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  • March / April 2022 Blog

    Published 10/05/22, by Dan Parkinson
    You will no doubt be aware from all the posts on Facebook about the wide variety of additional learning activities that allow for real depth and breadth across our curriculum for students of all ages. To talk about all of them in the blog would be a
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  • January / February 2022 Blog

    Published 01/03/22, by Dan Parkinson
    I have to admit I was rather dreading the start to the Spring term. For yet another year the spectre of COVID-19 loomed large and to make matters worse I was booked for my booster within the first two days back, and I certainly did not feel that I ha
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  • December 2021 Blog

    Published 05/01/22, by Dan Parkinson
    I am delighted that we were able to finish our term with as many of our events in place as possible, despite the rapidly increasing rate of infections. It certainly gave a vastly improved feel to the end of term, over the rather bleak end in 2020. In
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  • November 2021 Blog

    Published 14/12/21, by Dan Parkinson
    It has been a very busy half-term and I want to celebrate in this blog the fact that we have been able to do so much enrichment against the continuing backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic which, despite all best efforts by so many scientists and strateg
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  • October 2021 Blog

    Published 15/11/21, by Dan Parkinson
    We started October off with a training day for all College staff. The key focus of this training day was around the introduction to our new behaviour policy. The aim of introducing a new behaviour policy was not so much to do with changing our behavi
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  • September 2021 Blog

    Published 14/10/21, by Dan Parkinson
    September has been a glorious month with beautiful weather and a College that has been fully operational without all the COVID-19 restrictions of the previous year. We also welcomed in our new cohort of Year 7, who are proving to be a fantastic addit
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  • June / July 2021 Blog

    Published 19/07/21, by Dan Parkinson
    As we approach the end of this very challenging and unusual year, we have at least been able to enjoy some of the Crookhorn events that are so important to our College year. At the end of June, we were able to run two COVID safe Headteacher Reward
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  • May 2021 Blog

    Published 17/06/21, by Dan Parkinson
    May is traditionally a jammed-packed month as the main round of GCSE exams get into full swing for Year 11 and Year 10 Early Entry, transition for Year 6 steps up into its final phase and the rest of the College gets ready for the events planned
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  • April 2021 Blog

    Published 07/05/21, by Dan Parkinson
    It feels like Spring has finally sprung (metaphorically as the weather is still freezing outside) and we are beginning to see the College come back to life after a year of disruption, bubbles, one-way systems, and endless risk assessments. That is
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  • March 2021 Blog

    Published 19/04/21, by Dan Parkinson
    March saw the reopening of schools and Colleges following lockdown 3.0. It also saw the grim anniversary of what has been the most difficult year. What struck me most when I reflected on this time last year, was the naivety I had about what was going
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  • February 2021 Blog

    Published 04/03/21, by Dan Parkinson
    Right at the end of February, the Government laid out its road map for easing the lockdown starting of course with the return of children to schools. As a College we are delighted to be welcoming the students back and I know from the many conversa
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  • January 2021 blog

    Published 03/02/21, by Dan Parkinson
    January 2021 has not been particularly brilliant, and I know that this has got people down, who were specifically hoping that a new year would bring new hope. But as we enter this new year, we have to look at the hope. For a start we are leading t
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