Careers Information, Advice and Guidance at The Hart School

The Hart School is committed to providing our students with a programme of careers education, information, advice and guidance for all students in years 7–13.

The Hart School endeavours to follow the National Framework for CEG 11–19 in England (DfES, 2003) and other relevant guidance from DCSF, QCA and Ofsted as it appears.

Students’ provision is incorporated into assemblies, tutor activities and focussed collapsed curriculum days (called Life and Soul Days) across the school year. Students also experience workshops and talks from professionals and attend university open days.

Our careers provision is planned alongside the S.M.S.C. provision and can be found on our school’s S.M.S.C. calendar.

Students also use careers software in order to allow them to explore a range of career choices and gain additional information about planned careers.

Our Careers Advisor is also available at parents’ evenings and parents are encouraged to book appointments with the careers officer at these events.

 

Careers Information, Advice and Guidance 2017 – 2018

The Hart School is committed to providing our students with a programme of careers education,
information, advice and guidance for all students in years 7–13.

The Hart School endeavours to follow the National Framework for CEG 11–19 in England (DfES,
2003) and other relevant guidance from DCSF, QCA and Ofsted as it appears.

Students’ provision is incorporated into assemblies, tutor activities and focussed collapsed
curriculum days (called Life and Soul Days) across the school year. Students also experience
workshops and talks from professionals and attend university open days.

Careers Information 2017-2018

 

Careers Information, Advice and Guidance Framework

Careers Education, Information Advice and Guidance makes a major contribution to preparing young
people for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life, in order to help them make a
successful transition to adulthood:

  • Preparing students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life
  • Supporting young people to achieve their full potential
  • Empowering young people to plan and manage their own futures
  • Providing comprehensive information on all options
  • Raising aspirations
  • Promoting equality, diversity, social mobility and challenges stereotypes
  • Enabling young people to sustain employability and achieve personal and economic wellbeing
    throughout their lives

Careers Information and Guidance Framework

 

Our Careers Advisor

We work closely with an independent careers service who provide careers information, advice and guidance to our students.

Name: Lorenzo Cosco
Passions:

  • Bringing the worlds of business and education together;
  • My children and Granddaughter;
  • Antiques and collectables.

My role:

  • Providing careers advice and guidance to pupils through one-to-one interviews and a range of interactions with outside businesses and apprenticeship providers.
  • Integrating the Careers programme into the fabric of the school.
  • Seeking external funding to develop new programmes and opportunities for our pupils.

Need careers help?

  • I can help students in any year in the school.
  • I attend all parents’ evenings. Please book an appointment with me on the email address below if you would like to meet with me on the parents’ evenings.
  • All students in Year 10, 11, 12 and 13 will meet me throughout the school year to talk about careers.
  • If you have already met with me but need more help, you can meet me again! Appointments can be made in person or through the school email system.
  • Parents/Carers are more than welcome to use the same system to meet me in school to discuss any specific issues.

 

Evaluation of Careers provision 2016 – 2017

In 2016 – 2017, we increased our careers provision for students. This was in order to ensure that students left school prepared for life in modern Britain and to ensure that they made appropriate choices for their planned future.

SMSC @TheHartSchool

This morning Year 9 welcomed David Middleton into their assembly who came to talk to them about Katharine House Hospice. They are fundraising for the charity on 30th November and really enjoyed learning more about the charity and how it helps people in the local community. Thank you to David for his excellent assembly! ... See MoreSee Less

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This morning Year 9 welcomed David Middleton into their assembly who came to talk to them about Katharine House Hospice. They are fundraising for the charity on 30th November and really enjoyed learning more about the charity and how it helps people in the local community. Thank you to David for his excellent assembly!

A fantastic opportunity to explore literature from around the world for our students. Making the world smaller one page at a time! Thank you for this opportunity, Mrs Adams!Lower School Library

Mrs Adams is challenging students in KS3 to think beyond borders and their own experiences, and read a book set in another country from her display in the library…in short to ‘Read the World’!

Any student taking up the challenge to explore near or far flung places in wonderful stories, will earn extra Vivos (and probably a prize, as Mrs Adams can’t resist giving prizes!).

