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A Warm Welcome to Huxlow

My philosophy is very clear, 'if it is not good enough for my child, then it is not good enough for yours'.

At Huxlow we are committed to developing the whole child, and strive to ensure that every student’s experience is one where they feel Safe, Happy and experience Success.

School years should be the most memorable, and our aim is to offer a wealth of opportunities and experiences to ensure every student leaves enriched and equipped for life beyond Huxlow.

Each member of staff is committed to a common goal which is to ensure ‘every individual is empowered to fulfil their potential’. As well as an excellent academic provision student can expect high quality wellbeing support through out each Key Stage. Our most recent OFSTED recognised that “everyone in the school puts pupil’s well-being at the centre of everything they do”.

We are proud that as a result of their Huxlow experience and personal dedication, students are supported to achieve their goals and go on to a range of top Universities including Oxford and Cambridge, access competitive Apprenticeships and acquire sought after roles in the world of work. Mostly, we are proud that our students go on to be responsible young adults who are an asset to our community.

I am incredibly lucky to lead such a dedicated team of staff at Huxlow and to watch our students flourish, equipped for exciting futures, as a result of staff expertise and guidance.

Should you wish to find out more about Huxlow Science College, please contact us on enquiries@huxlow.northants.sch.uk

Best wishes

Mrs Kim Isaksen

Acting Head Teacher

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PREVENT deliver a powerful message to Huxlow’s Year 11

As an essential element of their Religious Studies curriculum, all of Huxlow’s Year 11 students were involved in the PREVENT workshops which took place on Wednesday 5th December. The aim of PREVENT is to educate all our students about racism, knife crime and radicalisation; and to safeguard vulnerable individuals against extreme ideologies.

The PREVENT team included two anti-terror policeman one of whom was a former gang member. The students were totally captivated and engaged.

The sessions included an activity on how we all see things differently (a simple task that involved counting the letter F in a piece of text). Students were amazed to see the differences of opinion on something so factual. They were also asked take part in a role play 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, and to consider their own prejudices. Students were very involved in the discussions with some very brave ones standing up in front of their peers to justify their decisions and being questioned by one of the PREVENT team, Manny.

Students were then introduced to the personal stories of our visitors. Manny related his experiences of growing up as an immigrant in the 1970s and the impact that had on him. Jason told how he found himself involved in gangs and drugs as a child growing up in Liverpool in the 1980s and how he had managed to escape the life that has seen many of his friends end up in prison, or dead. Jason has since become a police officer and spoke of the dangers of knife crime today. Both were very engaging and at the end of the sessions several students thanked them for sharing their stories.

It was an excellent day and hearing from people who have experienced events many of us will never have had to deal with, gave the students a lot to think about.