Principal's Blog

Clicking on the links below will take you to the blog of our Principal, Mr Neil Blundell, which is hosted on the BCCS portal.

  • A day at the Palace

    Principal's Blog May 22, 2016 | 19:15 pm

    Last Monday I had an invite to Buckingham Palace. Two students were to be presented with their gold awards for the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. James Bevan and Aoife Hooper were the recipients and it was a very proud occasion[…]

  • Academies

    Principal's Blog Apr 16, 2016 | 22:11 pm

    AcademiesOver the break there was a good deal of media attention following the publication of the white paper (Educational Excellence Everywhere). I hadn’t appreciated the level of distrust surrounding academies that still seems to prevail. Back in 2008 when I[…]

  • Gadgets

    Principal's Blog Apr 10, 2016 | 17:12 pm

    I recognise that this this not a subject that I am entitled or qualified to give advice on. Over the last eight years I have been rather glued to my devices, checking e-mail each day and finding it difficult not[…]

  • Complaints!

    Principal's Blog Mar 13, 2016 | 18:01 pm

    Later this week we will send a letter to parents asking them to be mindful of staff wellbeing when contacting the school. Some staff report that the number of incidents of highly challenging e mails or phone calls have increased[…]

  • Recruitment new teachers for CST

    Principal's Blog Mar 7, 2016 | 22:14 pm

    The recruitment season is well under way and I will write to parents before Easter with an updated staffing list. Mrs Morgan published an article warning of a recruitment crisis in the Sunday papers. Addressing the ASCL’s annual conference, Mrs Morgan[…]