Please read here all about the open invitiation for students to take part in the DofE bronze award at HHS! A great opertunity for students
Heartlands High School will be closed on Monday 3rd October 2022. Unfortunatly the hot water system in the building has failed.
We are hopeful this will be fixed in time for normal opening on Tuesday 4th October. All students and parents will be contacted on the 3rd October with an update
Parents are advised to get in touch ASAP via the email@example.com email address with any queries or questions.
I am pleased to write to you with details of how we will be celebrating Black History Month here at Heartlands. Though we are proud of how diverse and inclusive our curriculum is all year around, October provides an opportunity to bring black history to the forefront of what we do as a school and we are very excited about the steps we will be taking this October to celebrate.
The theme this year is ‘Actions not Words’, and staff and students will all be involved in a variety of activities and initiatives, which will take place both in and out of lessons. Over the coming fortnight, students will have the opportunity to design their own badges, which will all be rewarded by merits, and the winning design will be produced and given to students across the month. Next week (week beginning 3rd October), students will listen to assemblies presented by staff on the theme of ‘Actions Not Words’, and our curriculum offer will ensure that lessons are completely representative and inclusive in all subject areas.
Our staff will be displaying posters on their doors of black British activists, sharing with students reasons why they have chosen these people, and encouraging discussions about their role in history. Equally, pupils will be given the opportunity to research black British activists and present to their tutor groups in vertical tutor time. Our librarian Mr Auerbach-George is also creating a Black History Month display in the library and setting pupils the challenge of reading the books and presenting facts they have learned to him, which will be rewarded with merits.
We are also incredibly excited to be organising an event after school on Thursday 20th October 2022 for students and staff, which will provide a fantastic opportunity to celebrate black history. This will include food, art, fashion, dance, music and more. We will speak to students over the coming weeks with further details, and to ensure that they are as involved as possible in this event, from bringing in dishes to joining the school’s Djembe drumming club and performing at this event. Finally, our restaurant menus will change once per week across October to include a variety of foods, including jollof rice, Senegalese-style chicken, plantain as an accompanying dish and much more. This is in response to overwhelmingly positive pupil feedback from last year and we are excited to continue this initiative.
We have always celebrated Black History Month here at Heartlands, and this celebration is part of a much wider commitment that we have of diversifying our curriculum to ensure that it represents our multicultural school community. Last year, our History and English faculties worked in partnership with the Black Curriculum, a social enterprise that aims to deliver Black history across the UK. With their help, we were able to reflect on our current schemes of learning and change/adapt in line with their advice and guidance.
Diversifying our curriculum is a long term, but essential project, and the rest of our curriculum leaders are excited about the changes they can make to our curriculum, and the impact this can have for our students.
Please do email me if you have any suggestions on how we can make the event on 20th October as big as possible, and I would be happy to discuss this further. This may be through sending in dishes of food, supplying traditional dress to display, providing poetry and artwork to display or any other way in which we can celebrate black culture and history. Kind regards,
Mr P Anastasi
Assistant Headteacher Deputy Headteacher
Please see the letter detailing arrangements for the Year 7 ‘Meet the Tutor’ event HERE
Following the announcement from Buckingham Palace of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a period of National Mourning has started and will continue until the end of the State Funeral.
The official date of the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II is 19th September 2022. This day will be a bank holiday and as with all bank holidays schools and colleges will be closed. Heartlands High School will be closed to all staff and students on this day.
School will be open as normal leading up to the event and reopen as normal on Tuesday 20th September 2022.
Year 11 students at Heartlands High School are today celebrating a great set of results; students can collect their results from 10am this morning until 12pm or they will be emailed after 1pm. We have seen an increase in grade 5+ overall and specifically in Maths and Science. Students worked really hard and we are very proud of all they have achieved. This year group overcame huge adversity and challenges to arrive at brilliant outcomes! We are very very proud of them all!
Overall Heartlands students achieved 80 grade 9s! 6 students were awarded the top grade in Maths, 17 students in English, 11 across the sciences.
Our 2022 cohort will attend a range of high quality colleges, sixth forms and apprenticeships next year; we look forward to hearing of their continued success.
I would also like to thank our amazing staff who supported our students in achieving such excellent results.
Best wishes to them all for the furture
|% 9-5 in English and Maths||55%|
|% 9-4 in English and Maths||69%|
|% 9-5 in English||63%|
|% 9-4 in English||73%|
|% 9-5 in Maths||63%|
|% 9-4 in Maths||75%|
|EBACC (41% entered)||28%|
Anthony Billings, CEO of SEARCH Education Trust said ‘We are delighted with the results achieved at Heartlands High School this year. This is a real tribute to the resilience, tenacity and sheer grit of our students, teachers and support staff who have risen to the demands of the restored examination system and given their very best. We wish all of our students the very best as they enter the next phase of their education.’
Hello! We are looking forward to seeing you all in September. As below the start days and times for students.
- Friday 2nd September New year 7 students ONLY
- Monday 5th September all students in from 8.25-3pm
There will be no staggered starts or late starts for students as we have had to do in recent years due to COVID restrictions and testing!
A reminder you can find all term dates here: https://heartlands.haringey.sch.uk/about-us/term-important-dates/
We have been contacted by our families this week regarding the unauthorised occupancy of Wood Green common. A number of caravans and associated vehicles are now on the common without permission. Mrs Roberts has been in contact with the ward Councillors about this and reported this to the police.
The principle concerns are: there is no vehicle access to the site, this means cars and vans need to leave or mount the pedestrian walk way and cycle path used by our students. Secondly this is where we teach PE, without access to this we will have to dramatically reduce our PE curriculum. We will update you as needed but if you are concerned you can also contact your ward Councillor to raise questions or concerns. You can find out who you Councillor is HERE
Please see below for your exciting reading challenge!
You can also download it here: Summer Reading Reading Pack
See below some information from the Haringey Prevent team and the Metropolitan police