Welcome from the Headteacher

   A warm welcome to The Bishop of Hereford’s Bluecoat School and our website.


Welcome back to the New Year with many new exciting opportunities and challenges. Last year saw changes and successes at Bishop’s as we move ahead into the future. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support for our students and school.

As the new Headteacher, I am going to start the year by reviewing our school vision. It is important that we do this together as a community to form a shared vision based on Christian values for the future. We will consult with staff at the next staff meeting, the Student Council and Parent Forum in March.     

In the first week back, Year 11 students will receive their mock exam grades back in a mock results day. This will give them the opportunity to experience what it will feel like on results day in August when all of the exam grades are returned at the same time. There will be a lot to plan from this in preparation for success in the summer examinations. In the spring term there will be a lot of advice and support for students in revision skills, exam preparation and organisation which will be available on the school website.

This term we will be focusing on increasing the challenge for students in all learning through a growth mindset, where students are encouraged to build confidence and resilience in their learning through seeking challenge and learning from mistakes. In December we had a staff Twilight training session from ‘Imagine Schools’ in examining the role of praise and feedback in nurturing resilience. This will be further explored with ‘Imagine Schools’ in a full day staff training in February. 

This term there are many upcoming events which include The Maths Challenge, Mock Interview Day and the Year 9 Pathways evening.  I look forward to welcoming you.

Kind regards,

Martin Henton