Welcome Back & Bookings Are Open!
We are pleased to announce that bookings for classes are open! We are back to running on Monday and Tuesday this year.
PLEASE READ: We have made some important changes.
Can we please remind parents that we are not a drop-off which means parents are expected to stay on-site (either at the Youth centre or Scout Hut) for the duration their child is attending classes at HEET. If you have to leave even for a short time – please ensure that you have filled in a delegation of responsibility form and appointed another adult who is able to contact you to be responsible for your child.
Sign in sheets
Please ensure all children and parents sign in and out of the youth centre and scout hut and that you leave your location/contact number if you are at a different site to your child.
Waivers and Delegation forms
If you are new to HEET and have not signed a Waiver of liability (sent with your welcome email and downloadable from our website) – please bring in a signed copy on your first day.
If you intend for your child to be in the care of someone other than a parent during their time at HEET – please inform Leona and also ensure you have filled in a delegation of parental responsibility form with your contact details as well as that of the responsible adult.
Terms and conditions
There have been changes to our terms and conditions as well as minor tweaks to our policies and you can find all these on our website, on the policies and forms tab above.
Please be aware that the age guidance for the exam classes is set at 14+ if your child is younger than the specified age – it will be important for you to contact us and the tutor to discuss their suitability and readiness for the course. These are intense one-year courses often with mature content, requiring a degree of exam readiness and maturity that can impact on group dynamics and discussions. For two-year courses this is 13+ again please do consult with the tutor when we get back. Foundation classes are set for ages 13+ and are structured as the first year of a GCSE course. If you are unsure, best to contact us and the tutor concerned to discuss your child’s readiness.
Setting up and clearing up
Housekeeping: As always we as a community are so grateful for the help all the families give to make this group work and can we all be mindful of lending a hand to help set up the tables and chairs and to put them away at the end of the day as well as keeping the place tidy and swept. They do not provide bins at the Youth Centre so please come prepared to take your own trash home.
Teas, coffees and juices are provided for free and any donations of biscuits and cakes for the kids to snack on is always welcome…please do remember to wash up after yourselves.
Finally, out of consideration please try to keep this a NUT FREE environment as we have children with serious allergies on the premises.
Extra support for English
If you are looking for some extra support with English this year, this is a reminder that Rachel Rivett is available at HEET for one to one English tuition.
Specialising in creative writing, Rachel has had success working with both reluctant and enthusiastic writers . A range of options are available whether you have a student who may require just a few sessions to clarify a particular skill or to re-engage passion in the subject, or whether you would like your child to have long-term support with IGCSE.
Rachel is a home ed mum of four children, has an MA in Creative Writing and is a published author. For more information you can contact her at Rachel@rajon.co.uk and reviews can be found on her website www.writewild.weebly.com
We look forward to seeing everyone in September.
Do be sure to book early to avoid disappointment as classes tend to be booked up very quickly.
See you all soon, hope everyone is having a lovely break.
The HEET Team.