West Hatch High School under-14s basketball team celebrate cup success

West Hatch High School’s under-14s basketball team have won the Harlow and West Essex District Cup with a 48-44 victory over St John’s School, Epping.

The team was unbeaten in four matches and then recorded the narrow victory in the final held at Passmores Academy in Harlow on Thursday, May 9.

The victorious West Hatch squad is Durell Prempeh,  Jaiden Bramwell, Joe Johnson, Brandon Mcdonald, Antoine Milla, John Mavideniz, Antony James, Chibudo Ike, Mahin Ahmed, Zahid Petkar, Benson Maira, Erikas Pleikys and Karl Reading.

West Hatch High School PE teacher Jamie Howell said: “The team have trained hard all year and played excellently throughout all the games.

"During the final which was a close contest all players played their part with captain Antoine Milla leading the charge scoring 19 points followed by the MVP (most valuable player) Durrell Prempeh who scored 15.”

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The victorious West Hatch High School under-14 basketball team with the Harlow and West Essex District Cup

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West Hatch High School students cook up a treat in school’s Master Chef competition

West Hatch High School student Gemma Curtiss has won the school’s own Master Chef competition after cooking up a special chicken dish.

The competition forms part of the GCSE Catering course to recognise the enthusiasm, skill and flair of the Chigwell school’s catering students.

All pupils have the opportunity to compete to win the title ‘West Hatch High School Master Chef 2013’.

The four finalists were Year 10 students Gemma Curtiss and Sarah Gayler, who live in Chigwell; and Lucy Fellowes and Shona Reid, who live in Hainault.

The competition was judged by the school’s catering manager Leanne Smith and Hazel Barnard, Head of Design and Technology.

The students had to plan, prepare, cook and serve a selection of items suitable for a fork buffet within one-and-a-half hours.

Mrs Smith said: “All the competitors rose to the challenge and produced an interesting and varied selection of dishes.”

The judges were looking for well-cooked, well-seasoned and carefully presented dishes that met the competition criteria.

Gemma served Paprika Chicken Goujons with homemade chips and a garlic dip; vegetable lasagne and an Italian salad with a lemon dressing.

Lucy was awarded the ‘best dish’ prize for her well-flavoured chicken tandoori kebabs.

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West Hatch High School’s Master Chef winner Gemma Curtiss and her competition-winning dishes

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West Hatch High School staff win thriller

West Hatch High School’s staff football team have retained the winner’s shield after a 6-2 victory over the sixth form football team.

The match was played at Old Chigwellians Football Club on Friday afternoon. Having gone 1-0 down early on to a James Edwards strike, the staff fought back to claim a comfortable win with goals from Aaron D’Silva, Casca Hoy, Jamie Rivers and Ray Flowers.

The 6- 2 final score reflected a dominant second half performance from the staff.

The win meant the staff retained the Jon ‘Otis’ Redding Shield and will have the bragging rights for at least another year.

 

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West Hatch High School receives glowing report following survey of pupils, parents and staff

Responses to a survey seeking feedback on West Hatch High School have given it a glowing report.

All parents, pupils and staff were able to judge the Chigwell school on its performance this year in the parental, pupil and staff perception survey undertaken by Kirkland Rowell.

The company said the responses were significantly more positive than those nationally after hundreds of school across the country took part in the survey.

Parents gave a very good overall performance score for West Hatch.

Over a quarter said the school had improved over the year. Some 92 per cent of new parents felt the school lived up to their expectations while 21 per cent said the school was better than they expected it to be.

Many parents said how happy and confident their children had been since starting at West Hatch while 94 per cent said they would recommend the school to another parent.

Outstanding areas highlighted in the survey were:

• the school’s image in the local community

• developing moral values

• school communication

• explaining to parents how to help their child succeed

• career advice and guidance

• the school’s self-evaluation programme.

