Update from The Principal

I am delighted to have been able to reopen our secondary school provision on Sunday 7th March and it was a pleasure to see nearly all pupils returning to school. I am grateful for the efforts taken by staff to set up and deliver Covid testing for all pupils. Many families have communicated with me about the professional and efficient way the testing was delivered. 

I would also like to express my appreciation to the staff who have worked tirelessly throughout the lockdown to maintain remote learning provision, keyworker supervision and support pupil wellbeing and of course, to parents and pupils for their continued support.

Retirement news

I will be retiring in Summer 2022. I have just completed 25 happy years at Mary Hare and I am extremely proud to have been Principal since 2014. Although one or two very kind pupils have said I don't look it, I will be 60 this summer and 61 when I retire. I am very proud of all that we have achieved and feel I will be leaving on a high, with a fantastic team around me and, all being well a new primary school opening on the Snelsmore campus. 

There are days when I feel like doing another five years, but there is so much I want to do in retirement and feel that the time is right to plan for the next phase. My love of this school and its pupils and staff will always be with me, as will my conviction that families should be able to choose a school like Mary Hare without facing so many obstacles and I will certainly be looking for opportunities to continue to have a voice in this debate.

Peter Gale
Principal and CEO