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Holmleigh Park High School

Letter from the Head - Friday 3rd May

In this issue: HP Charity Week, staff survey feedback and the start of GCSE exams next week

Dear all,

This week we have had our latest HP Charity Week. Javelin were raising money for James Hopkins Trust by running a ‘guess the number of sweets in the jar’ competition - the correct answer was 138 and was won by a lucky Year 7 student. Typhoon were raising money for the Gloucester Nightstop through a bake sale, as did Hurricane for the Family Haven. Meteor were supporting the Spring Centre by running a raffle. The sixth form ran a tombola. It is excellent to see our students supporting local charities that are making a difference to our local community and the city of Gloucester.

All Greenshaw schools recently completed an anonymous staff survey, so that schools and the trust can get feedback of what staff believe to be working well and also to consider potential improvements. Staff are surveyed annually, in the same way that parents and students also are. It was very clear from the staff survey how proud HP staff are to work with your children every day and how much they enjoy it. It was also clear that staff regard student behaviour at HP to be very good and this is borne out by the number of positive responses from staff. The number of their positive responses was significantly higher than the national benchmark set by teachers surveyed from across the country. At Holmleigh Park, we know that disruption-free learning is the foundation for all other types of success and always greatly appreciate your continued support of our expectations, so that your children can achieve their personal best.

Our Year 11 students start their GCSE examinations next week. Everything is planned and in place within school in terms of booster revision classes, morning warm up sessions and refreshments for our students, so that they are prepared and ready for every exam. It is, of course, crucial that they are all working at home with a revision timetable and completing as many past papers or exam style questions as possible. Please contact Mr Hogarth, Assistant Headteacher for Year 11, with any queries.

Finally, the High Orchard Bridge, feeding St. Ann's Way in Gloucester, will be closed from 7th to 13th May 2024. Please be aware that you might need to make alternative arrangements or use an alternative route to get to HP during those days.

I wish you all a lovely bank holiday weekend,

Mr Hudson