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Headteacher's Blog - 16th October 2020


It has been a challenging week, both nationally and regionally, with cases of Covid 19 rising and the introduction of the tiered response system.  I am aware that many of our families are living under increased restrictions, which will be bringing its own difficulties.  As a school we have had a relatively small number of cases; three cases from three different year groups.  I want to reassure you that all schools are facing similar challenges, this morning I was in an online meeting with school leaders from across North Warwickshire and we all shared a similar picture. We remain vigilant in school and along with our robust risk assessments, our enhanced cleaning routines and use of “masks to move”, we continue to make every effort to offer the best education we can for our young people.

At this difficult time, I wanted to take a moment to celebrate the success of our amazing school community.   Firstly, can I encourage you to take a moment to view the short films on our Virtual Open Event https://www.thecoleshillschool.org/about-us/virtual-open-event which went live yesterday to give prospective families a real flavour of our school.

Send us your child’s success stories!

Next week we will be using our new plasma screens, which are situated in the reception areas, dining room and Wilson café, to celebrate the success of our students.  We will be showing photos and videos of students who are doing fantastic things, like Briar in Year 8 whose gymnastics routine wowed us in lockdown or Lauren in Year 8 who shared her stunning art work with us.  Whether they be in school or outside of school, please send in your stories with a photo or video to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SPIRIT success!

A huge well done to those students who have achieved 100 SPIRIT points already this term!  This is a great achievement and demonstrates how hard students have worked since coming back in September. The top performers from each year group will be enjoying an afternoon film with popcorn.

Celebrating all things Creative

We may not be able to stage a Christmas production this year, but this has not stopped our creative students from demonstrating their talents.  Currently on our Twitter and Facebook pages you can watch a compilation of students, now in Year 10 and 11, sharing their music performances.  This week 38 talented Year 11 students performed in their actual GCSE Drama performance exam. I am looking forward to being on the panel on Monday for the Year 11 Dance Audition, part of our amazing GCSE Dance students’ actual exam. 

I hope you and your family have a good weekend.  Stay safe.

Ian Smith-Childs


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