Headteacher’s Blog

The Dreaded Ofsted Call

This has been a truly exhausting week at Moor Park. As the rain bucketed onto the yard on Tuesday morning, I was given the dreaded Ofsted call. This is the moment in a headteacher’s life that we fear the most; it haunts our nightmares, like Jacob Marley with a ball point pen and a clipboard.…
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Preparation, Preparation, Preparation!

The first day of term is like putting on a West End show. The young people arrive and everything is smooth, efficient and sometimes entertaining. What they don’t see are the hours of hard work and preparation that have gone in to making the magic happen. This year we have moved mountains to give our…
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The Cyber Revolution

It will be a while until we really understand what fundamental changes have been created by this extraordinary chapter in all of our lives. What is for sure is that we have an anxious generation of teenagers and young people who have had more time than ever before to be introspective, to turn their mole…
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Farewell Year 11

This week a beekeeper came to school to rescue a swarm of bees that had left the hive and attached themselves to the gate wall, at the entrance to the school. The beekeeper carefully removed them from the wall and took them to a new home, where they will safely go about the business of…
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Opportunity Lies Ahead of Us

The waters have started to calm since we arrived back from our Easter break. The storms of lockdown and disease that buffeted our school during the last year or so are subsiding to the familiar squalls of teenage tribulations and tantrums. There is no doubt that the damage caused by such a turbulent period has…
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A Brighter Future

This week has felt truly optimistic. Spring sunshine has once again bathed the school yard and whilst not exactly cracking the flags (a uniquely Lancashire term), it is lighting the way towards a brighter future for us all. A good school is entirely predictable; young people know that the relationships they have with each other…
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Upcoming Events

  1. Half Term

    October 25 - October 29
  2. Year 11 Mock Exams 

    November 1 - November 12
  3. Yr12/13 Formal Exams 1

    November 1 - November 12
  4. Y12/13 Mock Interviews

    November 10
  5. GOVS Data and Improvement Meeting

    November 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm