Christmas Tidings

Christmas Tidings

Dear All

Well, at last it is my final post of 2022, and quite a year it has been, but we end the year on a high with the whole school community looking forward to a well-deserved break.  I want to thank everyone in the school community who has supported me personally and the school as a whole as we move forwards with our improvement journey.  I am excited about 2023 and the opportunities that the new year will bring for us here at Weald. 

A final thank you for this year needs to go to Mr Barrow and the Computer Science Department for the trip to Bletchley Park this week.  Thank you too, to Mrs Werhle and her team for the Year 11 Off-curriculum day and finally to Ms Letchford and the Drama Department for the Year 7 Panto Trip to the Assembly Halls.  Thank you to all the leaders of the events and all the staff and students who attended.

On Wednesday, we enjoyed our annual school Christmas Lunch and our caterers Accent out did themselves with the most efficiently run and delivered Christmas lunch that I have ever experienced in my time here.  Thank you to the catering teams at both campuses for all their hard work preparing to feed the whole school community.  Also on Wednesday, we welcomed back to Weald, Mrs Devo, a former Weald student and employee, who has joined the Senior Leadership Team as our new Director of HR.  We are delighted to welcome her back to the school and I know many of you will get to know her well in the coming years.

Last week when I wrote to you there was a very heavy frost, but Sunday night saw our first snowfall of the year, and we all awoke to a white world on Monday morning.  Snow days may never be quite the same again given we have now all mastered online platforms, but there is always something magical about looking out at a snowscape, as long as you do not have to venture out in it.  I want to give a particular mention and send my thanks this week to the school’s facilities teams at both campuses, who worked miracles to get the sites safe for staff and students to return to on Tuesday.

At the end of this term, we say goodbye, good luck, thank you, and please keep in touch to the following members of support staff: Mrs Carter, Ms Bennett, Mrs Reiner and Mrs Marsh and from the teaching staff Mr Cooper, Mr Richardson, Mr Lake and Mr O’Brien, 

I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Yours sincerely


Mrs S A Clark