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'Well, nobody's perfect.'


As my time at Priory comes to an end, this made me chuckle:



It sums up my restless nature.

The image above was taken at Durrington Station, I've been catching the train there for a while.  To the left of the image is the way to Portsmouth, and the the right Brighton where my next challenge lies.

'I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perheps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning' J.B. Priestly

It's almost time for the thanks, but first a reflection on the year that has past. Words by Sam Atkins:

Priory Geography
Priory Geography has had what can only be described as a momentous year. Highlights of 2012-13 include:
 Best half way Year 11 results ever (72% A*-C).
 Year 8 Eco-Challenge.
 Our own Digital Leaders presenting at Teach Meet Pompey.
 Iceland’13.
 Kids Meet and BBC School Report at Action Stations.
 Mr David Rogers showcasing @priorygeography’s work at the national BETT
conference 2013.
 Microsoft UK visits.
 Mr Atkins earning Geography an honourable mention in the Ofsted report.
 Ms Jo Debens securing Curriculum Leader of Geography from September 2013.
 Mr Atkins growing an epic beard.
The Priory Geography department have loved every minute of the past academic year. We hope our pupils have enjoyed their visits to the east wing of the balcony as much as we have enjoyed having them in our classrooms. We’re already busy scheming ways to make what we do for you even better.
Special mention to our super PGCE students Miss Rolfe and Mr Parratt. They had what it takes to deliver excellent learning in an exciting environment. We wish them well in their futures.
Huge thanks to the parents and guardians of all our pupils for supporting trips, homework, extra-curricular adventures and important GCSE work. So much of what we do relies upon the additional help and encouragement your children receive at home. It is having an overwhelmingly positive impact, as we hope for yet another jump in GCSE results this summer.
So what next? Firstly, and sadly, we say goodbye to Mr Priory Geography himself. Mr Rogers leaves us at the end of this term for pastures new. His department legacy, wider school impacts and influence of teaching and learning at a national level cannot be understated. We’ll leave it there in case his head explodes. Thank you, sir.
Ms Debens takes over the reins as Head of Geography, with Mr Atkins as her trusty deputy. She’ll be awesome in the role and the @priorygeography team will go from strength to strength.
Highlights of what to look forward to in 2013-14:
 Brand new Year 8 Geography Camp.
 BBC School Report.
 More digital leader innovation.
 Mr Atkins leading the Priory Ski Trip to Austria.
 More guerrilla naughtiness, with clubs, prizes and micro adventures.
 Mr Atkins may trim his beastly beard.
See you in September! Huzzah!
Mr Rogers, Ms Debens and Mr Atkins

Huzzah indeed.

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