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. They are all experienced teachers who have worked and /or lived in the area for several years. They are:

Grace Aikman – Head of English
Zoe Coomber – Head of maths
Sarah Creamer – Head of science
Amy Francis – SENCo

I will post a short profile of each of them on our website shortly. Students and parents have an opportunity to meet them and several members of our governing body at our Taster Lesson Morning on Saturday 2nd March. The Taster Morning runs in two sessions from either 9.30am to 11am or 11.30am to 1pm. Students sign up for their choice of an hour long lesson in English, science or maths and computing. As well as that, we will be asking students to help us draw a giant mural and sign their contribution. This will then take pride of place on the fencing on our new school site, along the Lower Luton Road, for the duration of the build. Parents won’t be left out though. I’m trying to arrange for a 3D walk through of the new build for you (we are all kids, just some of us are bigger than others!). There will also be a presentation from our admissions expert regarding accepting an offer of a place and how the continued interest provision is managed by HCC.

So sign up. More details on the website

Kier issued their most recent update on the construction recently. Go to

Now we turn our attention to appointing further teaching staff in our core subjects with the Heads of Department contributing to the appointment panel as they build their teams. This is phase two of our recruitment process. This will take us up to the end of February. Further teaching staff will be recruited in March and then we will be looking for support staff across all fields from pastoral, finance and catering to cover supervisors and student support staff. Watch our website and TeachInHerts for details.