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Word Of The Week

Aplomb noun 1. Self-confidence or assurance, especially when in a demanding situation. “Diana passed the test with aplomb” In the 19th century, English speakers borrowed “aplomb,” meaning “composure,” from French. “Aplomb” can also mean “perpendicularity” in French and comes from the phrase “a plomb,” meaning “perpendicularly” or literally “according to the plummet.” A plummet is […]

Word Of The Week

Escapade noun: escapade; plural noun: escapades 1. An act or incident involving excitement, daring, or adventure. When it was first used in English, “escapade” referred to an act of escaping or fleeing from confinement or restraint. The relationship between “escape” and “escapade” does not end there. Both words derive from the Vulgar Latin verb “excappare,” […]

Whole School Leadership Academy

If you are interested in being a member of the Whole School Leadership Academy next year then please come to a short meeting tomorrow (Wednesday 02 July) in the Sports Hall at lunchtime with Mr Whiffin. For more information please see Mr Whiffin or Mr Locke.