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.

 

Homework workshop postponed tonight

Due to adverse weather conditions The homework workshop will be postponed tonight 

apologies for any inconvenience caused

Canterbury Christ Church University; Summer schools

 

 

 

Canterbury Christ Church University is holding their annual Summer Schools which are taking place in July and applications for these open on Monday 26th February. 

The first residential event will take place between Sunday 8th and Thursday 12th July 2018 at our Canterbury campus and is for year 10 boys only and they have 50 places available. The link attached will be open from 8am Monday. https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/outreach/forms/boys-8-12-summer-school-2018.aspx 

The second event will take place between Sunday 22nd and Thursday 26th July 2018 again at our Canterbury campus. This is a mixed summer school for year 10 students and we have 50 places available. The link attached will be open from 8am Monday. https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/outreach/forms/mixed-summer-school-2018.aspx

 

Those attending will stay in their newest accommodation at Petros Court, take part in a variety of activities both academic and socially and live like a student for the time they are with them. They will be fully supported by a large team of staff who will stay in the university accommodation also. All meals, drinks, activities and costs will be met by the university, but students will need to bring a small amount of spending money. Travel to and from the university is not provided, however, if this will be an issue they would not want it to be a reason for non-attendance so they can discuss alternative options for transport separately.

If your son or daughter is elibible for a place at the Summer school you will have been sent a letter with the details included in it.

If you have any questions, please email gipsonj@hartsdown.org. 

Year 11 Half-Term Revision

Although the summer exams in May and June seem a long way away, they do have a habit of sneaking up far quicker than any of us expect! Do not leave revision until the last minute which causes sleepless nights, last minute cramming and in many cases underperformance.

February half term revision offers dedicated time for students to have a boost in their revision schedule, taking off some of the pressure later and aiming for higher grades.

The timetable can be found below:

Monday:

Science: 09.30 – 11.30.

Media: 10.00-12.00

Dance: 12.00 – 14.00

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:

Winchmore Camp: Maths and English – 08.30 – 15.00

Friday:

RE: 09.30 – 11.30

Sports Science: 10.00 – 15.00

Health and Social Care and Childcare: 09.00 – 12.30