Our Reading Project
The promotion of reading for pleasure is something that all English staff
feel passionately about at HOE and this is supported by SLT and all staff
as a whole school initiative. These initiatives are reviewed annually to
ensure that we maintain the students’ interest. These include a timetable
of events such as individual reading challenges, competitions with their
peers and involving staff, national initiatives and competitions as well
as independent reading based homework tasks.
This year we have ensured that all students received a book for Christmas
through the ‘Jolabokaflod’ ( Book flood) initiative. We have also updated
our class libraries. Reading has been promoted through class displays and
the swapping of and discussion of books between students is encouraged. We
have introduced ‘Borrow Box’, a free app that anyone can download onto
their mobile phone or device if they are a member of the Northamptonshire
Library Service. The app then allows access to hundreds of age appropriate
ebooks and audiobooks for them to download.
In addition we have lots of reading inspired activities planned for the
rest of the year to maintain the students’ interest and enthusiasm for
Watch this space!
AV1 project shortlisted for 2 national awards
The AV1 project, funded by the DfE, has been shortlisted for Innovative use of technology in the National Association of Special Educational Needs and the Times Educational Supplement awards in 2020. We will update you once we know the outcomes!
Forthcoming dates for your diary
Parent time meetings
20th September 2019 Jeans for Genes day
10th October 2019 #Hello Yellow Day – Young Minds fundraising day in aid of the celebration of world mental health day
North – meetings at The Gatehouse
Thursday 7th November Post 16 Options
Thursday 5th December Internet Safety / School Nurse / PSHE & Real Love Rocks.
Thursday 26th March Anxiety and exam preparation.
Times :- 3-4 pm
South – meeting at The Delapre Centre
Wednesday 23rd October Careers (5:30-6:45)
Wednesday 13th November School Nurse, immunisation & Healthy Eating Wednesday 11th December Internet Safety Wednesday 22nd January Anxiety
Wednesday 4th March Wednesday 29th April
Times :- 3-4pm
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Hospital and Outreach Education are proud winners of the SEN Provision of the Year for 2017. Awarded at the schools awards celebration at Wicksteed Park on 28th July, everyone in the team was delighted that their contribution to the education of pupils with medical needs had been recognised.
Cath Kitchen was also awarded the ‘Changemaker’ award, sponsored by the University. She was particularly thrilled with being nominated as it was one of the parents who had put her forward for the award.
3 of our pupils were also shortlisted for ‘Taking Control of your Life’ and ‘Special recognition’ Awards in the Youth Ambition Awards. Although they were not successful, we are immensely proud that they were shortlisted and for them to know that all of their hard work and determination has been appropriately acknowledged.
Term Dates for 2020-2021
|Term 1 – Monday 7th September – Friday 23rd October
(Training days Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd September)
Individual pupil inductions: Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th September
|Term 2 – Monday 2nd November – Thursday 17th December
|Term 3 – Tuesday 5th January – Thursday 11th February
(Training day Monday 4th January)
|Term 4 – Monday 22nd February – Friday 26th March
(Training day Friday 12th February)
|Term 5 – Monday 12th April - Friday 28th May
(May Day is on Monday 3rd May and we will be closed that day)
|Term 6 – Monday 7th June – Tuesday 20th July
(Training day Wednesday 21st July)