School moving towards a better and brighter future

Helen Morgan, head of school at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School
Helen Morgan, head of school at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School

At HLHS, students and staff continue to build upon improved results and use the outcome of the Ofsted inspection that took place in May 2014 as a lever for rapid improvement, writes head teacher Helen Morgan.

Our goal is to transform HLHS into an outstanding place to learn for students. We recognise that there is much to do and we are not complacent. However, it is important to remember that there is a great deal to be proud of; HLHS is a vibrant school and our students are great ambassadors for the school and for young people today.

This term, students at HLHS were proud to perform Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax with a memorable and dramatic performance. In addition, the school was delighted to receive a Platinum Award from SAM Learning.

This award places the school in the top 30 schools nationally for online learning and revision as a SAM Learning User, reflecting a strong focus on learning inside and outside of the classroom.

There has been significant change at HLHS to address the outcomes of the Ofsted inspection and these have been welcomed by staff, parents and students.

Improved communication about learning through regular opportunities for parents to come into school and subject information booklets have created a sense of partnership between home and school.
 The school is delighted to be working towards the “Lead Parent Partnership Award” to strengthen this and gain recognised accreditation.HLHS is a school that is at the heart of its community and community engagement and support is vital in helping us to bring about improvement.