Headteacher’s Weekly Message

Congratulations to Conway on their Sports Day win. Sports Day is always one of the highlights of the year with the 6Cs out in force! There were so many students who took part in multiple events just to gain points for their House and also to challenge themselves – this is fantastic!

The House system is such a key part of our School. It is another way for students of all ages to interact with each other and to participate in a range of different events whatever his or her talents. I also love the fact that staff are so invested in their houses. During Wednesday’s Teaching and Learning briefing (for example) Mr Beales and Mr Rearden were both clearly vying for first place – and the final Success Assembly of the academic year, when the winner of the Ixworth Shield is announced, is eagerly awaited by staff and students alike!

Finally, I would like to thank Year 10 for the very positive way in which they responded to today’s mock results day and I have great confidence in them as they move into Year 11. I wish them well with next week’s work experience and trust that this will give them an insight into the world of work and also the responsibilities that lie ahead of them.

I also look forward to seeing parents again at next week’s Parents’ Forum, University Evening, Year 7 Progress Evening; and to welcoming our new students back to our School during the two Year 6 Induction Days.

Mr Barrow
Headteacher
Ixworth Free School