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HeadLines - 11th December 2023

Religious celebrations

With Christmas festivities in full swing it is important to remind ourselves that there are other special celebrations taking place at this time of year. Darfield 1 class did just that when they performed a fun-filled, very informative assembly all about the Jewish festival of light, Hanukkah. The children acted out stories, sang songs, danced and spoke about traditions...

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HeadLines - 4th December 2023

Hope, Peace, Joy and Love

Last week just flew by and it's beginning to look a lot like another very festive Christmas time in school.

It was a wonderful week, sprinkled with a little bit of magic that HPS does so well.

Classes have been busy creating Advent windows in their classrooms and I know that the children are excited about going on a 'Spot the Advent window' trail next week.


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HeadLines - 27th November 2023

An inclusive school

On Tuesday last week, Julie Longworth Director of Children and Families Leeds and three of her chief officers, Viv Buckland, Tim Evans and Cath Lennon visited us. They were here to see how we provide for our children with complex needs and make sure they are included in a way that meets their individual needs and enables them to experience a broad and balanced relevant...

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HeadLines - 20th November 2023


On Friday we all dressed in a 'spotacular' way to raise money for the 2023 Children in Need appeal. One of our ex-pupils, Radio Leeds DJ, Rima Ahmed came into school to swap roles with one of our lunchtime assistants and the same member of staff had a guest spot on her radio show. Rima also interviewed members of staff and MindMate ambassadors about a range of...

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HeadLines - 13th November 2023

Off to a great start

It's been another very happy start to a half term. We may have seen a lot of rain and it is getting dark before we leave work, but the positive, busy vibe across school helps to put a smile on everyone's faces. The sun was shining while I typed this and our Remembrance class circles on Friday morning was a very special time. As I explained in my family assemblies,...

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HeadLines - 26th Oct 2023 - End of Half Term

Time to reflect

I have managed to take time to reflect on all that has been achieved during the past incredibly busy 8 weeks. Duncan Grant our School Improvement Advisor said it all in his email after his Art Deep Dive, "Lovely to be in school this week. Loads to celebrate as always." Our staff team continue to 'go above and beyond' to create exciting experiences for our children. They will...

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HeadLines - 23rd Oct 2023

Giving to others

School was awash with pink on 'Wear It Pink' day last Friday as we raised money for the Breast cancer awareness charity at the end of another week filled with so much to feel pleased about. Our staff team always embrace all fundraising events with great enthusiasm as do the children. I have seen so many creative ideas for wearing the focus colours - yellow post-its, yellow...

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HeadLines - 16th October 2023

Looking after your mental health

Schools are very busy places and the last few weeks have been very hectic, with a range of trips, assemblies, visits taking place. This is the time when you really get to see what a great staff team we have and how good they are at spinning all the plates' and making sure the children have the best experiences every day. I know that this can sometimes take...

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HeadLines - 9th October 2023

Celebrating Black History month

October is the time we celebrate Black History Month and the theme this year is 'Celebrating our Sisters' with a focus on influential women of colour. In school we have put up posters of women of colour who have been influential in all walks of life. This is a great talking point for children.

Sandhurst 1 children performed their assembly with a focus on Black...

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HeadLines - 2nd October 2023

HPS Macmillan Coffee morning

Coffee Morning

In a week full of special moments, the 'icing on the cake' (pardon the pun, for me has to be our Macmillan Coffee morning on Thursday. I know all staff valued the opportunity to have their breaktime tea/coffee made for them and the added treats were amazing. I think SLT enjoyed donning their aprons and waiting on them! 


Our staff team gave so generously...

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