Executive Principal’s Blog – 3.9.21: BMS – A New Chapter Starts!
As we embark on our continued journey it has been a real privilege to welcome all our hardworking and dedicated staff and a gradually increasing number of students to the school at the start of another exciting academic year.
On Thursday of this week our new Year 7 students gathered excitedly in the quadrangle area of the school before listening attentively in their first formal Main School Assembly led by Assistant Headteacher Mr Varsani.
They had a really happy first day at BMS, sharing their superb Me-Capsules, enjoying tours of the school, sorting out their fingerprints and photos and getting to know new friends throughout the day.
Also, on Thursday, over 20 ‘new to school’ applicants to our outstanding Sixth Form made a brilliant first impression; full of expectation, in the right school to achieve their goals and dreams at Post 16! It was a joy to meet many of them around the school and we wish them all the very best for their learning here over the next two years.
Our new cohort of Year 11 students start their most important academic year to date and it was great to see so many of them attending their crucial ‘Kick Start’ meetings as they prepare for the year ahead; focussing on setting really smart targets to maximise achievement in their next round of Pre-Public Examinations (PPE’s) at the end of this term and their GCSEs next summer.
Our outstanding outcomes at A level and GCSE level indicate that BMS is a school that is helping GCSE and A level students continue to achieve their true potential. Our INSET day on Wednesday started to build further on that collective momentum or ‘synergy’ that exists across our learning community.
As parents and carers you also all play a really key part in enabling your children to make a very positive start to the new academic year and ensuring that all of them achieve their true potential.
Do make sure you ask your children about our ‘Keys to Success’ displayed in every BMS classroom over the next few weeks and reinforce our high expectations both in and out of school.
I would like to wish all students and staff every success for 2021.22 and look forward to reading this year’s publications of our weekly BMS News – the first edition of the academic year will be out next Friday.
Do have a lovely weekend.