New Year message from Mr Murphy...
I would like to begin by wishing all members of our school community a very happy New Year and hope that the festive period brought happiness to all.
I would also like to welcome back to school all our staff and students and thank them for their hard work and support in the autumn term. A great deal was achieved and we made strong progress in relation to our drive to improve our school still further.
In September I told parents that I have challenged each of our students to achieve the following:
Many of our students have responded positively to that message, and I am delighted that our school attendance was at its highest ever point when we broke up for Christmas. Uniform is worn with greater consistency and many students have improved their AtL scores too.
I will be speaking to students this week in assemblies and reminding them of our Charter and its values, with a strong emphasis this term on 3 of its key words - respect, kindness and hard work. It was obvious when we broke up, with our Christmas Markets, concert, bingo, delivering hampers to our community and our whole-school attendance at the service at Christ Church, that the true meaning of Christmas was strongly emphasised within school.
As we make resolutions at the start of the year, I hope that these qualities will be prominent in our thoughts and actions as we try to ensure that our students are responsible citizens, successful learners and confident individuals. I hope that all members of our community will continue to work together to provide the very best futures for our students, and I look forward to events in school this term where parents will be welcomed to discuss Options for Year 8 and Year 9 students, as well as a number of Parents' Evenings.
With my thanks and best wishes -
At Haydock High School our mission is to care for and support
each student so that they fulfil their potential, make outstanding progress and become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. We will be relentless in developing our skills, and work with our parents, Governors and wider partners to ensure that every student is known, contributes to our community and is
fulfilled in achieving their ambitions.
The pace of curriculum change continues to accelerate, for example introducing a more flexible Key Stage 3. Our constant planning offers confidence for successful delivery and assessment of these areas.
Over the last few years we have been successful in achieving Sportsmark, Investors in People, Artsmark, Careers and Guidance and Healthy Schools accreditation. We were also awarded the accolade of a ‘Get Set’ school in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.
We take great pride in serving the needs of our students and are dedicated to each and every one of them making outstanding progress in their time at our school. To this end, we undertake a significant commitment and interest in them as individuals so that we can most effectively meet their specific needs. This care for their achievement means we have the very highest expectations of their attendance, respect for the school and our ethos, behaviour, happiness, fulfilment and academic progress.
Facilities With a £250,000 refurbishment in 2006, the PE department and Leisure Centre were refurbished to accommodate more people and classes, offering a wide range of activities to students and the wider community. The changing rooms are of a high standard with disabled access, automatic showers and private cubicles. Sports Hall The Sports Hall can accommodate the following: 5 a side football, whole Sports Hall Cricket, whole Sports Hall Badminton, whole or half Sports Hall Keep Fit and much more.