Students are also being invited to suggest extra books for the board – more Vivos to be won!
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A fantastic opportunity to explore literature from around the world for our students. Making the world smaller one page at a time! Thank you for this opportunity, Mrs Adams!

A fantastic achievement for Abbie and Ellie Holloway. Being nominated and winning Sir Terry Wogan’s Special Award for Fundraising is a testament to these girls’ dedication to charity work and in particular Children in Need! Congratulations girls - we are so proud of you!Sir Terry Wogan’s Special Award

It is a huge honour to be able to share with you that tonight, Abbie and Ellie Holloway, have been awarded Sir Terry Wogan’s Special Award for fundraising for Children in Need.

The sisters were presented with this outstanding accolade by Graeme Norton and Joanna Lumley, live on stage on the BBC Children in Need show just moments ago.

You may have seen previous posts spotlighting the amazing achievements of these exceptional young women, and we will bring you a full update of their adventures with television royalty next week.

Well done girls, we are so very proud of you
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A fantastic achievement for Abbie and Ellie Holloway. Being nominated and winning Sir Terry Wogan’s Special Award for Fundraising is a testament to these girls’ dedication to charity work and in particular Children in Need! Congratulations girls - we are so proud of you!

Fantastic to see a new area of our enhanced curriculum growing so rapidly!Tennis Club

The first half term at the Hart School Tennis Club has gone down very successfully. The new year 7’s along with their new year 8 counterparts have come together to make a very enthusiastic and committed group of around 15-20 tennis players. They have been learning the basics of the forehand, backhand, volley and serve and have all been developing these nicely over the past few weeks, along with the more experienced players taking on more match play and overhead serving.

They are now the proud owners of their own Membership card which doubles up as a skills tracker. They already have a number of skills ticked off already, so if you have time, please ask to see them and congratulate all of them on their progress and their commitment to the Tennis Club . These players who deserve this credit are as follows (Some taking the ‘formal tennis whites’ clothing recommendation a bit too seriously than others in the picture below); Jack Sawyer, Micheal Parker, Abbie Mills, Adam BevanWebster, William Granger-Redfern, John Mcgee, Devan Marshall, Zsofia Koller, Bradley Davidson, Daniel Lovell, Evan Ward, Daniel Koller, Afie Morton, Ashley Bishop, Nathan Mills, Lewis Durant, Hannah Richardson, Abbie Larner.

We are relocating our Tennis Lessons (Friday 3:15-4:15pm) to Rugeley Leisure Centre over the winter/dark nights as usual until the weather improves. If anyone wants any more information regarding joining the Tennis Club, please go and see Mr Brindley in B25.
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Fantastic to see a new area of our enhanced curriculum growing so rapidly!

Our student representatives commemorated Remembrance Day by joining the town at the local Cenotaph and reading names of soldiers who gave their lives in the war. Fantastic to see our students taking part in this event.Rugeley Remembrance Service

Very proud of our students today who took part in the annual remembrance service at the cenotaph in Rugeley. They spoke confidently and with so much respect. #wewillrememberthem
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Our student representatives commemorated Remembrance Day by joining the town at the local Cenotaph and reading names of soldiers who gave their lives in the war. Fantastic to see our students taking part in this event.

Things that go bump in the night!

We had a terrifyingly good night last week when out Performing Arts students presented ‘Horror Strikes the Hart’. The performance was a celebration of the work that students have been doing in extra-curricular and options lessons, involving students from years seven to thirteen. A promenade performance, the audience were led around the site, from reception, to the gym, and through Anson block, ending up in the canteen for refreshments. Audiences experienced mysterious music, daunting dance and some ridiculously spooky drama! The students have learned about different staging opportunities and how to create an atmosphere. They really did us proud!
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Things that go bump in the night!

