Welcome from the Principal
Welcome to Houghton Regis Academy
I have had the privilege of working with the young people of Houghton Regis, and Houghton Regis Academy for the past twelve years, and I am incredibly proud to call myself Principal of the Academy.
HRA has been part of Greenwood academies trust since 2012, and now, in its final year, we as staff of the school aim to provide the children with not only a good education, but also, extraordinary experiences that they might not always have the chance to experience.
There is no denying that every child is unique and valued and at HRA this statement couldn’t be more true. Our ambition is to nurture every child, enabling them to achieve, regardless of their starting point. We also feel strongly that it is our job as educators to encourage children to become resilient, confident, well-rounded people who know the difference between right and wrong.
When I was appointed as principal I thought long and hard about the imprint I wanted to leave on the children who attend our school, I believe there is more to school than simple academia, and In the words of Martin Luther King ‘Intelligence plus character is the sign of a True Education’ which is why at HRA we believe in a positive learning culture; we encourage our students to develop enquiring minds and a “can do” attitude to all aspects of the curriculum. Alongside this, we provide a caring and supportive environment meaning that every child is given the opportunity to be the very best that they can be.
I feel very honoured to be the Principal here, and when I walk around the school and interact with our young people the sense of pride that I feel is out of this world.
Miss S Bowen