I wish our Year 13 the very best of luck as they leave us today ahead of their A Level exams that begin next week. I am confident that they will do their very best as they have had such a positive work ethic and attitude and I look forward to celebrating their successes with them later in the summer. Thank you to our Year 13 team and teachers who continue to provide support and guidance even though formal lessons have now finished and thank you to Year 13 parents for your patience and care over the challenging few weeks ahead as they sit their exams.
GCSE exams also start next week and Year 11 have their celebrating success assembly this afternoon and I am looking forward to hearing the recognition they will receive for all they have achieved during their time at Hardenhuish so far. They do not leave us for study leave until Wednesday 24 May and are expected to be in lessons until then around their exams.
Congratulations to our intrepid team of charity fundraisers in Year 12 aka The Bond Girls who took part in the Pretty Muddy Swindon event last weekend raising an amazing £1436 for Cancer Research. We are incredibly proud of your amazing efforts!
Our IT issues are being slowly resolved and I thank you again for your patience and understanding. Please could I ask that you email email@example.com rather than ring in with reasons for absence. As we currently only have one phone line and the absence line is not working, we request that phone calls are only used for emergencies.
Have a good weekend.
Mental Health Awareness Week
Next week (15-21 May) is Mental Health Awareness Week 2023, organised by the Mental Health Foundation. This year’s theme is anxiety – this is a normal emotion for us all, but sometimes it can get out of control and become a mental health problem.
For children and young people taking exams, this can be a particularly stressful time of year. As a parent it can sometimes be difficult to know how to support your child – the advice linked below from Young Minds contains some useful advice about how to support your child in the lead up to exams, how to manage a ‘disappointing’ exam results day and where to get further help.
There is a wide range of help and support available in school as well, and if you have any concerns please get in touch with your child’s tutor or year team.
We are constantly trying to improve the education that we offer the pupils and students at Hardenhuish and are now at a stage in the academic year where we need you to tell us how well you think we are doing and how we can improve the things that are important to you. In previous years, our survey to parents have given us really valuable feedback into areas we could improve and a number of our plans were put in place because of the opinions you told us.
I would be grateful if you would spare ten minutes to complete the electronic questionnaire and tell us what you think.
Link to parent log in: https://survey.gl-assessment.co.uk/s/1TV3EH/
Parent password: HHHS99521Pa
The deadline for completion is Friday 19 May. By completing the questionnaire you will be telling us how you think we should be spending our time and resources to make Hardenhuish the best that it can be for your child. Your answers will be treated in the strictest confidence and will make a real difference to how we run the school and plan for the future.
Music Exam Result
Congratulations to Josh Bailey who recently achieved a high pass in his grade 3 clarinet exam.