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Headmaster’s Letter 19th November

Posted on 26th November 2021

Dear Parent,

Children in Need day

How wonderful to see so many students dressing up today to support Children in Need. We ‘did’ Children in Need last year despite the restrictions, but this year, all the students were able to see one another. At lunchtime, our Sixth Form ran a fair and we had a fancy-dress competition. I’ll upload some of the photos onto our Twitter account over the next few days.

Regional final

Congratulations to our U16 netball team, were runners up in the regional final at Stamford School last Saturday. Here’s a report on the day’s events from Katie West and Niamh Noble:

On Saturday 13th November, the U16 netball team went to compete at the county tournament in Stamford. The team consisted of 9 players: Charlotte West, Molly Teague, Lucy Harper-Smith, Katie West, Maisy Watmough, Mollie Swinscoe, Niamh Noble, Freya Warne and Sienna Osborne. We were coming back to this tournament as defending champions. Our team had previously won the U14 county tournament two years ago.

All the schools were split into 2 divisions, us being in a division with Branston, Tollbar, Stamford and Boston. We began warming up as a squad then we proceeded to play our first match against Branston and after a close first half, 4-4, we ended up winning 13-8. Our next match was against Tolbar, and with an impressive lead at half time we felt we could relax a little and slow down our game, we won 12-3. We proceeded to play the third match against Stamford and by this time we had really found our form, we won 16-10. Our final game in our division was against Boston and we won 17-10. Delighted we headed into the semi-finals as winners of our group. In the semi-final we played against Bourne Grammar and after a steady start we comfortably won 14-9. At this point we had been ensured a place in the regional tournament, so we headed into the final against QEGS Horncastle. We unfortunately lost 17-9, however we claimed second place with our heads held high.

Players’ player and Manager’s player: Katie West.

Huge thanks to Mrs Ellerby and Miss Barratt for taking us to the tournament and showing nothing but pride in the team. The regional tournament takes place on 29th January which we will be attending with the same team.

House music

Even though we did not have the public performances this year, it was wonderful nevertheless to have the House Music Competition back and to be treated to so many uplifting performances in the different vocal and instrumental categories. Many thanks to our performers, Technical Crew, House Performing Arts captains and Heads of House and to Mrs Thompson, Miss Thomas and Mr. Robinson for all their hard work. The results were as follows for both competitions,

Rawlinson 1st

Hansard 2nd

Ayscough 3rd

 

ESU Churchill Public Speaking Competition

Well done to our Year 11 ESU Churchill Public Speaking Team who won their competition Heat on Monday night and were the winners against Lincoln Minster School. They will now go through to the Area final. The Team was Jack Attridge, (speaker), Megan Allison, (questioner) and Lara Baugh (chairperson). It was an excellent performance reflecting their research, commitment and careful preparation.

 

Careers opportunities

For anyone considering a career as a mental health professional, the Aspiring Mental Health Programme is back! The next session is on: 26th January 2022 from 5.30pm to 8pm. This evening programme will be run virtually on Microsoft Teams. It is available to students aged 15-18 living or educated in Lincolnshire. This programme will host various professionals in a wide range of careers within the Mental Health sector, offering students advice and guidance as well as an insight into their profession. To find out more and book please visit the below link:

www.lincstalentacademy.org.uk/event/aspiring-mental-health-careers-event-january-2022-for-students-age-15-to-18-years/

Springpod have an upcoming LinkedIn Masterclass with LinkedIn experts programme. Turning a LinkedIn profile into an engaging reflection of their achievements and ambitions is an invaluable skill for students to pick up on their way to becoming highly employable.
If they know how to get the most out of the world’s biggest professional network, they’ll really accelerate their early career and set themselves apart.

The link for students to apply is here.

 

A message from Lincolnshire Community Health Services for Year 9 students:

Secondary school vaccination programmes for Men ACWY and Teenage Booster will begin in the New Year. In preparation for these please see the attached documents giving information and the request for consent form to be completed for Year 9 students.  If you have any queries/completing a consent form, please call the Community Health Services team on 01522 572950.

 

Opportunities – Student Welfare Assistant

We are looking for a new colleague to join our pastoral team. This post will significantly strengthen our pastoral offer. The successful candidate will be trained as a Designated Safeguarding Lead and will work with students and their families on a variety of pastoral and welfare issues, some of which have become more acute since the pandemic. You can find the job pack in our vacancies section. [link].

Early next week, I will also be advertising for a new lunchtime/ cover supervisor, so please look at our vacancies board.

 

I wish you all a relaxing weekend.

Yours Sincerely,

Alistair Hopkins

Headmaster