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 located suitable revision guides, work books and answer books that cover all of the work that is needed for the GCSE Science Examinations.
They are available through the school at a significant discount.
If you wish to purchase these books please fill in the relevant return slip attached below and return it with the payment to Mrs Skidmore in Science by Monday 6th October.
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.
For parents and guardians of Year 7 students. On the Friday 26 September, 2014 we will be hosting a Macmillan coffee morning to raise money and awareness for cancer research. It will be held on school premises in the Student Support Base. There will be hot drinks, cakes, cookies and other confectionary and soft drinks for sale. The event will last an hour and a half from 9:30 until 11:00 if you would like to attend please contact Mr Clemow on 01752 337193.
For parents and guardians of Year 7 students: we hope your child has settled into life at Hele’s School and is enjoying their experience. We would very much like to hear your views on your child’s transition to Hele’s School and their first week experiences. Please could you spare a few minutes to complete this brief survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2B3KLG2. As we would only like the views of Year 7 parents/guardians at this stage, the survey is password protected. Please refer to the letter which has come home with your child dated 15th September for the password.
Many thanks for your help,
The Year 7 Team