Pupils rated as outstanding 26 areas:

Top scores were:

• the control of bullying

• community spirit

• school discipline

• pupil happiness

• teaching quality

• looking after pupils well.

Many pupils and parents included comments about the school.

Among the comments made were:

“West Hatch is a great school – I am proud to say my daughter attends this school.”

Headteacher Frances Howarth said: “We feel very pleased and encouraged by this feedback and are delighted that so many parents and pupils are happy with West Hatch and support us in our work, in the words of our school motto in ‘Being the best we can be.”

 

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Head boy Reece Davey, deputy head girl Sameen Khan, head girl Alice Roy, headteacher Frances Howarth and deputy head boy Edward Yamah

West Hatch mathematicians take part in special challenge

Sixty students from West Hatch High School took part in the annual Junior Mathematical Challenge organised by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT).

The registered charity aims to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics.

In the last academic year more than 600,000 pupils from 4,000 schools took part in the three individual challenges organised by the UKMT.

Suhail Hussain, Key Stage 3 co-ordinator for maths, said: “West Hatch High School had 60 participants in this year’s Challenge.

“The students were the very best mathematicians in Years 7 and 8. The papers contain 25 multiple choice questions.”

Gold, silver and bronze certificates are awarded to 40 per cent of participants nationally with the most successful students invited to enter follow-on rounds which require full written answers.

The Junior Mathematical Olympiad paper forms the follow-on round for Junior Mathematical Challenge.

The top 1,200 JMC scorers are invited to take the two-hour Olympiad paper.

The results are not expected for a few weeks.

Key Stage 4 Progress Data

Key Stage 4 Progress Data

Key issues arising – Key Stage 4

In Year 11, 5A*- English and Maths now stands at 75% which is 4% above target and 6%

improved from PC 3 (Progress Check 3) in March. Year 10 5A*- in English and Maths has

increased to 66% from 47%.

· English A*-C is at 90%, 2% above target.

· English A*-A is at 16%; which is a 4% improvement from PC3.

· Maths A*-C is 78%; which is a 4% improvement from PC3.

· Maths A*-A is at 16%; which is a 2% improvement from PC3.

KS4 Data – Yr 11 key indicators

 

Progress Check (Oct 2012)

Progress Check (Dec 2012)

Progress Check (Feb 2013)

Progress Check 4 (Mar 2013)

Targets

2012-13

Autumn PC 2011

School actual 2012 %

Raise 2012 national %

% with 5 A* – C including English & Mathematics

41.80%

68.09%

68.28%

75.27%

71%

44.39%

68 Sig+

58

Progress from KS2 to 4 English

66.3%

84.53%

84.7%

91.2%-

3 levels of progress

39% -

4 levels of progress

79%

54.9%

69

67%

Progress from KS2 to 4 Mathematics

55%

77.35%

78.69%

83.5% -

3 levels of

progress

33% -

4 levels of progress

80%

47.3%

78

68%

% with 5 A* – C

79.49%

89.89%

91.94%

94.62%

90%

80.75%

86.9

N/A

Targets 2012-13

Targets

Dec Progress Check 2 comparison

Feb Progress Check 3 comparison

March Progress Check 4 comparison

Raise online 2012 national comparisons

Maths progress 80%, as last year’s figure was 78%

76.92%

79%

83.5%

78%

Maths attainment A*-C 83% internal, 83.2% 2012 Sig+)

75.9%

74.73%

78.49%

70.4%

Targets

Dec Progress Check 2 comparison

Feb Progress Check 3 comparison

March Progress Check 4 comparison

Raise online 2012 national comparisons

English progress 79%, ratified with School Improvement Partner, based on Fisher Family Trust -D stats (69% 2012)

83.15%

84.7%

91.2%

67%

English attainment A*-C 88.04% (73.2% 2012)

84.32%

84.32%

90.81%

66.7%

English attainment A*-A 28.8% (9.1% 2012)

