On behalf of all our students and staff, I would like to thank you for taking an interest in Farnham Heath End School and visiting our website.
I am now in my fourth year, having moved from our partner school within the Academy Trust, Weydon. This is a truly exciting and dynamic time for the school, as we continue to embark on our journey #RoadToGreatTogether. I have ambitious plans that will put us on the educational map. The opportunity to teach other people’s children is a real privilege but also a huge responsibility. I want to ensure that all young people who attend this school have the best all round education with high aspirations for academic success but also to encourage a thirst for cultural development.
2020/21 was an extremely disruptive year for everyone but, as a school, we met these challenges head on. Whilst we have had many disruptions, it has been a privilege to still see the school go from strength to strength. Teaching and learning remains the focus of everything we do and, particularly through Covid, we are delighted with the huge gains we have made with our digital learning strategy and 1:1 Chromebook scheme. I was immensely proud of the reaction of our students, families and staff during this unsettling time. We witnessed many positives from the lockdown challenges and the manner in which we continued to learn was a credit to all.
However, we must continue to look forward. Whilst it's a new normal, we will continue to be relentless in continuing to improve the school. We have a number of new staff joining us who again will supplement the great staff we have at #TeamFHES.
My vision is:
To provide a world class educational experience that ensures our students are prepared and qualified for the global marketplace – we become a school of choice in Farnham.
We will do so by-
- Ensuring all students exceed their academic potential. This will allow a wide and enriching range of opportunities when they leave Farnham Heath End School.
- Provide an aspirational, student centred education led by a passionate and collegiate team.
- Create a “can do” attitude and ethos from all of our students and staff.
- Provide a cultural capital that celebrates and captures the imagination of all our students and local community.
I believe that every child can be a hero and schools are an environment to make dreams come true. It is my role to ensure the teachers are equipped with the tools to nurture and develop every individual. It is a delight to see the exciting developments that have taken place on our campus with the new Betjeman building, the new fitness suite and the FHES Arena and further improvements throughout the campus.
Our core values are focussed around friendship, courage, resilience and high moral standards. These values underpin our ethos of a love of learning and achievement. From their first day, students become involved in our school through their contribution to each other’s learning, community activities, house competitions and the wide variety of extra-curricular activities.
In order to achieve the best in everyone, we have a constant focus on high standards from our students regarding uniform, behaviour, communication, manners and perseverance. We are relentless in our pursuit of the small things that we believe have a big impact on our school culture and environment and our students’ attitude to learning. We believe that every member of staff is a role model to a young person; so we each mentor a student.
I strongly believe that schools should be a fun environment and this will ensure that we are successful. If you would like to find out anything more about our school, please come and visit.
Mr Stuart Maginnis