Curriculum

Enhanced Curriculum

The final tenant of our curriculum offer is the HHS Enhanced Curriculum.  Our wide-ranging enrichment and extra-curricular programme allows our pupils to develop their passions and interests, as well as gain confidence and self-belief.

Enrichment at HHS forms part of the school day. Each pupil has a choice of enrichment options to sign up to each term, including: Sport, Dance, Technology, Creative Writing and Journalism, Music, Art, Drama, Coding and Languages. Additional clubs, such as Homework and Debating, will also be timetabled.  

Regular trips and visits make the most of museums, universities and all that the cities of Leeds, York and Newcastle have to offer. There are opportunities to participate in outdoor pursuits to build confidence and leadership skills via CARES Bushcraft and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Pupils have access to NSAT events such as: Spelling Bees, Debating competitions, Maths challenges and Sports days. Pupils can also participate in our annual shows, music concerts, the school choir or take up instruments.

Various facets of the ‘enrichment curriculum’:

  1. x2 Enrichment Sessions per week
  2. Assemblies
  3. Tutor Time Programme
  4. CARES Programme
  5. Life@HHS
  6. Drop Down Days
  7. Educational Visits & Trips
  8. Guest Speakers
  9. Charitable Work

Tutor Time Morning Programme*

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Schedule Theme of the Week Reading Programme Ways to Wellbeing Team Time Standards/
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Values Assembly

*Rotates on a timetable

Values Assembly

Pupils have a weekly assembly that gives them the opportunity to explore one of the core CARES values on a half-termly basis. Key messages, current affairs, and inspirational talks will be the focus during these assemblies.

HHS Cares - Thematic OverviewDEAR

Drop Everything And Read. Reading for pleasure as part of the reading routes initiative.

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