We had a terrifyingly good night last week when out Performing Arts students presented ‘Horror Strikes the Hart’. The performance  was a celebration of the work that students have been doing in extra-curricular and options lessons, involving students from years seven to thirteen. A promenade performance, the audience were led around the site, from reception, to the gym, and through Anson block, ending up in the canteen for refreshments. Audiences experienced mysterious music, daunting dance and some ridiculously spooky drama! The students have learned about different staging opportunities and how to create an atmosphere. They really did us proud!Image attachment

This week our students have been sharing their remembrances on our remembrance wall at Lower School.Wall of Remembrance

Our students have been sharing their memories on our wall of remembrance this week. So lovely to see them so engaged with such an important subject.
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This week our students have been sharing their remembrances on our remembrance wall at Lower School.

In 6th form product design, students have been exploring the local community.
Students find a client in our own community to solve a real life problem working with the client and seeking public feedback to create a solution that satisfies the identified community issue and improves a local business.
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In 6th form product design, students have been exploring the local community.
Students find a client in our own community to solve a real life problem working with the client and seeking public feedback to create a solution that satisfies the identified community issue and improves a local business.

Mr Townsend shared: Developing personal qualities
In photography students are expressing themselves in a variety of digital and wet media .
They setup and take their own photos sharing ideas with others , working in small groups and presenting back in books. They give it their personal stamp and create a book that expresses their identity and creativity.
Students really enjoy talking about their project and how they have manipulated the work of others to create new and improved images.
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Mr Townsend shared: Developing personal qualities
In photography students are expressing themselves in a variety of digital and wet media .  
They setup and take their own photos sharing ideas with others , working in small groups  and presenting back in books. They give it their personal stamp and create a book that expresses their identity and creativity.
Students really enjoy talking about their project and how they have manipulated the work of others to create new and improved images.

Mr Townsend shared some of the fantastic SMSC work in GCSE photography: Understanding and Appreciating Diversity
Students explore the work of others investigating classic images from a range of cultures , faiths and society and select qualities and characteristics to develop there own work and create new images.
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Mr Townsend shared some of the fantastic SMSC work in GCSE photography: Understanding and Appreciating Diversity
Students explore the work of others investigating classic images from a range of cultures , faiths and society and select qualities and characteristics to develop there own work and create new images.

Mr Townsend haes shared some of the fantastic SMSC work going on in Design. 6th form 3D Design: Understanding Communities and Societies
In 3D design students investigate the work of various artists who study urban landscapes and societies and recreate these communities and dwellings using various wet and dry media
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Mr Townsend haes shared some of the fantastic SMSC work going on in Design. 6th form 3D Design: Understanding Communities and Societies
In 3D design students investigate the work of various artists who study urban landscapes and societies and recreate these communities and dwellings using various wet and dry media

Another fantastic opportunity for our students. Learning a new skill is always a great way of developing social skills!Btec Sports students take to the slopes

Today our years 12 ad 13 Btec sports students have been demonstrating their skill and technique on the slopes at The Snow Dome.

They must all demonstrate their competencies in various outdoor activities in order to complete the National Diploma in sport. Well done everyone, lots of lovely parallel swooshing!
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Another fantastic opportunity for our students. Learning a new skill is always a great way of developing social skills!

Another fantastic result from our sports teams! Congratulations to the whole team!Hart School Produce Nerveless Display in Penalty Drama

The Y8 girls’ football team travelled to Rycroft Middle School for their last 16 encounter in the Staffordshire County Cup.

In high spirits, the girls’ soon settled into the game well. Numerous attacks were launched by the girls but the end product was lacking. Yvonne Acheampong was causing the home defence all sorts of problems but was unable to find the net. Unfortunately, this dominance was in vain as Ryecroft were the first to open the scoring.

Their midfielder collected the ball and played a good through ball to their striker who out-paced the Hart defence and slotted the ball past Hannah Richardson in goal.

The second half followed much the same pattern and as time wore on, it looked like Ryecroft would somehow sneak the victory. However, Lucy Vincent had other ideas. She closed down the opposition defence and was able to gain possession in their box. She then unleashed an unstoppable shot into the net bringing the scores level.

Both teams then created chances to win the match but at the full time whistle it was still 1-1. This meant the match would be decided by a penalty shoot-out.

