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This first term of the 2020-21 year has certainly been unique and there have been many challenges we have all had to take on board. School life continues though and our Principal is impressed with our community and how well our children have dealt with uncertainty. “It has been an eventful and very positive eight...
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Miss Hughes-Williams offers her final thoughts on what has been an exceptional academic year:
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From September, students will be wearing a new PE kit at Heart of England for the first time.  Our new, flexible and inclusive kit is modern, easy to wash and looks great! New Year 7 students will be in the kit from the start of the year when they join us.  Other students will change...
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Speakers for Schools continues their regular virtual talks online:  VTALK Schedule. There is a wide variety of topics available.  Check out the list below to see if there is anything of interest to you.  This week includes a presentation on how to talk to strangers, a talk on what architects do by Dr Maria Faraone and...
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Our school Careers and Destinations lead Mrs Williams suggests some useful links to talks from Speakers for Schools, an organisation set up by Robert Peston to give all school children access to prestigious speakers across a range of industries.  Read about their latest online offering whilst we are all at home: Speakers for Schools have...
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At the end of an extraordinary term Miss Hughes-Williams sends out a message to us all as we begin a rather different holiday than perhaps the one we expected: Many thanks for all your wonderful messages of support and appreciation over the past fortnight.   Thank you also for your patience and proportionality as we navigate...
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Head of English Miss McLarnon suggests some ways to improving our well-being, especially during this time when we may be looking for things to do: In these extraordinary times, many of us will find ourselves with more time on our hands than at any other.  Time that we could fill up with looking obsessively at...
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Year 7 students attended a personal safety assembly which included a drama monologue exploring the themes of exploitation and grooming. The assembly began with actor Jodi Brée adopting the character of Danielle, an impressionable 14-year old girl who was drawn into a friendship with an older man called Callum. Callum used information he had researched...
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An annual visit from our very own piper has become a bit of a tradition here at Heart of England School.  Governor Malcolm Halliday, true Scotsman and bona fide bagpipe player visited in full Highland regalia and brought in the New Year for us! If students and staff were expecting a quiet start to the...
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It is that time of year again.  A time of endings as we say goodbye to 2019 and new beginnings as we welcome 2020. I started the Autumn Term in our whole school assembly by saying: “What’s past is done, we can either learn from it, repeat it or allow ourselves to be limited by...
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