29%

12.43%

16.76%

15.1%

5A*-C E&M 71% (68% 2012)

68.09%

68%

75.27%

58%

5A*-C 90% (86.9% 2012)

89.89%

92%

94.62%

N/A

5A*-G 99% *(96.7% 2012)

97.34%

98.39%

98.92%

95%

KS4 Tracking data 2012-13 (% 3 levels of progress)

(*From Progress Check 4 all Free School Meals data uses the ever 6 calculation)

Year 11

Numbers

Oct 12

Dec 12

Feb 13

April 13*

School 2012

National 2012 p77ROL

% pupils on target in English – all

       

91.2%-

3 levels of progress

39% -

4 levels of progress

   

Pupil Premium/FSM

15

82.3

86.6

94.1

94.1% –

3 levels of progress

47.1% –

4 levels of progress

55

54

Looked After Children/CLA

0

       

100

35

School Action

12

81.8

91.6

100

100% –

3 levels of progress

42.9% –

4 levels of progress

39

52

School Action Plus

13

69.2

58.3

53.8

75% –

3 levels of progress

50%-

4 levels of progress

64

41

Statement

7

66.6

100

71.4

80%-

3 levels of progress

0%-

4 levels of progress

57

24

Boys

98

55.4

76.5

75

87.2% –

3 levels of progress

30.9% – 4 levels of progress

63

61

             

% pupils on target in Maths – all

       

83.5% –

3 levels of progress

33% –

4 levels of progress

   

Pupil Premium/FSM

15

37.5

86.6

64.7

70.6% –

3 levels of progress

20.6% –

4 levels of progress

68

51

Looked After Children / CLA

0

       

0

34

School Action

12

45.5

66.6

91.7

100% –

3 levels of progress

14.3% –

4 levels of progress

50

48

School Action Plus

13

50

46

53.8

28.6%-

3 levels of progress

14.3%-

4 levels of progress

36

36

Statement

7

25

58.3

14.3

20% –

3 levels of progress

43

21

Boys

98

54.9

71.4

79.4

87.1%-

3 levels of progress

25.8 –

4 levels of progress

72

66

West Hatch High School’s U15’s rugby side retain Essex Cup.

West Hatch High School’s U15s rugby side has retained the Essex Cup after a resounding 41-17 victory over Woodlands School, Basildon.

First half tries from Alex Dean (2), Chad Harris and Max Lyons helped the Chigwell side to a 24-7 half-time lead.

Woodlands struck early in the second half but tries from Dean, to complete his hat-trick, vice-captain Matt Wallace and Joe Ball ensured West Hatch ran out comfortable winners for the second time in two years.

Team manager Ray Flowers said: “The boys were focused on one thing, and that was winning. Having been there before they knew how to do it in their minds so they were prepared for victory.”

He added: “This is a feat that has made the school, students and staff very proud of the boys.”

Tyler Fullerton kicked three conversions while Matt Wallace was named man of the match.

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Birds make a flying visit to West Hatch High School

Students at West Hatch High School were given a lesson with a difference when they were joined by birds of prey.

A Barn Owl, Gyr/Saker Falcon and a Turkey Vulture were taken along to the Chigwell school by Alula Falconry, which offers an educational programme for schools sponsored by The Countryside Alliance Trust.

Judy Wrighte, from Alula Falconry, said: “We offer practical learning about how we train the birds and let them fly them on a training line.

“We also teach the students about conservation, teach them about nest boxes and habitats and try to build an appreciation of wild birds and introduce them to falconry.”

Dave Wade, a member of the premises staff at West Hatch High School, was also involved with the visit.

He runs a wildlife club at the High Road school to teach pupils about the wildlife which can be found around the school grounds, and the plants and birds which can be seen in the area.

 

A slideshow of pictures is available via Everything Epping Forest –

http://www.flickr.com//photos/everythingeppingforest/sets/72157633260245182/show/

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