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
The Paris and Germany trips are both due to return tonight at the B&Q car park, times may change slightly depending on traffic.
The Paris trip should be arriving at 10:30pm
The Germany trip should be arriving at 12 midnight
July 6th saw Heles School descend upon Brickfields for the eagerly anticipated annual Sports Day with 2015 lining up to be another entertaining year. All that was required was some pleasant weather. Despite an early downpour in the hours leading up to the start of the day, it turned out to be a warm and sunny day which added to the enjoyment for not only the competitors but the spectators as well.
Since 2012, individual competitors have been competing for their respective houses. Scott, Reynolds, Christie, Drake and Weston compete for points to gain dominance in the overall table. After Scott’s recent overall triumph, Scott were keen to get off the mark with some valuable points. Some of the highlights from the day included the Year 10 Boy’s 100m(A) race with a photo finish between Christie’s Joe Pinder and Scott’s Scott Wickens. After a thorough discussion between the officials, the victory was handed to Scott House. The Relay event also provided an enjoyable spectacle with team work and skill being required for the race.
Several sports day records were broken in 2015 throughout Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. Special congratulations to: Mia Kinchin (Year 7 Long Jump); Billy Bright (Year 7 Long Jump); Lucy Castle (Year 8 Shot Putt); Georgie Pocock ( Year 8 100m); Kiera Brooks (Year 9 Triple Jump); Ethan Greenwood (Year 9 Triple Jump) and Savanah Shepherd (Year 10 Shot Putt) who all broke Heles School records.
Despite varied results within each year group, there could only be one overall winner. Beating 2nd placed Weston House by 63 points were Drake. Taking the final podium spot were Reynolds with Christie and Scott finishing in 4th and 5th – in that very order. It proved a day of doom and gloom for Scott with no recorded overall finish higher than 4th place within each separate year group. However Scott’s mascot – Pete the Penguin, did make an appearance during the day along with his fellow House mascots to keep the crowd entertained as well as showing support for their houses.
2015’s Sports Day proved to be a very rewarding and satisfying day for all involved. The day aims to not only to provide a competitive sporting event but inspiration for aspiring young sportsmen and women. The day highlighted the team spirit and sportsmanship that makes up Hele’s School. 2016 hopes to be as equally as enjoyable.
We have a limited number of Year 7 places still available for September 2015.
Please contact Sandra Crawford on 337193 for further information or school admissions on 307470/307469.
We are pleased to announce that Hele’s School has been reaccredited with the Investor in Careers Award until 2018, following a very successful reassessment on the 9th June 2015. The assessor highlighted the following as examples of excellent practice in his report:
Many thanks to the students, staff, parents, Training Providers and Employers who spoke to the Assessor on the day. Your input was exceptionally valuable and very much appreciated, as always, and your feedback will help us to shape our provision towards ‘beyond outstanding’.
Careers Support Manager