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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

Russia & Revolution - 6th Form visit London

On Tuesday 10th December, some of our Yr12 and Yr 13 history cohort travelled to the prestigious Emmanuel Centre in Westminster, London to attend a series of lectures relating to "Russia and Revolution".  This is a key module in their A Level studies and was an informative event that allowed them to hear from experts in their field:

Dr Daniel Beer, Royal Holloway, University of London: The Collapse of the Romanov Dynasty: The Russian Empire in the Reign of Nichola II

Professor Robert Service, University of Oxford: Revolution, civil war and the rise of communism

Dr Catherine Merridale, Institute of Historical Research: Vladimir Lenin, Shaper of the Revolution

Dr Simon Huxtable, Goldsmiths, University of London: Utopia Postponed: Why Nikita Khrushchev didn't build communism

Dr Martin McCauley, University College London: Stalin, his dictatorship and legacy

Further to this, the students had the opportunity to hear from Dr Robin Bunce , who gave invaluable advice on how to structure exam answers and how to avoid making common mistakes.  Dr Bunce is especially relevant as he is the person who wrote the textbook that we use as a foundation to the course!

The students behaved impeccably and were a credit to TENC.  They were all able to make useful notes and were full of praise for the event, and some of the feedback is below.

"Really good"

"Good contextual knowledge - really brought it to life"

"To the point - really good to hear from experts"

"Dr Huxtable was very applicable to the exams"

Thank you to the students and to Mrs Bowers for making the day run so smoothly - despite London traffic making the return journey 4 hours long!

Mr Andrew Maldern

History Teacher.