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A Warm Welcome to Huxlow

At Huxlow we believe that students who are happy, feel safe and are taught well will enjoy school and as a result be successful.

We are passionate about caring for our students, ensuring that they are all known as individuals. Ofsted June 2016 stated that “everyone in the school puts pupil’s well-being at the centre of everything they do”.

Students are challenged to be as good as they possibly can be and supported to achieve this. Academic success is hugely important to us and we have a rich history of students of all abilities and from a wide variety of backgrounds achieving as well as they could.

However, schools are about far more than academic success and we believe that developing “The Whole Child” is one of our core responsibilities. In order to enjoy a successful adult life it is important that our students develop characteristics such as leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative, and communication.

I am hugely proud of our school and am happy to extend an invitation to all Parents/ Carers to come and visit us during the school day. Please contact us on enquiries@huxlow.northants.sch.uk and we will arrange a convenient time.

Mr S Gordon
Headteacher

“Team Heco” set their sights on the GreenPower International Finals

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Huxlow Science College are excited to announce that they will be entering their first ever GreenPower race team for the 2018 season. The challenge requires students, guided by their teachers and industry mentors, to design, build and then race an electric car. Established in 1999, the GreenPower Education Trust works with 500 schools and over 8000 students, culminating in the annual International Finals at Rockingham Motor Speedway in October.

A group of 14-15 year old students at Huxlow heard about GreenPower, created a proposal and pitched the idea to their teachers as a way of building up their skills and experience in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) to set them up for their future careers.

Consequently, a brand new race team, “Team Heco” has been set up to compete in GreenPower events throughout the 2018 season. “This will give us a valuable educational experience in a fun but challenging project” said Joe Bonas, a founding member of the team. They will also have the opportunity to gain an extra qualification, the AQA GreenPower Award, and work on their Leadership, Organisation, Communication, Initiative and Resilience (LORIC) skills, a focus for all Huxlow students.

Huxlow Science College would like to thank Motorola and the Finedon Educational Trust for their generous grants which have got the project off the ground. The team are now offering local businesses an opportunity to get involved in the project; they are looking for sponsorship, resources and expertise. If you would like to find out more about these opportunities please contact the school on 01933 650496 or enquiries@huxlow.northants.sch.uk

Huxlow Science College envisages a sustainable project with a three year plan to expand. In particular, they hope to engage local primary schools in the IET Formula Goblin category for 9-11 year olds, with existing team members mentoring the younger students and helping their teachers to launch the project.

Mr J Tufnail said: “As the Learning Leader of Design Technology I was delighted to be approached by an enthusiastic group of Year 10’s to discuss their idea of being involved in the GreenPower F24 challenge. A challenge that requires a lot of Design and Engineering skill that ultimately also enables the team to take part in a nationally recognised range of competitive racing events. I offered mine and my team’s support in helping the boys reach their vision and assistance in getting them to the events held at such national racing venues as Goodwood and Rockingham race circuit. All credit to these guys, it shows initiative, determination and independence. They have assisted in fund raising as they realised it could only happen if the funding could be found. I am so pleased that the first funding hurdles have been achieved and the build has started; the race planning and team running is currently being put together. Well done Team Heco.”

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