Polaroid Workshop

Year 10 Art and Film Studies students participated in a polaroid photography workshop. They photographed themselves, editing the polaroids so that the images were see through. They then mounted these on backgrounds they had created to reflect themselves. All work is going to be entered into the UCA Alternative Selfie competition and have the chance of winning an iPad. Thank you to UCA for coming in to run the workshop and provide students with ideas about future university options.

MoonWalk 2018

This week we are celebrating the amazing stamina of our 3 colleagues Mrs Wills, Mrs Bobbett and Mrs Attwood. They completed the 26.2 mile MoonWalk in London on Sunday in aid of Walk the Walk breast cancer charity. They have already raised well over £1000 but it would be great if they could raise more. Please use this link to donate: https://moonwalklondon2018.everydayhero.com/uk/kesta/wizard/share

Arcadia Day

Students attended an enrichment activity through Think Forward. The activity was an insight day into music and engineering industry which involved listening to numerous professionals who gave advice and guidance into careers within the sector.

Students represented the school brilliantly, showed good organisational skills by turning up to the event on time, as well as being kind and caring towards their peers. Student engaged with other schools well, asked positive questions and behaved to their best ability.

Staff were very proud of them and they developed and strengthened their ready for work skills. Brilliant effort and a very positive attitude to learning. Students took part in workshop creating stage props out of recycled tyres and mental, tried new vegan food, watched the rehearsal of Arcadia 10th Anniversary festival and used their geography skills locating their way around London.

Summer School

UCA are delighted to announce they are now accepting applications for their Summer School Programme 2018.  There are a range of residential and non-residential Summer Schools available across each of our four campuses. Students will need to fill in the application form to apply and if they are rewarded a place it is free of charge to attend. Summer Schools are aimed at Year 11 – Year 13 students. You can find more information here
 
This year they are offering:

4 – 6 July

Animation – Residential – Farnham
Ceramics & Textiles – Residential – Farnham
Illustration – Non-Residential – Farnham
Photography – Residential – Rochester
Product Design – Non-Residential – Rochester
Textiles – Non-Residential – Rochester
Bronze Art Award – Residential – Canterbury

11 – 13 July

Architecture – Residential – Canterbury
Fashion Business – Residential – Epsom
Graphic Design – Non-Residential – Canterbury
3D Design – Non-Residential – Farnham
Bronze Art Award – Residential – Rochester

30 July – 10 August

Silver Art Award – Non-Residential – Canterbury
Silver Art Award – Non-Residential – Rochester

Applications close on Monday 28th May at midnight, and they will confirm places by Friday 8th June.

As a KMPF / KaMCOP partner schools our students will be given priority on their 2018 Summer School programme.
 

Hartsdown’s Got Talent 26/04/18

A talent show hosted and organised by our year 11's for their course here at Hartsdown. Our students have created a show including students from lower years and also 6 formers, the theme will be glow in the dark so bring your torches.

Ticket are  £3:50 for adults and £2:50 for children and can be purchased at reception. 
 
The show will be held in the school hall and will be on the 26th of April from 6:30 to 8:30

Creative Writing Competition

 

Here are some of the entries from our latest creative writing competition. Students were asked to come up with a poem or short story based on the theme 'Spring/Rebirth'. All the entries were of an extremely high standard with Rosa Williams as the winner of the contest and Ella Cannon as runner-up.

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Year 10 Film Studies Workshop

On Wednesday 7th March, Year 10 Film Studies students were lucky enough to be visited by director Deborah Paige who has worked on many projects such as Eastenders and Judge John Deed. The students first heard from Deborah about what it is like to have a career in the Film and TV industry which was followed by a workshop on film openings and how to make short films using a mobile phone. All students were fantastic ambassadors of the school and created three short film sequences. This links directly to the short films they will be making for their coursework after Easter. Thank you to Deborah for coming and to the Directors Charitable Foundation for organising the visit.

