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Principal's Blog 3rd May 2019

As I come to the end of my second full week at Lipson I would like to share with you some of my early experiences here. I have been given a very warm welcome by the students and the staff and am very grateful for that fact. Next week will provide me with the opportunity to meet with many of our parents for the first time as we run a series of meetings explaining how things are going to look at Lipson in the near future. I already feel very positive about the school and am looking forward to working with some of the great people that we have here. As I have said before, I see my role as doing everything I can to allow teachers to teach to the very best of their ability so that the students can learn to the very best of theirs. I want Lipson to be a school where the students and staff enjoy being because of the experiences that they are getting. I also feel a duty to preserve the very best of what Lipson already does well whilst at the same time making the small changes needed to make things even better. What has really struck me in the short time that I have been here is how proud so many of our staff and students are of their school and this gives us a great platform from which to build.

I’d like to share some of the enrichment activities that have happened since I have been at Lipson.  Whilst most of us were off resting and recharging our batteries at Easter, three of our wonderful Gold DofE students were busy completing their practice expedition in the Brecon Beacons. Hayley Kelly, Charly Beeson and Sammi Demuth all set off with high levels of excitement and maybe some nerves. Conditions were good for most of the expedition and students navigated themselves extremely well to each check point. Thank you to Dynamic Adventure for coordinating the expedition, the next step is to now prepare for the assessment expedition which will be in May half term in Switzerland. This is a fantastic opportunity and one which I am sure they are going to remember for a long time. Thank you to Miss Geraghty for co-ordinating this.

There have also been a number of sporting successes to mention, Year 8 girls Rounders won two out of three games last night, beating Eggbuckland and SJH whilst narrowly losing to Notre Dame. This was a fantastic team effort and the girls were great representatives of the school. Well done girls. 

Thank you to those of you who have already offered me their support and I am really looking forward to meeting with and talking to many more of you in the coming weeks and months.


Mr Brook

Interim Principal