Profile

Please find below information about Healing School - A Science Academy. The information will tell you more about how our academy is run.


Our Academy

Key Features of Healing School

  • Healing School is an 11 - 16, average sized secondary school in a rural setting.
  • The school was rated as "Outstanding" in the latest Ofsted inspection.
  • The school is regularly oversubscribed and has approximately 900 pupils on roll.
  • Teaching staff in all Faculty areas are subject specialists.
  • The school is fully staffed with well qualified teachers, Teaching Assistants and Learning Mentors.
  • Attendance is significantly above national average.
  • The proportion of students with learning difficulties/disabilities is below average.
  • There is an extensive range of extra curricular activities.

Recent Developments

  • Outstanding GCSE performance - Our Results.
  • 2010 saw a "fast track" conversion to academy status.
  • In 2011, Healing was designated as one of the first 100 Teaching Schools.
  • In 2014, Healing converted into a Multi-Academy Trust - Healing Multi-Academy Trust.
  • Awards include: Basic Skills, Healthy Schools, Information and Guidance (Gold Standard), Investors in People (Gold Standard), Sportsmark.

Assessment

All pupils are assessed regularly through class work, home work, internal assessments and by scheduled external 'public' assessment. Details of the performance of each pupil are held by the teacher in each subject and also stored centrally on the school network for subject, faculty and whole-school access. All pupils are assessed formally at 3 points in each academic year (except Year 11).

The results of these test-based assessments are recorded via the School's MIS and this information is then shared with pupils, parents and staff through an 'Interim Report' sheet which includes details of the pupil's assessment score as a percentage, the group average, an indication of the current level/grade of attainment in relation to National curriculum/GCSE (or equivalent) criteria, and a Target level/grade indicating the National Curriculum/GCSE level* the teacher believes the pupil is capable of achieving by the end of the key stage.

There is also a grade awarded for Effort, to reflect the pupil's own level of input towards progression within the subject. The third and final report of each academic year also contains a written statement from the form tutor.

In Year 11 there are two assessments, based on an Interim Report following the Mock Examination results, and a Final report prior to the external examinations in the summer. The results of the external examinations are then released to pupils on the national 'results release day'.

Parents Evenings' are held for each year group once per year. At these events, parents (and pupils) are able to meet with the pupils' subject teachers and discuss progress and any issues as appropriate.

N.B. Please be aware that Healing School's assessment policy is currently to continue with a system of measuring progress in National Curriculum levels and GCSE grades. Any future changes will be fully communicated to parents.


Results

For our latest results, please click here.


Key Stages and Tutors

Year 7 and 8 are classed as Key Stage 3 whilst years 9, 10 and 11 are classed as Key Stage 4.

Tutor Groups are split into Red, Green, Blue and further split by 1-5.


School Day

Time Event/Activity
08:10 Prior to this, pupils should not be in school.
08:30 Warning bell to move to tutor base.
08:35 Registration.
08:40 Morning assembly or tutorial period. The morning assembly takes priority over all other matters unless excused by a member of staff.
08:55 Period 1.
09:55 Period 2.
10:55 Morning Break. All pupils go to the play areas. When wet, pupils will go to the classrooms used in Period 3, except for practical subjects when pupils go to the New Hall. Prefects share the responsibility of supervision with staff.
11:10 Period 3.
12:10 Lunchtime break.
13:05 Warning bell to move to Period 4.
13:10 Period 4 (includes registration).
14:10 End of Period 4 - changeover time.
14:15 Period 5.
15:15 End of school. Orderly dispersal to school buses, homes or club activities.

Enrichment

At Healing we firmly believe in the value of extra-curricular experiences. We offer a wide variety of after school activities which include cheerleading, theatre events, sports and competitions. Each faculty area contributes to our enrichment activities and we are always seeking new ways to provide pupils with a range of opportunities outside of the classroom itself.

Please see editions of Hotline, our news and our school calendar for details.