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  • Hello from Henry B! Edition 15

    Published 01/07/20

    1st July 2020

     

    Dear Parents and Students,

     

    Hello from Henry B!  Edition 15

    I am hoping in the next few days that the Government will inform schools of its plan for a full return to the school site in September. I anticipate we will hear it at the same time as you! So in the meantime I have focused this week’s newsletter on events and activities for the remainder of the term.

    This week’s recipe is for carrot cake, which I always try to convince myself meets the requirement for 1 portion of the five a day vegetable/fruit guidance. Surely, the carrot content counts?!

    I have included below a number of websites that can be used from home that will support reading and literacy.  I would recommend that these are explored over the summer holidays as well as the next few weeks. This will help you prepare for the Autumn term and benefit all subjects.

         1. Love Reading 4 Schools

    Website: https://www.lovereading4schools.co.uk

    Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction.

    Registration: not required

         2. National Literacy Trust

    Website: https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/

    Description: a range of family activities to support literacy.

    Registration: not required

         3. Audible

    Website: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

    Description: all children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed.

    Registration: not required

         4. Pobble 365

    Website: https://www.pobble365.com/

    Description: a new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided.

    Registration: not required

         5. The Children’s Poetry Archive

    Website: https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/

    Description: an archive of spoken poetry recordings. Pupils can listen to poems being read aloud.

    Registration: not required

     

    In conjunction with this, Mrs Ireland and Mrs Briggs are channelling hbX this week through the launch of the Summer Reading Challenge:

    Today we launch ‘Summer Reads’, what do you plan on reading over the summer?  Are you going to take some inspiration from staff?  How will you be able to access new books today and through the summer holidays?

    We have made Library access possible for you, virtually. From today, all students have access to our eBooks Platform. Use the student guide and follow the steps to access our virtual Library. You can loan books to read through your devices, and it is so quick and easy. There are no age restrictions on the books so parents need to be aware that what you are reading is age appropriate.

    Keep us updated with your book choices, favourite reads, quotes, authors, genres, by emailing library@beaufort.hants.sch.uk

    All information about Summer Reads will be in the hbX folder.

    We hope you enjoy!

    Mrs Briggs and Mrs Ireland

     

    The theme of summer challenges continues with Mr Janes competition on ‘The Past 100 days’, details of which are uploaded below.

    I do hope that as many of you as possible will take part. We really want to hear about your experiences. With a tweet version as well as an essay version there is no excuse not to enter!

    I include some updated guidance from the Government on keeping children safe on line:

    With the Home Office and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, we have updated advice and guidance to help parents and carers to keep children safe online during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to include new information on apps to help children stay safe online.

    The advice and guidance on keeping children safe online can be found here:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-keeping-children-safe-online

     

    If you are an ex Weeke  Primary students [or parent!] we  have a message from Mrs Goodchild, Deputy Headteacher at Weeke Primary School:

    Dear Past Pupil of Weeke Primary School,

    I hope this letter finds you well.

    As a past member of Weeke Primary School, I am writing to you to let you know that Mrs Elaine Mousley and Mrs Fi Goodman will be leaving Weeke this summer after many years of teaching year six children. They have both made a fantastic difference to the experience of many pupils and I know you will have lots of great memories of your time in their class, of the residential with them and of course the many fancy dress opportunities! 

    It is important that we celebrate their departure in a memorable way despite not being able to have a large get together of past pupils, friends and colleagues. Therefore, I would like to invite you to send a current photograph of yourself (if you are happy to do so) with any special memories of your time in their year 6 class or a special message to them to: a.goodchild@weeke.hants.sch.uk (these can be individual messages or to both teachers together).

    Ideally, I would hope to receive ALL contributions by Tuesday 7th July so that I can compile everything for the end of term. It doesn't matter how long ago you left Weeke - I know they would love to hear from you! 

    Thank you very much for your help.

    Best wishes,

    Mrs Goodchild

     

    We say farewell to a number of staff at the end of this term.

    Mrs Humphries [Maths] and Mr Mordecai [Science] are retiring, having given a combination of 57 years’ service to the school. We wish them well in their future activities although Mrs Humphries won’t quite be letting us go as she will return to teach for a few days a week in the Autumn term.

    Miss Balcombe is moving on to a Head of English post in another school in Hampshire and Mr Leighton is taking up a SENDCo role in a school closer to his home. Miss Offord [English] is moving to Switzerland and in the Learning Support team Miss McDougall and Mr Stott start teacher training and Mr May moves on to post graduate education.

    Thank you all so much for all you have undertaken in support of our young people both in the classroom and as part of the additional curricular and extra-curricular work you have undertaken. We wish you every success in the future.

    We will be having a farewell meeting for our colleagues and reflecting on their individual contributions to the school in the final newsletter in July but I know that you will also want to pass on your thoughts and good wishes to our colleagues before we reach the end of term.

    With my best wishes to you and your families,

    Miss Hearle

    Headteacher

     

    Department for Education Coronavirus helpline: The DfE have launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows: Phone: 0800 046 8687. Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday).

     

    Please use these links to find out more information:

     

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  • 'Above Average' Progress 8 Score

    Published 17/10/19

    The Department of Education 2019 Progress 8 scores have been released and we are delighted with our Progress 8 score of 0.25. This places The Henry Beaufort School in the  'Above Average' rating for secondary schools nationally (only 17% of all schools receive this rating) and puts the School in the top ten of all schools in Hampshire for Progress 8.

