Message from Mr Taylor
As the Year 11 mock exams draw to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to commend the year group on their conduct and the resilience that they have shown over the last two weeks. It is not easy to go through an intense period of examinations, but the students have risen to the challenge. Staff will be going over the exams to identify how best we can support every student’s learning over the coming months. It is also worth mentioning the younger students who have been amazingly supportive of the Year 11s throughout the fortnight. It typifies the sense of community that we hold as a core value at Upper Shirley High.
Whilst on the subject of community, I can’t think of a better example than the memorial service held on 11th November. I was humbled and proud to have shared the experience with three generations of our community, collectively paying our respects to those who have served and to those who have died defending our way of life. I would especially like to thank Matty Harman, our bugler, and the School Choir for their emotive performances.