arts

On Monday the Year 7s and 8s enjoyed a fun and interactive performance workshop provided by the Royal Navy, the RAF and BAE Systems. The workshop tackled ideas of communications and the latest technology such as how those gadgets that we all rely on really work. Students participated in some of the demonstrations and problem-solving […]

1st November 2019

Welcome Back!

Only a short update this week as we have only just started back after the half term break.  We have begun the half term setting out our expectations again to pupils on how hard work leads to success.  Our mantra of work hard, be kind is really important to everyone here at All Saints and […]