It is with great pride and a tremendous sense of anticipation that, as of this week, I take over from Mr Tucker as the Head of Y Pant. What a tough act to follow! Mr Tucker took over the leadership of Y Pant in 2006 and led the school from a position of strength to even greater things culminating in record results and an excellent inspection report. We all owe Mr Tucker a huge debt of gratitude and wish him well in his retirement.
It has been great to welcome our pupils back this week. As always, Year 7 look excited if a little apprehensive but are settling in well. Lower Sixth induction saw 128 students return to the school, yet another record! I’ve enjoyed watching the Army put our students through their paces….
The staff of the school is looking very different this term. On the Leadership Team, Mr Hurley has taken over the role of Deputy Head and we have welcomed Miss Ceri Richmond onto the team as Assistant Headteacher. Other new faces (or familiar faces in new roles) are as follows:
Miss Sian Mundy (Head of Media)
Mrs Valle Fernandez (Head of Spanish)
Mr Rhys Foley (Geography)
Miss Victoria Knight (Home Economics)
Mr Andrew Collins (English)
Miss Sarah Madden (English)
Mrs Kelly Ann Munday (English)
Miss Carys Tucker (Cover supervisor)
Miss Sarah West (Cover supervisor)
Miss Martha Dykhoff (WBQ and Behaviour Support)
Mr Joseph Kuck has taken over as Head of English and Mrs Jen Dyson is now permanently 2nd in English.
A warm welcome to all these new colleagues, the best of luck to those in new roles and best wishes to those colleagues who have left the school.
Elsewhere on the website I have written about this summer’s results. Once again, our students have done themselves, their families and their school proud. Congratulations to each and every one of them.
Finally, it is with great sadness that we heard of the death in action in Afghanistan of Jamie Shadrake. Jamie was a pupil of this school, a most polite, pleasant and courteous young man who had chosen a career in the military. I would like to take this opportunity to mark his tragic passing and to extend the condolences of all of us here in Y Pant to his family and friends. Our thoughts are with them at this unimaginably difficult time.