Category Archives: Head’s Blog

New Year; New Beginnings

8.40am – Friday, 11th September 2020 the last day of the first week back. As I return to my desk to write this blog from completing gate duty there is a buzz of excitement in the building; our school community is back together and quite frankly it is marvellous. To see happy, smiling young people…
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The Power Programme

We are delighted to announce that we have recruited the services of Cameron Parker in our commitment to ensure all of our young people are: Confident communicators Knowledgeable and expert learners Committed community contributors Future-ready young people Cameron is a World Class Youth Coach and Speaker, impacting on over 350,000 14-18 year olds to date.…
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And the winner is…

We recently had the most brilliant morning in school. All of Year 9 had their First Give Finals Day; an event where each tutor group had the opportunity to pitch for £1000 for their chosen charitable organisation. Over the course of the academic year students have worked closely with Cancer Support Yorkshire, The Samaritans, Bradford…
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Happy New Year!

I hope you have had a restful and refreshing holiday season and that those of you celebrating Christmas had an enjoyable time. As a school community we enjoyed tremendous success in 2019 and as we enter 2020 we remain as committed as ever to ensuring that every child has the very best educational experience. I…
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Lords, Ladies & Leadership Consultants

As I write this blog on the evening of Sunday 17th November, Mrs. Evans has just emailed to say that our contingent visiting the World War 1 battlefields have arrived in France. We look forward to hearing about their adventures when they return to us on Wednesday. As a school we are making trips across the…
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Celebration to excitement…

As I write this blog on the last Friday of the first half term of the year, I wonder where the last eight weeks have gone. In the blink of an eye we have had excellent motivational speakers including Kajal Odedra, the Executive Director for Change.Org UK division; launched our Social Action Group along with…
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What a first few weeks…

It is a real privilege to introduce myself as the Headteacher of Beckfoot Upper Heaton. I have served the school since it opened in September 2015; first as Assistant Headteacher and most recently Deputy Headteacher. It is an honour now to be in a position to lead this community of incredibly talented students and staff.…
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June 2 June

Tomorrow we arrive at the end of yet another academic year and it’s been wonderfully successful and, indeed, eventful! Our students have the day off and the staff will be busy preparing for Monday when every student moves up a year and we begin our June 2 June timetable 2019-20. It’s exciting, challenging and absolutely…
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Exams Are in Full Flow!

It’s week 2 of the GCSE exams and our Year 11 students have been incredible in their approach and attitude to each exam taken. It really matters to them and their futures. They have committed fully to their preparations in recent weeks and understand that each time they enter the exam hall it is with…
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