Headteacher’s Blog 22/12/2021

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  Head Teachers’ Blog – 22nd December As is so often the case, I can’t quite believe that we are at the end of term already. I included a lot of updates in the Blog which went out on Friday, but I wanted to take this opportunity to say a few words about colleagues who have […]

Headteacher’s Blog 17/12/2021

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  Head Teachers’ Blog – 17th December Everyone definitely is talking about Jamie! There has been such a buzz in school and more widely about this year’s production and rightly so. The students did an incredible job, putting on a really great production of a great musical. I found myself forgetting that I was at […]

Headteacher’s Blog 26/11/2021

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  As we head toward December, we have a few of those milestone events that are and have been for many years an important part of our community life. First of all, we are just over a week away from opening night of “Everyone’s Talking About Jamie”. The school production is always a highlight and we […]

Headteacher’s Blog 12/11/2021

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  I am writing this Blog on Thursday, having just had our gathering on the yard at 11am to join the national act of remembrance. This is the first time we have all gathered as a whole school this way but I think it may be the start of a new tradition. As I approached […]

Headteacher’s Blog 22/10/2021

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  Last week I was fortunate to join the conference of head teachers from our Sheffield Catholic schools. At the conference, we were led by an inspirational woman, Sr Judith, who is the director of a Catholic organization that supports formation of leaders in Catholic schools. She shared with us a poem that I found […]

Headteacher’s Blog 08/10/2021

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  I was so happy to see students competing and supporting one another at Sports Day last week. I have always loved the way that students give their best for their house, whether they are a talented athlete or whether it is not their strength. It is also great to see and hear the students […]

Headteacher’s Blog 24/09/2021

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  This week we had our Y6 Open Evening and it was so good to be able to do it ‘live’ again. I was delighted with the large numbers of students who volunteered to stay back after school to help as guides and to work with teachers talking about study of different subjects. I and […]

Headteacher’s Blog 10/09/2021

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  It has been great to see students back in school this week. I have particularly enjoyed being out on duty at break and lunch time where there has been a lovely atmosphere of young people enjoying being together. The sunshine helped too! In form time over the first few days, we have been reminding […]

Headteacher’s Blog 02/09/2021

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  Welcome back to the start of the new school year. Over the last two days staff have been busy with lots of training and preparation work, ready for the term ahead. Part of the focus of this work has been the response to the impact of Covid restrictions on our students. Key priorities for […]

Headteacher’s Blog 16/07/2021

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  Headteacher’s Blog 16th July 2021 Here we are at the last day of the summer term after another extraordinary and challenging year. I would like to thank all parents and members of the wider community linked to Notre Dame for your support, spoken and unspoken, of the way that staff in school have responded […]