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Headteacher's Blog - Celebrating The Coleshill Learner

Headteacher’s Blog - 17th January 2020

Celebrating The Coleshill Learner

This week we have had assemblies reminding students that the actions they take reflect the person they are.  We believe that all students should strive to be the best they can be and to develop the skills of The Coleshill Learner, as shown below.

The Coleshill Learner Wheel Media Collective

A key aspect of being a Coleshill Learner is taking an active role in ensuring our school community is a place that all of us can thrive in and enjoy. As The Wilson Block reaches completion, we have talked with students this week about respecting and valuing the facilities in school.  We should all be proud of our school environment and do all we can to keep it litter free and looking its best.

Another element of being a Coleshill Learner is being prepared.  This includes being on time for every lesson and having the right equipment.  As we start a new term can I ask you to please work with your child to ensure they are on time to school and have the correct equipment.  The roads around our school are always busy in the morning so please so leave enough time to drop off if driving, or encourage your child to get an earlier bus if they are finding their current one is making them late.  We will be imposing increased levels of sanctions in the coming weeks if students are late to school or lessons, as good attendance and punctuality are the bedrocks of all forms of education and work.

As we continue to work on The Coleshill Learner with our students, there are a range of rewards being given out. I was particularly proud to attend the Year 11 annual awards evening at The Town Hall on Tuesday evening.  This is a prestigious event in which we reward Year 11 students who have been nominated by their subject teachers and also those who have been given special awards.  Congratulations to all the students who won subject awards.  In addition to these awards we were delighted Adam Richardson, Mayor of Coleshill, was able to present Amy with the Wilson Award for her outstanding effort and determination to succeed in Year 11 and Zac with a Special Recognition Award for his resilience and progress.  Ashleigh won my Headteacher Award for her outstanding approach to lessons and study leading to academic excellence; she is a true Coleshill Learner!

In Year 7 we had a number of students this week achieve their Bronze and Silver certificates for completing extra-curricular activities.  These students are well on the way to being Coleshill Learners.

As ever, the week has been full of magic moments.  I have just watched a sensational dance performance from two Year 10 girls. Year 9 have been enjoying reading ‘Lord of The Flies’ with their English teachers. Year 7 have been loving their French lessons and spoke very positively in a student voice session yesterday. In a Year 7 drama lesson yesterday I was amazed by the knowledge of the students about Commedia del Arte, something we used to do in Year 9!  Sixth Form students have been mentoring and teaching Year 11 students in maths and science.  Yesterday I watched a mix of Year 10 and Year 8 students leading an event for primary school children in our Leisure Centre with fantastic leadership skills.

Our students are amazing. Let’s work together to ensure that each and every one of them can develop the skills of The Coleshill Learner, so we can celebrate their success in the future.

 Awards 21  Awards 20

Year 11 Awards Evening

Sports Leadership Academy Students

 Awards 19  Leaders

Year 7 receiveing their Bronze and Silver Children’s University Certificates