Welcome to Howard School. This is a county comprehensive co-educational day school which caters for students of the 9-13 age range. It is a purpose built middle school and we are extremely proud of its excellent facilities which include well equipped design technology and art rooms as well as two purpose-built science labs. We also have a huge sports barn and extensive fields attached to the school.
Liberté, égalité, fraternité
Liberté, égalité, fraternité - French national motto meaning Liberty, equality, fraternity
A Lego creation made by pupils during a wet lunch. Thinking of and supporting Paris.
Parent Circle Meeting Minutes
Thursday 12th October 2015 5pm
Present: B Blease, Mrs Chappell ( Laurence), Mrs Frost (Logan), Mrs Johnston ( Isabelle), Mrs Harker (Alex and Callum), Mrs Lynch (Sami)
It was explained that HMS has begun dialogue with KEGS, although not about this in particular. The issue of doubling up of curriculum coverage is a nationwide issue with the advent of schools/ academies being able to follow their own route.
It was also pointed out that even with the old curriculum there was no prescriptive part of the year when content is covered e.g. we have had pupils from Westley/ Horringer come to our school and have had to repeat ‘Private Peaceful.
It was also pointed out that no matter what content is covered, it is the skills that are primarily being learnt, and this will happen no matter what the content of the curriculum.
Dates for offer of Upper School confirmed (1st March) and Middle Schools ( Easter ). It was agreed that this situation is out of our hands, and individual cases would have to be looked at as they arise. Pointed out that the school has a history of helping pupils who missed their choice of school through no fault of theIr own e.g. EAL family with limited understanding. This, of course, will happen this year in particular.
I said that I would remind the designated Personal Tutors that meetings should have been held before half term. This especially applies to staff who are new who may not be clear about the procedure.
I said I would bring this up with SLT for discussion. I did point out that this is much earlier in the year so there is not nearly so much work to go through. In answer to Mrs Frost’s point that it took a lot of time to fill in questionnaire that was given out at the same time, said we would make it clear this time if something like this is used that it can be completed at a later date and then handed in.
Howard staff and pupils fell silent at 11am on Wednesday to mark Armistice Day and remember those who fought and died for Britain.