Head's Welcome

A Warm Welcome to Huxlow

At Huxlow we believe that students who are happy, feel safe and are taught well will enjoy school and as a result be successful.

We are passionate about caring for our students, ensuring that they are all known as individuals. Ofsted June 2016 stated that “everyone in the school puts pupil’s well-being at the centre of everything they do”.

Students are challenged to be as good as they possibly can be and supported to achieve this. Academic success is hugely important to us and we have a rich history of students of all abilities and from a wide variety of backgrounds achieving as well as they could.

However, schools are about far more than academic success and we believe that developing “The Whole Child” is one of our core responsibilities. In order to enjoy a successful adult life it is important that our students develop characteristics such as leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative, and communication.

I am hugely proud of our school and am happy to extend an invitation to all Parents/ Carers to come and visit us during the school day. Please contact us on enquiries@huxlow.northants.sch.uk and we will arrange a convenient time.

Mr S Gordon

Student Leadership

Pupils as Learning Partners (PALPs)

Huxlow PALPs support the Senior Leadership Team by running a range of quality assurance exercises. The aim is to provide a student view of teaching and learning at Huxlow to allow us to share good practice and address areas for development. Students receive training each half term to enable them to undertake this role:

  • Term 2: Work Scrutiny
  • Term 3: Lesson Monitoring
  • Term 4: Work Scrutiny (Literacy Focus)
  • Term 5: Learning Walks

Learning Challenge

Focus groups of students meet on Wednesdays with all of their books and the Senior Leadership Team to evaluate aspects of the curriculum and its delivery. We focus on the experience of particular groups of students or target subjects, homework, Literacy or other aspects of teaching and learning. This helps to identify strengths as well as areas for development within the College.

College Council

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FORUM ‐ Representatives from each year group sit on the year forum groups which meet each term. In these meetings students raise ideas and make suggestions for a whole variety of aspects of College life.

COLLEGE COUNCIL – Representatives from Year 7 ‐ 13 Forums sit on the College Council which meets termly. This meeting is chaired by the Head Boy and Head Girl and gives students an to opportunity to discuss agenda items that are the most prominent from each year group.

COLLEGE AMBASSADORS – these are students selected to represent the College throughout the academic year.

College Committees

A number of student committees including Canteen Committee, Literacy Committee and Anti‐bullying Committee meet termly to develop new initiatives.