Entries by Dean Inns

This Week – 11th February 2019

I had the most glorious week last week interviewing and appointing 4 leaders of our core subjects. The fields for Head of maths, science, English and SENCo were exceptionally strong. I am very happy to say that the successful candidates were as delighted to accept the position as I was to offer it to them. […]

Katherine Warington Taster Lessons

I would like to invite you and your Year 6 child, to attend a learning morning on Saturday 2nd March at Roundwood Park Primary and Secondary School.  There will be activities designed to inspire learning and enjoyment and give your year 6 child a feel of what it will be like to be a student at […]

This Week – 28th January 2019

This week has been taken up by two main events.  The first has been preparing for our first group of interviews for staff and the second was a two-day conference with New School Network. We have received a fantastic response to our advertised positions in our first stage of recruitment for Heads of maths, English, […]

This Week 17th December 2018

Just wanted to sign off the year with a construction update. Site works are now confirmed to start the week commencing 7th January 2019. All archaeological work is now complete with no new findings revealed. Minor enabling works will be taking place on site from w/c 17th December 2018 in the guise of the following […]

This Week 10th December 2018

The structure of the Trust has been in place for several years as we steer the proposal for the new school along the labyrinthine road from need to reality. As we now look forward to opening in September 2019, we have been reviewing the Trust structure as it becomes the governing body of the school. […]

This Week 22nd November 2018

We are reaching the final stages of our technical acquisition for the school – that’s everything from computers to flat screens to phones. I’m glad to say that with a little bit of bargaining and arm twisting, it looks like we’ve managed to get pretty much everything on our shopping list including a school radio […]

This Week 12th November 2018

There has been a tremendous reaction to the school and a fantastic volume of applications to join us as our first students in Year 7 in September 2019. The main window for applications is now closed and HCC will organise notifying families on National Offer Day on March 1st 2019. We still welcome applications, but […]

This Week 29th October 2018

It’s been a really energising week. We can finally get our teeth into developing a curriculum in detail. Whilst we have the parameters of a timetable and subjects, what we will teach, in what sequence and why will we do it this way, is at the heart of any school. The curriculum gives the school […]

This week 20th October 2018

It has been an interesting week full of diverse issues.  We are at the stage of finalising the furniture, fixtures and equipment for the finished school (FF&E), so lots of conversations about the type of folding tables in the dining area, vinyl versus carpet in various parts of the school, radio controlled clocks versus battery […]