Horringer Court Middle School

National Teachers Strike – 1st February 2023

Just to confirm that we will be open as normal on Wednesday 1st February 2023.

Marking the passing of Queen Elizabeth II

Everyone at Horringer Court Middle School join the nation in paying tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She showed incredible service, dedication and devotion and was an inspiration to us all.

CEOP are excited to launch their new website to support Young People online.

The website offers advice articles and signposts clear ways young people can access help and support across 7 key categories:

  1. Relationships
  2. Socialising online
  3. Nudes
  4. Sex and sexual content online
  5. Sexual abuse
  6. Support
  7. Online safety

Take a look at the new website by clicking the link below.

CEOP – The internet, relationships & you

This risk assessment has been updated following the recent guidance from Government, Suffolk Local Authority and Unity Schools Partnership. Please take this opportunity to read and familiarise yourself with the guidance. Any feedback, please contact the school using; office@horringercourt.org

The students, staff and governors warmly invite children and parents to our Open Evening on Wednesday 16th February ’22, from 6 – 7:30pm.

Come and see our dedicated facilities, specialist teachers and take the opportunity to talk to students, staff and parents about the wonderful opportunities we can offer to Year 5 – Year 8 children both in and out of the classroom.

Families of children in Year 4 can still apply for places for September 2022 and the school will be able to help you complete the application process. If you are unable to attend on the evening but interested in what our Middle School can offer, please contact the school to arrange a separate meeting.

For more information or to book a place at Open Evening, please contact the school directly at hc.office@horringercourt.org or call 01284 755626

Safer Internet Day 2022 is on the 8th of February and will be celebrated with the theme ‘All fun and games? Exploring respect and relationships online’.

From gaming and chat, to streaming and video, young people are shaping the interactive entertainment spaces they are a part of. Safer Internet Day 2022 celebrates young people’s role in creating a safer internet, whether that is whilst gaming and creating content, or interacting with their friends and peers. 

At Horringer Court Middle School we will be sharing advice and resources with the students to help them remain safe in school.

You can find resources to support you on our Online Safety pages HERE

We will continue to share a range of resources weekly through our school account with the National Online Safety organisation. Parents and students can access workshops, courses and support material through our school account HERE

This year’s Children’s Mental Health Week is taking place between the 7th-13th February 2022, and is in partnership with Place2Be. Horringer Court Middle School will support this with a range of activities and event over the week.

The theme for this year is ‘Growing Together’.

As we change and grow, sometimes it is hard to see the way forward. But there is always a way forward. The people that we are surrounded by and our community itself can help us on our journey, as we grow into the people we are today.

The pupils and staff at Horringer Court Middle School will be looking at this and all aspects of Mental Health during the week and helping everyone to understand the best way to look after their Mental Health.

You can find more support and links to agencies to help with Mental Health on our Wellbeing pages which you can find HERE.

You can also find out about events and additional support by following our social media accounts;

HCMS Facebook

HCMS Instagram

HCMS Twitter

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We are delighted to be certified by National Online Safety for the support we offer pupils, staff and parents with online safety.

Please go to the website to access a huge range of resources to support everyone in a digital world and use our school account to access more detail support using the link below.

National Online Safety

This risk assessment has been updated following the recent guidance from Suffolk Local Authority. Parents, pupils, staff and Trade are invited to comment and this is being made pubic via the school’s website. The school recognises that there remain considerable challenges from the covid-19 pandemic.

Please take time to read the updated Risk Assessment.