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