Friday, 29 January 2016

Head Master's Weekly Notes - 29th January 2016

January seems to have galloped away from us (the Equestrian Team are at the NSEA Show Jumping Qualifier at Bicton Arena, Devon this weekend)  and we have also had the first exeat of the year. This week we interviewed a number of candidates for the post of Deputy Head and after a gruelling round of interviews, which included presentations, a number of panel interviews, in-tray exercises and meetings with various colleagues, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Daniel Bull to the post of Deputy Head – Teaching & Learning at Sexey’s School from April 2016.  Mr Bull takes over essentially from Mr Reddick who is now the Head at Crispin School, Street and he has some big shoes to fill.  He is currently Associate Headteacher and Head of the Humanities Faculty at Sexey’s and was educated at Aylesbury Grammar School and the University of Wales, Aberyswyth where he read Geography. He has successfully completed the NCSL Leadership Pathways and is currently studying for the NPQSL at the National College of School Leadership (NCSL). We look forward to welcoming Mr Bull and his family to his new role over the coming months and I am sure you will make them all feel very welcome.
And the dull weather (thankfully its hasn’t snowed here yet) seems to be with us for the next week at least but that hasn’t dampened the spirits here. With fine performances against a strong Dauntsey’s side in yesterday’s 1st XI football fixture and the netball teams going from strength to strength with fine performances against Milton Abbey and other schools, the weather can continue as it is! Congratulations must also go to Caitlin Carnegie who will be representing Sexey’s at the South West Schools’ Cross Country Championships next weekend.
Rehearsals for the School musical next week, Return to the Forbidden Planet, are also taking place (the set is stunning!) and I wish the cast and crew the very best this weekend as dress and technical rehearsals take place; I do urge to get your tickets; the Maths Challenge takes place next week and our Mathematicians will be also be visiting Wellington School to hear the mathematician Simon Singh speak. We also look forward to welcoming David Dein, the former vice-chairman of Arsenal Football Club and former vice-chairman of the Football Association next Thursday. The Sexeian spirit of endeavour, ambition and drive are certainly evident in and around school – long may it continue and the non-arctic weather…

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