News from the Headteacher

“Let your hopes, not your hurts, shape your future”

As the college academic year drew to a close our young pilgrims returned from their pilgrimage to Lourdes, France.  A place of inspiration and prayer, but above all else, HOPE.

I have many personal and fond memories from my numerous visits to Lourdes.  The message clearly is one of hope. Lourdes is an inspirational place and I am confident that the college students will have been equally inspired.

Hope for a successful, happy and rewarding future for those close to us. Our students have just achieved the best ever results at the College at both GCSE and A’Level. This will allow them to have great HOPE for the future.

So, as we begin a new academic year at the college, I have high hopes that our community will continue to be a place where the Holy Spirit continues to guide and lead us, the love of Christ is ever present and the teachers of the college continue to fire the imagination of the young people in our care.

As a parent, I am very aware of the hopes, aspirations and expectations that you have for your children.  This is an awesome responsibility as a parent.  You can be assured that your child will receive the very best education whilst a member of our community. And, so as the Lyrics to a famous song associated with Liverpool says, “Walk on! Walk on! With HOPE in your hearts, and you’ll never walk alone!

In her book “Unbelievable” the great British Olympian, Jessica Ennis reminds us, “I believe we all have a journey. It may be in sport or something completely different. I was once a small girl from Sheffield, dealing with normal teenage insecurities, but I always had hope and I always believed. And when you do that life can get unbelievable”

I wish you all a successful, rewarding, but above all else a HOPE filled year. Prayers, blessings and HOPE to you all, I conclude with the college prayer, ‘The Our Father.’

Our Father,
who art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

Paul Dickinson