Headteacher’s Blog December 2019

We are now over half way through this long, busy half term with many events already having taken place and many more arranged for the coming three weeks.  The last week in November saw us host our Annual Presentation Evening when we welcomed back the 2018-19 Year 11 to present them with Subject and Special Awards – it was a delightful evening, catching up with ex-students and finding out what exciting opportunities they are now involved in.

We also held our Egg Heads Competition recently with ‘most able’ Year 5 pupils from local primary schools competing against each other.  The final stage saw the winner of the primary schools section, Northfold Primary School (for the second year running!), challenge the FHS Eggheads in a quick fire, general knowledge round.  This was an enjoyable, although slightly tense, event with all learners involved demonstrating their broad knowledge.

Looking forward to the next few weeks, we shall see the re-launch of the Year 7 ‘Memory for Learning Project’.  This follows on from last year’s very successful programme which culminates in House Competitions with Mastermind style events.  The Performing Arts Department are arranging a Years 7 and 8 Christmas Disco to take place on Thursday 12 December, 6pm – 8pm – tickets cost £3 each and can be purchased beforehand from the Main School Office, refreshments will be available on the night, along with a Photobooth!  Year 10 are taking the lead on this year’s Christmas Fayre, which will take place at lunchtime on Wednesday 18 December with many stalls and activities – students may need to bring a small amount of money with them on that day to purchase items and/or take part in the games being organised.

Year 11 will have three half terms remaining at FHS before their formal GCSE exams commence.  Wednesday 11 December is a very important date for these students, with all parents meeting staff at their child’s Parents’ Evening.  This evening, running from 5pm – 7pm, is an opportunity for updates on progress to be shared and what students need to do to ensure they achieve their ‘personal best’ in the summer 2020 exams.  Year 11 parents are asked to contact the Year Team if they are unable to attend this event so alternative meetings can be arranged.        

The last day of term, Friday 20 December, school will close at 12.30 pm.  Students are permitted to wear Christmas Jumpers on that day, at a cost of £1 each.  All monies raised will be going to ‘Save the Children’.  School re-opens on Monday 6 January.  Could I remind parents that students should return in full school uniform, which includes sensible black shoes (not trainers) along with no piercings or excessive hair styles.   I would like to thank you for your continued support for the school throughout 2019, I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and would like to wish all our Fleetwood High School families every success for 2020.