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Headstart Open Morning

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I was delighted to welcome so many parents and carers to our recent open morning where you all had an opportunity to view the ever developing school; view your child’s work and ascertain progress through reading reports alongside meeting a range of new faces: Mark Gransden (Key Stage 4 and 5 leader), Sue Sheeran (Assistant SENCO), Paddy Boorman (Support Worker) and a range of existing staff.

Parental engagement in education and partnership working are areas in which I firmly believe promote positive outcomes for young people. A major factor in children achieving their potential in school is parents/carers supporting them in a knowledgeable way and being actively involved in school life. It is Headstart’s purpose to provide a safe environment where students can develop academically , emotionally and socially whilst promoting achievement and enabling success.

Headstart believes it is a fully inclusive school catering for the needs of students in a personalised, individualised manner, respecting individuals unique talents and strengths whilst promoting positive outcomes.

I am keen to continue to build upon the positive relationships already established within Headstart School and hope that we will continue to work together to imprve life chances of our young people.

 

Caroline Belchem (Deputy Head)

 

Coffee-Morning

Forest School – Twig Towers at Bedgebury Forest


As part of the forest school program students have been using artists such as Andy Goldsworthy as inspiration to be creative and produce their own interpretation of sculpture in a forest landscape.  Students were asked to incorporate part of the living forest as their sculpture.  As you can see, some fantastic results.

Twig tower 1Twig tower 2Twig tower 3

Weekly House Challenge


Every week the three houses of Headstart School come together in a unique challenge. Students have to pit their wits against each other in a variety of different tasks.  Students work together achieving a common goal to complete each challenge.  During the challenge, leadership skills, cooperation and social interaction are all developed, as well as being lots of fun for everyone.

Challenges during the winter were based indoors with lots of different themes from team building activities to sport. During the spring and summer more challenges are based outside and use the school farm and garden as inspiration.

Weekly House Challenge 1

 

House challenge on Friday 25th April was potato planting, each house had 12 potatoes to plant.

 

Weekly House Challenge 2