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WEEK 2 - Friday 15 September 2023

Welcome to a brand new academic year! As the summer winds fade and the autumn leaves begin to fall, we are beyond excited to kick-start another pivotal year in the educational journey of our Year 11 students. The journey to GCSEs starts here, and we're thrilled to be on this path with you. 

The last year was filled with challenges and triumphs, lessons learned, and milestones achieved. We navigated the complexities of an array of year 10 issues while keeping the academic flame burning. But like all resilient communities, we adapted, grew, and emerged even stronger. This year promises to be one of growth, new opportunities, and further cementing the foundation for the students’ futures. 

Year 11 is a critical juncture, no doubt. With GCSEs on the horizon, the year will be packed with intensive learning, revision sessions, and mock examinations. But, more than academics, this year will also be about personal growth, leadership, and making lasting memories. We'll be focusing on holistic development, ensuring every student is confident, prepared, and excited for what lies ahead. The pinnacle of the year will be the Rewards Prom to be held on Wednesday 26 June 2024 at the Mercure Hotel Willerby. I will share more information regarding the prom next week with both students and parents. 

Parents, your role remains indispensable. Your encouragement, understanding, and support will be the ingredients to ensuring your child can reach their true potential. We encourage active involvement, be it through attending meetings, supporting study routines, or simply initiating conversations about their day. Together, we form a formidable team ensuring the success of our students. 

To the Year 11s – the road ahead might seem daunting, but remember that you are not alone. Every teacher, staff member, and your peers stand beside you. This year, challenge yourselves, ask questions, seek help when needed, and most importantly, believe in yourselves. We have every faith in your capabilities, and we're excited to see the heights you'll reach. Hessle High school teachers and support staff will always go that extra mile to support every student. Please take advantage of everything we offer you this year.  

We're committed to open communication. Do look out for our regular newsletters, blogs, and opportunities for parents and students to connect with staff. And remember, our doors are always open for any concerns, suggestions, or feedback. 

I have already shared the Intervention timetable with all students through the tutor program. This will start from Monday 18 September. Please speak to your child about the importance of attending all these sessions 

Year 11 Parents Information evening takes place on Wednesday 20 September. The event starts at 5pm. Please arrive from 4.45pm onwards.  

I look forward to meeting all parents on Wednesday. By working collaboratively, we can make this next year one of enjoyment and a success for all our students  

Warm regards,  

Mr Leckenby

Head of Year

Miss Wilkin

Assistant Head of Year