Wednesday, 27 May 2015

I cannot believe that we have reached the end of another half term.  It seems to be that the academic year is disappearing.

As you will be aware this week marked the end of Year 11’s compulsory education.  They have worked incredibly hard and I hope that they continue to do so to ensure that they achieve the best results they possibly can.  It was great to reflect with them on some of the great times that they have had in the school.

As you may be aware we have started an eCadets group in the school.  This group of learners are responsible for working with staff in the school on ensuring eSafety and the responsible use of ICT in the school.  This is something we are very concerned about and keen to ensure all learners are familiar with.  We had some great news this week in hearing that we have come third in the Senior eCadets Challenge.
Our afterschool programme Engage @ Emrys also continues to go from strength to strength.  We have learners joining in our activities from the local primary schools and this has been great to see.   This week the focus was on the Code@Emrys Club.   We have also started our work on the school production with the Primary Schools.  This makes our production a real community event of which we can all be proud.


Next term we will be focussing on Prepare to Learn as our theme.  This will make sure that all learners make maximum use of the learning on offer in each and every lesson.  This means learners will turn up for school dressed to learn in the right uniform, with the right equipment and with a positive learning attitude.  We will be sharing more about this in the coming weeks.


Sunday, 10 May 2015

It has been a couple of weeks since my last blog.  I will take this opportunity to update you on a few things that have been going on.

Last week saw the start of the GCSE examinations with the Welsh Short Course paper.  The way learners responded to this was great and it seemed that many learners were putting their all into making sure they get the best result possible.  I look forward to seeing this continue over the coming weeks.

As you will know from my previous blogs the school is determined to ensure that learners develop excellent Literacy and Numeracy skills.  Some learners this week participated in a challenging series of Literacy and Numeracy events supported by @RGC1404.  Learners had a fantastic time and really did develop their Literacy and Numeracy skills as well as having a great time.

As many of you will be aware there was a Parents Evening for Year Seven.  It was good to hear how well the year group are doing and how much progress they are making.  This parents evening also had one of the highest levels of attendance from parents.  Together we can ‘Dare to Achieve’ and make a difference for each child.