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
Inspiring teachers, aspiring learners
Hele’s school students and staff are celebrating record A level successes today with a large number of students securing places at university. This is the fourth year in a row of record results, and we are delighted to buck the national trend in this respect with our best results ever. Almost half of all entries scored grades from an A* to a B with an overall pass rate of 99%.
Top performer was Scott Larcombe who achieved A* grades in Chemistry and Maths and A grades in Further Maths and Physics and who will now take up his place at Exeter University to study Physics.
James Lucas scored 3 A grades in Politics, Geography and History and will now study History and Politics at Exeter University. Josh Edmonds also scored 3 A grades in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and will now continue his studies at Southampton to study Electrical and Electronic Engineering.
Other notable performances were from Evie Wilson, achieving an A* in English Literature plus an A in PE and a B in Religious Studies and from Ellie Selley, who scored an A* in History, an A in Sociology and a B in PE. Lucy Knight, who will be taking a year out as an au pair in Spain, achieved an A* in English Literature, an A in Drama and a B in History.
Alice Duke also deserves recognition for her A* in Fine Art and is off to Falmouth to study Interior Design.
We are equally delighted with the performance of our year 12 students which again is our best set of results ever and bode extremely well for next year.
Andy Birkett, Principal, said ‘Its a great day. Yet again we have seen new records set as the sixth form grows from strength to strength. Congratulations to the year group whose impressive grades are counter to the national trend. I’m very pleased to see that the continued efforts and hard work of our students and staff has paid off. We wish all of our year 13 students the very best with whatever they have chosen as their next pathway.’
Summer Holidays: July 21st to August 29th 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 throughout the summer holiday. Martial arts, football, circus skills, gymnastics, multi sports, tennis, zumba, athletics and cricket.