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Head's Blog 16th November 2018

It was an honour to attend our Year 11 Certificate Evening last night; it is wonderful to see the result of all those hours, days and years of hard work and an excellent chance to catch up with the students and find out where life has taken them since leaving us. The theme of the evening’s speeches was Dreams and Ambitions, and it was a privilege to hear from former Middlewich High School student Alex Bailey, who through hard work and resilience, has achieved outstanding outcomes in his chosen vocation.

Year 10 have the amazing opportunity to visit The Skills Show at Birmingham NEC today.  They will be able to speak to careers advisers, hear from industry leads about their specific profession and receive guidance on how to further their careers, faster.

The rest of us are ‘Getting our Spots on’ for Pudsey, as we celebrate Children in Need in the usual Middlewich fashion. There are several fundraising events taking place, such as cake sales, raffles and a quiz to guess the member of staff from the baby photo! The students have also paid £1 to come to school dressed in spots or stripes, so we should be looking at a great total this year. I am always very proud of the way our school comes together for charity events, and the difference it makes to the lives of others.

We were pleased to welcome Woodpecker Joinery UK Ltd earlier in the week, to build a new cedar Coldframe for our Gardening Club. This was the result of a grant from the North of England Horticultural Society and will really help our budding gardeners to grow a wider variety of plants. Thank you to Ms Fegan for running the club and writing the bid.

Year 7 are looking forward to their trip to Menai next week. The students have settled in so well, but this is a great bonding experience for them, and there is always a lot of fun had – we are looking forward to hearing all about it on their return. Let’s hope for good weather.

Finally, it has been with great interest that the school community has been hosting visits from potential candidates applying for the Head Teacher role. The School Governors are presently shortlisting from an exceptional number of applicants. Those successful will be invited to  spend a familiarisation day with us on  26th November, before they engage in formal interviews on the 27th/28th November. I know the Chair of Governors will let the school community know who is the new Head Teacher of Middlewich High School, as soon as possible, following due process.

Have a great weekend!