Headteacher Welcome

Mr. D Roycroft, Headteacher
HLC Secondary

My name is Mr Roycroft and I am the Headteacher of your new school, Hadley Learning Community - Secondary.

Over the last few weeks, the world around us has changed so much and we have all been forced to live our lives very differently. I am sure that you are missing your friends and being at school, likewise, I am sure that your teacher is missing you.

At this time of the year, we would normally be coming to visit you in your primary school and holding parent meetings to tell you what life at Hadley Learning Community is like. Due to the coronavirus we can’t do that, so I am writing to you to say please don’t worry about September, everything will be fine and we are finding out lots about you already through the video meetings that we are having with all of your Year 6 teachers.

If schools open again this academic year, we will do everything we can to make sure we come and see you at your primary school to talk about your new school, Hadley Learning Community. We will hold open days where you and your family can meet your new teachers and get to know the building. Above all, we will still run transition days when you can be a Hadley Learning Community student in a fully working school.

However, if that doesn’t happen because we are all still isolating, please do not worry as this situation will be the same for every year 6 student in the country. When we are told that we can return to school we can organise lots of events so that you feel happy to start at Hadley Learning Community. In the coming weeks, you will receive more information that will tell you more about your new school. You will also be receiving a ‘Best of Me’ workbook to complete at home. This is your opportunity to show us the work you can do and what you know about the different subjects that you will study in Secondary School. When you return to school in September, we would like you to bring in this workbook and your new teachers will then be able to see what you have worked on during the summer.

All you need to know for now is that we are looking forward to having you as one of our pupils and we are desperate to meet you and make sure you love life at your new school.

Should you have any concerns over the coming days and weeks please contact our Transition Coordinator:

This section of our website is for you to gain an understanding of your new year 7 life at HLC. You will be able to virtually meet the staff that will be working with you and even have the opportunity to impress us with some project work before you start!

I can’t wait to meet you all.

Mr. D Roycroft
Secondary Headteacher