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May 18, 2015 | Uncategorized  |  1 Comment

Kidsmeet Wednesday 24 June 2015 (2 – 4pm) Hawes Side Academy

Key Focus – Global Values & Citizenship

With British values, democracy, rights and responsibilities high on the agenda, we welcome presentations from schools to discuss and demonstrate how they promote Global skills, values and themes in their schools.

 Skills may include – self awareness, empathy, critical thinking, creative thinking, collaboration, conflict resolution and communication, taking action

Themes may include – identity and belonging, conflict and peace, fairness and equality, sustainability, rights and responsibilities.

 This will be a special Kidsmeet as there will be an opportunity to hear from children from Kenya and Zambia and an opportunity to pose questions to their teachers who will be visiting us for that week.   We also hope to have the British Council in attendance whose key aim is to promote global citizenship between countries and with you.   In addition to other presentations there will be three short videos from children in our partner schools on global interdependence (which will be made during the first reciprocal visits in May 2015) and there will be opportunities for children to quiz the Kenyan/ Zambian teachers on global citizenship.

If you would like to attend with pupils please click the link below to register your interest.

Kidsmeet Hawes Side Academy

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Thanks to all for attending the meeting around SATs. If you have any further questions please ask your child’s teacher.  As mentioned at the meeting more information will be sent out. 


Parents AGM

September 21, 2015 | Uncategorized  |  1 Comment

Thanks to all that attended the annual general meeting. Lots of ideas going forward.  


Year 6 Production

July 15, 2015 | Uncategorized  |  1 Comment

Below is a video of the production, Pirates vs Mermaids, the file is password protected. As a parent of a year 6 child you can request the password from your class teacher with the understanding that it is for personal family use only and must not be shared beyond this. Thank you for your cooperation.

Pirates vs Mermaids from Hawes Side on Vimeo.

Well done to our children who have graduated for the third time. They and their families were invited to a star studded ceremony at the Winter Gardens with other graduates from around the town. Thanks to Mrs Davidson for all her hard work in organising the initiative in school.




Monday 22nd June is the start of Hawes Side Art Festival. We are delighted to invite our children, their families and friends to a celebration of creativity in our school which runs from Tuesday to Thursday.

The event can be accessed through the school office entrance on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3.30 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. There will be displays, stalls and crafts.

To alleviate possible excessive numbers on any one evening we suggest children from Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 attend on Tuesday, Years 3 & 4 on Wednesday and Years 5 & 6 on Thursday. However, it is not set in stone and if this is inconvenient please feel free to be flexible.

As part of our festival we will be remembering the stricken children of Nepal. The school council are holding a cake bake and your donations of cakes for us to sell will be gratefully received.

Summer Festival of Art from Hawes Side on Vimeo.

Please click the link to our latest Ofsted report.

Easter Bonnet Parade

March 27, 2015 | Uncategorized  |  1 Comment

Easter bonnets

It was fantastic to see so many families in school for the Foundation Stage Easter Bonnet Parade yesterday.   The children enjoyed singing a range of Easter songs and showing off their marvellous creations.  We were overwhelmed by the massive turn out and it meant so much to the children.

We were also delighted with the first ‘open classroom’ event.   Apologies for the short notice with this pilot but we were keen to gauge response before planning in more detail. We will now be looking at the possibility of running similar ‘open classroom’ afternoons at the end of each term.   Parents enjoyed visiting classrooms, hearing about their children’s learning and looking at their work.   It gave the children a real sense of pride to share what they had been studying over the term and they were excited to have the opportunity to present this to families at the end of the school day.



As part of our values week we invited in ‘experts’ from our local university to share with them our knowledge of Fair Trade and show how it clearly supports our values as British citizens. 

Fair Trade Workshops from Hawes Side on Vimeo.

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