     

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  • GCSE RESULTS 2019

    Published 22/08/19

    The Henry Beaufort School Examination Results 2019

    The Henry Beaufort School is delighted to announce that we have maintained our consistently high academic outcomes and for the fifth year in a row results have continued to rise.  All three core subjects achieved over 80% at grade 4 and above. 83% of students attained a grade 4 or above in Maths and 82% attained a grade 4 or above in English. Students achieving a grade 4 or above in both Maths and English is 78%, a 2% increase on this time last year. Grade 9’s in Maths and English were over 5% of the cohort, which is a considerable achievement.

    Science results, with students achieving two GCSEs at grade 4 or above are at 81%.  An increase of 11% of the year group [in comparison to 2018] took Triple Science and these results rose by 3% on 2018 figures.

    Spanish results at 9-4 rose from 88% to 100% with 23% of the students achieving a Grade 9!

    Other notable achievements at grade 4 or above are Food Technology who attained 86%, PE 86% [a 6% rise on last year], Art at 88% and Drama at 83%. History and Geography results were 76% and 75% respectively with Geography results at grades 9-7 at 38% and History at 26%.

    Sue Hearle, Headteacher stated: ‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank the students for their determined approach to their studies as well as the outstanding commitment of all of my colleagues who were relentless in their pursuit of success for our young people. I am privileged to work with an exceptional group of professionals. 

    Congratulations to all of our students, we are very proud of you.

    Sue Hearle

    Headteacher

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  • The Henry Beaufort STEM students meet The Princess Royal

    Published 27/09/19

     

    The Henry Beaufort STEM Club attended the STEM Engagement Event at Sandhurst Military College today 27th September 2019  and were fortunate to meet The Princess Royal whilst she was visiting the event. The photograph above shows students Charlie and Ellie introducing themselves and explaining the tasks they were completing in this workshop. The photograph below a further group shot of the event.

     

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  • Happy Birthday Captain Tom Moore

    Published 30/04/20

    Over the last couple of weeks, the staff at Hampshire Music Service (with additional support from a few of their ensemble members) have been working hard to put together a musical Happy Birthday message for Captain Tom Moore. The video is a virtual performance of Happy Birthday and For He's a Jolly Good Fellow, with a special feature of the Wellesley March, the march of his old regiment, the Duke of Wellington's. 

    The video has now been released on their social media accounts and they are encouraging their followers to sing along to the video at 8.05pm on Thursday, 30th April 2020 for the nationwide birthday tribute to Captain Tom. HMS have asked us to share this with you - especially as some of our pupils might even see their HMS teacher on the video! The link to the video is below: 

    https://youtu.be/sTvoORpbOpo

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  • Donations to the Shield Mask Fund

    Published 22/04/20

    A number of parents have asked if they can contribute to either the Shield Mask production or the fundraising efforts of our colleagues running for the NHS.

     

    If you wish to make a contribution to the Shield Mask fund please use the following SCOpay account:

    THBS COVID 19 Donation

     

    If you wish to make a contribution to the 25km/50km run please go to:

    https://www.justgiving.com/team/RunnersfortheNHS2020

     

    If you do not have a child at the school but would still like to make a donation then please make a payment via BACS using the following details:

    Account Name – Hampshire County Council

    Account Number – 00000000 (8 x 0’s unique to HCC)

    Sort Code – 62.28.49

    Reference to quote – HN 6798 COVID DONATE

     

    Thank you so much for all of your support, it means a great deal to all of us and a particular thanks to all of you who have already contributed.

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  • Families entitled to Free School Meals Voucher

    Published 14/04/20

    Dear Parents

    Families entitled to Free School Meals Voucher

    We have been notified  by the Department for Education that there is a hold up in the system and vouchers are being processed for our school in the next 24 hours.

    I am sorry that it has taken so long  but hopefully these will be with you by tomorrow. [Wednesday 15/04/2020].  Unfortunately the school does not have any control over the processing of these vouchers.

    If there is an urgent concern about  providing meals for your child please contact the school on the main school number 01962 880073.

    Thank you

    Miss S Hearle

    Headteacher

     

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  • Thank you NHS!

    Published 09/04/20

    The Henry Beaufort School is delighted to be able to support the work of our local healthcare professionals through our production of protective face masks.

    Mr Lane and his team of technicians in the Technology department have been making the masks which are being distributed to local hospitals and GP surgeries.

    We are proud and humbled to be able to contribute to the amazing efforts of the NHS at such a difficult time for everyone. Thank you NHS!

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  • Internet Issues 5th March 2020

    Published 05/03/20

    Please be aware that as part of the Virgin Media Internet Outage Issues the School has a reduced internet service today (5th March 2020). This is effecting emails and our phone systems.

     

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  • Sharing Good Practice with the next Generation of Teachers

    Published 14/02/20

     

    On Friday 7th February 2020 The Henry Beaufort School hosted 40 trainee teachers from across Hampshire as part of a training day. The day was held in conjunction with the Thornden School learn alliance and Innov8- Perins School.

     

      

    Mrs Sonia Atkins, Academic Leader for Science and Associate Assistant Headteacher  said “it was wonderful to showcase the excellent practice we have at The Henry Beaufort School with so many trainees teachers, it was a fantastic event and I am proud to share the good work we do with our students”.

     

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  • Spring Concert 2020

    Published 12/02/20

    The Henry Beaufort School Spring Concert is taking place on the 5th March 2020.

    Further details are as follows:

    • The Henry Beaufort School Sports Hall

    • 6pm on Thursday 5th March 2020

    • Tickets available from the Finance Office

    • £5 Adults & £3 Concession

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