It would be remiss of me not to commence the blog without reference to our recent Ofsted Inspection. The Inspection took place on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th October and the outcome had remained confidential until earlier this week.
Obviously, everyone is now aware of the fact that the college has once again been adjudged to be Outstanding, becoming one of only a select group of schools to secure the judgement under two different Ofsted frameworks. There is no doubt that this is an amazing achievement by everyone associated with Wright Robinson. The judgement comes as no surprise to me personally however, as this school is outstanding and we will continue to pursue the highest of standards to secure the best outcomes for our students.
The opening statement on the report describes Wright Robinson exactly; ‘Pupils are proud to be part of this exceptional school. They are adamant that it is a safe, happy and harmonious place to learn. Pupils thoroughly enjoy coming to school to learn. They say, ‘Every aspect of school life is about teamwork’.
I am confident that it is Teamwork that will ensure the college goes on to reach unparalleled levels of success.
The college choir performed at a British Legion remembrance event on Wednesday 3rd November in Manchester City Centre. Following this, on Thursday 11th November staff and students were involved in a variety of ‘Remembrance Day’ activities with visits to Gorton Cemetery and Heroes Wood, Debdale. On Sunday, staff and students will also be paying their respects at the Cenotaph in Abbey Hey.
The choir and students from all year groups including those holding some of our most senior positions were involved and once again the way they conducted themselves could only have enhanced the reputation of the college even further. I would like to thank Mr Halliwell, Mrs Rothwell, Mr Buckley and Mrs Duffy for their work in organising the college’s attendance and participation.
As always the traditional Remembrance Day Service here at Wright Robinson paid a fitting tribute to all who have passed in armed conflict. Many students attended in uniform representing various groups including the cadets, scouts and guides.
On Thursday afternoon / evening the college’s ‘Careers Pathway Event’ was very well attended by students. We had a large number of outside agencies offering support and advice to those in attendance and the feedback was extremely positive. Thank you to Mrs Pugh for organising and coordinating proceedings.
Finally, sports fixtures have been taking place in a variety of pursuits. The pick of the results this week must go to the Under 14 Girls A netball team and the Boys under 12, 14 and 15 Football A and B teams who all recorded victories. However, the performance of the week must go to the Year 7 Boy’s X-Country team in what was a city wide competition. The team became the first in the history of the event to occupy first, second and third places, a phenomenal achievement. Well done to everyone who has represented the college this week.