Headteacher’s Blog – 2nd July 2021

Friday 2nd July, 2021

It has been a busy couple of weeks at school as we enter the final weeks of the academic year. I have picked out some of the key moments, but please do go and have a look at our Twitter and Facebook pages to see all the brilliant things that are going on in the school.

Thank Team Coleshill Day

I have to start with thanking the staff, who have been incredible throughout this year and made sure that the students have had the best we can give them, whether teaching online, giving pastoral support or enthusing and engaging our students in the classroom.  Last Friday was a national day of thanks for all school staff and I am sure you will join me in praising our fabulous staff for all of their efforts.

Goodbye and good luck to Year 11

It was wonderful to welcome Year 11 back to school last Friday and celebrate with them in their Leavers’ Assembly.  Speeches, student awards and those photos! A final treat waited for the students as they enjoyed a free ice cream from the ice cream van.  We wish all our Year 11s the very best and look forward to welcoming many of them back to Sixth Form. To those who are moving on remember Coleshill School will always be your school.

Sixth Form Post 18 Options Event

Our new Year 12 students enjoyed two days of events, with both face-to-face speakers and live virtual presentations. Students heard about university life and the application process.  There were also presentations about other options such as apprenticeships.  The event ended with students learning about personal resilience and even how to coach their parents! So watch out…

Inter House sports

This year we will not be having a full Sports Day as we would normally, with the whole school out cheering on the competitors. Instead, we are having a series of Inter House sporting competitions in PE lessons

Year 7s inter tutor football competition kicked off with Miss Tongue’s tutor group winning both A & B games. Miss Hodkinson’s tutor put up a good fight however they were narrowly edged out of the game losing 1-0 in the A tournament and 2-1 in the B tournament

There will now be softball and rounders competitions before the big finals in the final week.  Good luck everyone!

Young Writers Competition

Our Year 7 students wrote some wonderful stories in the ‘Unsolved Mysteries’ competition and celebrated with well earned certificates.

Football Activators!

Our Year 9 sports leaders had a fantastic afternoon with Natalie Haigh, Aston Villa defender!  This is part of our work with the Youth Sport Trust and the FA in developing girls football. Natalie was very complimentary of our girls and we look forward to seeing the further development of girls football at our school.

I hope you have a good weekend.

Ian Smith-Childs