During this month we have seen numerous interventions and revision sessions take place for examination groups. Year 11s have also had their Sixth Form interviews following their mocks from earlier in the term. As always the reality hits home that everyone needs to be working incredibly hard over the next few weeks to give themselves the best advantage for their futures. I know you will also work hard with your children over the Easter break ensuring that they complete past papers, practice their skills for each subject and have post-it notes all over your homes to reinforce their learning.
Our Christian ethos is an essential part of our lives in Tring and The Rev Jane Banister and The Rev Graham White have been sharing many thoughts around Lent, Easter and Mothering Sunday. Students have respectfully considered the messages that have been shared and as always our chaplains show huge empathy and understanding of the needs of our students. This was amplified further on our Extended Learning Day when the Year 7s had many reflective thoughts building on their beliefs and values.
World Book Day saw the staff dressed up in book characters! It was the second time that the staff participated in this event and they read a story across all of the lessons for the students. Then we followed this with Sport Relief Day. Charity is very important for the school and I want to thank all our Head students for the many events they hosted. The money raised is a by-product of our community working together for all students and staff.
At the end of this term we say farewell to Mrs Vasudha Mathur from Maths as she pursues new interests in education; we thank her for her time in our school. Mrs Fiona Champness from PRS is taking a promotion within Learning Support at Lord Williams School in Thame. She has been at Tring for 12 years and will be very much missed. She has helped Tring School achieve the RE Gold Mark, been a Head of House and has jointly lead PRS. We wish her well as she pursues her new role. Mr Rob Edwards is retiring and moving to the Isle of Wight. He has been a well-known colleague in the school and town for 25 years and has lead PE, lead all of our teacher training and assisted all new staff into the school. Mr Edwards is very well known for his sporting excellence and his rugby training is a hallmark of his career. We know that Mr Edwards is looking forward to purchasing a boat and sailing in the Channel, but I’m sure that when the 6 nations are playing he will be across that Welsh border and in Cardiff very swiftly! We wish Mr Edwards a peaceful and enjoyable retirement.
I hope everyone has a lovely Easter break. For many of our students this will be a working holiday with exams being imminent in the summer term. Hopefully there will be some time for rest and relaxation with your families and then on return to school we can look forward to another vibrant term of activity.