Dear Parents/Carers,

As we come to the end of the Spring term it is important to celebrate the great things that we have undertaken over what has been a busy and fulfilling term.
Time to Dance: A number of students took part in a joint project with Palatine School to produce an excellent performance at Worthing Pavilion Theatre. This gave students a real opportunity to mentor and act as role models to younger students and to develop their team work and dance skills. I am grateful to Kenny for leading that. Peter Pan Jr!

It was wonderful to be able to see the students doing so well in the four performances of Peter Pan Jr! Every student involved as part of the cast, stage crew or chorus should be so pleased, proud and impressed with their own performance and that of the collective group. It was a wonderful example of students working together from across all parts of the college. If you came in the evening or watched the livestream I know you will have enjoyed every second of it. The students certainly did and to see their skills and confidence develop is a
privilege.

Thank you to the staff who supported this production, especially the Arts Team, Sue Yates for the costumes, the premises team for the amazing set and all those who gave up their evenings and weekends to facilitate this. The team needed to safely run this event on site and the planning and organisation in performance week for the whole staff team is
significant. Again my thanks to Kenny for leading this project.

Staffing:
Megan Hopgood is leaving us. She has been an amazing support to students and families and has provided excellence in her role as a teaching assistant. We all wish her well in her new
job. This Easter James Winchester is following on from Ross Mckay last year and will be running the Paris Marathon. Enjoy it James and have fun!

Funding:
There has been lots of discussions (arguments?) in the media recently about school funding. Much of it is disingenuous nonsense. Funding for all parts of the school system is dire. I had a positive discussion with Sir Peter Bottomley MP recently and we will continue as a college to advocate for proper funding of services that impact our community: for schools, social care and all the support services we all need. If anyone wants to understand more about school funding I am happy to go through it with you.

Thank you for your ongoing support to ensure that we can provide the very best education for your young people and thank you to the amazing staff team for all they do.

I wish you all a great Easter break.

Yours sincerely,

Phillip

Phillip Potter
Headteacher

Newsletter 31 March

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