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Headteacher's Weekly Message: 27th March 2018

O’Brien Family Scholarship – supporting the ambitions of Sarah Bonnell

On Wednesday I was delighted to present Binta Bah with the first cheque for £1500 from the O’Brien Family Scholarship. Binta was pleased to receive this generous award which she intends to use to fund her participation in the Gap Medics programme in order to fulfil her ambition to study Medicine at University. The O’Brien Family scholarship has been generously established by Jeff and Alex O’Brien to support one of the Sarah Bonnell alumni each year to achieve their full potential at Sixth Form and University. Binta will receive another award of £1500 next year and a £7 000 award for each of the three years of her university education. Congratulations Binta and thank you to the O’Brien Family. #Aim High

Achievement Assemblies

This week the Year Teams have been proud to present achievement awards to students who have been nominated for showing their commitment to the Sarah Bonnell Way. All of the assemblies have had their own character with performances from students and speeches from Progress Leaders and the Senior Leadership Team. However one thing I have taken away from all the assemblies is the sense of pride all the students show in the achievements of others. Students in all year groups have been keen to celebrate the success of their peers. #Be Nice

Sarah Bonnell definitely HAS got talent

The audience at Sarah Bonnell has Got Talent were blown away with the quality of the performances in this annual competition on Wednesday 28 March. Once again, Ms Clare-Tipton and the Music and Drama team created a platform for students to show their amazing talents as singers and dancers. The three professional judges used their expertise and experience to review the performances and make all the difficult decisions. The judges took just four of the ten competitors through to the final. I enjoyed all the performances and would like to thank all the mentors for supporting the students throughout the competition.  Congratulations to Mahisha for being the 2018 winner with her great dance performance. # Be Proud  

Welcome Event for Year 7 2018 and Buildings for their future

On Tuesday we held our annual Welcome Event for the new cohort of 270 Year 7 students joining us in September 2018. These students come from lots of different primary schools in Newham and we will be working with these schools, the students and their families to make sure that they have the best possible start to Year 7. Each year from 2017 – 2021 Sarah Bonnell will be taking an additional 30 girls until we grow to a much larger school of 1350 students. Today we had confirmation from the government Education and Skills Funding Agency that we have been successful in our bid for £600k funding to go towards a new building programme that will ensure we have specialist classrooms and facilities to meet the needs of our expanding school. # Aim High

Start of Summer Term 2018

Summer Term begins on Monday 16 April 2018 at the usual time of 8.25am. I look forward to another successful term and wish you all a safe and happy spring holiday.

Rae Potter – Headteacher