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Headteacher Announcement

Welcome to my first update of the new term as Headteacher for Wales High School.

For those that don’t know me as well, I have been at Wales High School since 1999 when I started as a newly qualified teacher. I have had the privilege of watching the school grow over those 24 years and now the exciting opportunity to be the new Headteacher.

Although I have been here for many years, I am looking at the school with fresh eyes and looking forward to working with the incredible Wales Community, to build on all the great things about the school.

New Term

This week has started brilliantly, with great attendance and it has been lovely to see all year groups in their assemblies.

The Y11 and Sixth Form students are working incredibly hard for their summer examinations and just this week alone we have had over 200 students attending extra revision sessions.

Future Wales

Over the Easter holiday, the school received an update from DfE regarding the new school build. Although I can’t share too much at the moment, I wanted to reassure you that everything is set to start as planned and when our contractors are in place there will be further information to share.

I am aware that one of the concerns around the new school is the fear of losing everything that is part of our traditions and our memories of Wales. I can assure you that this will not happen! The new building isn’t a new school, it is our school for the future, and so we refer to the new building as ‘Future Wales’

When the construction of the new building is underway, we will offer many opportunities and events for Wales alumni and the community to visit the original school, re-live old memories, and be a part of the new ‘Future Wales’.

Please keep an eye on social media announcements and more information in our newsletters and website on how to get involved.

#Greener Wales

Another exciting venture we are embarking on is making Wales a ‘Greener’ school and we have had a fantastic start in reducing our energy consumption. This has been achieved by simply switching off lights, turning off electronics and shutting down computers. So far, we have saved a massive £150 per day in the last four school weeks, including a further £1000 during the Easter Break. We are proud of how these small changes in habits have played a part in the global fight against climate change.

We also have a lot more planned for the future, including looking at the way we travel, recycle and renewable energy.

Finally, I would like to share just how lucky I feel to be in this position. The positive messages I have had from the whole school community have been overwhelming and certainly made my transition to headship a pleasure.

The first week has gone very quickly but I have loved every minute of it and cannot wait to build on the Wales Way with every one of you.

Miss L McCall
Headteacher