Headteachers’ Message March 2017

The next half term is now underway and as always at Arthur Terry there is an exciting term ahead. We have started with a range of activities for ‘World Book Day’. The pupils and staff have been busy decorating their classroom doors with a book theme along with a number of book sales for both students and staff.

The Year 11 and 13 pupils are busy preparing for their upcoming exams by attending a range of support sessions throughout the week. This demonstrates the dedication and resilience of our young people and also the staff who provide the high quality support.

The debating competition is always something that we look forward to at Arthur Terry and our pupils always demonstrate how articulate and knowledgeable they are. I am always impressed with competitive spirit and passion for the subject they are debating. The competition is now in its 14th year which is a remarkable and our students were fantastic ambassadors.

We actively support a range of charities and our school community will be taking part in ‘Comic Relief’. We will be asking the pupils to either wear a red item of clothing or accessory for a small donation to the charity. The staff and Leadership team will also be taking part in the day by wearing red afro wigs and also creating a charity video so watch out for the photos on here and twitter. We are proud of the wide range of charities that we support and the money we raise is testament to the hard work and commitment of our pupils. The House charity day last term proved a success with cake sales and a food bank collection with an impressive £436.26 raised. The money will be shared between two charities, St. Basils (a charity preventing youth homelessness) and the Salvation Army.

As you will be aware, we are a Teaching School and this provides us with the opportunity to provide high quality training for the next generation of teachers. We are also still offering places for the SCITT for September 2017, so please get in touch with us if you are interested in teaching as a career.

Finally, the Sixth Form pupils have directed the school show this year, ‘The Show Must Go On’. This is an evening of songs from popular shows and it promises to be a showcase of our amazing and talented pupils. The show is taking place on Thursday 23rd March and tickets can be purchased at by logging on to your Parent Pay account or by downloading the form from the school website, all tickets are £3. Please come along and support this event.