Ofsted Inspection

Inspection of Hartsdown Academy by Ofsted

We have just told your child's school that we will inspect it on 08 March 2018. The lead inspector will be Clare Gillies. We are writing to you because we would like to know what you think about the school. Please take a few minutes to read the leaflet which came with this letter. It explains why we inspect schools, and what happens during an inspection.

Your views about the school are important to us

If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at the school (including pupils on sick leave or who are temporarily excluded), you can tell us your views about the school by completing Ofsted's online survey, Parent View, at: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child's school, including the progress made by your child, the quality of teaching, how the school deals with bullying and poor behaviour. It also provides a free-text box for you to make additional comments, if you wish. The inspectors will use the online survey responses when inspecting your child's school. Written comments can also be sent to the school in a sealed envelope, marked confidential and addressed to the inspection team.

To register your views, you will need to provide your email address, which will be held securely. It will not be used for any purpose other than providing access to the online survey. Neither schools nor Ofsted will have access to any email addresses.

Please complete the online survey by 11am on 08 March 2018 as this will give the inspection team more time to consider your views. However, we will consider all online responses that are completed during the inspection, although the free-text box facility will not be available after noon on 09 Mar 2018.

 

Speaking to an inspector

If you are unable to complete the online survey, it may be possible to speak to an inspector during the inspection, for instance at the start of the school day, or to pass on messages to the inspectors if you are unable to speak to them in person. Inspection administrators will be happy to make the necessary arrangements. If concerns are raised about child protection, we may have to pass the information we receive to social services or the police. You can contact the administrators on 03000130598. Inspectors will be pleased to receive your comments, but cannot deal with complaints about individual pupils or settle disputes between you and the school.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the online survey.

Inspection of Hartsdown Academy by Ofsted

We have just told your child's school that we will inspect it on 08 March 2018. The lead inspector will be Clare Gillies. We are writing to you because we would like to know what you think about the school. Please take a few minutes to read the leaflet which came with this letter. It explains why we inspect schools, and what happens during an inspection.

Your views about the school are important to us

If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at the school (including pupils on sick leave or who are temporarily excluded), you can tell us your views about the school by completing Ofsted's online survey, Parent View, at: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.

Parent View asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of your child's school, including the progress made by your child, the quality of teaching, how the school deals with bullying and poor behaviour. It also provides a free-text box for you to make additional comments, if you wish. The inspectors will use the online survey responses when inspecting your child's school. Written comments can also be sent to the school in a sealed envelope, marked confidential and addressed to the inspection team.

 

To register your views, you will need to provide your email address, which will be held securely. It will not be used for any purpose other than providing access to the online survey. Neither schools nor Ofsted will have access to any email addresses.

Please complete the online survey by 11am on 08 March 2018 as this will give the inspection team more time to consider your views. However, we will consider all online responses that are completed during the inspection, although the free-text box facility will not be available after noon on 09 Mar 2018.

Speaking to an inspector

If you are unable to complete the online survey, it may be possible to speak to an inspector during the inspection, for instance at the start of the school day, or to pass on messages to the inspectors if you are unable to speak to them in person. Inspection administrators will be happy to make the necessary arrangements. If concerns are raised about child protection, we may have to pass the information we receive to social services or the police. You can contact the administrators on 03000130598. Inspectors will be pleased to receive your comments, but cannot deal with complaints about individual pupils or settle disputes between you and the school.

Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the online survey.

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Year 11 Mind Set

Are you a Year 11 student? Have you started your revision? Do you need some extra support? Then check out "The Mindset" from BBC Bitesize.

The Mind Set is a group of student coaches from a variety of academic and diverse backgrounds, who have all recently taken their exams and understand the pressures involved.

In a series of short films the students offer practical advice on topics such as How to get started and How to plan your revision through to mental wellbeing advice such as How to stay motivated and How to believe in yourself.

Visit the Mind Set website for free practical guides and motivational advice.