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Dear parents and carers,


I want to remind you of some of the words I reflected on with students at the beginning of my time at Durham Johnston.

‘Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We are born to make manifest the glory that is within us. It's not just in some of us, it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others’.

I have certainly felt that this week as our students have participated in the Young Americans at the weekend, as our GCSE Performing Arts GCSE students performed in front of parents and friends, and as so many of our musicians performed in the Spring Concert. I have seen first-hand our students, your children, show themselves to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous. I know you may not feel they are like this all of the time what with the pressures of life, but I was able to ask many of you this week how proud you must be of your children.

I hope you have a good weekend.

Yours sincerely,

 

Michael Wardle

Headteacher