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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

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.