Category Archives: Head’s Blog

Welcome Back

We are over half way through the academic year and the mornings and evenings are brighter already. Soon, I’m hoping, winter will be a dim and distant memory and we will have escaped the dreaded snow for this year at least! It has been a while since I mentioned our amazing staff and so I…
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Welcome Back

I hope you had an enjoyable and restful half term. We have got off to a flying start this week and our Year 11 students have been sitting their mock exams since Monday. They have been great and have just another few days to go until they are done. The critical thing for them and…
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It’s Half Term!

2019 is already a really busy year for everyone at BUH and given the contents of my last few Blogs I am sure you will agree. Indeed, it is amazing to think that six weeks have flown by since we attended the second annual Beckfoot Trust conference on Friday 4th January. When we return to…
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DfE Performance Tables Success!

I want to share with you some information from this year’s DfE School Performance Tables which were published just last week. The interesting thing about them is that they compare schools against other similar schools nationally and then rank them in order of performance based on GCSE exams. I am so thrilled to tell you…
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Happy New Year!

I would like to wish you all a very happy new year and I hope 2019 is a good year for you and your families. At the end of last term, we celebrated the achievements of our many wonderful students through Rewards Assemblies. It was an absolute joy to share in the successes of both…
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Christmas is around the corner!

It’s incredible that 6 weeks have already passed since half term and in just under 2 weeks we will finish for the Christmas holidays. Indeed, it’s important to note that we will break up at the usual time on Thursday 20th December and students will return on Monday 7th January 2019. Staff, however, will return…
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We are continuing to move forwards!

Just prior to half term we were visited by a team from the Beckfoot Trust as part of an annual review process. We wanted the team to focus on our planning for progress initiative and also to look at our school in terms of the Ofsted framework. It was a really great few days. We…
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A Special Visit

Welcome back. I hope you have had an enjoyable half term and managed to get some rest. This week we celebrated the achievements of our staff and students in winning the World Genius Cup for Urdu Language. We fought off opposition from schools around Great Britain and the world to secure the title by an…
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It’s Half Term This Week

Where did that time go? I can’t quite believe that we have almost completed 7 weeks already. I have enjoyed every minute of it and feel that our students have made a very positive start to their year. It has been a half term to remember without doubt and full of firsts for our school.…
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It’s October!

I was speaking to our Year 11 students this morning following a great assembly on Debating. More about that later. As I was speaking to them it suddenly dawned on me that we had said goodbye to September and were almost a week into the month of October. Why is that important? It’s because the…
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