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  • Hello from Henry B – Edition 2

    Published 08/03/20

    1 April 2020

     

    Dear Parents and Students,

    Hello from Henry B – Edition 2

    I hope the work for Week 2 is going well and you are remembering to keep up some form of physical activity as well as sitting at the computer. We have been trying the Joe Wicks 9am workout for those of us in school.

    We will not be expecting you to do school work over the official  two week holiday period but we have put together some things you may want to try.

    Mrs Golding has posted another couple of recipes for you and Mrs Briggs and Mrs Ireland have set you some new reading challenges that you will find in the Working from Home folders.

    There is also a new file under the hbX file, called ‘ Ideas for Parents’ with links to activities on the internet that Mr Applin has found but he would like parents to check them for age appropriateness before they are accessed. Many education companies are giving schools free access to material but please do make sure you are happy for these to be used by your child.

    Coming soon a ‘Book of the Week’ from Mrs Ireland.

    Once the official two weeks holiday end we will have new resources on line for you that will take you through to May half term.

    I know that Year 10 will be concerned about the impact on their GCSE ‘s next year. I spoke to our MP, Steve Brine, at the start of this situation and I have received an email from him stating that our concerns that a fair system should also apply next year have been passed on.  Please do not worry Year 10,  we will all work together to make sure that next year is a successful and rewarding one for you.

     

    A message from Mrs Scott

    Keep Yourself Safe Online – Start a Conversation

    As we are all adjusting to working from home and our internet usage is increasing dramatically, I wanted to signpost you again to some useful information and support about keeping ourselves safe online.

    Children can access appropriate practical support from the following websites:

    Parents and carers can access support and information to keep their children safe online from the following websites:

    If you have not spoken to your child about their online safety recently then please use this email as a prompt to start a conversation with your child. A particular point to discuss is the emergence of some new and popular websites and apps like TicTok, Houseparty and Zoom. Please ensure that your children are aware of how to keep themselves safe when using these.

    You will find some useful guidance and posters from National Online Safety in the work at home area.

     

    A message from Mrs Lewis

    CAMHS have been developing a Coronavirus help page on their website for young people, parents, carers and professionals

    It is jammed full of resources particularly in relation to mental and emotional health and how to cope at the moment.

    They are also posting a huge amount on their face-book page; Hampshire CAMHS Innovation and Events, So please do check this out.

    We hope this will be helpful to support you all in these testing times.

    Please see Link https://hampshirecamhs.nhs.uk/help/young-people/coronavirus-help-support-and-advice/

     

    So how are those hbX challenges going? Some of you have sent in photos of you undertaking these and they look great! I have tried a few hbX challenges of my own this last week.  I have learnt how to conference call on an I-phone but I am still struggling to change the clock in my car to British Summer Time. So far I have managed to accidently turn the miles per hour to kilometres per hour [not a clue what I have done!]

    Taking advice from  ‘The One Show’  I attempted to cut my fringe. I am sure the lopsided look will catch on eventually….

    I am sure your hbX challenges are turning out to be much more successful!

    In the meantime take care of yourselves and I will be in touch again next week.

    With my best wishes,

    Miss Hearle

     

     

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 'Fame' October 2020

    Published 20/01/20

     

    In October 2018 our last school production was ‘We Will Rock You’. This was a sell out show showcasing The Henry Beaufort performing talents. We are excited to announce that our next musical production will be ‘Fame’ performed at Winchester Theatre Royal. Last week, well over 100 students in years 7 to 10 auditioned for their role in the next show. All students are to be hugely congratulated, the talent was vast. They did themselves and our school proud. The cast list will be posted this week and rehearsals will get fully underway after the February half term.

    Our production of ‘Fame’ will run for 3 nights at The Theatre Royal Winchester on Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th and Friday 16th October 2020. Further details will follow in the Spring term!

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  • Year 9 Student collects for Basingstoke Foodbank

    Published 16/12/19

    Year 9 student Jasmine and her brother Aaron decided a couple of weeks ago that they would collect food from all the neighbours in their close rather than exchange Christmas cards. What started off as a few tins ended up filling ten boxes. They were thrilled to be abe to donate this to their local foodbank.

    What a wonderful gesture Jasmine and Aaron!

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  • Erasmus + Project- ‘At Work in Europe’, Winchester visit.

    Published 16/12/19

    Between 20th and 25th of October this term, it was the turn of The Henry Beaufort School to host staff and students from our European partner schools in Italy, Germany and Finland as part of our current Erasmus + Project.

    Themes of this visit were:

    Educational Pathways- 'What is the best route for me?'

    Team Dynamics- 'What is my role in a team?'

