Welcome to Herne Bay High School, I hope you are as excited as we are to start your journey with us.
In September, I will be starting my seventh year as Principal of Herne Bay High School and the group of Year 7 students, like yourselves, that I welcomed back in 2017 have passed their first milestone being their GCSE examinations and have now transitioned into our fantastic sixth form as young adults. One of the best parts of being Principal is welcoming new students and families into our school community, and then being able to watch the students grow, mature, and develop into young adults that are ready and equipped for whatever life throws at them. They are just stepping onto the first rung of the secondary school ladder, and it is so important for them to look up, look forward and grab all the opportunities that we will offer them in the coming years.
We know that the move from junior to secondary school presents new, exciting challenges and opportunities that can sometimes prove a little daunting. To ensure that your child’s move is successful, we work closely with you and your child’s primary school over this transition period.
We believe that it is only through establishing strong working relationships between your child, the family and the school that we can fully realise your child’s potential. Key to this is ensuring that everyone understands the expectations around academic work, behaviour, commitment and communication. There will be significant information to help you familiarise yourself with these expectations. In particular, there is a Home-School Agreement that details the commitments we expect from all parties. I ask that you read this carefully and sign to show that you buy into the partnership.
Our core values of Kindness, Respect and Dedication are a central belief, clearly understood and shared by every member of the school community. These values will be embedded in every part of your child’s school journey over the next seven years. May I suggest that you discuss these values with your child before starting with us in September: Values and Ethos - Herne Bay High School
Herne Bay High is a school where we pride ourselves in providing a rich learning environment that will, over the years, develop your child academically, socially, emotionally and prepare them for the complexities of an ever changing and demanding world.
We are here to help and support you and your child through this process of transition and I look forward to meeting you in person in the near future.
With kind regards
Mr J Boyes