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Welcome to James Hornsby’s
New Headteacher

The staff, students and governors are very happy that Mr Daniel Steel has taken up his new appointment at The James Hornsby School as Headteacher.  Mr Steel brings a vast amount of experience having worked in outstanding senior teams in a range of different school backgrounds and contexts across London.

Mr Steel said “I am delighted and honoured to start this headship as I know that James Hornsby is a family comprised of excellent students and passionate, supportive parents. I am also looking forward to working with exceptionally dedicated members of staff as well as Zenith Multi Academy Trust. I know that the good work and practice that is already in place at James Hornsby will continue and, working with the community, I am determined to make us the number one school of choice in the area.

Dr Margaret Wilson, CEO of the Trust said “We are delighted to have appointed Mr Steel. We have total confidence that, as such an experienced professional, he will continue the successful journey of the James Hornsby School”.

Fire Break Students meet the Mayor
and High Sheriff.

Seven of our students met with the Canvey Town Mayor and Essex County Fire and Rescue Services lead organiser Mark Crouch in celebration of successfully completing their fire break, motivational course. Students spent a week living the life of a fireman on a course that was fully funded by Canvey Island Town Council. During this time they had the honour of meeting the High Sheriff of Essex.

Castle View Sceptre 11th March 2019

As part of the national knife prevention project, known as operation SCEPTRE, both secondary schools on Canvey Island are working with the community policing team in educating students against knife crime. The community policing team visited both Castle View School and Cornelius Vermuyden School with a knife arch and engaged with students, advising them on how to stay safe. The schools are keen to show the community that both schools are working together to tackle any local issues.

PC Esther Howitt (Children and Young Persons Officer) said ‘It has been great working in partnership with the schools on the Island to raise awareness of knife crime, engaging with the students, to make our community aware of the part we all play within the community’.

Castle View goes green for Danny Green

Castle View School asked parents and carers to support “Green for Green Day” on Wednesday 6th February by donating £1 and to wear something Green in Danny’s memory. This event celebrates the life of Danny Green who would have been 18 today but who sadly passed away in 2012.

Students and staff at Castle View school were invited to wear a green item of clothing or green accessories in order to raise money for children suffering from the effect of Posterior Fossa Syndrome. Wristbands and pins were available at reception.

We even had a surprise guest at the end of the day, Raphael from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, who took selfies with the students and passers by!

King John’s former Headteacher Awarded CBE in the New Year’s Honours List

Dr Margaret Wilson, who was appointed as headteacher at Benfleet’s King John School in 2000, is now chief executive officer for the Trust is celebrating after receiving the accolade. The CBE is an honour awarded to an individual by the Queen for their leading role at a regional level or a prominent, but lesser role, at a national level in any activity.

Dr Wilson said “I am not someone who normally gets emotional but I felt really humbled when I opened the letter. I am totally delighted to be awarded such an accolade and just didn’t expect it at all”.