Headteacher’s Blog – Spring is in the air!

Friday 25th March, 2022

I hope you and your families are well and enjoying the sunshine, it really does feel like spring is in the air. What an amazing couple of weeks we have had in school!  A huge thank you to all the staff and students who have made these events happen.

Comic relief

On Friday the 18th of March we participated in Comic Relief raising £1120 pound in total. The different events we organised included: an indoor football shoot out, a quiz, a glow stick rave, cake sales and a live year 11 band that played on the plaza. Additionally, we were allowed to wear our own clothes. Our main roles included handing out and collecting tickets, handing out the cakes and helping run the events as a whole.

Written by Sophie Year 11 and the Student Leadership Team


Thank you for your support in our appeal for Ukraine.  Our school community, along with all 19 schools from ATLP,  came together supporting the international response to the growing refugee crisis. The items were safely collected and delivered to the Coventry Regional Collection Hub, and have been transported directly to Poland to support the refugee effort. We will share with you the results of our appeal once they have arrived in Poland.


Congratulations to our students who completed their BTEC exams in January. They have received excellent results and over the next few weeks we look forward to their coursework being moderated and final grades awarded in August.


We held the biggest range of events ever for our National Careers Week! The week included 16 Guest speakers, a University trip, apprenticeship and industry talks along with staff bingo which involved students asking teachers about their previous jobs before teaching. It has been a great week and our students have been inspired leading to conversations on their next steps. One student commented “the talks have been inspirational and have given me an insight into the world of work. By making the right choices you can get a job you love, enjoy and be happy” – Jay Year 10


Year 11 Music students took to the plaza on Friday 18th March at lunch time to perform in front of a roaring crowd for Red Nose Day! They performed a set full of acoustic songs, duets and whole band pieces, with songs from artists including; Adele, Blink 182, Arctic Monkeys, Slipknot and Bruno Mars. They were able to showcase their talents in front of their peers for the first time since the pandemic. All students worked incredibly hard and despite some nerves, performed brilliantly as professional musicians! It won’t be the last you’ve seen (or heard) of them!


Students have been working exceptionally hard to bring you a show full of excitement, adventure and family fun. The first extravaganza post pandemic. We cannot wait for opening night next week, when our super talented actors, dancers and musicians take to the stage!

Aladdin is on at 7pm from Wed 30th March to Fri 1st April and tickets are available on Parentpay.


PE have established a Leadership Academy including 60 year 7, 8, 9 and 10 students who have expressed interest in developing their skills through sport leadership. It is our intension that these students will become integral to the workings of PE department and support the wider community and our North Solihull School Games partnership. They have got off to a flying start with 25 young people running two North Solihull Personal Best Festivals. It was fantastic to see what talented leaders we have, watch them inspire and motivate the Primary School students and work together to create a truly superb day. We are looking forward to watching all our young leaders grow and develop.


Our promotion of SPIRIT and good behaviour around school has continued over this half-term with a number of weekly events, celebrating student success.

These events have consisted of weekly ‘Queue Jump Passes’ for leading SPIRIT achievers in each tutor group, fortnightly ‘Goodie Treats’ for the Top 3 SPIRIT achievers in each year group and on Thursday and Friday last week, over 140 pupils from KS3 were rewarded with a Movie Showing, for displaying excellent Coleshill Learner attributes this academic year. Congratulations to all involved.


What a fantastic experience all round for our Coleshill Football Academy boys.

Our Post 16 football academy students enjoyed their match day experience at the Hawthorns home of West Bromwich Albion with a great win against another WBA Academy.  All of the boys displayed immense teamwork and passion in order to win this challenging encounter!  Following the excitement of winning the game, they were then given another incredible opportunity to watch West Bromwich Albion vs Fulham at The Hawthorns.

Overall, it was a positive and brilliant experience for our boys!



Year 12/ 13 Art and Photography students visited the British Art Show (BAS9) in Wolverhampton on Monday. The exhibition is one of the most significant and ambitus collections of contemporary art to be touring in England.

Students saw work covering a wide range of contemporary issues such as racism and gender identity. From the gallery students took part in a workshop and saw the Wolverhampton School of Art.

This visit will support their coursework especially the critical studies element and their making of art.

It was so good to be able to take students to see live art work again, something that the art department values and sees as an integral part of learning.

RESPECT: ‘The Same but different’ super learning week

This week Years 7 to 10 have been exploring, in more depth, elements of our British Values.  We have looked at the following topics, Mental Health and Wellbeing; LGBTQ+; gender and Tackling sexism plus Diversity and inclusion.

The students have had opportunities to discuss and understand that there are a multitude of different people, with different attitudes, lifestyles to them that make up not only part our school community but also our wider society. The students have had an opportunity to appreciate the importance of tolerance and how educating people around these issues can help un due the damage caused through ignorance. We have also looked at the value of being an inclusive society that cares and values all people.

For further advice you can give to support your child on any of these issues please see links below;


Useful tips and further links around Mental Health & Wellbeing

Kooth.com an online support service for teenagers who may be struggling to cope with their mental health

LGBTQ+ related issues

Resources for LGBT+ young people, their families and friends (thebeyouproject.co.uk)

Hope you have a good weekend and enjoy the sunshine.