A Message From The Head

Posted on Apr 15, 2016

Dear Parents / Carers,

I am delighted to write to you as the new Headteacher of Broadland High School and to take up my post this week. I have been visiting the school every two weeks since January with these visits providing me with a valuable insight into the daily life of the school. Broadland High School is clearly a very good school, with a committed and dedicated staff, an ambitious governing body and engaged students. Everyone associated with the school has made me feel very welcome over recent months and I am very grateful for this.

There are many exciting challenges that lie ahead and I very much look forward to leading the school through these. Our key priority will always be our drive to further improve the educational outcomes and pastoral support for all our students, as well as to successfully complete our pending Ofsted inspection, ensure that we are fully prepared for the new GCSE framework and accountability measures and continue our early work on converting to an Academy.

In my early weeks and months it is not my intention to introduce any significant changes to the school. This said, from my recent visits it has become very clear that school uniform is not of the standard I would expect from students at Broadland High School. Whilst many students do have the correct school uniform and wear it with pride, there are unfortunately a number of students who do not wear their uniform to the required standard on a daily basis. In my assemblies this week I have spoken to all year groups and clearly outlined my expectations for school uniform. These are as follows:

  • Shirts will be tucked in at all times
  • Top buttons on shirts will be done up
  • Ties will be 12 stripes in length and meet the top button
  • Blazers will be worn at all times (except on the field/ hard courts and in classrooms when permission is given by the teacher)
  • No hoodies/non-uniform jumpers or sweatshirts in school (this will include PE)
  • Sports Leaders/Listeners hoodies only to be worn as specified by staff leading these activities
  • Year 11 Leavers hoodies will be permitted to/from school and at social times outside the school building (due to this being previously agreed)
  • Coats will not be worn inside the school building
  • These renewed expectations relating to school uniform will take effect from Monday 18 April. Whilst I anticipate that the vast majority of students will meet these expectations fully, for those who do not, ‘no excuses’ debits will be recorded resulting in the appropriate in-school sanctions being issued. I would ask that all parents and carers fully support the school in improving our uniform standards. Should you have any questions relating to these expectations or your child’s school uniform in general, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Form Tutor in the first instance.

    I feel very privileged to be leading Broadland High School and will work tirelessly to ensure that as a school that we continue to provide the very best support and education for our students. I look forward to meeting with all parents and carers over the coming months and continuing our strong partnership in supporting every student at our school to succeed in all that they do.

    Yours sincerely

    Mr Aron Whiles

    Headteacher Broadland High School