Category Archives: Head’s Blog

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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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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