PRINCIPAL of Ockendon Academy, Barbara King is always proud to declare that “They do things differently at the Ockendon Academy” and here is a fantastic example.
Year 7 students who have gained enough merit points are invited to afternoon tea in the principal’s office. There they pour tea, have sandwiches and cake, all off the best china and spend some time discussing their first year at the academy.
Articulate, thoughtful and polite. The students are a delight and a credit to the school.
Afterwards, they all got a chance to sit in the principal’s chair and have their photograph taken.