Welcome from the Headteacher

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Dear Parent/Carer,

 

This has been a short term but one packed with achievements throughout the school. You can read about many of these in the newsletter and also via our regular Twitter feed @Heathcotee4. I am very proud of so many of our pupils and the positive progress they are making across their subjects and out of the classroom. Just two examples are four of our Year 10 pupils, Tahilah, Joseph, Jessica and Hussain, who shared their Maths knowledge at an event at Norlington School scoring full marks in one round. The Year 7 and 9 girls’ sports teams have also done amazingly well this term in football and netball.

 

Thank you to all those who supported World Book Day and all the great costumes from staff and some pupils - the day also reminded us all of the point of reading and the importance of good literacy for everybody’s future. We also celebrated Number Day and pupils and staff had fun working out a number of Maths challenges.

 

We say goodbye to:

Ms Davies — SENDCO

Ms Syeddah — Maths teacher

Ms Cope — Attendance Administrator

Ms Wellard — Librarian

Ms Childs — IEU Supervisor

Ms Oprea — Science Technician

Ms Elgood — Science Technician

 

We wish them well on the next stages of their journey. Ms Gardiner, our new SENDCO, is looking forward to meeting parents of pupils with SEND after the holidays.

 

There will be a significant number of changes coming up over the next year and beyond and I will send you further information of these via Parent Mail.  Change is hard for everyone but I assure you all the changes are well thought out and with the pupils’ best interests at heart. This will lead to better learning and teaching, better outcomes and better behaviour which will make all our pupils safer and happier. We will build on the school’s current successes, but there is a lot of work to do to ensure real change for your children. I am excited about the challenges as your children deserve the very best opportunities and education.

 

All pupils have exams next term and in particular Year 11 and Year 13 should be focused and organised for learning over the holidays. I want all our pupils  to find the right path in life, whatever that may be, but GCSE, BTEC and A level results are very important for supporting ambitious future choices and so all pupils can be the best they can be.

 

I hope you have a wonderful Easter break, and I remind you of the school vision:

 

Encourage. Challenge. Succeed.

At Heathcote School, no one is left behind. We encourage, challenge and stretch each pupil through a broad and balanced curriculum, outstanding resources and high-quality learning experiences ensuring everyone develops resilience leading to success in the classroom and beyond. We include everybody in our vision and support staff and pupils in being self-aware, self-motivated and independent and create an all-round safe and comfortable experience allowing self-confidence to thrive. This thirst to succeed will ensure learners have bright futures and are ready to meet the demands of the 21st century.

 

Emma Hillman

Headteacher