29th March 2018
Thank you for having me!
As I approach the end of my tenure at the fabulous Tenbury High Ormiston Academy I have reflected on the many lessons I have learnt and thought that I would share a few. In no order they are: Really know the child and champion their uniqueness. I know the name, achievement profile and something... Read more
16th March 2018
Well done to the cast and crew of Bugsy for staging what were three memorable performances. As I said to the audience after the last show isn’t it just fabulous that all the hard work, blood (quite literally at times), sweat and tears paid off? A special thank you to Miss Foulkes, Miss... Read more
16th February 2018
Enjoy the break!
Another half term ends and affords us the time to reflect on the many successes and achievements before launching into the next busy period which will see option choices made, intensive revision, work experience, admissions, appointments and much more. Thank you to all the staff who have made sure... Read more
2nd February 2018
Welcome to our friends form Germany! I am thrilled that we continue to have an exchange with our partner school Gertrud Von Le Fort Gymnasium in Oberstdorf. I had the fortune to teach Year 9 prior to the arrival of the German exchange students and the sense of excitement was so great that they took... Read more
19th January 2018
Happy New Year and welcome back to all pupils!
As I am sure you are aware, I will be leaving my post at Easter and would like to draw your attention to the letter from Mr Davies, Chair of Governors, which has been sent with pupils and is available on Facebook and the academy website (Letter from the Chair of Governors - January 2018 (pdf)). The... Read more
18th December 2017
Autumn term ends on Tuesday as it does every year at Tenbury High with the most delightful carol service at St Mary’s Church. This is a special service and I am grateful to all members of our wider community who come and join us in our celebrations and reflections. It has been another fabulous... Read more
24th November 2017
A week of memories and visitors!
Last night was our Graduation Evening when the Year 11 leavers of 2016/17 came back to receive their certificates. It was lovely to see them again, some with new haircuts, and hear their stories of how they are settling in. It is worth remembering that this year group, in general, overachieved by a... Read more
10th November 2017
As an academy, we value the importance of enrichment and learning outside of the classroom; unlike some headteachers I am always eager to participate in educational visits. Last week I was lucky enough to visit my alma mater, the University of Warwick, with a group of pupils who are taking part in... Read more
19th October 2017
Have a great break!
What a lovely surprise we received this week with a congratulatory communication praising ‘the fantastic work being done’ from Sir David Carter, the National Schools Commissioner. It is magnificent for us to receive such national recognition and I know that Ormiston Academies Trust are just as... Read more
6th October 2017
Applefest – Tenbury – Tomorrow!
Thank you to all Year 7 parents and pupils who attended the ‘get to know the tutor’ evening last night. In previous years, parents have expressed an interest in having an extra evening soon after transition and I am delighted that we were able to host it and that it was so well attended. I... Read more