Principal’s Message – Dear Parents/Guardians,
The new school year has got off to great
start. It was lovely to see the Y7 boys looking very smart in their new
uniforms. Many had already made new friends through the summer school, which I
understand went very well. Some boys were understandably nervous about making
the transition to high school but Mr Allen and his team of Y7 tutors were
constantly on hand to offer support and answer the many questions the boys
asked. My teachers tell me that they are a bright, inquisitive and cheerful
cohort who already appear to feel at home at Desborough.
The sixth-formers enjoyed a morning
experiencing the joys of driving (under instruction of course) and the pleasure
of changing a wheel! They certainly seemed to have a good time. Of course the
main business of getting through examination courses successfully begins in
earnest this week.
I'm taking all assemblies this week on
the theme of " Aspirations, Expectations and Motivation." My focus is
on passing examinations and Y11 boys will listen to "Under Pressure"
by Queen and David Bowie as they come into the main hall. Start as we mean to
As for the staff, morale is excellent
and the new starters seem settled and determined to buy into the Desborough
ethos of high aspirations and hard work. With each passing year we recruit more
teachers who will strengthen our drive towards an "Outstanding"
I would like to give a special welcome
to the 21 sixth-formers who have joined us from other Maidenhead schools. They will, I know, be excellent additions to
our Common Room.
2015-16 is going to be an excellent year
for Desborough College!