Heritage High School – Parent Governor Vacancies

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                                       Heritage High – Parent Governor Vacancies

Heritage High School, part of The Two Counties Trust offers secondary education to students aged 11-16.  With around 860 students currently on roll (based on September 2019 figures), the school provides an intimate and focused teaching style for all of its students.

We are looking to appoint 3 Parent Governors to join our Local Governing Body.

We are looking for someone with skills within one of the following areas:

  • Knowledge and background within an Educational setting, has knowledge of curriculum, school reports, school process and procedures, Ofsted, previous governor expertise (this is desirable, but not essential)
  • Strategic Leadership qualities
  • Links to community work
  • Social work background

Local Governing Body meetings currently take place on a Monday at approximately 5.30pm, there would be commitment required to attending these meetings, and on occasions some meetings during the school day, for the purpose of governor link visits and panel meetings.   Full training will be provided.

The nomination letter and full details will be sent home to all parent/carers on Monday 25th March 2019, and will also be available on our website.

If you are interested and would like further details, please contact our reception office.

The closing date for the nominations is 12 noon on Friday 5th April 2019.

Parent Governor Election Information

Yr 8 Options Evening 20 March 5 -7pm

Year 8 Options evening 20 March 5-7pm
The evening will include a short presentation in the main hall on the options process followed by an opportunity to meet and chat with the teachers of the options subjects in the social hub.The presentation will be delivered twice with the first being held at 5:15pm followed by one 6:00pm to provide flexibility for attendance. Teachers will be available until 7pm for any questions you may have about their subject.

Heritage Students get a helping Hand from Hotel Van Dyk

Massive thank you to Van Dyk Hotel who have donated 10 pairs of amazing oven gauntlets to the school for use in the catering rooms.

On Wednesday 16 January 2019 Donna Mcmahon who is the Personal Assistant to the Managing Director of the Wildes Group, visited the school to present the oven gauntlets to a group of Year 10 GCSE catering students who were in the middle of an experimental lesson producing a variety of shortcrust pastry dishes whilst finding out the effect of how long kneading the mixture had on the overall outcome.

Ms Mcmahon spent some time with the students, watching what they were making and discussing the various products that were being made, and was very impressed with their level of knowledge.  She spoke to the students about their visit to the hotel that had taken place in November 2018.  Mr Barnston, the Head of Creative Faculty informed Ms Mcmahon that the students were so inspired after their visit and the time that Mr Wildes spent with them showing them around the kitchen and other areas of the hotel that they had come back into school and had since tried to replicate some of the recipes.

Mr Barnston was extremely happy with the new oven gauntlets which he says will continue to keep the students at Heritage High School safe while taking part in their practical lessons whilst using the ovens.

The photographs show Ms McMahan speaking to the students before handing over the oven gauntlets to Leon Widdowson, one of the Year 10 students.

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THE LAW AND INAPPROPRIATE IMAGES

The term ‘sexting’ is no longer really used by young people but we understand what it is.

It is so important as a parent/carer that you CHECK what your child is doing when they are on line.  Children are taking inappropriate images of themselves, sending these to others and these are then being circulated on the world wide web.

This leaflet clearly explains what is legal and what is not.  Please take time to read it.

Please be vigilant and ensure that your child is SAFE ON LINE.

 

Please click here for more info – sexting__the_law_leaflet