Many thanks to all parents who ensured that the area outside of the school gates was safe for our students when leaving tonight.
As you will have seen we used barriers to ensure there is a safe area immediately outside the gates for the students without any moving cars.
The hope is that we will not have to put the barriers out every night and that it will become a habit when you pick up your children!!
Could I also take the opportunity to remind parents that you need to ensure that car registrations are logged with the school. We are UNABLE to have any fines rescinded as the car park is now managed and monitored by a private company. You are able to register as many different number plates as you wish to cover any family member who might need to come in to either school.
Larry Rosenstock, the CEO of High Tech High, San Diego promised to visit our school when it opens. Larry is the reason Andy and I started on this journey after our trip to his amazing school, and I was privileged to meet him at an educational conference this Tuesday.
During his keynote, Larry showed us some data about his students that was amazing. Over 85% of the children that go to his non-selective school have gone on to graduate from University, as opposed to this typical picture of the UK.
The support we have received from HTH and from Expedtionary Learning’s Ron Berger has been overwhelming and this gives us the confidence to know that our school will be a brilliant success.
We look forward to Larry visiting when our school is open.
Ron is a teacher and carpenter who lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. His role as teacher at Shutesbury Elementary school allowed him to develop a pedagogy that is now being used in over 160 schools through his current work as Chief Program Officer of Expeditionary Learning.
Tait Coles is Vice Principal for Learning and Innovation at Dixons City Academy, Bradford. He is excited about SOLO Taxonomy, Project Based Learning (PBL), leadership and pedagogy and developing independent and resilient learners. Tait is extremely interested in using “New Technologies” to engage and enthuse students. He is passionate about learning……it’s all about the learning.