So much going on, so little time left this term! Girls Netball runners-up in the borough championships, the inaugural Maths Challenge, Science Week with fire and primary schools, as well as positive recruitment news, and an invitation to speak at 'The Education Show'. All in a week!
Our girls had a brilliant time on their first outing at a local netball tournament as one of twelve competing teams. They came second only to North London Collegiate School, and impressed everyone with their skills and sportsmanship. The team are coached by Mrs Pacey, who was as delighted as the returning team at the end of the competition. We hosted our own Maths Challenge for students in Year 5 last week, giving the most able mathematicians in local primary schools a taste of secondary school maths. Teams from West Lodge, Cannon Lane, Reddiford and St. John Fisher battled it out, with Reddiford emerging victorious. Pinner High School students were on hand to host and facilitate the event, which they did very effectively. Our students were also involved in leading Science Week water rocket launches for the children of West Lodge Primary School, who came here last week as part of the week of events. Pinner High School students also experimented with methane bubbles during lunch time, with incendiary results as the photo on our social media account shows (full risk assessment in place!)
With our waiting list for entry in September growing rapidly, our plans for the next academic year are coming sharply into focus. Recruitment of teaching staff is progressing very successfully, with 6 out of 8 appointments already made. More details of these appointments will be available soon. Adverts for our support staff posts will also be circulated shortly. I had an unusual end to the week, as I was invited to speak at 'The Education Show' at the NEC as part of a New Schools Network discussion about 'Leading New Schools.' It is always fun to talk about Pinner HIgh School, sharing the success of the students and spreading news of their achievements.