Executive Principal’s Blog


Executive Principal’s Blog – 19 May 2017: The final home straight!

I would like to congratulate our hard working Year 11 students for starting their written GCSE examinations so well. The Personalised Timetable to Maximise Achievement given to all Year 11, 12 and 13 students last week is clearly having big impact; many students are saying that the final two hour additional revision sessions held just before they enter the examination hall are proving very useful indeed – giving them the edge in their exams.

This is just one of the many smart strategies that we are operating at the school to ensure that each and every student has the best chance of success and can truly achieve their potential. As parents and carers do continue to do all you can to encourage and support your children to achieve their very best over the next two months.

Do also take time to enjoy the weekend and don’t forget to click on the link to read about the rest of this week’s BMS News……..

Jeremy Turner
Executive Principal


Executive Principal’s Blog – 12 May 2017: The Awesome Power of the Arts!

EPB20170512 1One of the greatest twentieth century French-Russian artists Marc Chagall is famously quoted as saying that “Great art picks up where nature ends.” Many of us are so inspired by the world around us and, over the last fortnight at BMS, there has been a real spotlight on the incredibly talented and inspirational performing artists at our school.

The GCSE Dance Show which took place at the end of last month was spectacular; the packed audience was enthralled for nearly two hours with the energetic and poignant choreography on stage throughout the breathtaking event.

EPB20170512 2This week it was the turn of the Year 11 GCSE Drama students and they certainly did not disappoint. At times the audience were held on the edge of their seat, feeling the tension in the room; at other times there were tears of laughter running down our cheeks. It was a brilliant evening and reminded me how much the performing and visual arts at our school are inspiring our students and enabling them Aspire to Achieve to the very highest level. All credit goes to the young performers but also to their incredibly skillful and gifted teachers who guide them to these heights of creative expression. Nature does indeed inspire us to certain peaks but the performing and visual arts (one of the key heart beats of our school) take us further!

epb20170505 2Finally I would like to thank the nearly 80 parents who took the trouble to complete the short Parent View questionnaire which really helps with our continued self-evaluation and school improvement process. If you haven’t yet responded, please do click on the link below to access the questionnaire and enter your opinions:

https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/login?destination=give-your-views

Many thanks in advance. Do enjoy the weekend and don’t forget to also click on the link to read about more about this week’s BMS News……..

Jeremy Turner
Executive Principal


Executive Principal’s Blog – 5 May 2017: Make your views count!

epb20170505 1As a school we listen very carefully to all members of our learning community and work together to improve the school. Every year we conduct a number of surveys involving all of our key stakeholders (students, staff, parents and governors) and feed the information obtained into our ongoing school improvement planning.

epb20170505 2As parents please do take the time this weekend to complete the short questionnaire available via the online platform Parent View. Click on the link below to access the questionnaire and enter your opinions:

https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/login?destination=give-your-views

We take all the information and carefully consider how we can continue to improve the school for our students and your children; your views do count so don’t miss out!

Many thanks in advance. Do enjoy the weekend and don’t forget to also click on the link to read about more about this week’s BMS News……..

Jeremy Turner
Executive Principal