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Headteacher's Blog 28th February 2020

Welcome back after a very stormy half term, unfortunately the weather doesn’t seem to have improved but this hasn’t hampered the hard work going on at school.  This has been a good week with students showing great engagement in lessons and despite the weather very few behaviour incidents.  Students and teachers have really hit the road running with great enthusiasm and purpose. 

Year 11 had that all-important Parents’ Evening last night.  Attendance was impressive and parents were clearly hanging on to every word of feedback from teachers as to how their child was performing in this most vital run up to the exams.  Revision techniques and expectations were discussed as well as looking forward to options for the Sixth Form and beyond.  This is a very dedicated Year 11 and with the strong leadership and direction of Mr Mitchell and Mrs Ashton, I am sure they will deliver some outstanding results in the summer.

Our Year 9 Sports Leaders helped to deliver the Year 3/4 Indoor Athletics competition at the Life Centre on Wednesday.  They were amazing and an absolute credit to the school.  They behaved impeccably and maturely organised the event whilst helping the younger students to participate in the various activities.  Our Leadership Academy is developing nicely and supporting events like this really helps our students shine and grow as young individuals.  I am incredibly proud of them.

Mrs Law and Mr Goodman have been overwhelmed with the record number of girls who have been attending Rugby recently.  This is very much a priority at school at the moment and the team are hard at work training to prepare for their first under 13s festival on 11th March at Ivybridge RFC. 

Congratulations to our under 12s girls Football Team who won 7-0 on Tuesday.  This was a fantastic team performance in their first competitive game.  The girls are set to follow in the successful footsteps of our Year 8 girls who won their league and the Year 9s who remain champions. Sport really is one of the strengths at Lipson and I am sure that with the continued passion and dedication from our hardworking P.E. department, this will go from strength to strength with even more headlines!

Have a lovely weekend.


Martin Brook, Headteacher