Category Archives: Head’s Blog

Thank you

Thank you to all parents/carers who were able to attend our 'Meet the Team' and 'Bright Futures' event on Thursday.  It was great to see parents in the classroom and we hopefully reassured you that your son or daughter is happy, safe and having amazing learning experiences in school.  We had many parents and staff who…
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Welcome back!

I hope you have all had an amazing summer and have managed to have lots of fun as a family. Firstly, a huge welcome back to all our students. I always love it when the school is full of the energy and enthusiasm that our students bring. We would like to say a huge welcome…
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A World Class Year!

Well what a year it has been! Our school community has continued to go from strength to strength with new opportunities being provided for our students. Our students continue to thrive and their increased confidence, independence and achievements never fail to make me smile. In the last term we have had trips and residential visits…
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Over £1000 raised!

On Saturday, we held our annual Summer Fair and, despite the very hot weather, we had a great turn out and raised over £1000 which will go towards setting up our aromatherapy and music therapy room.  A huge thank you to all the staff who helped to support the Fair and gave up their weekend…
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Snow Days

  Well the world has certainly looked somewhat different for the last few days…while it looks beautiful it does cause chaos!  It is an extremely difficult decision as a Headteacher to decide whether the school should remain open and it is only with much deliberation and thought that the decision is made to close…thankfully it…
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An Amazing Term

So we arrive at the end of term and what an amazing term it has been. We have had so many student achievements this term. It has been amazing to see our learners, new and old, increasing in their confidence, independence and willingness to tackle unfamiliar learning experiences and situations. We are extremely proud of…
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Our Hazelbeck Learners

What a first half term it has been here at Hazelbeck.  It has been absolutely amazing to see how well our new students have settled in to school and are already showing themselves to be ‘Hazelbeck Learners’.  We are extremely proud of the way all our students have dealt with the transition into new classes,…
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Welcome Back

I hope you have all had a fantastic summer. Firstly, a huge welcome back to all our students.  It is great to see the school full of the energy and enthusiasm that our students bring.  It is lovely to see and get to know our new students better.  For many of our students there are…
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My final blog!

At the end of term, several members of staff are leaving to take up new posts - we say goodbye and thank you to them. We also say goodbye to our leavers, who are moving on to exciting new opportunities next year. Good luck to you all! As you know, I am retiring at the…
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Developing Life Skills

Summer is here at last, and students have been out and about, enjoying the outdoors while learning. It has been a short half term, but we have packed lots into it. As I write, a group of students are taking part in a three day residential visit to Kielder Water. We have planned more residential…
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