The first two penalty takers from each team scored (2-2) but then the next two missed (2-2). The final penalty takers both scored (3-3) which meant sudden-death. The 6th Ryecroft penalty taker stepped up but Hannah Richardson saved it which meant that if the next Hart penalty taker scored, the match would be over. Hannah then stepped-up to take the 6th penalty. Her team mates held their breath as she struck the ball towards the goal but the cheered as it hit the back of the net.

Final score:

Ryecroft 1 – 1 The Hart School (The Hart School won 4-3 on penalties).

Player of the match: Aleesha Dutton (may not be spelt correctly and I think she is a Y7) for her outstanding display in defence and attack.

Well done girls! A brilliant performance!
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Another fantastic result from our sports teams! Congratulations to the whole team!

Year 11 students visit Oxford University
15 year 11 students visited the historic University College, Oxford today, which is the oldest (arguably) of all 32 of the Oxford University campuses.
The students went to familiarise themselves in all aspects of University life, such as how much a degree costs, the courses available and life on campus.
They toured the university and learned about some of its history, and had a Q&A session with current undergraduate students. They then completed 3 taster sessions in Economics, Near Eastern studies, and English Literature.
We hope that those students are aiming high and are planning on joining those students in the hallowed halls of University College!
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Year 11 students visit Oxford University
15 year 11 students visited the historic University College, Oxford today, which is the oldest (arguably) of all 32 of the Oxford University campuses.
The students went to familiarise themselves in all aspects of University life, such as how much a degree costs, the courses available and life on campus.
They toured the university and learned about some of its history, and had a Q&A session with current undergraduate students. They then completed 3 taster sessions in Economics, Near Eastern studies, and English Literature.
We hope that those students are aiming high and are planning on joining those students in the hallowed halls of University College!

Today all students in Year 8 and 9 watched a performance of 'Twist' by Chino Odimba, performed for our students by Theatre Centre. The play is a radical reimagining of Charles Dickens’ classic novel, following one refugee’s journey, buffeted between borders and bad company.Twist transforms Oliver’s struggle for sanctuary into a modern tale framed by the global crisis fast defining the 21st century.
The playwright, Chino Odimba, has been described by critics as a "rising star", having written previously for a range of theatre groups, including the National Theatre.
The performers were impressed with the maturity and engagement of our students. Our students not only had the opportunity to watch the play but also took part in a Q&A session with the actors. They impressed the theatre company with their thoughtful questions.
A huge congratulations to our students and a thank you to Theatre Centre!
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Today all students in Year 8 and 9 watched a performance of Twist by Chino Odimba, performed for our students by Theatre Centre. The play is a radical reimagining of Charles Dickens’ classic novel, following one refugee’s journey, buffeted between borders and bad company.Twist transforms Oliver’s struggle for sanctuary into a modern tale framed by the global crisis fast defining the 21st century.
The playwright, Chino Odimba, has been described by critics as a rising star, having written previously for a range of theatre groups, including the National Theatre.
The performers were impressed with the maturity and engagement of our students. Our students not only had the opportunity to watch the play but also took part in a Q&A session with the actors. They impressed the theatre company with their thoughtful questions.
A huge congratulations to our students and a thank you to Theatre Centre!Image attachmentImage attachment

How do we develop students' social, moral, spiritual and cultural skills in P.E.? Miss Dix shared the following examples: ... See MoreSee Less

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How do we develop students social, moral, spiritual and cultural skills in P.E.? Miss Dix shared the following examples:Image attachment

Miss Dix shared some images of the work our students have been completing surrounding the term 'fair play'. ... See MoreSee Less

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Miss Dix shared some images of the work our students have been completing surrounding the term fair play.Image attachmentImage attachment

Mrs Floyd shared: some of our students took part in a Women in STEM day before half term. They thoroughly enjoyed exploring the different career options in STEM! ... See MoreSee Less

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Mrs Floyd shared: some of our students took part in a Women in STEM day before half term. They thoroughly enjoyed exploring the different career options in STEM!Image attachment

Mrs Floyd shared:
All Saints' Day, also known as the Feast of All Saints, is celebrated by some cultures every year on November 1 to remember all those who have passed away.
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Mrs Floyd shared:
All Saints Day, also known as the Feast of All Saints, is celebrated by some cultures every year on November 1 to remember all those who have passed away.
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