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Here is a round up of our blog posts, keeping you informed about the life and times of Pinner High School.

 

January 2017

  • Champions!

    Published 30/01/17, by David Groves

    Celebrations this week as Pinner High School won their first sports tournament, with victory in the local schools boys football competition at Whitmore. Undefeated in the group stage, and then a tense penalty shootout victory over Cannons High, led to a a 2-1 defeat of Park High. This left Pinner High claiming our first silverware! The team will be the first to have their team photo on the 'Wall of Fame' in the Pinnacle. Congratulations to all involved. More sports success in the House Basketball competition last week, with each form entering two mixed teams each. Two teams from Malala House came out on top, in a convincing display. 

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  • Film premiere

    Published 23/01/17, by David Groves

    Positive recruitment news with which to start the week; three teachers have already been appointed from very competitive fields to join our staff from September. Further interviews are still taking place for the remaining posts. I am delighted that the quality of applicants remains so high in what is a challenging recruitment climate in many schools. Administrative and support staff posts will be advertised after half term. Do keep an eye on the Staff Recruitment page of our website.

    Further success to report in the local cross country competition, hosted in the impressive grounds of Harrow School. Our highest placed runner is a reserve for the borough team, which is a excellent result.

    The 'Lip synch' House Event took place last week; a very memorable competition as you can see from the picture above! Each form chose a performance from their group to represent them in front of the whole school. 7BX emerged victorious in dramatic style. 

    In assembly students enjoyed the premiere of the new Pinner High School film. Please click on this link to our Youtube Channel to view Pinner High School: the movie! It gives a great insight into life at the school, and my thanks to everyone involved.

    As well as recruiting staff for our growing school, we are also looking for more Governors to join the local Governing Body. Governors provide strategic oversight of the school, and are very important members of our community. If you would like to find out more, please read the information pack below where you will also find an Expression of Interest (EoI) form, or don't hesitate to contact the school.

     
     
     
     
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  • Second Edition!

    Published 16/01/17, by David Groves

    The second edition of our school magazine 'Inspiring Learning' is out now! The magazine has articles from students and teachers covering lots of aspects of our first term. The first edition was published last summer, before any children had started at the school, so it is brilliant to be able to include them this time. They have written about their favourite things, and there are articles about Student Leadership, Mindfulness and E-Safety. All students will bring a copy of it home, and there is an electronic version on our website and at the end of this blog post.

     

    Although we have only been back at school for one full week, students and staff are already back in the swing of things. The New Year's Resolutions assembly on our first day back seems like it was months ago. Students have 15 clubs available to them this half term, including golf, gymnastics, fashion, art, Chinese, reading, mindfulness, guitar, Dragon's Den, football, Spanish film, environmental, creative writing.

     

    Cross country trials took place at the end of last week, with full girls and boys teams set to follow last terms girls and boys football, badminton and netball teams in representing the school in borough matches.

     

    The quality of teaching and learning at Pinner High was praised by the Department for Education during their visit last term. Already this term our internal processes to continually assure high quality experiences for students are focused on our assessment methods through our current book scrutiny.

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