Alastair Ogle – Executive headteacher

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The 2015-2016 academic year is already proving to be an exciting time. Year ten students have completed their Geography field trip, the House Music Competition was a huge success, students have attended GCSE Drama productions, we have had a visit from a Buddhist Monk who spoke to all the children is assembly, various sixth form and colleges have spoken to our year eleven students regarding their futures, we held a very successful Macmillan coffee morning, we have held parents evenings for year ten and eleven parents and for the first time a Welcome to APGS Cheese and Wine evening for parents of year seven children. Our year seven children have made a really positive start to secondary school, settling in really well, taking the opportunities to participate in our extra-curricular activities and most importantly working hard in all of their lessons. We have also welcomed children from Wells Primary and Nursery School to Alderman Peel High School to interview various staff, developing their knowledge of different jobs and careers.

On Sunday 18th October 2015 alongside a number of other staff I attended the National Teacher Awards at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. We attended to celebrate and support Mrs Hardman as she has been recognised for the wonderful work she does. Being one of only ten teachers recognised out of thousands of nominations in the category of Secondary School Teacher of the Year is a fantastic achievement. This event “Classroom Heroes” was televised on Sunday 25th November on BBC2.

Children and staff from Wells Primary and Nursery School have been equally busy and also making fantastic progress. The year started with an Awards Ceremony for the Summer Reading Challenge with thanks to all those parents who supported this excellent project led by staff in Wells Library. We have also held workshops for parents, a Macmillan Coffee Morning organised by our excellent PFA, Harvest Festival was once a gain a great success, children have competed in district cross country amongst other sporting opportunities, our Work Week once again provided fantastic opportunities for children in finding out more about different jobs and careers. The half term finished with parents evenings and I must at this point thank all the staff, in particular those who have recently joined us for making the first half term such a positive one.

Alastair Ogle
Executive Headteacher

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