It has been a busy period since I wrote to you a fortnight ago and we are once again able to celebrate a college success story.
This week we were informed that Wright Robinson has secured 32nd position nationally in the School Sport Magazine’s top 200 schools based on our success in school sport. The School Sport Magazine’s roll of honour is recognised by many as the ‘gold standard’ and this year we have reached our highest position in the college’s history.
The significance of this achievement should not be underestimated and I am immensely proud that we find ourselves in this position.
The list is compiled following the consideration of a school’s national successes in designated team and individual sports. Although not all sports qualify, all schools across the country including all Public and State Schools are considered for the list.
What also pleases me is that there are many activities that take place in college to promote inclusion and participation that are not considered for the purpose of this table but that allow every student to have access to some level of participation and competition. I feel that we have an excellent balance in PE and Sport at the college that ensures all students are active and participate whilst creating opportunities for the most able to excel.
The college’s nationally renowned sports status is testimony to all of the staff who have worked in our PE and Sport programmes both past and present and in particular to all of the students who have ever represented the college at sport. Thanks must also go to all parents/carers as without your support many of our students would be unable to access the sporting opportunities that we offer.
Once again this is a great achievement for Team Wright Robinson.
I am aware that many parents and students enjoyed the benefits of last Wednesday’s ‘off screen Mental Health and Wellbeing day’ and I was pleased to see so many examples of families embracing the concept. Hopefully we will all be back in college soon, but should the national school lockdown continue beyond the 8th March we may consider a similar day in the future.
This week the college held our second virtual parents evening which was once again very well attended. Maintaining lines of communication between college and home is more important than ever at this difficult time and I am pleased that parents/carers are appreciative of what the college has implemented to ensure that excellent lines of communication remain open.
In keeping with a similar theme I want to close the blog this week by thanking all of the parents who have contacted the college to thank staff for the outstanding work that is taking place during the ‘live remote lessons’. I must profess that this would not be possible without excellent student engagement and parent/carer support. Together we are all working extremely hard to ensure that the pandemic will not affect the ‘life chances’ of our students.