This week the Senior Leadership Team is spending some time popping into a selection of Science lessons to experience what the students experience each day. This is simply routine and nothing to worry about. Part of the Senior Leadership Team’s responsibility is to monitor teaching and learning across the School and part of that process is occasionally spending some time visiting lessons. The main aim is to share the very good practice that is currently going on in Science and to celebrate its success. It also can provide opportunities for members of staff to reflect on their own teaching style and develop further as a professional. I am sure that everyone involved will learn a lot.Before I arrived at Maidstone Grammar School many of you will know I spent six years at The Judd School as Deputy Head. During those six years I undertook a one-year secondment at The Coopers School in Bromley, and this week I am returning to Coopers to meet up with the Headteacher. I have not been back to Coopers for nearly five years and so returning there this week will certainly bring back some memories. The Headteacher of Coopers is an extremely experienced Head and so I will use the opportunity to share with her the developments that we are seeing at MGS and how we are continuing to evolve.
Every two weeks I spend some time meeting with Harry Webster and Alex Harward, the School Captain and School Vice-Captain, and this Thursday is that opportunity. The meetings are not only used to discuss operational matters within the School and how the prefect body can support them, but also provide me with a sounding board to share with the two of them a number of developments I have in mind for the future. It is incredibly valuable hearing a student perspective, and both Harry and Alex have provided me with that during their time in office.Congratulations to Ryan Ambanpola of 7Cl who has been selected to represent West Kent District U12s Cricket team for the 2016 season. Well done Ryan.
A final reminder that the Parents’ Association annual Quiz night takes place next Friday 5 February starting at 7.30 - please contact the School Office if you would like to book a table and come along for an enjoyable evening.