Category Archives: Head’s Blog

Halfway through the year…

and I am left wondering where has the time gone? I cannot believe that I have been here almost six months but the reality is, it feels like longer. Every day has been different and the journey has been often frenetic but always interesting. I cannot wait for what the next few months will bring.…
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Thursday 4th February 2016

It seems like I am forever talking about Year 9 but they are such a wonderful group of young people who are throwing themselves at every opportunity that we have to offer here at school. They are also our future role models and their influence on the younger ones is tangible. On Tuesday six of…
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Will it ever stop raining?

You would have thought that being from the West of Ireland this would be normal! Regardless, it has not halted the progress of the building site which appears to be hurtling through the build stages. The ground floor has taken shape and work has begun this week on the first floor. Before long the shell…
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Futures Week

The buzz I want to be a feature of our wonderful school has been with us this week. We have had an incredibly busy and inspiring few days as a result of the planning that has gone into Futures Week. We are determined to raise the aspiration and ambition of all our students and every…
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The building is taking shape!

We have been amazed this week at the manner in which our new school build is beginning to take shape. The giant crane that is on site has been busy lifting the concrete pillars and walls into place and at this point we can see what the ground floor will look like. It is an…
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Countdown to the Exams starts this week! (Jan 2016)

Happy New Year and welcome back. This term, in reality, is more important than the Autumn one because we have to build upon the great things we have started and continue to change this school in our quest to make it a place of great educational provision. On Monday we had a fantastic training day…
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What a term!

We have achieved so much and I am so grateful for the efforts all members of our school community have made towards making Beckfoot Upper Heaton a special place to work. We had a number of Year 12 students out this week on a Science fieldtrip to Malham. They braved the cold and rain to…
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We are into the penultimate week!

… and I have enjoyed a great few days. The external visit we had a few weeks ago from the Bradford Partnership inspection team has produced a report that we are all extremely proud of. The report endorses the direction of travel that we decided upon and acknowledges that the changes at the school have…
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Thursday 3rd December 2015

This week has reinforced the reasons as to why we do this job. In truth that is the case every day but sometimes things happen that make you sit up and reflect on the work going on in school and the difference we are trying to make to the lives of our students. On Monday…
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Focus is on Year 11

The focus this week has been very much on our Year 11 students. They have been sitting mock exams in both English and Maths and the results of those will be through early next week. We have reminded the boys about the importance of both these subjects and the impact on their life chances beyond…
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