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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

PREVENT deliver a powerful message to Huxlow’s Year 11

As an essential element of their Citizenship studies, all of Huxlow’s Year 11 students were involved in the PREVENT workshops which took place on Monday 19th – Tuesday 20th September 2016. The aim of PREVENT is to educate all our students about radicalisation and extremism and to safeguard vulnerable individuals against extreme ideologies.

The PREVENT team includes a Dr of Sociology, two anti-terror policeman and a former extremist who has been reformed through finding God. The students were totally captivated and engaged.

The morning started off with an activity to decide the fate of young people trapped in a cave which forced the students to make choices about which human beings are worth saving. This then moved on to a Jeremy Kyle style round-up which challenged their choices – very powerful!

Then students were introduced to personal stories of bullying with some very hard hitting descriptions of Manny’s experiences of growing up with different colour skin. These were cleverly linked to global hatred and terror attacks. Next we went through different case studies including Anthony Walker’s racist murder and the savage killing of drummer Lee Rigby. Students also learnt through case studies that youtube contains lies to radicalise young people in to right wing extremism. Unsurprising to adults but enlightening to students.

By far the most powerful section of the morning was the captivating personal journey of an ex-right wing extremist who described himself as a former monster. Students were shocked to discover that a “normal” looking man had such a horrible past. He went through some of his worst times and the terrible things he did whilst a member of a far right group. He spoke about the turning point which made him seek forgiveness and help. After 3 years inside a mental institution fighting his demons he found God and started to change his life and to warn others. His story also started with being bullied and fighting back.

Students completed feedback forms after the event, making comments like “shows you there is no point fighting”, “inspirational” and “emotional but good to learn about these things!”