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  • New SEN Code Information Sessions for parents A new Special Educational Needs Code of Practice for 0-25 year olds has now been published.  How will it affect your child?  What do you need to know?  Come ...
    Posted 2 Oct 2014 04:52 by Admin Admin
  • Radio Suffolk Interview On Thursday 25th September  Mrs Anne Marie Oaten hit the radio waves from Leiston Film Theatre, all in the cause for celebrating the Film Theatre’s centenary. The Theatre has ...
    Posted 26 Sep 2014 01:48 by Admin Admin
  • Year 7 Visit to Pipers Vale Gymnastics Centre On Wednesday 17th September the whole of year 7 visited the Gymnastics Centre. To use Olympic Apparatus and work with top coaches was fantastic.All students made great progress and ...
    Posted 25 Sep 2014 07:33 by Admin Admin
  • Gifted and Talented Kayaking On Sunday 21st September, nineteen Gifted and Talented Students in year nine spent three hours at Deben Water Sports Centre learning the basics of kayaking. For many students this was ...
    Posted 23 Sep 2014 04:51 by Admin Admin
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From The Headteacher

  • Half Term Update
    "We have had an incredibly busy and positive half term. I have been really pleased to see our students start the year with real determination.  My first assembly, all those weeks ago at the start of term, focused on the saying "If you do what you always do you get what you always get".  It has been great to see so many students and staff taking me up on my challenge and make a small personal change to move the school forwards.

    I am committed to providing opportunities for our young people.  This half term I'm proud that we have been able to offer a number of opportunities to our students.  We have had canoeing sessions, visits to the Olympic swimming pool and Pipers Vale gymnastics centre, our annual Kingswood residential trip and a day at Cambridge University for our Year 11 students.  Students have been auditioning for Hairspray so rehearsals will now be taking place regularly.  Watch out for tickets being on sale for our show.  I can guarantee it will be a great night out!

    There have been an incredible  number of sports fixtures this half term.  We have been trying to fit them all in before the nights draw in.  We have had some successes along the way.

    I wouldn't be able to offer these opportunities without my team of enthusiastic staff who organise the events and often give up their spare time to run the activities.  Thank you to them all!

    I was proud to be able to open our doors on our Open Evening at the main school and Sixth Form Centre.  Both evenings were busy and received great feedback. 

    We have held "afternoon tea" sessions which have provided parents with the opportunity to come and meet both governors and staff.  We will run these sessions next term so watch out for dates.

    I have been out to visit all our feeder primary schools and I was really pleased to see so many year 6 students taking part in our enrichment activities. 

    We now have 12 student ambassadors who will act as role models and ambassadors for the school.  Every year when I interview the students for the position, I'm always blown away by their commitment, dedication and loyalty to the school.

    I'm sure next half term will be equally as busy.  I wish you all a restful half term and thank you for your on going support.

    Emma Laflin
    Acting Headteacher
    Posted 24 Oct 2014 05:28 by Stephanie Smart
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