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Newsletter Newsletter of Heartlands Academy

Issue 19 Autumn Term 2015

Farewell Mrs Jones! 2003-15

The journey and transformation of the school under the headship of Mrs Jones : 2003 THHS HMI Special Measures In May, Mrs Jones is appointed as the new Headteacher.


Ofsted - Good and Improving.



he end of this autumn term will mark the end of an era, as we all say a fond farewell to our Principal, Mrs Jones who is stepping down to take a well deserved retirement after over 41 years in education. When Glynis first arrived in 2003, the school was in special measures and in danger of closing. Instead, under her influential leadership, the school, staff and students have been on an incredible journey of success. In 2006, HMI returned and judged it “good and improving” and by 2008, the school recorded its highest ever GCSE results. It was also praised in an Ofsted national report as “an aspiration to other schools”. Glynis said this had been achieved by “taking the school back to basics and making teaching and learning a high focus”. Glynis’ leadership has proved to be inspirational for everyone at

Heartlands, encouraging students to maximise their progress and staff to develop to their full potential. Glynis has always put the students and their education first and her mantra of “Heartlands students can…” has been influential to all and has been embraced by everyone within the academy. Glynis’ drive to improve has been persistent, energetic and focussed with a willingness to listen and give staff the time and opportunity to flourish. Thanks to Glynis, the community now has a well-established outstanding academy to support the development of children in the area. All the staff and students wish her a long and happy retirement, time to enjoy her family, her friends and beautiful garden - she will be sadly missed. Mrs Smith, Senior Assistant Principal

In February, the Heartlands High School receives an Ofsted Outstanding judgment. In September, it converts to an E-ACT academy and became known as Heartlands Academy.


Construction work was underway for a new academy building.


In January, the academy receives an Ofsted Outstanding judgment. In September, the new building opens and everyone moves in.


In January, the academy is listed as one of the government’s top 100 most improved schools for pupil progress. The new sports fields are completed.


In February, the academy receives an Ofsted Outstanding judgment.


The academy is awarded Teaching School status.


Heartlines issue 19 Autumn 2015  

Heartlands Academy Heartlines Newsletter issue 19, Autumn 2015

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