All Saints Newsletter Easter 2017

#4 Easter 2017 Message from the Headteacher Well here we are at the end of another term. One which has been particularly challenging for us as a school. The hardest thing for us to swallow this term was that Ofsted found us as Requiring Improvement, and whilst everyone knows that all schools always require improvements here and there, I think we all felt that this was a particularly harsh judgement, but we are determined to bounce back from this and the best response to Ofsted’s judgement will be our future success. Our current Year 11 will be an important part of that comeback. When they go on to secure great results this summer it will signal to everyone that this really is the good school we know it to be. But, those results won’t just happen, Year 11 will have to work incredibly hard between now and the exams to secure those great results. So Year 11: don’t waste the opportunities that are there: in lesson time, revision classes, Saturday revision sessions and please make sure that you do plenty of revision over Easter. This has also been a great term for All Saints in so many ways: from food to football, from theatre to Cornwall we really have been out-there All Saints School hosted the Rotary led Technology Challenge with all local secondary schools involved Technology Challengers from Years 9 and 10 this term. 40 pupils have passed their Institute of Environmental Health Officers Certificate; amongst other sporting triumphs our Year 11 footballers got to the semi-final of the area cup and our Year 9s to the final (football not being traditionally our strongest hand); the English department, along with Drama, went to the theatre to see ‘An Inspector Calls’ in London and ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’ in Southampton – we received compliments in that the behaviour was exemplary on both visits. We have large numbers of Year 7 and 8s attending book club, we have had outside visitors giving demonstrations of how to cook Thai food and pizza and then there’s our amazing triumphs in the STEM competitions – both the Rotary Club competition held here and the competition hosted by Atlas Elektronik (which you may have read about in The Echo) both of which we won! But at All Saints we realise that it’s not all about us – and once again we have proved that through the money that we’ve raised for charity – Crisis in Africa, our ex-pupil Sean (who we think of at this time) and for Brain Tumour Research. To reiterate: in some ways a challenging term, but in others a term in which we’ve already started bouncing back. It was perhaps fitting that a class were making rubber balls in Science this week.