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Welcome To Hailsham Community College
Our thriving college and Sixth Form is situated in the heart of Hailsham, an historic market town nine miles north of Eastbourne, surrounded by attractive Sussex countryside and downland.
We believe in high standards, respect for others, hard work, self discipline and active involvement in the life of the community. Our students enjoy college life and subsequently, by the end of their time with us emerge as confident, secure and well-qualified individuals, ready to face the challenges of Higher Education and employment.
Hailsham Community College aims to create a learning culture which fosters high aspirations for all. We want all of our students to develop a curiosity and an appetite for learning, and to complement the curriculum we offer a huge array of enrichment activities that range from after-school clubs to team-building events and overseas visits. We strive to offer something for everyone and encourage all students to get involved.
Our excellent relationship with parents/carers is at the heart of all we do, and we firmly believe that effective communication between home and school is the key to success. We welcome the opportunity to show visitors around our college, so please do get in touch if you would like to know more about life at HCC. I hope to meet you soon.
Mr P Matthews
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Parent Governor Vacancies
Would you like to be involved in the direction of the Academy? If so, why not consider becoming a school governor. You would be joining a long established governing body and will be supported by fellow governors with many years of combined experience.
We currently have vacancies for two parent governors, as an Academy governing body we require people with specific skill sets to enable us to fulfil our responsibilities. We are seeking applicants with management level HR skills and/or management level legal knowledge, whilst other enquiries are welcome we will give priority to those applicants whose skills fulfil these specific areas. If you wish to stand for election please complete the attached nomination form and return to the Clerk to the Governors by 3.00pm on Monday 10 March 2014.
The governing body has a range of duties and powers and a general responsibility for the conduct of the school with a view to promoting high standards of educational achievement.Its responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Setting targets for pupil achievement
• Managing the school's finances
• Making sure the curriculum is balanced and broadly based
• Appointing staff and reviewing staff performance and pay.
The governing body has considerable discretion as to how to discharge its responsibilities but is required to constitute itself in line with the regulations and to appoint a chair and vice chair. The governing body may delegate certain of its responsibilities to certain governors or committees of governors, although in general, it is not compelled to do so.
Governors are appointed to provide:
Governors are expected to:
Governors will also be involved in the following activities:
What we hope you will get out of being a governor:
What we hope you can offer:
What we will provide:
As the college is an academy, all Governors are required upon appointment to become Members and Directors of the Academy company that owns the legal responsibility for the college.
If three or more nominations are received, I shall arrange for a vote which will include the candidates' election statements. A vote, if required, would take place between 12 - 20 March 2014, completed votes must be received by 3.00pm on Thursday 20 March 2014. Nominees will be notified of the result on Friday 21 March 2014.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss the role please leave your details with our Clerk, I will then contact you.
Are you interested? If so please return your completed Nomination Form by 3.00pm on Monday 10 March 2014 to:
Jo Davies, Clerk to the Governors, Hailsham Community College (Academy Trust), Battle Road, Hailsham. BN27 1DT
Mrs Sue Weiner
Chair of Governors
KS4 Options Evening
Year 8 Options Evening took place on Thursday 13 February 6-8pm
The Yr8 options book, and Subject Preference form are available to download below
For further information please contact Mr Walker, or Mrs Phillips.
Four boys to be proud of!
We are immensely proud of the actions of four of our Year 11 students, Dimitri Aitken, Jay Batchelor, Billy Cleaver and Connor Ward who, on a Sunday morning after rugby training in Eastbourne came to the aid of an elderly gentleman who had fallen and hurt himself.
After the event, I received an email from the lady who helped. Her subject title was "Four boys to be proud of" and she proceeded to explain what she had witnessed and commended the students on their actions. She wrote:
"I feel compelled to write to you to tell you what an absolute credit these boys are to their parents and to their school. Sadly, we often only hear about young people's misdemeanours and bad attitudes and I really feel that these young men should be publicly thanked and given credit for their actions today.
Jay, who told me he is a first aider with St John's Ambulance was desperately trying to help this man by speaking to him calmly, Dimitri had rung 999 and was speaking to the operator and the other two boys helped by trying to flag down passing cars and then looking out for and directing the paramedic to the scene.
They were there for that gentleman when sadly adults had driven past in their cars and not stopped. They showed initiative, sensitivity and common sense. They could easily have walked on but chose not to. These young men should be immensely proud of themselves and so should we all. I do hope that you will be able to inform their parents, teachers and peers about their actions today and to thank them for helping an elderly, vulnerable gentleman."
As College Principal, I can honestly say that nothing makes me more proud than to be able to share a story like this. Dimitri, Jay, Billy and Connor demonstrated a tremendous level of maturity, perseverance and determination to do the right thing. They are excellent ambassadors not only for this college but for young people in general. In recognition of their superb conduct, have they been presented with a special certificate for "Outstanding Community Service" and they have also been commended by Chief Inspector Gary Pike from Sussex Police. Congratulations to you all!
Our Prospectus is now available to download
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