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Executive Principal’s Blog – 10.11.23


Executive Principal’s Blog:

10th November 2023

Bushey Meads News
Executive Principal’s Blog – 10.11.23

As another productive week in the life of our school comes to an end, it is good to look back 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 ‘Into the Sixth Form’ Open Evening on Tuesday of this week. With a good number of external students from other local schools attending, it was another indication of our real success at this level and strong recognition of the growing popularity of our superb Post 16 provision, rated outstanding by Ofsted in 2019.

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. I would like to thank all the hard-working staff and students for making the day such a success. 

We continue to welcome visitors to our school to see first-hand our high-quality environment and inclusive learning community we have created here at Bushey Meads. Kellie Barton – Deputy Head and SENDCo of Warren Dell Primary School visited Bushey Meads earlier this week. Our hard working SENDCo Mrs Seed took her on a tour of our new £1.4 million specialist resource provision The Laurel (pictured below) and into classrooms across the school during period 2. She commented on…
“how calm and purposeful the school environment was and how, in every lesson visited, students were focused and learning. She could see how we are working as a school to be more inclusive and that there was a real positive ‘feel’ to the school that was different to other mainstream secondary schools.”

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. With best wishes for a good weekend. 
Jeremy Turner
Executive Principal