A Health Innovation and Leading Edge School
At our school, Every Child Matters! This means that we want every child to be healthy and safe and to enjoy school and achieve to the best of their ability. We also want to make sure that every child makes a positive contribution to the school and local community as well as preparing for their future economic success or well being.. We aim to maintain and develop a caring and supportive school community which is focused on high quality teaching and learning based on positive relationships, high self-esteem and an understanding of and respect for cultural and ethnic diversity and beliefs. Our curriculum is designed to ensure that all pupils achieve their full potential, irrespective of gender, culture, race or ability. We became a Science College in September 2004 and have made sure that science permeates every area of the school!.
Our focus on health enables us to promote careers in health as well as healthy living for pupils, their families and the local community. We were delighted to achieve National Healthy Schools Status in 2007. We have also invested heavily in a new Health Care Studies Suite that provides a base for Health Innovation Work, Health and Social Care, Child Development and a new parent and toddler facility from September 2007. This will form the basis for the establishment of a Health Village at the school with huge opportunities for pupils, staff and the wider community. All pupils will have Individual Health Plans to help them track physical fitness, healthy eating and general wellbeing. We are very proud of our generous facilities that provide a secure, welcoming, pleasant and attractive teaching and learning environment.
We are also developing the full range of extended services that includes a full programme of study support, sports and arts activities and community provision. We have been a Leading Edge School since September 2004 and are providing support for four other local schools and helping them to raise standards for different groups of pupils through shared Academic Mentors.
As an Investor in People we are totally committed to supporting and developing all our staff. Our Year and School Councils and a wide range of surveys, questionnaires and self-assessment techniques ensure that all pupils have a real voice and can influence how the school is run and how their learning is delivered.
The future for Holly Lodge is both challenging and exciting! We are in the first phase of Sandwell’s Building Schools for the Future programme with a ‘new’ school due to be opened in 2010. This will provide the most up-to-date teaching and learning in a building fit for the 21st Century.If you have any questions you would like to ask us, do not hesitate to contact the school. You will also be most welcome to come and see us in action.