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Hardenhuish Headlines

Hardenhuish Headlines

Dear Parents

Further to the Headlines at the beginning of term sharing the sad news that Paul Jefferies had passed away, if you would like to contribute to a memory book, please email memoriesofpaul@hardenhuish.wilts.sch.uk  with your contribution.

This week, I think we have all feeling the impacts of our current situation and I would like to take the opportunity to share some positives.

Rupert tweeted the picture below earlier this week and this is so true – whatever our circumstances and roles we are all doing the best we can. Thank you for your continued support of us as a school as well as supporting the remote learning of your young people.

Please see a summary HERE of our recent Pupil and Parent Surveys. Thank you very much for all of you that completed this survey – it was very heartening that Term 3 got off to such a positive start. Staff have been working hard to find the right balance between Live lessons and independent work to enable this way of working to be sustainable for our young people and also our staff who are often juggling teaching with their own home commitments. Thank you for your encouragement that on the whole, remote learning is going well and you and our young people are feeling supported.

It was a pleasure to open the Key Stage 4 Options Event last night and have confidence that this process is continuing, with some elements that I am sure we will keep beyond school closure, and our Year 9 have all they need to help them with this crucial decision making.

I will leave you with a hint of Spring! Our ewes have started to lamb and we look forward to welcoming our increased flock back to school when we return.

Sending our very best wishes to everyone in our community but particularly those being directly affected by Covid 19.

Take care and stay safe.

Lisa Percy
Headteacher

News Items

School Nursing Service Support & Advice

How to get support?

You can either text our confidential Chat Health service (see number below) for one off advice or signposting, or chat to a school nurse via virtual ‘drop-in’.

What for?

Chat Health and School Nurse ‘drop in’ is available to all students, not only those who have accessed it previously. You can ask us for help about a range of issues, including –

Emotional health – low mood, anxiety, self-harm…
Physical health – diet, personal hygiene, weight, puberty…
Sex and relationships – LBGT+, friendships, bullying, sexual health…
Stress and worries – exam stress, homework, home life, family relationships…
Healthy lifestyles – diet, exercise, weight…
Drugs and alcohol – smoking…

and much more!

You can access ‘drop in’ via an online video call or telephone call. You do not need anyone’s permission for this. To arrange a video call, we will need your (not a parent or carer) mobile phone number. Once we have your mobile phone number, you will receive a text with an appointment time and then a link for you to click on, this will connect you directly to the school nurse. Please be reassured that this link is confidential to you. If you wish to have a telephone call, we will call you in advance to arrange a time.

Unfortunately, if you are under 13 years of age we are not able to use the video call; your appointment will be via a telephone call.

When?

Your school nurse will be available on Tuesdays, between 11.40pm – 1.20pm. However, if this time does not work for you then we can arrange an alternative time.

How do I arrange an appointment?

You have several ways of making contact with your school nurse at Hardenhuish  –

By texting 07480 635513 – ask the nurse to pass on your details (name, contact number) to your school nurse at Hardenhuish

Via email – vcl.wiltshirespa@nhs.net

Ringing 0300 247 0090, choosing option 1 and ask that a message be passed on to us.

Via your Pastoral Manager – you will need to provide your consent for your mobile phone number to be passed onto us.

Please do not hesitate to reach out for support or advice.

Best wishes from your School Nursing Service

Bishop Fleming Webinar

On Wednesday, students from Years 11, 12, and 13 attended a webinar after school with Sam Wooton and Ella Kinder from chartered accountancy firm, Bishop Fleming. The webinar gave a great insight into many different aspects of working in business and accountancy, talking through the range of different roles available in a professional service firm like Bishop Fleming. The skills needed to enter the business world were discussed, and how you can develop, and demonstrate these. The talk also covered the range of different pathways into accountancy at the firm, including the school leaver pathway, undergraduate experience, and the graduate pathway.  It was really interesting for students to gain an appreciation of the different options available to them after they leave school. At the end of the talk, students took part in a really useful question and answer session.

Music Exam Result
Congratulations to Joshua Bailey in Year 9 who passed his Grade 1 clarinet exam in December 2020 with a distinction.

Please do pass on any other successes that you would like recognised in our weekly Headlines.