Headteacher’s Values Award Winner – James Longstaff
The Headteacher’s Values Award was presented to James Longstaff in Year 13.
James was nominated by Mrs Harrison, who said: “Quite simply James is the best Physicist I have ever taught! He has exhausted every exam question he can get his hands on in order to ensure he has covered every aspect of the course to the nth degree, Not only that, but he always completes every single piece of work, and then also hands it in early every time. He is a sponge with knowledge, but then also has this spark that lets him see beyond the question which is a rare thing indeed in A-level Physics! I have been amazed with his work ethic in both lockdowns and he never lets anything get to him. He is always smiling and joking, and never stops talking.
“In addition to all of the above, he is selfless when it comes to helping other students in the class, taking the time to explain how to approach questions and working with them to ensure they also understand the process they need to follow. He is the most independent student and is so ready for the next step, even I find it hard to keep up with him. He is respectful, creative in his approach to the most-demanding questions and truly excellent. I could go on and on about how he meets all of the school and college values in every way, but it is easier to say I am immensely proud of him and everything he has achieved.”