Category Archives: Head’s Blog

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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Easter has arrived

EASTER HAS ARRIVED! Wow. Two terms done and we are well into the business end of the academic year. Our Year 11 students have just a few weeks left before the GCSE exams begin on the 13th May and I know so many of them are working incredibly hard to ensure they do as well…
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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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