Category Archives: Head’s Blog

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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Snow!

I absolutely detest this weather! One of the most difficult decisions a Headteacher takes is the one to close their school.  Thankfully this is a rare occurrence. At the beginning of the week I was happy and optimistic that the snow would miss us. On Tuesday and Wednesday we had managed to clear the site and…
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Creating Outstanding Young People!

Welcome back to school following the half term break. I hope you managed to enjoy the week and get some rest from the normal school based routine? In recent weeks we have sought to deliver on our collective ambition to allow our students access to remarkable learning opportunities whilst at the same time continue to…
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Preparing for 2018/19 and the Weather!

I cannot write without mentioning the weather. Snow is beautiful when you are on holiday, or have nowhere to go particularly, but when you are trying to run a school it’s a nightmare! We have been really tested these past few weeks and I am thrilled, that on each occasion a decision had to be…
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Happy New Year to all

I sincerely hope that 2018 is a very special year for you and your families. I was delighted to welcome back our staff and students last week following the Christmas break. I have to admit that it was a bit of a shock to the system on Tuesday morning but the whole school came alive…
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Where did the past 15 weeks go?

I can’t quite believe that we are breaking up today for the Christmas holidays. We have had the pleasure of the company of students from Beckfoot Heaton Primary School this week. Their Year 6 students came to school on Monday to watch our Macbeth production and on Wednesday their Year 5 students came to see…
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What An Incredible Few Weeks!

This term is flying by and we are well and truly in the midst of winter as I look outside. Regardless, these past few weeks have been unbelievably busy and also very special. We have had a Science Roadshow, a visit to see the shuttle that astronaut Tim Peake used in space, lots of explosions…
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I need to share of couple of special things with you!

Firstly, I wanted to say thank you to our new Year 7 students and parents who came to school just recently to chat with my senior team and I about how they are settling in to life at Beckfoot Upper Heaton. We had an overwhelming response from our families and students who came to school…
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