WEEK 28 - Friday 30 April
I am delighted to be able to inform you that our new school website is now live. Building a website sounds to me like a tortuous task and so I am really pleased to have had the support of our TCAT Central Services team putting together the framework within which we can show the content and demonstrate the great work that goes on at Hessle High School and Sixth Form College. The site can be found here. Please take some time to explore the site and find out more about what we do. This site will allow us to update our content more easily and so you can expect to see more frequently updated content on here from now on.
It is now four months since we made the significant change to our Pastoral system of introducing Heads of Year to lead on student welfare. I am delighted with the way that this is going and am very proud of the entire Student Services team who have managed this transition very professionally, putting the students first at all times. This system makes it much easier for the Heads, and Assistant Heads, of Year to manage student behaviour, to support specific groups of students and to ensure that the tutors provide the best day-to-day support in a way that is relevant to the age group of the students. This change was a long time in the planning and was delayed by Covid, but we are pleased to have made the change and I hope that you feel even more supported by these colleagues than ever before. As ever, your feedback (good or bad) is greatly appreciated.
Whilst we felt that a Year Group system was right for our school at this time, we did not wish for students or staff to lose their House identity and so we have re-introduced a different team of Heads of House with a very different role.
The team is as follows;
Mr Richard Sellers (Head of Ariel House)
Mr Matthew Comptom (Head of Cassio House)
Mrs Emily Bourne ( Head of Portial House)
Mr Chris Adams (Head of Orlando House)
The role that these four colleagues will implement is to celebrate the success and achievements of the students. And not just the high-flyers nor the sporting champions; I am all too aware that many of our students behave impeccably every day and do the right thing every time, but so often do not get the recognition that they deserve. The Heads of House are challenged with finding ways to celebrate their achievements and success and I look forward to sharing their work with you in the coming weeks and months.
Finally, we reach that point in Spring when the Bank Holidays come thick and fast. I’m not sure that the weather will cooperate this weekend but I hope that you can find time to relax and enjoy the three-day weekend.
Mr V Groak