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 just been informed by Ofsted that we will be inspected on 30/04/2015 to 01/05/2015.
We would like to particularly bring your attention to the Parent View survey (https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk/), also, should you wish to contact the inspection team directly, this is addressed in the letter to parents.
We understand from the contractors that the work in Dingle Road is as much as 4 weeks ahead of schedule and that they should be finished by the end of this week. However, the footpath access from Dingle Road to Morley View Road will be closed until Thursday.
The U12 Futsal team travelled to Paignton for the County finals having won the Plymouth stage of the competition. Although they competed well, they finished fourth overall with 1 win, 3 draws and 1 defeat in their 5 games. Their appearance at the finals helps us to maintain our very good Futsal reputation.
This is a quality assurance kitemark awarded by Careers South West for excellence in Careers Education, Information and Guidance (CEIAG) provision. The award generally spans a 3 year period, and Hele’s is due for reassessment imminently. We are very confident that we will attain the kitemark for the third time in a row, since CEIAG continues to go from strength to strength and remains at the heart of the broader support and education we deliver to our learners. Please see the Careers section for further details of our provision across the school.