Year 8

Recent letters home

Red Nose Day: Friday 24 March 2017
Important safety information: Frontier Centre, Irthlingborough
Important safeguarding information: Musically and Oovoo apps
Year 9-10 trip to the First World War Battlefields: 14-15 July 2017
Letter to parents re. severe weather conditions


E-safety advice for parents/carers

E-safety parent and carer advice booklet from Northamptonshire County Council (updated April 2016)

Think U Know A website especially for parents/carers, launched in December 2015, offering a completely refreshed suite of articles and guidance on all aspects of child internet safety and how to keep children safe from sexual abuse, both online and off. Users will find films, downloadable guides and useful links to support organisations:

www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents

CEOP Safety Centre Families can report abuse and exploitation directly to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP):

www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre

NCA Cyber Crime Advice from the National Crime Agency on how to help young people avoid the risks of getting involved in cyber crime

www.nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk

Educate Against Hate brings together the best advice, support and resources available for parents, teachers and school leaders who want to learn how to protect young people from extremism and radicalisation, and is the result of successful collaboration between the Department for Education, the Home Office, the NSPCC, Internet Matters, Childnet, ParentZone, UK Internet Safety Centre, and the many other organisations who have contributed resources.

www.educateagainsthate.com

Useful advice for parents/carers

Child Employment Guidance from the Education Entitlement Service at Northamptonshire County Council
The Common Assessment for Families in Northamptonshire: What does it mean for your family?
Getting into Homework: A complete guide to helping your child's learning at home
Coaching your Teenager: A booklet to help parents/carers of teenagers aged 14-18

Information pack

Home College Agreement
eSafety Information
Privacy notices
Cashless payment system for school meals
Biometric payment system for school meals
Free school meals

E-safety information for parents (from CEOP and Parent Zone)
Meet the Year 8 Pastoral Team
Pastoral LeaderMiss L Broughton
8 GLOMiss L Staley
8 MCMr A O'Connor
8 LHBMrs E Wright
8 MYMr M Yewman
8 YEMiss Y Essel
8 ABMiss T Kimberley

Mrs L Gauvrit - Assistant Headteacher for Pastoral Care & Guidance, Inclusion

Mrs H Huchet - Assistant Headteacher for PSHE & LORIC, Head of Key Stage 3


Huxlow students thank local business 'Higgins' for donation of wood to the DT Department

Huxlow’s DT department have recently run a new project for Year 8 students to design and make a bee and bug house requiring high quality wood to be durable outside. Local builders' merchants ‘Higgins’ kindly donated over £100 worth of wood to the project ......Read more

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Huxlow students tackle road safety with Project EDWARD

Wednesday 21st September 2016 was the “European Day Without A Road Death”, also known as Project EDWARD. Students from Huxlow Science College were keen to get involved in this Europe-wide initiative and make an impact in the local community. We invited PCSO Alex Franklin from Northamptonshire Police to help students in tackling road safety problems on our doorstep ......Read more

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Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school

Parents / Carers, please click on the image above to access the Ofsted Parent View website and give them your views on Huxlow Science College.


“Secondary school isn’t scary!” Huxlow Year 7-8 talk transition with Year 6 students

A group of six Huxlow students have been visiting local primary schools recently to talk to Year 6 about transition. “I remember being in that situation and it’s really fun to tell them that secondary school isn’t scary and help them not to worry so much, because Huxlow is a really good school” ......Read more

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Success for Year 8 scientists at the Salters Festival of Chemistry

On Tuesday 19th April 2016, Year 8 students from Huxlow Science College participated in the Salters Festival of Chemistry. They spent the day in Warwick University’s laboratory, competing in fun, practical chemistry competitions against teams from other schools, followed by an exciting ‘Chemical Magic’ demonstration given by a Professor ......Read more

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Year 8 students showcase their knowledge and skills in the Northamptonshire County Schools Challenge 2016

The Northamptonshire County Schools Challenge (NCSC) is an annual competition in which students develop an enterprising idea to help other young people struggling with a specific social issue. This year’s theme is healthy relationships...... Read more

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Huxlow hosts the District Sitting Volleyball Tournament

On Thursday 19th November 2015, Huxlow hosted the District Sitting Volleyball Tournament. Unfortunately, they didn’t make it through to the next round, but all the players gave it their all against a tough team from The Friars Academy in Wellingborough. Sitting Volleyball has been a recognised Paralympic sport since 1980....... Read more

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‘Girls in IT’: Huxlow students attend an inspiration event at Barclaycard, Northampton

On Tuesday 10th November 2015, a group of nine girls from Years 8 and 9 who have a specific interest in IT were invited to Barclaycard, Northampton for an inspiration event, ‘Girls in IT’. The day consisted of a seminar with a lecturer from John Moores University, followed by three breakout sessions which covered designing technology for the future, fault finding for online banking and programming robots ......Read more

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