The new normal

You’ve done it! You’ve made it to the end of this extremely long and challenging half term. Mostly you / we have done that without incident or injury. For that I thank you and I congratulate you. As I reflect upon the last half term and how we’ve all had to work (be that staff, […]

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Charity Donation

Mrs Wootton, one of our Assistant Pastoral Leaders at Oakwood High School, organised a collection in school for local refugees.  The items collected were donated to Mums United, a charity based in Wicker, Sheffield which helps to home and support Afghan families.  Our Hoober pupils were fantastic in helping to raise donations, and helped with […]

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Miss Emma Longstaff

This will be a short message this week. Sometimes less is more. Many of you will know that, just this last weekend, our friends and colleagues at Sitwell Junior School tragically lost a highly valued, highly regarded and much-loved friend and teacher. After a short, but incredibly brave battle with illness, Miss Emma Longstaff passed away […]

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#HelloYellow

It would be wrong not to spend time this week focusing on mental health and well-being: through the #HelloYellow, Rotherham’s ‘Be the One’ campaign and that the World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year – this year’s theme, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is ‘Mental Health […]

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World Teachers’ Day

It’s time to celebrate. It’s our annual, global opportunity to celebrate and recognise the contributions that teachers make in our schools and colleges. It isn’t fanciful to suggest that teachers are the glue which holds firm communities, societies and even countries. It’s been no accident that some of history’s greatest tyrants have gone after teachers […]

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