Sixth Form News

Hardenhuish Student Reaches Poetry Finals

Hardenhuish Student Reaches Poetry Finals

Year 13 Hardenhuish student, Rebecca Warner, has made the school proud after reaching the finals weekend of the national Poetry By Heart competition at the British Library in London last weekend. This is the fifth year of Poetry By Heart, a national competition designed to encourage pupils aged 14-18 to learn and to recite poems by heart in a way that shows they have inwardly-understood and enjoyed them. Each pupil is challenged to memorise and recite two poems – one published before 1914 and one…

Hardenhuish Headlines Friday 10 March

Hardenhuish Headlines Friday 10 March

National Funding Consultation – Phase 2 As you will have seen from previous Headlines and the main item on the news this morning, phase 2 of the National Fairer Funding Consultation is open until 22 March 2017. Wiltshire schools have had to cut teachers and support staff, increase contact time for teachers, increase class sizes, reduce curriculum offers (reduced number of GCSEs and A Levels), cut training for staff, stop ICT hardware renewal, cut support for SEND pupils, and cut mental health support. There will…

Hardenhuish Delegates Attend MUN Conference

Hardenhuish Delegates Attend MUN Conference

Last weekend, five of our Year 11 and 12 students attended the annual Kingswood School Model United Nations Conference. It is safe to say that a fantastic weekend was had by everyone involved, with all delegates performing brilliantly. Harry Wright (Year 12) was awarded a commendation for his efforts in the Economic Committee and all students got involved in the debates that took place. On Friday night, the group took part in lobbying for their resolutions with students from schools across the UK and Europe. This was followed by…

Hardenhuish Celebrates LGBT History Month

Hardenhuish Celebrates LGBT History Month

Hardenhuish School has been celebrating LGBT History Month with dedicated assemblies for each year group and the creation of a piece of artwork where pupils have been invited to put their fingerprint as a celebration of diversity. Miss Stephanie Britton, Teacher of RE and PSHE at Hardenhuish, said “I was really proud to see our pupils marking LGBT history month whilst creating a piece of artwork which celebrates individuality and diversity at Hardenhuish”.

Spring Concert

Spring Concert

Hardenhuish Headlines 24 February 2017

Hardenhuish Headlines 24 February 2017

Term 4 has started well and pupils and staff have been very focused this week on our positive rewards, ACEs, as they re-establish learning habits. Year 13 have approached their mocks with maturity and are now fully aware of their areas for concentration over the coming weeks. I am looking forward to our Literature Festival next week which will involve the whole school in an exciting range of literature related events and opportunities. Mrs Percy Headteacher   News Items   News from Hardenhuish’s Green Team…

Anything Goes at Hardenhuish!

Anything Goes at Hardenhuish!

Audiences were dazzled this week by the four sell-out performances of Hardenhuish School’s production of “Anything Goes”. The cast of almost fifty pupils has been rehearsing for the production since last September and their hard work and talent was obvious for all to see. More than 400 excited family, friends and staff bought tickets for the show, Anything Goes is a classic, Broadway musical featuring well-known songs such as ‘I Get A Kick out Of You’ and ‘It’s De-Lovely’, as well as comedy hi-jinks and…

Hardenhuish Headlines 27 January 2017

Hardenhuish Headlines 27 January 2017

Staff have focused on ICT developments this week with whole staff training to ensure that our teaching and learning makes the best use of Office 365, and several colleagues including myself visiting BETT, the education technology conference to plan future developments. More exciting details to come over the coming weeks and months! There have been further fantastic achievements by pupils and students this week across many curriculum areas and visitors to the school have commented on their focus and positive attitudes. Mrs Percy Headteacher  News…

Hardenhuish Headlines 20 January 2017

Hardenhuish Headlines 20 January 2017

As you may have seen in the local press I attended a meeting at the Department for Education on Monday regarding the National Funding Formula. It was a good opportunity for Wiltshire Headteachers to voice our concerns regarding reductions in Educational Funding. I will be writing separately in the near future to ask for your support in responding to the current consultation. Our PE and Drama Departments have had a busy week with their events, fixtures and performances and it is a privilege to have…

Hardenhuish Headlines – 13 January 2017

To support our pupils and students to succeed, they are having an assembly during this week and next ‘raising awareness of mental health at Hardenhuish School’. The current support available in school is being signposted – Pastoral Managers, Counsellors, Matron, NHS nurse and the Resource Centre ‘Shelf Help’ scheme (a national reading scheme to support mental health) and information about KOOTH (kooth.com) is being shared. KOOTH is an online counselling and support service for young people. This service has trained and qualified counsellors and also…

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