Principal’s Weekly Update for Parents / Carers

Monday 9 October
Learning Cycle 1, Week 6

This week, I want to talk about celebrating achievement in the community, which started last Wednesday with the Sports Breakfast. Mrs. Britton did a fantastic job organising this event for parents and students, in order to recognise sporting excellence over the year. There were awards given for netball, rugby, football and cricket, as well as the presentation of the prestigious sports colours ties. The breakfast celebration was well attended by you – the proud parents and grandparents.



On Thursday, we celebrated achievement with our annual Awards Evening on the Grand Pier in Weston. I was delighted to see so many of our ex-Year 11 students return to receive awards. Judge David Ticehurst gave a really motivational talk and the student leadership team did a great job compering the evening. As always, Naomi Blower and Steph Buttery did us proud with some solo performances. I was particularly delighted to see Huw Pearce receive three awards – his examination results in August put him as one of the highest achieving students nationally. For those of you who don’t know, Huw got three Grade 9s and 7 A*s – we are very PROUD of all our students.


Friday afternoon is my regular “Student of the Week” slot. At the moment, we are rewarding students for the highest number of achievement points in each year group. However, this week, we rewarded some students (see below) for contribution to the community. A member of the public e-mailed me direct to say how a group of WCSA students had cleared up some spilled charity bags. On being given £10 as a reward, they would not take the money, and returned it back through the letterbox. As I said to the students on Friday, I am really proud of them – this is exactly the sort of behaviour and attitude we want from our students.


Finally, Saturday saw our community breakfast for our Year 6 students still making up their minds where to come to secondary school. It was also Steve Spofford’s final fling as Restaurant Manager, as he has now left us for pastures new. The morning was a great success with a “School of Rock” rehearsal in the auditorium. Once again, we were able to showcase our fantastic music achievements. The Year 9 student leadership team were a great help clearing up plates and trays. All in all, it was a very successful morning.

It just falls to me to thank you for in the community for celebrating success with us this week. I am lucky that there are so many things to celebrate here at WCSA. To catch up with even more “good news” stories, take a look at Facebook and Twitter. And, if you have a story or have witnessed some great things from our students, please do let me know (as many of you already do).

Please also remember we have the October break starting on Friday 13th. This is a two-week break and we return to school on Monday, October 30th.

Miss Scott