Following on from the September Review through the Local Authority, Haydock was pleased to welcome back the Review Team on 23rd January 2017, comprising 4 Reviewers, including a former Senior HMI, HMI, former Secondary Headteacher and Primary Headteacher. These colleagues worked alongside the Senior Leadership team, Governors and Heads of Departments to evaluate the school in relation to the 4 areas covered by OFSTED. A summary copy of the Review's positive findings is available here and the full review is also available here.
Headteacher Ian Murphy said of the Review’s findings:
"Once again, we are delighted that there is strong recognition of our work in how we tirelessly try to improve the life chances of our students. We are grateful for the chance to work with our students, their families and our community and any acknowledgement of our work only makes us more proud and determined to improve still further. In a time of uncertainty, we will always put the students’ welfare and best interests first, and this report only gives us more motivation to address anything in school which is less than excellent. Our students deserve no less. We will again ensure that we work on those areas which we know we must, and we are grateful to the LA for their support."
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.