    During the visit, the focus was to provide students with a better understanding of the various pathways available, both in school and once you have left school and entered either further education or the world of work. We were keen to compare what is on offer here, with the pathway options and support provided in the other schools across Europe.

    We wanted the group to become more knowledgeable about traditional pathways, which lead to University level degrees, but also to build their knowledge of alternative options, such as degree apprenticeships, which are growing in popularity in the UK.

    We also spent time during the week working in teams and analysing different team dynamics, to see which roles individuals are drawn to and perform best at.  On the first day at school all students completed a personality profiling task, Fast Tomato (the online careers quiz) and a product marketing task.

    During our day trip to the Tile Barn activity centre in the New Forest, the students completed a crate-stack team challenge and a problem solving activity. This allowed groups to analyse what goes into creating a successful team dynamic, as well as what role individuals were best suited to.

    Our second trip was to the BMW Plant near Oxford, which is the central assembly facility for the 'Mini' range of vehicles. We had a fascinating tour of the production line and the main factory, which is 90% automated. After this, we spent some time exploring the centre of Oxford and touring the historic buildings of the University of Oxford.

    Our final visit was to the University of Winchester, where we listened to a presentation on pathways and course options, followed by a student ambassador led tour of the grounds. 

    The week was a huge success and culminated in a final assembly with all students and host families showcasing the work we had done throughout the week and a video diary.

    Many thanks again to all of the host families involved. This project would not be able to run without your support and generosity.

    Student reflections:

     

    We really enjoyed the experience of hosting a German student, because of the fun activities we did and friendships we made. Our favourite day was spent in Oxford when we went to the BMW factory, which produces the Mini and exploring the historic town centre. We also enjoyed having them stay at our houses and we really look forward to going to Germany next year! (Hannah and Katy, Y8)

     

    I really enjoyed this amazing experience, because I was able to see my partner again. We haven’t seen each other since the trip to Italy back in May, when I stayed with her and her family. It was a very enjoyable week with lots of trips that we would not normally get the chance to do. I hope to go back to Italy in the summer holidays to visit my partner again. (Charlotte, Y9)

     

    Monday: I really enjoyed doing the in-school activities like Fast Tomato, personality profiling and the logo/slogan design lesson. After school I went to choir with my student and he really loved it!

    Tuesday: Personally, I think I enjoyed this day the most. The journey to Tile Barn Activity Centre was long, but it was worth it! We did crate stacking and problem solving. We all got to bond with our partners and we really enjoyed it.

    Wednesday: We went to the Mini Plant in Oxford and Oxford town centre. It was fascinating to see how the robots worked and see that the production line could produce one Mini per minute and over 1000 a day!

    Thursday: Today, we went into Winchester University and Winchester town centre. It was interesting learning about university courses and future careers. In the evening, we had our farewell assembly.

    Friday: In the morning, all of us went to the bus stop and waved goodbye to our partners. It was quite emotional, because we had really enjoyed our time with them!   (Oliver, Y9)

     

    It was really fun hosting an exchange partner, because living together for the week is a great way to get to know them. I enjoyed doing activities both in and out of school, as we were able to get to know all of the Italian, German and Finnish students involved in the project. (Eleanor, Y9)

     

    The Erasmus + trip to Winchester was really fun! I liked meeting new people and visiting places I would never have been to if I hadn’t joined the Erasmus + Club. My favourite part of the trip was when we went to Oxford, because we looked around the university and city centre. It was great to spend time with my Italian partner again. (Henry, Y9)

     

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  • Christmas Extravaganza - 18/12/2019

    Published 05/12/19

     

    Dear Parents

    The Henry Beaufort School Christmas Extravaganza - Wednesday 18th December 2019 at 6pm in the Sports Hall

    We would like to invite you to this year’s Christmas Extravaganza. This will be held on the evening of Wednesday 18th December 2019 in the Sports Hall at 6pm.  Students from all years will be involved in the event with music performances ranging from choirs to orchestra to rock band, and a range of dance and gymnastic displays.

    Tickets cost £5.00 for adults and £3.00 for children and senior citizens. If you would like to order tickets please fill in the form attached in the letter below and hand it in to the school Finance Office by Friday 13th December. Payments may be made online, which is our preferred method of payment. Alternatively, payment may be made via cash or cheque made payable to The Henry Beaufort School.  Tickets will be offered on a first come first serve basis. The last time we held this event tickets sold out so make sure you get your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

    We very much look forward to sharing this evening with as many parents as possible and hope that you are able to attend.

    Yours sincerely

    Mrs A Seddon                                                                                                                                                  

    Head of Music

     

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