Executive Principal’s Blog


Executive Principal’s Blog – 10th November 2017: The BMS flag continues to fly high!

As another productive week in the life of our school comes to an end, it is good to look back over the last few days and reflect on some of the highlights.

It was privilege to welcome so many current Year 11 students and their parents and carers to our annual Sixth Form Open Evening on Tuesday of this week. With again, a good number of external students from other local schools also attending with their families, it was another indication of our real success at this level and strong recognition of the growing popularity of our superb school.

Whereas many local schools are limiting their course offer, at Bushey Meads Year 11 students now have even more choice of curriculum pathways at Post 16 and even more chance of success as they prepare to take their next steps beyond school to apprenticeships, the world of work and those top university places many of them are aspiring to.

On Thursday of this week we held another one of our exciting Enrichment Days and saw many students taking the opportunity to participate in a whole range of extremely varied, in-depth ‘deep learning’ activities, as well as participate in a number of exciting trips and visits. I would like to thank all the hard working staff and students for making the day such a success.

Our extremely hardworking and dedicated Deputy Headteacher Mrs Ash was also flying the flag for Bushey Meads this week at a national conference in London. Over 300 delegates attended her 45 minute Breakout Training Session in which she outlined all the strategies used at BMS to raise achievement and ensure all our young people have every opportunity to succeed and realise their potential. Many delegates described her session as ‘inspiring and full of great practical ideas.’

As always do click on the link to read this week’s BMS News highlighting many other activities that have taken place…….

Jeremy Turner

Executive Principal

 


Executive Principal’s Blog – 3rd November 2017: Don’t miss out!

Next Tuesday 7th November is our very important annual Sixth Form Open Evening from 6.30 – 8.30 pm and we are expecting all our Year 11 students and their parents and carers to attend.

Last year nearly 60 external students from other local schools also attended this key event with their families – another indication of our real success at Post 16 level and strong recognition of the growing popularity of our superb school.

Whereas many local schools are limiting their course offer, at Bushey Meads Year 11 students now have even more choice of curriculum pathways and even more chance of success as they prepare to take their next steps beyond school to apprenticeships, the world of work and those top university places many of them are aspiring to.

So do make sure you attend and don’t miss out on this crucial evening!

On Thursday of this week it was really great to welcome so many families to our really successful Year 7 Curriculum Celebration Evening – an event run by the students and showcasing all the brilliant work they have completed since starting at the school. I would like to thank all the hard working staff and students for making the evening such a success.

As always do click on the link to read this week’s BMS News highlighting many other activities that have taken place…….

Jeremy Turner

Executive Principal


Executive Principal’s Blog – 20th October 2017

At the end of a hugely busy, but very productive first half term at Bushey Meads School, I would particularly like to thank and congratulate all the new staff who have joined our school in September, especially our newly qualified teachers. Without exception they have all made an incredibly positive contribution to our learning community and have already added much to our great school.

Over recent years we have recruited so many superb staff to join us here at BMS and they have been an integral part of the school improvement journey that is taking the school to the next level. We certainly ended on a high today and saw our lovely Year 7 students enjoying a fitting end to their first half term at BMS with a whole year group trip to Kidzania.

Another powerful event that took place earlier this week was our Year 11 Revision Evening and, with half term next week, our Year 11 students are being strongly encouraged to start revising for their really important Pre-Public Exams (PPEs).

At the evening there was a big focus on the challenges of studying science at GCSE and I would like to thank all the hard working science staff for their major contribution to the evening and for providing all the superb resources for our students to help them in their studies.

Finally I would like to thank our students, parents and carers, Governors and Trustees who have all contributed to making the start of this academic year so positive. As always do click on the link to read this week’s BMS News highlighting some of the other things that have been happening this week…….

Jeremy Turner

Executive Principal