It has been so exciting to welcome all our pupils and staff at the start of a new academic year. Everyone gets butterflies in the stomach, the night before a new school year – pupils, parents and staff. I have been teaching for nearly thirty years and headteacher for twelve and I still can’t sleep the night before the first day of the new academic year – it must be a mixture of excitement and adrenaline. Yet, as soon as the day starts, everything slots into place. New pupils find their feet and new parents breathe a sigh of relief .
Each year, we welcome new staff members to our team and I am delighted to introduce them to the whole school community, via our Who’s Who brochure. This year’s team have wide smiles and lots of ideas that they are bringing to our community. I wish them all a very happy and successful first term with us .
Stop Press! Last minute excitement yesterday as Lewis Coombes from BBC South today visited to interview some of our rising Tennis Academy stars! This was in the the wake of the meteoric rise to fame by #EmmaRaducanu, the link being, Virginia Wade, the last woman to win the Grand Slam, was a former pupil of TH! Both are incredible role models for girls and women in any sport.