Message from the Headteacher
After we returned to school from the Easter break, we welcomed two groups of important visitors to John Mason School.
On 24th April we opened our doors to Year 6 children who will be joining us in September. Those children came together for the first time at the start of their transition from primary to secondary school, having a great experience at John Mason School. Their parents and carers were welcomed too, having tea with the children at the end of the day. We look forward to seeing them all again on 27th June for Induction Day.
On 30th April the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education, visited our school with local MP Nicola Blackwood. The visit by the Secretary of State from whichever party is in Government is a rare opportunity to help showcase the school at our very best. We were determined he should see us on a regular school-day. There were no staged classes or rehearsals. We did not tell the students in advance.
The Secretary of State was very impressed by the lessons he saw, diving straight in to talk to students and staff in History, Art, Design Technology and Science. The students were able to talk fluently and confidently about their school and their learning. We wish we had time to show him more lessons in other subjects as we are so proud of all our students and staff.
This term is also a time when many of our students sit GCSE and A Level exams. It is a particularly demanding time for those students and, indeed, their parents and carers. With the care and guidance of teachers and staff we know that they will strive to do their very best.
Ms D Mashiter, Headteacher
“John Mason School is a school that, under a particularly inspirational head, is taking very very positive steps to provide students with a range of qualifications and the type of education that is relevant to the modern world. I've been very impressed by what I've seen."
Rt Hon Michael Gove MP
"John Mason has a record of strong leadership and delivering for the local community and their great plans for the future were clear for all to see."
Nicola Blackwood MP
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