Welcome from the Headteacher

Hillman E2

August 2019

I am delighted that you have shown an interest in our school and that you will revisit our website over the next few weeks as we make significant changes to the design and content to ensure you have all the information you need. I will be writing a regular blog next year to ensure you are kept up to date with all our news and successes.

We have had a great year and look forward to continuing to improve and develop the school in 2019-20 to make sure we provide the best holistic education possible for our amazing pupils, ensuring they are able to realize their dreams in this rapidly changing world.

I am pleased to share the successes of our post 16 pupils with some amazing results – see more here. We are especially proud of Aliza Zafar, who used the tragic death of her sister during Year 13 to fuel her determination and she goes to read Psychology at Cambridge in September. We await the GCSE results next week with excitement.

Outside of the classroom in 2018-19, our pupils have continued to amaze me with their skills and talents from the brilliance of our Sports Teams to our Year 10s who excelled themselves at the Gardiner and Theobald Work Experience day, as well as a number of pupils who are currently on prestigious summer work experience placements. Outside of school, Layla, in Year 9, won 3 awards at Crufts and we have a number of young people making a name for themselves in the sporting world, including Stephanie and Amy our Open Water swimmers. We will keep you updated with their successes. All these stories can be accessed via the news pages and the newsletter.

This year, the school community has benefitted from the work of two organisations - Humanotopia and the Robert Levy Foundation - both of whom have worked with year groups to consider issues young people face, keeping themselves safe and building better communities. This has had a significant impact on the school and promoted much reflection in pupils and staff.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any comments or feedback - ehillman@heathcote.waltham.sch.uk.

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Emma Hillman

Headteacher