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1 Open Evening Thursday 26 th September 2013 Presentation: 6:00pm & 8:00pm Rob Howard Headteacher

2 Why Choose Heanor Gate? Excellence in a Caring Community

3 This weekend we took our son to start his university education at Birmingham City university where he will be studying visual communication and specializing in animation. We could not have been more pleased with his A level results after gaining 3 A* and an A in his chosen subjects. He would not have achieved this without the help and superb education he received at Heanor Gate Science College. The school did not just educate William and prepare him for his next step in his life but it helped him cope with his own personal challenges thrown up by his medical condition. This included the allocation of a support worker, providing work at short notice during hospital stays and even changing exam dates to allow them to be sat once out of hospital. Excellence in a Caring Community

4 My daughter is now in Y11 and I have always been completely happy with the school, as I stressed in the parent questionnaire. I have worked in education for over 20 years and have never met so many dedicated staff that go the extra mile than those working at your school. Chloe has developed so much, both academically and personally during her time there, so much so that she hopes to be accepted in to Sixth Form next year. My experience with Heanor Gate over the last five years has been exceptional. Both my son and daughter have gained so much whilst attending the school. The support my son has received for his dyslexia has been second to none - that comes from a parent who used to pay £50 for an hour and a half private lesson per week. My daughter is exceeding her targets and growing into a more confident young lady full of potential. You are all doing a fantastic job! Excellence in a Caring Community

5 Examination Results

6 Some stunning individual results: Eddie Xie – Distinction*, A*, A* and A Will Marler – A*, A*, A* and A Sophie Gordon – A*, A* and A* Rosie Blount – A*, A and A Ashleigh Watson – Distinction*, Distinction*, A* and A Pass rate 99.4% (above national average) APS per entry 221 (13 points better than 2012) % A*A grades 26.6% (above national average) %A* to B grades 49.4% (10% higher than 2012) Virtually all students achieved their first choice University grades Examination Results: Post 16

7 Sixth Form Open Evening Thursday 7 th November 6:00pm to 8:00pm

8 Excellent Individual results Examination Results: Key Stage 4 SurnameForenameGender A* and A at GCSE A* and A GCSE and BTEC Brown DanielM915 Acikgoz YaseminF1014 Blount HannahF914 Allen SophieF913 Wood EmmaF1013 Woolis ShannonF1013 Hussain ZoyaF1112 Halliwell ChrisM911 Cameron Georgie-AnnF1011 Robinson EmmaF10

9 5+ GCSEs % equivalent grade A* - C – 95% (2 nd highest in Derbyshire!) 5+ GCSEs grade A* - C with English and mathematics – 51% 8% down on Prediction is 67% APS per student points higher than 2012 Students achieving 2 Grade A* - C in Science – 85% Students achieving a Grade A* - C in mathematics – 72% Students achieving a Grade A* - C in English – 56% Female - 74% (brilliant!) Males - 39% (not so good!) Examination Results: Key Stage 4

10 Ofsted 2011 Heanor Gate Science College provides an outstanding all-round education for its students Leaders and managers of the school are exceptional in the way they have introduced a can do culture of improvement and a strong sense of purpose that is raising the aspirations of students and their parents and carers.

11 Ofsted 2014 New Revised Framework from 1 September 2013New Revised Framework from 1 September Key Areas:4 Key Areas: Achievement Achievement Teaching Teaching Leadership Leadership Behaviour Behaviour VERY specific judgement criteriaVERY specific judgement criteria Domino effect if one area inadequateDomino effect if one area inadequate

12 JUDGEMENT 1: ACHIEVEMENT Inadequate (4) Achievement is likely to be inadequate if ANY of the following apply. From their different starting points, the proportions of pupils making expected progress, and the proportions exceeding expected progress, in English or in mathematics are consistently below national figures and show little or no improvement. For pupils for whom the pupil premium provides support, the proportions making and exceeding expected progress from the different starting points in English or in mathematics are consistently well below those of other pupils and show little or no improvement. Pupils learning and progress in any key subject or key stage, including the sixth form or the Early Years Foundation Stage, indicate they are underachieving. Groups of pupils, particularly disabled pupils and/or those who have special educational needs and/or those for whom the pupil premium provides support, and/or the most able, are underachieving. Pupils communication skills (including reading and/or writing) or proficiency in mathematics are not sufficiently strong for them to succeed in the next stage of education, training or employment. Attainment is consistently below floor standards or is in decline and shows little, fragile or inconsistent improvement. There are wide gaps in the attainment and/or the learning and progress of different groups.

13 Our Self - Assessment Heanor Gate is a good school with some outstanding features and provides a good all- round education for its students There are areas that need some improvement, of which the school is fully aware, and is taking appropriate action to address

14 What makes us unique? A DfE Academy Science College Vocational opportunities Strong partnerships Thriving Sixth Form Staff, Governors, PTFA

15 The Curriculum Personalised Flexible Learning Pathways Wide range of subjects Themed Weeks ICT

16 Guidance & Support Form Tutor Key Stage Achievement Leaders Pastoral Managers Student Support Team Careers & Personal Development Advisor Specialist Support Staff

17 Personal Development Personal, Social & Emotional Healthy Lifestyles Citizenship Student Voice

18 Beyond the Classroom House System Clubs & Activities Educational Visits International Links Working with the Community

19 Building Programme Refurbished Science Block £1.2m New SEN building £0.75m Extended Sixth Form £0.4m

20 Rolls-Royce Outward Bound Course London Olympics 2012 Trip Junior Sports Leaders (JSL) China Exchange

21 Borneo Community Projects Cheerleading Supporting Disabled Adults Steel Pan Tour to Italy

22 House Rowing Competition Community Cohesion Design Competition Yr8 Outdoor Adventure trip to France

23 Kayaking in Club CorezzeRolls-Royce Design and Wake Yr7 Pioneer CentreExpedition to Snowdon

24 Helping in the Community Raised over £7000 doing a sponsored 24 hour Boxathon

25 Next year we are celebrating 50 years of Heanor Gate School. So in celebration, were putting together a show about the past events of the school. We are hoping to incorporate anecdotes, pictures and favourite times of past students. So, if you have been a student at Heanor Gate (some time since 1964!) we would like your input! What was your favourite music/band/group at the time? What was the school uniform like? What subjects did you study? Do you have any memories/anecdotes you would like to share? us at:

26 Students in Years 8-12 are taking part in this years entry into the Festival. We are producing Romeo and Juliet The performance will be at the Guildhall Theatre on Wednesday 23 October at 7.00 pm Tickets are available from the theatre NOW! Please see the display in the corridor


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