Dear all,

Now is a great time to look back on the year, the highs and the lows, and then look forward (hopefully) to what 2022 brings. For me personally it has been a tough year, 3 eye operations, losing my eyesight in one eye and getting Covid and losing my smell and taste since July. The positives/highlights have been few, teaching online with one eye, my daughter getting a new job, my son passing his driving test, myself being fortunate enough to become Head of Newman Sixth in September and the sixth form social !!

This new role has enabled me to work closely with you, and experience first-hand how fantastic you all are. You are known unfairly as the ‘Snowflake’ generation, to me you have shown great resilience in your learning, you are far more independent than generations before, you show great kindness and humility on a daily basis, and I have been really impressed with the charity work, excellent attendance, and eagerness to do well and succeed no matter what. Year 13 have been superb in working hard for their mocks and getting their UCAS applications in. Year 12 have really worked hard this term, impressed their teachers and adapted to A level studying really well, keep up the great work.

There will be an online liturgy Thursday registration, so please tune in on TEAMS for 845am on Thursday, and we may have an online assembly Friday period 5. Next year we will have some ‘Mental Health’ workshops, more cooking for year 13, first aid and self-defence courses.

If you have any remaining exams please come in tomorrow and do them in SS with Mr Hammond.

I hope you can spend this Christmas break resting, and I look forward to working with you in the New Year. Stay safe, have a great break, and best wishes for 2022.

All the best,

Mr Martin
Mr Martin
Head of Sixth Form