Category Archives: Head’s Blog

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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Welcome Back

Welcome back to Beckfoot Upper Heaton as we begin our fourth year; it’s incredible just how quickly time passes. Looking back, I am incredibly proud of what we have collectively achieved in such a short space of time and the impact we have had on young people’s lives and the community. 2018 has been a…
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Nearing The End of Term

As we near the end of this term I wanted to share with you some of the fantastic work that has been going on since my last Blog. Indeed, the school feels alive every day with new and exciting ventures happening most of which are designed to continue to broaden horizons for our students. In…
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Good luck to all our students taking exams

The school is in the midst of exam season. Our Year 11 students are almost half way through their GCSE exams and Years 9 and 10 are sitting internal end of year exams. Our GCSE students have been wonderfully positive about the levels of support and care they have received from all staff and I…
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Looking To The Future!

We have entered the exam season and we are all very aware of the importance of the next few weeks in terms of changing lives. I want to wish all our students the very best of luck and I sincerely hope they do great things. On Friday we took Year 11 to Flamingo Land which…
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We Did It!

By now you all should have received a copy of our first Ofsted report following our Section 5 inspection in March. I can’t tell you how proud I am of what we have managed to achieve here in such a short space of time; it’s incredible! The report is wonderful and represents the work of…
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Things are changing!

By now you will be aware that we had a visit last week from Ofsted and although I cannot say too much at this stage, I can tell you that we are thrilled. I spoke with students on Monday to share some of the things said about them and they walked out of the hall…
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