THIS week we shine the spotlight on Blackburn Central High School.

The secondary school in Haslingden Road has 912 pupils.

We spoke to headteacher Shanaz Hussain.

What is the ethos of your school?

We encourage our students to become thriving members of our community, who demonstrate respect and tolerance for all, alongside fundamental British values.
We encourage all of our students to fulfil their spiritual, moral, social and cultural potential during their journey through high school.

We take advantage of any opportunity to develop links within our local community, and motivate our students to get involved by supporting charities or by being active within their community.

How are you, your staff and pupils coping during the pandemic?

The pandemic has cemented our family ethos.
The wellbeing of our students is the main priority and staff have done a lot of work to support both the health and wellbeing of students and staff. 

Lots of our resources have been spent on ensuring our students have the technology to experience a seamless learning transition between school and home. 

What are you looking forward to for your school?

We are looking forward to normality, face to face contact with pupils and parents. During lockdown we have made lots of links in the community and we are looking forward to continuing as a hub; delivering food parcels and providing wraparound care.