Letter from the Principal

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you have had a good week and that this letter finds you well. It continues to be a busy period at the college with open day tours, inter-house competitions and the Year 7 residentials. I was lucky enough to be able to spend a bit of time at Bachelor’s Hall this week and it was great to see the students getting involved in the varied outside activities. The final 3 tutor groups will be visiting the moors next week.

There is a full programme of sporting fixtures coming up including football and cross-country next week and we wish all students representing the college every success! The rehearsals for the High School Musical production continue to take place and all this hard work and effort promises a show to look forward to!

I would like to congratulate this week’s ‘Musician of The Week’ Oliver Eastman, 8MA. Oliver has been awarded musician of the week because of his self-discipline and focus during his music lessons. Oliver recorded the melody for EastEnders on the keyboard and worked hard throughout the lesson to make improvements and develop his piece further. Well done Oliver!

Unfortunately, we do have a small number of students at the moment at home having tested positive for COVID-19. Whilst I am grateful that these numbers do not reflect the national trends it still provides us with a reminder of the importance of our twice weekly testing programme. Thank you so much for your support with this. If you require any more information about our testing programme please do contact Mrs Jewell at the college. We are still promoting the wearing of facial coverings when students are moving around the building. Please ensure that your son/daughter brings a mask into college each day. Windows are being kept open to ensure adequate ventilation and sanitiser is readily available for students. As well as providing us with additional protection against the transmission of coronavirus these measures will help reduce the spread of coughs, colds and other bugs that are doing the ‘rounds’ at the moment.

As part of their contribution towards supporting our local community, 7NM have organised a collection for ‘TINTOBER’. Throughout October we are collecting as many tins of food as possible which will be donated to the local food banks in Bideford. Please support this if possible

I would like to wish you and your families an enjoyable and relaxing weekend.

Best wishes

Dr Ankers