Please note, Year 11 Parents Evening moved to Thursday 27th April from 4 till 6.30pm. Year 8 Curriculum information and Parent's Evening on Thursday 20th April, with a short presentation at 4.30pm and 5.30pm. Appointments with teaching staff available from 4 till 6.30pm
THE HOUSE SYSTEM
HOUSE IDENTITY AND ETHOS AT Sir Herbert Leon Academy
We have four houses at SHL:
CREATING A STRONG SENSE OF COMMUNITY
The strong sense of community within each of the Houses has fostered a sense of identity and belonging. Students and staff alike are justifiably proud of the achievements and progress of all of the members of their House.
Every student is a member of a tutor group within a House and tutors play a key role in supporting them throughout their school life. The Heads of House promote the pursuit of excellence across all year groups, monitoring participation and attendance.
The House system actively promotes student responsibility, enabling young people to be prepared for the future as citizens who are confident in contributing to society. Students may sit on their house council, representing the views of their tutor group and disseminating information back to the group. Sixth Form students can take on roles such as House Captains and Vice Captains, providing strong role models for younger students.
Healthy competition is encouraged through a cycle of inter-house activities including sporting, musical, mathematical, literary and scientific competitions. At the end of each year a ‘Champion House’ will be declared.
Since the House launch in December there has been a growing sense of belonging with students representing their house with pride in a wide variety of activities. Events have taken place in all aspects of the curriculum both in lessons and at lunch time. These have included football, Dodgeball, robotics, Spanish quiz, Creative writing and a host of others.
The most popular event with students was the school FIFA championship. Over 150 students and staff entered the competition last term and after several weeks of competition at lunch time Amber house were victorious.
All students have also been involved in a house attendance league and cup competition, where they compete against other tutor groups for the best attendance each week, last terms knockout cup competition was won by 7PHA, who received both prizes and a tutor reward for the week.
Each department takes it in turn to run the competition each week giving a variety of events to suit all tastes. We are proud of our new House system and so are our students.
SHLA Students Celebrate Best Results for Three Years!
Sir Herbert Leon Academy students are celebrating the
best Year 11 results for three years. The number of students achieving C grades
in both English and Maths GCSE (Basics Measure) has doubled and our vocational
results have increased significantly.
Our highest performing Year 11 students were Raihaan Ali who secured 6 A*s, 3 As and 1 B grade, Cameron Sinclair who secured 2 A*, 2 As and 6 B grades, Rahima Hussain who secured 4 As, 5 Bs and 1 C grade and Dorina Csorba who gained 2 A*s, 3 As and 4 Bs. We wish all of these students great success in their Post-16 studies.
Principal, Dr Jo Trevenna, says “After a period of change and instability, Sir Herbert Leon Academy has made significant improvements this year. I am very proud of our students and staff – this is a wonderful school community. Whilst we still have a lot to do, I am delighted to say that Leon is getting back to its best.”
Post-16 students at Sir Herbert Leon Academy have secured some outstanding results this summer. The
vocational programme continues to flourish with students studying on the Level 3 BTEC Performing Arts, BTEC Media, BTEC Sport and BTEC ICT programmes achieving incredible results.
Other vocational successes include Zoe Ashe who secured a double Distinction* and Distinction in Performing Arts and Gulum Kibria who secured a triple Distinction* in ICT. These students have worked extremely hard to secure these highest possible grades.
We are also proud to say that our fledgling A level cohort have secured some excellent grades with Michal Mazur achieving an A grade in A Level Polish, Maria Giaso securing an A grade in A Level Greek, Anna Loftus securing a B in French and Sola Hamza achieving a B in Sociology. As the cohort grows, we will see more and more students achieving these top grades.
Many of our Year 13 cohort have secured places at various universities around the country. Commenting on their successes, Director of Post-16, Faye Causer, says ‘I am extremely pleased with the efforts and the commitment shown by the students. They all have bright futures ahead and I wish them the very best of luck.’
Earn your STRIPE