Good to see everyone back from the half-term break looking good this morning. I have to thank parents for all the support you have given us concerning uniform. Everyone is wearing blazer and tie and looking smart now and hopefully this will instil a sense of pride in our school.
At the end of last half-term we had our official opening and I felt so proud to be able to show off the school to the Education Secretary, the Mayor, The Head of Secondary Estyn and our AM Vaughan Gething, amongst others. All of the visitors were impressed with just how good the school is now and were full of compliments regarding the standards of work and behaviour our students are showing across the school.
What I’m pleased at is the fact I can invite prospective parents in to visit the school at any time without any worries that they’ll see anything to cause concern. Yes we have our moments, but all schools do when dealing with over 800 young people, however we have become good at nipping things in the bud when they do happen (and that’s not often!).
Last week following an invite from the Mayor of Cardiff, I attended the Queen’s Garden Party. This was in recognition of what the school and community has achieved and I was proud to represent everyone. It was a real experience.