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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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HeadLines - 25th September 2023


The focus in assembly last week was on collaboration. Thie ability to collaborate effectively is a key life skill and something we focus on in the first half term of the Autumn term.

I shared with the children a project that has just been completed in school, that needed a range of people to collaborate in order to make it happen.
The aim was to transform the untidy and unloved...

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HeadLines - 18th Sept 2023

Keeping everyone safe.

Keeping children and staff safe is of the highest priority for any school - we must be vigilant and respond in a timely way to any issue. It is vital to have a positive and effective 'culture of safeguarding' and to always think that, 'it could happen here'.

At the beginning of this new school year our staff team were reminded of their responsibilities as professionals...

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HeadLines - 11th Sept 2023

Welcome back

Last week was the perfect start to the new school year. The staff team had made sure that all areas of school were tidy, bright and inviting, ready for the return of the children. Tuesday morning the children arrived with big smiles on their faces and very smartly dressed in our school uniform. It was great to see 'Harehills blue' wherever I went. They were so excited about...

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HeadLines - 21st July 2023

Another wonderful year

We have completed another very successful year at Harehills Primary and the last week of this school year was full of special moments. Year 6 performed a fantastic leaver's performance called 'This is the Place' which was so heartfelt and emotional that it left us all reaching for a tissue.

The message was wrapped around being ready to walk through 'The Door' leaving...

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HeadLines - 17th July 2023

Persevere and Reflect

As we reach the final full week of the school year, two words keep coming up over and over again and they are 'persevere' and 'reflect'. These are two of the key attributes that we focus on in school. I have seen so many examples of children and staff being able to do both these things very successfully over the course of the year.

One of the wonderful moments of last...

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