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SLT Update November 24

24th November 2017


Senior Leadership Weekly Round-Up – 24 November

  • Young Carers – this week young carers met in the Pottery Studio getting creative for Christmas. They showed imagination in abundance creating gifts and decorations for family and friends.
  • We would like to say ‘break a leg’ to all our students who are taking part in shows and performances in the run up to Christmas. Lucy Alabaster was performing last week and Amie Hall will this week be taking part in a production of Oliver along with the award winning Haslingfield Little Theatre Group.  The production will take place Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week with two shows on Saturday. Tickets may still be available from
  • We presently have two support staff vacancies:

Part-Time Receptionist –            closing date for applications –Thursday 7th December 12 noon

Examinations Officer –                closing date for applications – Monday 27th November 12 noon

Click here for full details and an application form.

  • On Tuesday we had a very successful Year 8 Parents Evening. Many thanks to all parents who came – it felt like a very positive evening.
  • On Tuesday we were visited by Nicola Larkin from the IOE Confucius Institute at UCL. She was interested in how we had made such a success of introducing Mandarin teaching at MVC and spoke with myself, Mr Fan and some Yr7 and 8 students.
  • On Wednesday morning I met with partner primary Heads at one of the regular cluster meetings. Amongst the topics discussed were mental health provision for students.
  • This week I had the pleasure of perusing the artwork created by our Arts and Minds student group. The work was very inspiring and the students had clearly put in a great deal of thought and effort; congratulations to them all.
  • Inter form results from the cross country were:
  • Special mention goes to the following runners for their efforts and times:-
  • Zak Barnaby, Lestyn Hill, Madeline McCreery, Harun Arli, Daisy Adam, Gethin Rogers, Dexter Todd, Ellenor Riggs, Rosie Elliott
  • This term in student of the week in PE we are focussing on areas of My Personal Best values, and so far we have looked at resilience, responsibility and this week integrity. It has been pleasing to see so many students showing these values in lessons and around school.
  • Sporting enrichment is going well but students are reminded that if they are unable to attend the activity they signed up for that week, they should see the appropriate member of staff to be excused. Too many are just not turning up or are very late which causes issues for running the enrichment.


Enjoy your weekend,


Simon Holmes



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