Headteacher's Blog

Last week we celebrated Pi Day – not apple pie or mince pie, but Pi Day. Pi is the ratio between the circumference and the diameter of a circle, and is the most famous of irrational numbers. Now I know that I can confidently remember that Pi is 3.14, but beyond that, I am not sure. Well one of our students Aiden Brookes was able to recite, unaided Pi to 116 places. I and the maths team were deeply impressed and humbled!

Some other students, who stood out last week, were all Year 7’s.  Rohema Kansonkho , Oliver Hampton, Simone Scott, Maddie Chenery and Ruby Elwood who helped me promote Stowmarket school at Ringshall, Abbots and Combs Ford primary schools respectively. Each of them were fantastic ambassadors for us and I was so proud of them.

Charity Events

We have a number of charity events going on, so rather than sending out separate letters I thought I would capture them here – full letters are available on our website.

Sport Relief – As part of our support for Sport Relief all students will be asked to complete a mile in their PE lesson – sponsor forms are available from Student Services and on our website. http://www.stowmarkethigh.suffolk.sch.uk/assets/School-Letters/185.DT-Sport-Relief-Week.pdf

Cancer Research UK – On Thursday 29th will be a non-uniform day and funds raised from the £1.00 donation will go towards Cancer Research. All the normal rules apply regarding the day. http://www.stowmarkethigh.suffolk.sch.uk/assets/School-Letters/186.DT-Non-Uniform-Day-29.03.18.pdf

Also on that day Year 7 will take part in an Easter Egg hunt, competing to find as many eggs as possible. All eggs have been donated by staff. To be included, we are asking Year 7 for a minimum donation of £1.00. http://www.stowmarkethigh.suffolk.sch.uk/assets/School-Letters/187.DT-Easter-Egg-Hunt-29.03.18.pdf

This week is super busy – we have some Year 10 students out visiting Mixbrow Construction, HPV immunisations for Years 8 & 9, some amazing activities for Year 7 & 8 with the STEM roadshow (I think a jet engine is being fired up in the hall – really!) We have Jeremy Rowe in school running a review of Leadership and Management on Wednesday as part of his work as we prepare to work within his Multi Academy Trust, I am out promoting us at Wood Ley and Chilton and on Thursday we host both the next Parent Voice meeting, and the rearranged Yr 13 Parent Evening.  On Friday, Our Year 11 Boys Handball team head off to Derby to compete in the National Handball Finals – we of course wish them every success. That is just a short summary of some of the things going on. No sleepy Suffolk here!

I hope your week is less frenetic, but equally productive.

Mr Lee-Allan