The Hurst Community College
It was a pleasure to see so many of last year's leavers return for a Presentation Evening to celebrate their success whilst at The Hurst. All the students have already matured into fine young adults, enjoying their time in further education. The evening was presented by Mr Jones and Mr Hunt with inspirational and often humorous speeches from each Head of House. Ex- Head Boy and Girl; Dom Smith and Becky Herbert both spoke, sharing funny memories and anecdotes from their 5 years with us. All students were presented with their exam certificates from our Chair of Governors; Professor Norman Godfrey, with some receiving a personal gift in recognition for their effort and success in a subject area.
We are incredibly proud to announce that our IT teacher Mrs Molton, has achieved a CAS Master Teacher Award and The Hurst is now a Lead School in the Network of Excellence. This will allow us to offer support to other schools in our community through sharing good practice, lesson observation and team teaching. This reflects Mrs Molton's expertise and commitment to computing and computer science.
GCSEPod is now available at The Hurst! We have subscribed to the award-winning service to give your child access to thousands of hours of professionally produced, audio-visual content which will benefit them throughout the coming year.
We are certainly very proud of our History teacher Catherine Pettican and ex-student Faye Cotterell who were both nominated for awards in the recent 'A Place to be Proud of Awards' organised by Destination Basingstoke.
Catherine has worked for The Hurst for 9 years having joined as a newly qualified teacher in 2008. She is an outstanding teacher and every year pupils in her class achieve excellent results. She truly inspires the pupils she teaches and the quality of work the pupils produce is testament to that. Catherine finished in the top 4 for the Inspirational Teacher Award.
Ex-student Faye founded her dance school Dance Phaze in 2009 at the age of 18 and is one of the most inspirational, kind and encouraging people. She runs fun and friendly dance classes at The Hurst and in the Tadley area. So far Dance Phaze has put on 11 full scale theatre shows, performed in London's West End and at various local events.