Dear Parents

I hope you will forgive me if Pupil Post is rather brief this week: we’ve been rather busy.


When you receive this email I will be with the inspection team receiving feedback from their visit. Their judgements are embargoed whilst the report undergoes a quality assurance process and it will be made available to parents as soon as we can (usually in about five weeks).  I would like to thank you for the part you played in the process. Your feedback is an important feature of the inspection and I have discussed your views with the lead inspector. The children have been brilliant but I expected nothing less. Many were chosen ‘blind’ by the inspection team and everyone gave an honest account of their time here; the inspectors were very impressed.  I’d like to thank the members of School Council who gave up their time to be part of the process. Red House remains a school with parents at the very heart of its governance.  This week could have been very stressful in school but I have been surrounded by calm, helpful and utterly professional colleagues who’ve kept me sane; I’m very lucky.

Twilight Tours

This event was a great success and I think the news that a secondary school is not being built in Wynyard helped.  Should you know any families affected by this decision, please let them know they need to have a conversation with us as soon as possible.

Year 11

We concluded the week by saying goodbye to Year 11 in their final assembly. The ‘Frankie Awards’, montage of photos and a rousing rendition of Jubilate made for a fitting send off. I would like to wish them the very best of luck in their examinations.

I hope you have a lovely weekend.  I’m spending it with Year 10 on their D of E expedition although, thankfully, I’m driving a support vehicle.

With best wishes

Ken James


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