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  • Ofsted praises Houlton School in newly released pre-registration inspection report
    7 Feb 2022

    In a newly released report, Ofsted inspectors have praised Houlton School, which is run by the Transforming Lives Educational Trust (TLET), for the provision that was put in place by leaders ahead of opening for the first time in September 2021. The report, which relates to a statutory pre-registration inspection that took place in May 2021, details findings based on compliance with expected standards across a range of areas including: quality of leadership and management; spiritual moral, social and cultural development of students; and premises and accommodation. During their visit to the brand-new school, inspectors reported that leaders and trustees “are highly effective and have considerable experience in running successful schools.” They added, “leaders are suitably ambitious for this new school community. They are determined and committed to providing a world-class education and transforming the lives of all stakeholders”.
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  • Houlton School holds its first Pupil Forum
    23 Nov 2021

    Pupils from across Houlton School’s six Colleges have had the chance to represent their peers during the first Pupil Forum. As part of the session, pupils shared ideas on how to continually improve the Houlton Family and ensure that everyone’s voice is listened to. Pupil Fora will now be held fortnightly and will offer the chance for everyone to be involved. Chloe Buckenham, Vice Principal, said: “Our founding pupils have a valuable role to play in shaping our school as our community grows.
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  • Artistic autumn leaves
    15 Nov 2021

    Thanks to a fundraising idea from the Friends of HHIS, a colourful autumn tree has been brightening up the hall at Henry Hinde Infant School. The tree, featuring autumn leaves designed by children from across the school, was created to raise funds for new classroom visualisers, with children contributing £1 donations as part of the initiative. Fleur Edwards, Principal at Henry Hinde Infant School, said: “I never fail to be amazed by the hard work and commitment that our Friends of HHIS put in to raising additional funds for our school and I can’t thank them enough for all of their efforts. “The children were so excited to create their leaves and then search for them on display in the hall.
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  • Remembering the Fallen
    12 Nov 2021

    Pupils across the Transforming Lives Educational Trust took part in many Remembrance activities this week. At Henry Hinde Infant School, our youngest pupils were introduced to Remembrance in assembly, learning more about the poppy as a symbol of Remembrance and hope for a peaceful future. While at Henry Hinde Junior School classes explored what life was like for soldiers in WWI and WWII. At Ashlawn School, pupils reflected on the importance of observing a two-minute silence to remember the fallen, both as an act of kindness to those who have been affected by the loss of loved ones in service as well as respect for those who have paid, and those who continue to pay, the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms that we enjoy today.
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  • Houlton School is praised by Mark Pawsey MP
    13 Oct 2021

    The transformation of the iconic Rugby Radio Station into Rugby’s newest secondary school has been praised by the town’s MP during a tour. Mark Pawsey joined founding pupils and staff of Houlton School to explore the new site, which officially opened its doors to 180 Year 7 pupils in September. He was joined by Nigel Hugill, Chief Executive of Houlton developers Urban&Civic, Johanne Thomas, Regional Director for Communities at Urban&Civic, and Houlton School’s Principal, Michael McCulley, for a tour of the school. Standing in the historic Grade II-listed Rugby Radio Station’s Transmission Hall, which is now at the heart of the school campus, Mr Pawsey saw how many of the building’s original features have been restored to link the new school to the heritage of the former Rugby Radio Station.
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  • Transforming Tomorrow, Today
    7 Sep 2021

    The start of the academic year provided a unique opportunity to welcome staff from across our schools for the first annual TLET conference. The event, which focussed on the Trust’s vision of Transforming Tomorrow, Today, brought colleagues together for a day of collaboration, innovation and creativity, setting the focus for the year ahead. Opening the conference, guest speaker and award-winning author, Will Hussey, described the concept of ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’, something that resonated with everyone in attendance. He said: “In education, cultivating mindset alongside curriculum is key.
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  • Ashlawn School congratulates pupils on GCSE Results Day
    12 Aug 2021

    Pupils at Ashlawn School, Rugby, are celebrating after receiving their much-anticipated GCSE results today. Like pupils across the country, the achievements of the Class of 2021 are all the more appreciated because of the hurdles they have had to overcome throughout the pandemic. Amongst the pupils celebrating was Julia Przybylak, who achieved 10 Grade 9s. She said: “I’m so pleased that I got the grades that I was predicted today.
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  • Ashlawn School students celebrate A-mazing grades
    10 Aug 2021

    Students at Ashlawn School, Rugby, have been celebrating their A-Level results today, marking the culmination of two years of hard work and dedication to their studies despite all of the disruption caused by the pandemic. Among the smiling faces was Aude Aravinthan, who achieved 3 A* in Chemistry, Maths and Psychology and will go on to study Pharmacology at the University of Nottingham. She said: “I am over the moon that I achieved my predicted grades. It’s my birthday today too, so it’s the perfect present.
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  • Ashlawn School student’s artwork goes on display at the Royal Academy of Arts
    20 Jul 2021

    Artwork created by a talented Year 12 student from Ashlawn School has been selected to appear in a national exhibition at The Royal Academy of Arts in London. The piece, entitled ‘The Commute’, was produced by 17-year-old Ismay Sandoe who is a Sixth Former at Ashlawn School. After submitting her application earlier this year, Ismay’s artwork was selected from over 33,000 entries from across the country to appear in the Young Artists’ Summer Show 2021 at the Royal Academy of Arts, as well as featuring in the associated online exhibition. Siobhan Evans, Principal at Ashlawn School, said: “We are incredibly proud of Ismay and what she has achieved.
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  • New Principal and her dog receive a warm welcome at Henry Hinde Junior School
    10 May 2021

    A new Principal and her faithful dog, Lola, have received a warm welcome from staff, pupils and their families at Henry Hinde Junior School. Jennie Nurse, who became Principal at the start of this term, joins Henry Hinde Juniors from her role as Headteacher at Catherine Junior School, a good school with outstanding features in Leicester. With over 20 years’ experience in teaching and over a decade spent as a senior leader, Miss Nurse is passionate about the power of education to transform the lives of young people, not just academically, but in order to help them grow as a person. Her dog, Lola, a Pets as Therapy registered Cockapoo, also comes with years of experience as a School Well-Being Dog.
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