Welcome to our school. Hele’s is a calm place where individuals flourish because of our high expectations for learning and behaviour. All within our community understand that success stems from setting our sights high.
We are a learning community where all of us want to improve – from the youngest pupils to the most experienced member of staff. We are not afraid to try new approaches, to attempt the hardest tasks, nor are we worried about sometimes facing setbacks – every coach knows that when we say ‘We can’t do it…’ we should be adding ‘…yet!’ The recent Olympics have reminded us that to be outstanding requires constant effort, fine tuning and determination to be the best we can be. The Paralympics show us that barriers to achievement can be challenged and overcome with a positive mental attitude and inspiring teaching.
Teachers are professionals who are constantly reviewing their own performance, rebuilding lessons taught each time they are revisited with new ideas to match the learners’ needs, and to stimulate and challenge them to scale even greater heights. One pupil recently summed it up beautifully; she described the best lessons as not following lines, but being ‘squiggly’ with interest and enjoyment.
Similarly, we expect our learners to be aspirational for themselves, and to show enthusiasm for learning, and originality and creativity in their work, making every effort to ensure that others learn and thrive in an atmosphere of respect and dignity. We expect lessons to proceed without interruption because we have systematic, consistently applied approaches to behaviour management, and we expect our learners to play their part.
Visitors frequently comment on the calmness of the school. It is a safe and caring place, and we are proud of our students who show high levels of social responsibility, helping others around them, and contributing to the community and world around them. Courtesy, collaboration and co-operation are the hallmarks of our community.
Mr A. Birkett, Principal
Inspiring teachers, aspiring learners
Bring out the best
for life, not school
We have received the following update from Sport Relief:-
“Sport Relief may seem like a long time ago now, but we have been busy counting all the hard-earned cash amazing schools around the UK have raised. We sent you a certificate in the summer but since then we’ve processed more of your payments so here is a new certificate with your final fundraising total.”
As we head towards the end of this term, we’d like to take the opportunity to say how delighted we are with the way our Year 7 learners have settled in so well and are meeting all of our expectations regarding academic challenge, behaviour and uniform expectations. We do hope they find time over the break to recharge their batteries after a very busy first half-term.
With regards to the forthcoming Year 7 evening which will take place on Wednesday 12th November from 4-7pm. This will be an opportunity for you to meet your child’s tutor to discuss how they have settled in at Hele’s. Following this meeting you will receive your child’s first interim assessment with specific details regarding progress in lessons. Later in the year, there is a parent’s evening scheduled when you can meet individual teachers to discuss progress in specific lessons.
October 27th to 31st 2014
Hele’s Holiday programme is to encourage children of all abilities between the ages 8 & 14 to come along and enjoy a week of various sports. The week is designed to promote new sports, have fun and most of all meet new friends. We have experienced coaches and instructors to deliver all different types of sport; all coaches and instructors are DBS checked.
Sports on offer:- Trampolining, Gymnastics, Football, Futsal, Badminton, Basketball, Tennis, Netball, Hockey, Tag Rugby, Table Tennis, Team events, swimming and much, much more….
*** NEW Junior Activities Age 4-7 ***
A range of one-day events being held at various dates during the holiday. Trampoline & Gymnastics, Football & Cricket and Tennis & Martial Arts.