HRS Weekly Bulletin: 27-31 January 2014

Successmaker withdrawal sessions – Year 7

It’s GREEN week, so the hour withdrawal sessions for Successmaker students are from SCIENCE.

Miss P Jackson and the Extended Learning Team


Essex Book Festival

Gervase Phinn ‘The School Inspector Calls!’

Thursday 6 March 2014 at 7.30pm

The school is very pleased to host former teacher, school advisor and inspector, Gervase Phinn, as part of the Essex Book Festival.  The author will discuss his third brilliantly funny and warm hearted novel from the best-selling Barton-in-the-Dale series, ‘The School Inspector Calls!’  His talk will be followed by book signing. Red Lion Books will be selling copies of his current and previous novels.  Refreshments will be on sale.

Gervase Phinn was a teacher, then General Adviser for Language Development in Rotherham before moving to North Yorkshire, where he spent ten years as a school inspector – which provided much source material for his books.   He lives near Doncaster.  Gervase Phinn has been touring and selling out theatres across the country for over nine years as a hilarious raconteur. The best-selling and award winning author, Radio and TV personality, really is at his best and most exciting in front of a live audience.

‘A worthy successor to James Herriot, and every bit as endearing’ by Alan Titchmarsh.

‘Packed with delightful and authentic characters, juicy gossip, precarious romance and good old-fashioned village drama, this is a warm-hearted and hilarious account of a struggling school in a small community’ Good Book Guide

Tickets priced £8/£7 concessions are now available from the Essex Book Festival Box Office: telephone: 01206 573948,


Bags2School Collection

The Fundraising Committee for the HRS Rugby & Hockey Tour to Malaysia this summer has organised for a Bags2School collection of good quality second hand clothing, sheets, blankets, curtains, soft toys, shoes, belts and handbags.  Please note the following items cannot be accepted:  dirty or wet clothing, torn or damaged clothing, single shoes, off cuts of material, mats, carpets, pillows, duvets, bric a brac, corporate clothing or industrial curtains/bedding.

Money raised from the collection will go towards the tour.  Empty blue bags can be picked up from the PE department or you can use black sacks.  Please do not send anything into school until before 9.00am on the morning of Tuesday 28th January.

Thank you.

Mrs L Smith – parent