Headteacher's Blog

New Build

Last week we finally heard some news that means one of the hurdles holding the project up has been overcome, and the next stages can commence. One of those will be a public consultation, with a date to be confirmed, but I suspect it will be quite soon, so keep your eyes on this newsletter for information about that.

 Year 13 18+ Interviews

Senior staff spent time last week meeting and interviewing each of our Year 13 students to talk about their plans going forward, their performance in their Pre examinations and their predicted grades. We were impressed with the determination to succeed shown by many of the students, and of their focus on wanting to do well in the summer.

 Year 10 & 12 Mentoring

Miss Ferguson and Mrs Allen organised mentor training for some Year 10 and 12 students this week – the feedback was excellent and we know that these handpicked group of students will go on to make a significant impact on other students once their training has been completed.

 Year 10 Parents’ Evening

Thank you to all the parents who attended. I have received some very positive feedback from the evening, and I hope you found it useful.

 Great Finborough Primary Visit

On Tuesday at 6pm I will be talking to parents of Year 4 & 5 pupils at Great Finborough, as we continue to spread the word about why more and more parents are choosing Stowmarket High. If you live in Finborough, please spread the word!

 Museum Of East Anglian Life

Last week I and Miss Relf had a meeting with Jo Rooks from MEAL about ways in which we can work more closely with this impressive organisation. One key way is to help them promote a wonderful scheme which will be open to our younger students in which they will have the opportunity of free access to taster sessions in an amazingly wide variety of activities, over an extended period of time. MEAL are going to send through some advertising material on this, so keep a lookout for this excellent opportunity.

 Uniform Development

In response to student voice, we have been exploring the option of students being able to wear shorts in the summer months. I personally am keen for this, but I want to ensure that we have some consistency in the shorts worn, and that the cost is kept well within reach, so we are looking at some options, and once we have secured the best deal we can, we will let you know.

Have a great week

Mr Lee-Allan