Aiming Higher.

Welcome to Hove Park School’s ‘Aiming Higher’ page.

This area of the website provides information about the work that we do to support those students aiming for the very highest academic achievement.

Here you can find details about what we are doing to increase the proportion of students achieving top grades in their examinations. We also aim to provide enriching educational experiences that challenge and inspire our learners to have the highest ambitions for the future. We have a dedicated coordinator in post who leads our Aiming Higher programme, but all our staff are aware of their role in supporting those students with the potential to achieve the highest levels.

Provision begins in lessons and all schemes of work planned by heads of departments include specific materials and ideas which differentiate, enrich and extend learning to ensure that the curriculum is sufficiently challenging.

Outside of lessons we aim to offer a wide variety of enrichment opportunities across all areas of the curriculum and provide students with the best information, advice and guidance to support them with realising future ambitions such as attending university.

You can read about some of our students’ successes in the case studies link as well as find out more about all of the above by navigating the links on this page.

Message from HPA Coordinator

My name is Joe Whiteman and since October 2016 I have led on strategies to cater for our students with high prior attainment. As well as this I am also KS4 coordinator of Mathematics and have a good understanding of how to prepare our students for their GCSE and A-level examinations.

It is essential that students who have high prior attainment are regularly challenged in every subject and are offered the best opportunity to excel in all areas of education. I work with all departments to ensure teachers are confident applying suitable strategies to stretch our HPA students.

HPA students can sometimes find the school journey difficult, as they are not prepared to make mistakes. They may find learning emotionally challenging due to such high expectations. Therefore we should strive to promote a growth mindset for these individuals to ensure they excel in all areas of their Hove Park experience.

Aiming Higher News

Students performing at Chichester Festival Theatre tomorrow

Year 10 & 11 students will be performing When They Go Low by Natalie Mitchell at Chichester Festival Theatre tomorrow as part of National Theatre Connections - a nationwide celebration of new plays for young people. When They Go Low is one of 10 brand new plays writt ..

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World Book Day celebrations

Despite World Book Day being postponed for a week, Hove Park celebrated books in a number of ways. Tutor groups were asked to select their favourite book and then decorate their door to reflect this. A ‘Book Buffet’ event was held in Valley library at lunch time. 36 students  ..

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Hairspray is a Big Bouncy Bouffant of a Hit Show

Bright, colourful, energetic and uplifting was the Hove Park’s production of Hairspray. Full of upbeat, catchy songs, jaw-dropping dance moves and a wardrobe of vibrant costumes, make it a real stage spectacular which made you want to get up and out of your seat and dan ..

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Sports Leaders deliver sessions to year 6 pupils

This week our year 10 Sports Leaders put theory into practice and successfully ran their own sports activities, delivering sessions to year 6 pupils at Aldrington Primary School. The Hove Park students have been learning about how to lead and run different sporting activities ..

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Whole School Council

The Whole School Council is something that I, the rest of the Student Leaders and Mr Roberts are very excited about and hopeful for. This is the first time ever that a structure has been put into place which can really put into action the things students say they would like t ..

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