Year 11 Leaver’s Assembly

On Thursday 15th June at 2.30pm, we will have a Leaver’s Assembly to celebrate the hard work and achievements of our fantastic Year 11 students. We welcome parents to this event to share in the celebrations and look back over the five years our students have spent with us.

Please click on the link below to reserve your seats at this event. Unfortunately, space limitation means that we cannot offer more than two seats per student.

Year 11 Leavers’ Assembly – Parental Attendance Registration sheet

 

Sixth Form Consultation

Sixth Form Consultation

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Heartlands High School was opened in September 2010. The school is popular and oversubscribed within the local community.

The Directors, Governors, parents, staff and pupils at the school have long held the ambition to provide education beyond the age of 16 to those students that would like to study Level 3 A levels. We have the highest aspirations for students within the school and it is fitting that we should help students to realise their ambitions by providing high quality A Level teaching to those young people that wish to go on to study at university.

We are required, prior to putting in an application to the DFE to undertake a formal period of consultation. We are genuinely interested in hearing your views and would, therefore, like to open a consultation with all stakeholders and the community on extending the age range of Heartlands High school to 11–18 and to opening a Sixth Form Centre within the school from 2019. Please find below a leaflet that gives you information on how to respond to the consultation. You may also access the information and survey here:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/heartlandssixthform

We will be holding a consultation event on the 6th June at 18:00. This event will be for parents or members of the school community that have questions or concerns about the proposal. The consultation period will close on 26th June 2017. Following that, Directors will consider responses on making a decision about whether or not to submit an application.

Download the consultation leaflet (pdf)

Vacancy Notice for Governing Body

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We are currently looking to appoint to our governing body

  • 2 x directors to our board
  • Independent trust members

Directors
Directors/Trustees take responsibility for overseeing the strategic direction of the Trust. They determine the Trust’s vision and values; its strategic and financial plan; annual objectives and targets for the Trust and will monitor progress against them. They ensure that the Trust fulfils its statutory and legal obligations, including the approval of key policy documents. They appoint the CEO and set arrangements for performance management. The Board of Directors/Trustees is a vital role within the Trust.

You will be required to attend 5 x Board meetings per year plus other ad-hoc meetings as required. The role is voluntary, all reasonable expenses in accordance with the Trustees and Governors Expenses Policy; including travel and childcare may be reimbursed.

We are specifically looking for people who have:

  • extensive professional financial management skills and experience; and
  • experience of chairing boards, committees and panels within large organisations

Download further information about the role


Independent Trust Members
The role of a Trust member is extremely important, overseeing the achievement and objectives of the Trust and aspects of its governance. The role of a Trust Member is one step removed from that of a Director/Trustee. While Trust Members have a ‘hands off’ role, they are crucial in maintaining an overview of the effectiveness of the trust structure and holding the Directors/Trustees to account.

You will be required to attend 2 meetings per year. The role is voluntary, all reasonable expenses in accordance with the Trustees and Governors Expenses Policy; including travel and childcare may be reimbursed.

We are specifically looking for people who have:

  • a passion for, and commitment to, the education and development of young people
  • experience and skills in any one of the following areas: financial management, education, business management or have community links in and around Haringey

Download further information about the role


For more information on governance please follow this link.

Collaborative Art Project to be exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery

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We have now hosted two art workshops with artist Sadie Edgington, working with our talented Year 8 students as part of the Start project, sponsored by the Jack Petchey Foundation, Children and the Arts charity, and the Saatchi Gallery. The students were fantastic, working together to create sculptural pieces representing the theme of ‘Inclusion’ and then creating stop-motion animations featuring these artworks. Sadie and Roz Logan, visiting from the Saatchi Gallery, were so impressed by the students’ ability to think creatively, embrace challenges with an open mind, and work collaboratively. The project has served as a great reminder of how art can be used to empower young people to explore important themes and ideas. The animations they have created will be shown at an exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in July. We can’t wait!

Summer exam timetables and guidance

Exams season is fast approaching and Year 11 students are working hard to prepare themselves for their public examinations which begin in a matter of weeks. At this stage, Year 11 students should be using the mantra of ‘3 hours per day, 5 days per week’ or ‘15 hours’ as a guide to the amount of independent study they need to be doing to succeed in the Summer. Please click the link to view the Public Examination timetable. Students will shortly receive their personalised exam timetables but this is the complete schedule of all exams so parents and students can plan around these important dates.

Year 11 Summer Exams Timetable – Parent’s Guide (pdf)

Other students in the school are also gearing up for the exam season. Now that most GCSE qualifications are assessed wholly through exams, it is more important than ever that students develop sound revision and exam skills. Students from Year 7 to Year 10 will sit tests in the Summer Term which will mirror those they will sit for public examinations over the next few years. They will also experience sitting some exams in the Sports Hall, so that they are prepared for the regulations and routines of the real thing. More information will follow about how you can support your child to develop vital study skills so that they are well prepared for these assessments. The timetables are provided below so that you are aware well in advance of the key dates. The AFA4 report to parents will summarise the results of these end of year assessments and will arrive at the end of the Summer Term.

Year 7 & 8 Summer Exams Timetable – Parent’s Guide (pdf)

Year 9 & 10 Summer Exams Timetable – Parent’s Guide (pdf)

 

Resources
There is a wealth of information available on the internet about supporting your child through exams and revision. Below are a couple of links to websites which we feel give straightforward and practical tips to parents. We emphasise the importance of balance to students so that they ensure they eat well, sleep well and exercise regularly to ensure that they cope physically and mentally with the demands of exams. We also speak to students about ‘delayed gratification’; putting in the hard work for a period of time to achieve great rewards later on rather than being distracted by short term diversions. This self discipline is critical if students are to prepare themselves well for examinations. Parents play a very important role in motivating, supporting and keeping students on track during revision periods.

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Dear Parent/Carer,

We are very excited to announce a forth coming event which will take place at Heartlands High School on Wednesday 22nd March @ 7.30pm.

Talkies Community Cinema, Haringey Young Musicians and Heartlands High School present one of 100 international screening of an iconic WW1 silent film with live orchestral score as part of a commemorative year for the Battle of the Somme.
Tickets are available at £8 for adults and £4 for under 16.  We are also looking for any student at Heartlands who may have had a distant relative who fought in the battle. Please can you make yourself known to maria.levenson@heartlands.haringey.sch.uk

You will receive a special mention in the press release for this event.

For further information and ticket booking please see the following link

eSafety week

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This week is eSafety week and we are celebrating Safer Internet Day (Tue 7th) with a week of activities and information for students, parents and staff aimed at raising the profile of internet safety.

Parents, please click here to access free internet safety training, and click here to access further internet safety advice for parents. Be sure to stay in touch using #hhsdigitalcitizen @hhsharingey.

Students, please click here to take the ‘Smart Digital Citizen Quiz’ for your chance to win a new Chromebook.You can also click here to access internet safety advice for students.

Whole School Musical ‘Oliver!’

Preview 8th Feb, Show 9th Feb

We are very excited about our upcoming school show; students and staff are currently working incredibly hard to ensure it is even more successful than last year’s fantastic show, ‘Little Shop of Horrors’.

Tickets are now available on Parent Pay: see poster for more info.

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