Over the last two weeks we have had a number of visitors to the School as perspective candidates for the Deputy Head position which will be vacant from next year following Mr Smith's decision to retire at the end of this year. The deadline was last Friday, and yesterday I was joined by three governors to shortlist the many applications for interviews next week. Mr Smith will be a hard act to follow, but it is hoped by next week we will have secured a suitable candidate who will support MGS in its next chapter.
Today I was out of school in the morning attending a meeting of Headteachers looking at how the Local Authority continues to support schools with the many services it provides. Schools and the support they require are evolving and so it is pleasing that Headteachers are being asked to have an input into how that support is tailored.
On Friday we will be taking a step forward to achieving the restructure of the House and Pastoral systems of the School by appointing members of staff who will lead the Houses from next year. A number of members of staff have shown interest in the new roles and I look forward to hearing their vision and ideas of how the restructure will develop. Also on Friday Year 12 students will be receiving their GCSE certificates at our GCSE Presentation Afternoon. The students who were here last year will be issued their certificates in the presence of their peers and their parents at this special event. Mr Mark Rolfe, the Chair of Governors, will be our Guest of Honour and the one who issues the students with their certificates.