Headteacher’s Blog – Week 18 – Holocaust Memorial Day

2017-01-27T14:11:03+00:00January 27th, 2017|

The 27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day and also marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp. To commemorate this, assemblies this week have been looking at this year’s theme of ‘how can Life go on?’. Mrs Essop, Curriculum Leader of Humanities, presented this assembly with students from Year 11, some of whom [...]

Headteacher’s Blog – Week 17 – Dare not to Swear

2017-01-27T13:25:11+00:00January 27th, 2017|

This weeks assemblies reflected on the work between Year 8 and 10 students on bad language. The assembly was presented by Miss Atherton and 3 Year 10 students. They looked at swearing and inappropriate language and the right and wrong situations where it is ok to use that sort of language. The presentation can be [...]

Headteacher’s Blog – Week 15 – British Values

2017-01-06T14:49:05+00:00January 6th, 2017|

During the first week I delivered assemblies on British Values, discussing the question: 'What does it mean to be British?' At Harrow Way, we promote and prepare the development of an understanding of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. During the assemblies, we [...]

Headteacher’s Blog – Week 14 – Celebration

2016-12-16T11:43:46+00:00December 16th, 2016|

We have successfully combined Christmas festivities and school work this week and I have been very proud of the school. Celebration Assemblies have taken place this week to recognise and reward the achievements and efforts of our students and many of you will also have received congratulation postcards sent by staff to your children. [...]

Headteacher’s Blog – Week 13 – E-Safety

2016-12-16T11:35:18+00:00December 16th, 2016|

This week Tutors led the assemblies, looking at the theme of E-Safety awareness and Article 17 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Article 17: Every child has the right to reliable information from the mass media. Television, radio, newspapers and other media should provide information that children can understand. Governments must [...]

Headteacher’s Blog – Week 12 – iCommunicate

2016-11-30T10:46:42+00:00November 30th, 2016|

The assemblies this week, by Assistant Headteacher Mr Fluellen, are looking at the iCOMMUNICATE strand of our Literacy DNA and introduce the new acronym 'PART' that stands for iPRESENT, iADAPT, iRESPECT and iTHINK to help us consider how we communicate with each other across the school. Assembly Presentation can be viewed here. [...]

Headteacher’s Blog – Week 9 – Random Acts of Kindness

2016-11-21T10:30:53+00:00November 21st, 2016|

The Heads of Year clubbed together to make a special assembly on Random Acts of Kindness. The Heads of Year, like stealthy ninjas, carried out their acts including breakfast for tutor groups, money attached to the cashless catering system, drinks for students, carrying students bags for them and soap in the toilets. Since the assemblies [...]

Headteacher’s Blog – Week 8 – Remembrance

2016-11-11T13:18:58+00:00November 11th, 2016|

In assemblies this week, we reflected on ways in which students can assess the impact of the war on history and also explore how remembrance has become part of national life in the UK and other countries. Students were encouraged to consider how remembrance has evolved to include World War Two and later conflicts. The [...]

Headteacher’s Blog – Week 7 – Celebrating Equality and Diversity

2016-11-08T13:26:56+00:00November 8th, 2016|

Assistant Headteacher, Miss C Lowing presented an assembly on the History of Andover and Immigration. The assembly started by looking at the history of Harrow Way teachers and where their heritage comes from. The assembly shows that since 950AD Andover and the UK has been subject to immigration. The assembly concludes we are not all [...]

Headteacher’s Blog – Week 6 – Celebration

2016-10-21T14:35:41+01:00October 21st, 2016|

Heads of Year presented celebration assemblies this week. Students were presented with Learner of the week/term certificates from different subject areas. Prizes were also awarded to the tutor groups with the best and improved attendance, to the tutor group who collected the most reward stamps and students with 0 behaviour points. It was also a [...]

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