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  • 19/07/19

    Chair's Report - Summer 2019

    The Summer term has passed with surprising speed but there has been plenty to occupy the Governing Body in challenging and supporting the school to provide the best outcomes for all our students – the bottom line in our vision for RPHS.
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  • 05/04/19

    Chair's Report - Spring 2019

    The Spring term is the shortest of the year, but a good time to judge the school.
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  • 21/12/18

    Chair's Report - Autumn 2018

    The Autumn term is always an exciting time as each year group settles into its new place.
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  • 20/07/18

    CHAIR'S REPORT - SUMMER TERM 2018

    There is a great deal going on in RPHS currently, and it is sometimes hard to keep up.
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  • 30/03/18

    CHAIR'S REPORT - SPRING TERM 2018

    The Spring term this year has been uncommonly short, but it has still contained plenty of activity for the Governing Body.
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  • 22/12/17

    CHAIR’S REPORT – AUTUMN TERM 2017

    The autumn term is always a very full one, as the school beds into the new academic year. This term has been no exception, but it has been a pleasure to be part of a vibrant school community, growing in strength and endeavour and confident in our future as a place where parents want to send their ch...
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  • 21/07/17

    CHAIR’S REPORT – SUMMER TERM 2017

    The Governors have had a very full summer term. We are determined that our school should be one where the best in every student is developed, so that their potential can be fully realised. Social coherence and social inclusion are only policy-makers’ phrases unless comprehensive schools like o...
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  • 31/03/17

    CHAIR’S REPORT – SPRING TERM 2017

    This has been an unusually busy spring term, and the Governors have had a lot to do. In addition to our regular programme of Full Governing Body and committee meetings, there have been two Strategic Visits to the school, one in each half-term, focussing on Modern Foreign Languages and Personal, Soci...
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  • 23/12/16

    CHAIR’S REPORT – AUTUMN TERM 2016

    The first term of the school year is invariably a busy one for Governors as we set the direction and tone of our work. At our first Steering Group meeting, we agreed a Forward Work Programme for the year, which as usual is a blueprint for where we intend to concentrate our efforts over the following...
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  • 22/07/16

    CHAIR’S REPORT – SUMMER TERM 2016

    This has been another busy and productive term. As I write, we are approaching the school’s 80th birthday celebrations. I sometimes wonder how RPHS today would have struck our founding Headmaster, John Garrett, and that brilliant coterie of intellectual friends – W H Auden, Rex Warner, C...
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  • 18/12/15

    CHAIR’S REPORT – AUTUMN TERM 2015

    This has been an extraordinarily busy term, with both its highs and its lows. Even before the term began, our A-level and GCSE results, as noted below, gave us an excellent start, with the GCSE results in particular breaking the school’s records and putting us on a par with other local state s...
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  • 24/07/15

    CHAIR’S REPORT – SUMMER TERM 2015

    The first half of the term was dominated by the appointment process to find a new Headteacher. It was good to have such a large and strong field of applicants, from which the Governing Body was delighted to appoint Mrs Kirsten Heard. She has lost no time in starting to prepare herself for her new ro...
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