Friday, 27 March 2015

Head Master's Weekly Notes - 27th March

The School’s SIAMS inspection, the Science Department’s trip to CERN to visit the Large Hadron Collider, the Deputy Editor of New Scientist speaking to our students, two of our Sixth formers visiting the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz and the prestigious Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools’ Sevens tournament (Mr Boyd’s last hurrah) will hopefully give you a flavour of what is a typical week at Sexey’s! And this was all against the backdrop of the Whole School Photograph – a wonderful and fun occasion, London College of Music exams, numerous football and netball fixtures, Oxbridge conferences and Y13 reports. Yet the school continues to perform and function at the highest level and seeks to provide such varied and useful opportunities for our students. So as we hurtle towards the end of this busy term we stopped and paused for reflection at our annual Speech Day this afternoon where we welcomed our Guest of Honour, Ms Mariella Frostrup. Here we celebrated the success of Sexeians past and present and I was thoroughly impressed with the slick organisation (thank you Mrs Stallion), the conduct and maturity of our students, the calm composure of the Wind Band, the assured delivery by the Heads of School (Jack and Annabel) and the quality of our guest speaker, Mariella. A truly memorable occasion which highlights all that is outstanding about Sexey’s.

We say farewell to three colleagues today, Mr Vince Carroll of the Site Team , Mr Pete Prescott, our Facilities Manager, who retires after nearly ten years of loyal service to the school and Mr Allen Boyd, our Director of Sport. We wish them and their families the very best for the future and suffice to say here that they will all be missed, and greatly.

And as we congregated in the School Hall over afternoon tea, I looked around in awe at the wealth of talent that was present – students, staff and Governors and I felt very humbled and privileged to be leading such a fine school.

Wishing you all a very peaceful and Happy Easter.

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