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.
‘Speaker for Schools’ inspirational speakers
Howard Middle School who played host to international business leader Chris Hirst, CEO from Grey London and one of the ‘Speaker for Schools’ inspirational speakers, hopes that the answer to this question is ‘a big one’. The idea behind the speech and the reason for Chris’s appearance was to provoke discussion, widen students’ view of life beyond school and spark ambition of spirit.
The audience, which was made up of pupils from Howard Middle School, Horringer Court Middle School and County Upper School, heard Chris explain the work that goes on behind the major TV ad campaigns such as Lucozade, Vodaphone, Fairy, Gilette, and McVitie’s. The key theme of Chris’s talk however was that while personal talent can be important, energy…trying, failing and trying again is more likely to lead to personal success.
Howard Middle School was fortunate in its application to get Chris as their special guest, as demand for speakers heavily outstrips supply. The Speakers for Schools charity receives over 2000 applications for its speakers which includes leading authors, scientists and business leaders.
Show My Homework
Show My Homework is our new system for allowing parents and pupils to see exactly what homework has been set for them anywhere anytime. Click here to see our timetable
We have just been lucky enough to host our third year of ‘Prayspace’ at Howard Middle School. Matt Rushby from BCY has spent a week in school offering all of our pupils a safe space in which to reflect and offer thoughts and prayers and focus on hopes and dreams.
All pupils in the school visit Prayspace during their RE lessons and then have the choice to make as many return visits at social times during the week; as always the room was a busy place! This year reflection focused on relating our personal life journeys to the events and meaning of the Christmas Story. Stations offered pupils’ the opportunity reflect on people in the world who are homeless or refugees in the ‘Cardboard Christmas’, we had a chance to say thank you for the people in our lives, to remember those who have given their lives to protect our peace. Other stations gave us the chance to make a wish for the world and give the world a gift this Christmas, to forgive ourselves and others’ and also the opportunity to reflect on personal loss in the ‘Empty Chair’ where we could think about those no longer in our lives. Pupils understand that Prayspace is a safe and supportive space in which to feel sad but it is also a space for us to have hope .
The spiritual, moral and social development of all our pupils is deepened by Prayspace in a Christian or a non-religious context and we are already looking forward to next year’s visit.