Issue 63 of the weekly Coombeshead Academy newsletter.
CHRISTOW Coombeshead Newsletter website: www.coombeshead.com Issue 63: 30 th June 2017 Welcome to this week’s edition of the Coombeshead Academy newsletter Since I last communicated with you, a lot has happened on a national scale that affects schools. The general election took place and regardless of political loyalties one thing I took from the whole process leading up to the general election, was how powerful an effect a notion of hope over fear can have. Hope structures your life in anticipation of the future and influences how you feel in the present. Similar to optimism, hope creates a positive expectation about a goal or future situation. Such mental time travel alters your state of mind and your behaviour in the present. The positive feelings you experience looking ahead, as you imagine hopefully what might happen, what you will achieve or who you are going to be, can alter how you feel about yourself. Along with hope comes the prediction that you will be happy, this can also have behavioural consequences. At the same time, having the strength to realise when hope should be relinquished and the courage to acknowledge a degree of helplessness in a situation, can point all of us in a very inspiring direction that is then accompanied by new hope. Within school, this is a lesson that I would hope all pupils carry with them, whatever their age or destination. If at all stages of our life through school, both within school and out in the community we serve, we collectively have a positive view of the direction we are heading and support each other with the sincere hope of achieving the very best for all those in our care, I have no doubt we will achieve exceptional outcomes that benefit the whole child. Andrew Hulbert, Headteacher Inspiring Excellence Inspiring Excellence Inspiring Excellence FOLLOW US: Mon 3 rd - Tues 4 th July - New Year 7 ‘Meet the Tutor’ Weds 5 th - Thurs 6 th - New Year 7 Induction day Mon 10 th – Fri 14 th - Enrichment Week Tues 18 th July - School Olympics Coombeshead Academy, Coombeshead Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 1PT Tel: 01626 201800 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org