As I am sure you will be aware, we recently had a visit from ESTYN at the end of last term. The visit was extremely positive, and I am delighted to share with you the feedback we have been given.
I am overjoyed that this newest ESTYN report from October 2021 captures the true progress and ethos here at Milford Haven School. The latest report details the improvements that have been made over recent years and the continued high expectations we have for our young people, this is all thanks to the incredible hard work of our staff, pupils and wider school family. I am particularly proud that ESTYN have commented on the strong connection we have built within the Milford Haven community, especially given the proactive approach we took during the pandemic period to inject additional support into the community in some truly creative ways.
I have said to the inspection team that although we highly value academic success here at MHS, we know that our pupils are so much more than just the grades that they achieve. We are aiming to do the very best for each young person in our care, striving to help all children to nurture their talents, build on their strengths, recognise where they may find something tricky and help them have the skills to move forward from this. ESTYN specifically commented, “The school has refined and strengthened its wellbeing provision and this has had a positive impact on behaviour, attitudes to learning and attendance. This in turn has reinforced the schools high expectations of behaviour and attendance.”
We work hard to help grow caring, thoughtful and passionate pupils who are proud of themselves and the community they live in. We are so very pleased that ESTYN recognised this in their report, commenting specifically on, “The sense of a close and supportive community and team ethos are now strong aspects of life at Milford Haven School.”
Link to ESTYN report: https://www.estyn.gov.wales/system/files/2021-11/Monitoring%20report%20Milford%20Haven%20School%202021_3.pdf
A huge and heartfelt thank you to our whole school community for your continued support, and I very much look forward to continuing on this positive journey with you all to make MHS the best that it can be.
Meet Mrs Picton
What subject do you teach?
I teach Science.
Describe yourself in three words:
Hard- working, happy and determined.
Who inspires you and why?
The pupils in school inspire me because every student has potential.
What would we most likely find you doing on a weekend?
Spending time with my family.
What’s your favourite thing about being a teacher?
Seeing pupils realise that they can achieve and being part of a great team.
Highlight of your time at MHS so far:
That I have been welcomed into the school community and I am enjoying everyday.