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Message from the Executive Principal

Thank you for visiting our school website. I hope it provides a flavour of our school, although I know this can never provide a full picture. For that you need to visit, talk to our children and meet our staff. I believe these will provide a compelling picture of the school, its strengths and ambition for the future.

The school became the first public sector 3-16 through school in the country in 2002.

Twelve years after its creation, Hinde House 3-16 School is now one of the most improved schools in the country.

In November 2012 Ofsted judged all aspects of Primary practice as outstanding whilst Secondary practice was judged to be good. Overall leadership across our 3-16 school was judged to be outstanding.

This journey of improvement was acknowledged by The Rt. Hon David Blunkett (MP for Sheffield Brightside & Hillsborough) in autumn 2012 when he said the following:

‘This is not just a clean bill of health, but an acknowledgement of the enormity of the progress that has been made, everyone can take pride in the achievement of Hinde House, from the children that come in at the age of three to the youngsters who go on to post-16 education when they leave’

‘I, like you, remember the saga relating to Bracken Hill (the previous primary school). I remember the struggle you all had in the combined school to change defeatism into aspiration and under-achievement into life chances for the future. I am really proud of everything that has been done’

This acknowledgement has been encouraging to receive, but does not mean our journey of improvement is over. Indeed, it is not yet possible to state that the quality of what we do is consistently and inexorably breaking the link between pupil context and life chances.

Whilst an increasing amount of our practice is recognised as ‘leading edge’ and is being shared with other schools, we are also keen to learn and further refine our practice. Our philosophy has been to shun ‘quick fixes’ and build the school securely from the bottom up focusing energy where it is most needed. Namely, communicating a strong and consistent ethos, appointing, retaining and developing high quality staff and improving the quality of teaching and learning through professional development that is second to none.

Teaching quality is good and consistently so because we now have an exceptional staff team who thrive on challenge, are very accountable and are committed to improvement. To be outstanding the overwhelming majority of staff have to teach in an outstanding way each lesson. This is our singular commitment moving forward.

Staff have an unusually deep affiliation to the school and understand the profound impact that a good school can make to the lives of children from our community. As a result, school is an unusually vibrant, energetic, positive and supportive place in which we strive to ensure all pupils learn, achieve and are successful.

Hinde House 3-16 School converted to become a standalone academy in July 2013. It became a Multi Academy Trust in March 2014 when it sponsored two local feeder primary schools. This followed a successful Learning Partnership with both schools during 2013 which was fully supported by parents/carers and the community.

Due to over-subscription Primary was given permission to expand (in a phased way) from September 2012. Consequently, Primary was completely re-modelled during summer 2012 to create additional teaching spaces and rooming capacity. This has enhanced what was already a fantastic school building

Whilst we are very proud of what has been achieved we are not complacent and remain committed to further and substantial school improvement for our pupils and the community we serve.

The Brigantia Learning Trust is responsible for three schools:

  • Hinde House 3-16 School (Primary and Secondary)
  • Wincobank Nursery & Infant
  • Concord Junior School

The Trust is led by the Executive Principal (who is also currently Principal of Hinde House 3-16 School) and four Heads of School / Phase.

Whilst each school operates separately, we share the same vision for 2-16+ education across our community, strategic priorities and key policies and are governed by one Board of Directors. We are extremely ambitious for all schools in our MAT and have set the target for all to be outstanding by 2017. We also hope to grow in the future and work collaboratively with other schools to raise standards.

This is a period of substantial change and unprecedented in the life of our school. Critically whilst we are very proud of what has been achieved we are not complacent and remain committed to further and substantial school improvement for our pupils and the community we serve.

Chris French
Executive Principal

Aims and Ethos

We aim to be the best inner city Secondary School in the country.

Careers and Work Experience

Hinde House Secondary School offers all students access to free and impartial careers education and guidance and opportunities to gain an


Curriculum

Online Safety

We cover Online Safety awareness within the curriculum in both key stages, specifically in PSHE and ICT.


Enrichment, Extension and Extra-Curricular

Evidence shows that students who take advantage of extra-curricular activities, learning outside of the classroom and become involved in the life of

Examinations

Students are supported and prepared for all examinations appropriately.


Fundraising

Governance

Hinde House secondary is part of the Brigantia Learning Trust which governs the following schools:


Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Hinde House 3-16 School aims to be an educationally inclusive school

Ofsted

Hinde House 3-16 School (Primary & Secondary) was inspected by Ofsted in June 2016 and was again graded as Good.


Post-16 Progression

Almost all students that leave school move into full-time further education or work-based training, with very few going straight into full-time

Pupil Premium

The Government have rightly identified the progress and attainment of children who claim Free School Meals as a strategic national priority.


Publications & Key Information

Remote Access

Remote access is available to all staff and students with a school network user account. Staff and Students are able to access several systems


Safeguarding

School Performance Tables & KS4 Results

Detailed analysis of school performance can be accessed from the link below and Key Stage 4 results are in the document below


Sex and Relationship Education (SRE)

All schools have to teach an SRE curriculum to children at secondary school.

Staff


Year 7 Catch-Up Premium

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