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Headteacher's Blog - Personal Development and Well-being

Headteacher’s Blog  May 15th 2020     Personal development and well-being.

I hope you and your family are well.   The importance of well-being is the theme of today’s blog.  Following Boris Johnson’s announcement last Sunday night, we are acutely aware that many children will be worried about not returning to school in the near future.  It is therefore important that all of our children know that we are still there for them and our school community will still very much be a part of their lives in the weeks ahead, even if it is remotely for many of them.

Tutor Surveys

This week all tutors have emailed their students to remind them of what remote learning they should be engaging with and also to ask them to complete a survey, which is giving us valuable information about both students’ well-being and also engagement.  This feedback will be important in helping us plan the next phase of our remote learning, which I will communicate in next week’s blog.

Please can I ask you to check that your child has completed the survey and encourage them to do so if not.  Surveys should be completed by Wednesday of next week. We will make contact with you if you request it or if surveys are not returned so we can check that all is well and your child is accessing and engaging in activities, when well and able to do so.

Weekly assemblies and challenges

From next week there will be weekly assemblies, which will be posted on our website for students to view.  Next week the assembly will be posted by the end of the week for a fun challenge that students can take part in over half term.  From 1st June there will be a weekly assembly posted, which will have activities for that students can then complete during the week.

Coleshill’s got talent….

We know there are so many talented students in our school and I am sure many of them are polishing their skills during lockdown.  We would love students to share photos or videos or their talents with us, so we can post on our Twitter and Facebook pages, whether it be playing an instrument, baking a cake or practising skills in their chosen sport.  Please send photos and videos to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PSHE activities

All students in Years 7, 8 and 9 are getting weekly activities to complete on a range of PSHE topics.  Over the coming weeks we will be sending you a range of personal development activities, using some of the excellent PIXL resources.  Look out for these and make the most of this time to develop those SPIRIT skills.

I hope this gives you a flavour of what we will be doing in the coming weeks to ensure that students still very much feel part of school.  Remember, we are here for you if you need us and we look forward to seeing your contributions and hearing any news.

Take care and stay safe.

Ian Smith-Childs