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A Warm Welcome to Huxlow

Welcome to Huxlow Science College

At Huxlow Science College we believe that school days are precious and form the foundations for our students’ future lives. We have a determination to ensure that our students are given the best possible opportunities to succeed both academically and as young people who are an asset to the communities in which they live. Our community is rightly very proud of our school, our students and their successes. We have a rich history of students of all abilities and backgrounds fulfilling their potential in all areas of their education and they are supported and challenged daily to gain the skills, confidence and qualifications they will need to be successful in an ever-changing world.

We pride ourselves on the levels of support and guidance we offer our students and place students and their needs at the heart of everything we do. We work hard to ensure students are happy, feel safe and are taught well. Developing ‘The Whole Child’ is one of our core responsibilities and our students are challenged to aim for the highest personal and academic standards. We have high expectations of behaviour and respect across our community and forge excellent relationships with both students and parents.

I am hugely proud to be the Headteacher of Huxlow Science College and to lead the school as we build on recent increases in both student numbers and exam results. It is such a privilege to be entrusted with the lives of the young people in our community, to shape their characters and enable their success.

We look forward to welcoming all prospective students, parents and carers to experience all that is Huxlow in the very near future.

Paul Letch - Headteacher

Headteacher

TENC - Bergen -Belsen 75

A group of TENC students visited Belsen Bergan Camp on Wednesday 12th February.   One student has written her experiences below:

Pre-Visit


We battled through Storm Ciara and assigned our group upon arrival. After a brief introduction and quiz about what we already knew, we were split off to complete activities such as a timeline of Bergen-Belsen and reading testimonies of survivors and liberators. Our educator, Anna, took time focusing on mentally preparing ourselves for the trip to come.

The Visit

The 2am wake up led us to touch down at Hanover airport around 8. We boarded a coach containing two groups and were introduced to our other educator, Sarah. Our first stop was the Displaced Persons Camp - an active military barracks - and saw Freedom Square. We spent time hearing testimonies of people who were liberated and what it meant to them before heading off to the camp site. The entrance you could've accidentally walked your dog onto! We also saw the burnt remains of the delousing and disinfection centre. Just before the memorial and the majority of mass graves was the education centre. We looked at pictures, adding a human touch to the experience. We saw devastation. We saw marriages. We saw births and we saw the wonder of sport and politics occurring in the DP camp after liberation. We went on to the memorial and saw the Israeli and National memorials with specific headstones dedicated to certain families. Two that stood out were the stone for Margot and Anne Frank and the Oppenheimer family which holds a special place in the Holocaust Educational Trust's heart as they worked close with Paul and Rudi Oppenheimer - brothers who were liberated from Bergen-Belsen. We finally held a ceremony and placed stones at the memorial, a Jewish tradition of remembrance.

Reflections


We returned to Hilton Birmingham Metropole to discuss what we had seen and started to plan our Legacy projects. We looked closely at pre-existing presentations, memorials and social media connecting modern-day issues such as antisemitism and Islamophobia.

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