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A Warm Welcome to Huxlow

Welcome to Huxlow Science College

At Huxlow Science College we believe that school days are precious and form the foundations for our students’ future lives. We have a determination to ensure that our students are given the best possible opportunities to succeed both academically and as young people who are an asset to the communities in which they live. Our community is rightly very proud of our school, our students and their successes. We have a rich history of students of all abilities and backgrounds fulfilling their potential in all areas of their education and they are supported and challenged daily to gain the skills, confidence and qualifications they will need to be successful in an ever-changing world.

We pride ourselves on the levels of support and guidance we offer our students and place students and their needs at the heart of everything we do. We work hard to ensure students are happy, feel safe and are taught well. Developing ‘The Whole Child’ is one of our core responsibilities and our students are challenged to aim for the highest personal and academic standards. We have high expectations of behaviour and respect across our community and forge excellent relationships with both students and parents.

I am hugely proud to be the Headteacher of Huxlow Science College and to lead the school as we build on recent increases in both student numbers and exam results. It is such a privilege to be entrusted with the lives of the young people in our community, to shape their characters and enable their success.

We look forward to welcoming all prospective students, parents and carers to experience all that is Huxlow in the very near future.

Paul Letch - Headteacher

Headteacher

PREVENT deliver a powerful message to Huxlow’s Year 11

As an essential element of their Citizenship studies, all of Huxlow’s Year 11 students were involved in the PREVENT workshops which took place on Monday 19th – Tuesday 20th September 2016. The aim of PREVENT is to educate all our students about radicalisation and extremism and to safeguard vulnerable individuals against extreme ideologies.

The PREVENT team includes a Dr of Sociology, two anti-terror policeman and a former extremist who has been reformed through finding God. The students were totally captivated and engaged.

The morning started off with an activity to decide the fate of young people trapped in a cave which forced the students to make choices about which human beings are worth saving. This then moved on to a Jeremy Kyle style round-up which challenged their choices – very powerful!

Then students were introduced to personal stories of bullying with some very hard hitting descriptions of Manny’s experiences of growing up with different colour skin. These were cleverly linked to global hatred and terror attacks. Next we went through different case studies including Anthony Walker’s racist murder and the savage killing of drummer Lee Rigby. Students also learnt through case studies that youtube contains lies to radicalise young people in to right wing extremism. Unsurprising to adults but enlightening to students.

By far the most powerful section of the morning was the captivating personal journey of an ex-right wing extremist who described himself as a former monster. Students were shocked to discover that a “normal” looking man had such a horrible past. He went through some of his worst times and the terrible things he did whilst a member of a far right group. He spoke about the turning point which made him seek forgiveness and help. After 3 years inside a mental institution fighting his demons he found God and started to change his life and to warn others. His story also started with being bullied and fighting back.

Students completed feedback forms after the event, making comments like “shows you there is no point fighting”, “inspirational” and “emotional but good to learn about these things!”