This blog has been written by Mrs Harman, our School Manager.
I’m not a winter person. I do not enjoy the short days, the grey skies, the cold, wind or rain. I yearn for the summer, long days, sunshine and hopefully warmth. I always feel that we are turning the corner when the 6 Nations rugby tournament begins. This is followed by Cheltenham, the Boat Race, the Grand National and the London Marathon. After these iconic events have taken place I think that spring has fully arrived and there is the summer to look forward to. These months also have their own unique British events to enjoy.
However others will have a different perspective on this time of year. Many of our students will be revising and preparing for the public exams which start on the 14th May, although some will have already have completed the practical aspects.
Our exams staff have been preparing for months, our valued team of 25 plus invigilators are ready to go and the school day is rearranged to accommodate the exams. This period in the school calendar in a logistical trial but the exams always run smoothly as they are so important to our students.
The following six weeks maybe stressful but with support from home and school they will all strive to achieve their very best. They will discover that their perseverance and resilience will have been worth the effort. The hours of effective revision which relies on effective learning and remembering, will pay off. They can then look forward to the long summer ahead and enjoy it before embarking on the next stage of their lives – 6th form, college, apprenticeship, university or the world of work.
We all wish our students every success and look forward to sharing and celebrating their results in August. Over the summer they can relax perhaps watching Wimbledon, travelling, or attending ‘Standon Calling’
Good luck to everyone.