Presentation Evening 2020

Tonight we should have been assembling in Dukinfield Town Hall for our annual Presentation Evening.  As it is, our Class of 2020 and their families, will not be gathering together with our staff to reflect back on their five years at West Hill and celebrate their achievements.

As well as being…

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Aim Higher Headteacher

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The Wider Team

One of the critical component parts of West Hill and its success, are our wider support team.  Strictly speaking they are not directly involved in teaching the boys, but their contribution is as important. They help ensure the boys' experience, as well as all other stakeholders, is as positive as…

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Headteacher

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Remembrance

Returning after half term allowed a refocussing of priorities, and also provided a reminder of the often unrecognised contributions our boys make outside of school.  Many of our boys do work in the local community, volunteering in a formal context, but also simple acts of kindness that therefore…

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Headteacher

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October half term

Today sees the end of our first half term of this academic year.  It is no exaggeration to say that from a school’s perspective, it has been one of the more challenging experiences we have faced.  The adjustments we have made in respect of our normal routines have been difficult at times, but the…

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Careers Year 7 Headteacher

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Autumn colours

Looking around the school grounds, there is little doubt that the first signs of autumn are beginning to become more pronounced.  The contrasts in colour provide a palette all our boys will appreciate, given the time they have spent with our Art department.  It is always a pleasure when visiting…

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Art Headteacher

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The school council

We cannot hold full year assemblies currently, but the pastoral system remains at the heart of what West Hill is about.  We have continued to use the Form Tutor structures to underpin our values and the relationships that exist within year groups remain as strong as ever.   They are even more…

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School Council Headteacher

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Sounds more like it

One thing that has been missing from school since we returned in September, has been the sound of musical melodies as a backdrop after the regular school day has ended.  The restrictions we have been operating under, led us to curtail any extra curricula activities in the opening few weeks.…

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Music Headteacher Trustees

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A different language is a different vision of life

That is a quote attributed to Federico Fellini.  On Monday our Modern Foreign Languages team launched the European day of languages, with the theme running through the rest of the week.  Our boys have been involved with quizzes and competitions to help them appreciate the rich diversity of…

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MFL Moving on Headteacher

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Sporting tradition

A key element of what West Hill is about is encapsulated in our sporting tradition.  The personal development and teamwork skills inherent in sport, contribute to the growth of the West Hill boy.  Sport has always been a significant component of our curriculum.  It is extended by the many…

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Sport Headteacher

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First full week over

We have now completed the first full week back this term with all year groups on site.  The atmosphere around school has been especially positive and the boys continue to demonstrate the responsibility we expect from them.   Following new systems can always be a challenge, but the boys are…

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Welcome

West Hill School has a long and at times fascinating history.  Previous Headteachers recorded incidents that occurred during their tenures in school, in a log book.  It is a fascinating read and our intention is to share sections of it in due course.  Mr Berry, a former Deputy Headteacher, has…

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Headteacher

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