Our talented Year 9 BTEC dance students joined a number of local schools at the dance festival ‘Gotta Dance’ at The Prince of Wales Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent.
New Laptops for Students Enhancing Touch Typing Skills
New laptops for Student Support at both KS3 and KS4 will be used for students who have been developing their touch typing skills. This will enable them to record their learning independently and efficiently and will mean that they can use laptops in formal GCSE and BTEC exams.
Precision Teaching Making the Difference
31 students in KS3 have had precision teaching, with a focus on developing reading, spelling and basic maths skills with 77% making between 3 months and four and a half years progress in less than 3 months. In KS4, 24 students have had precision teaching in reading, spelling and Maths, with 60% making more than 6 months progress with six to eight weeks of support.
Wolverhampton University ‘Language Champions’ day
On Friday 19th May, 10 year 8 Spanish students visited Wolverhampton University for a ‘Language Champions’ day. They listening to a guest speaker who talked about his many global experiences of how languages have helped him to be incredibly successful in business. The students also took part in a Japanese language session where they spoke Japanese, made origami cups and ate Japanese sweets! The students were a credit to The Hart School – well done everyone!
The Hart of Rugeley Newspaper – First Edition
We are delighted to be presenting the first edition of The Hart of Rugeley, a newspaper written and produced by local students for local people.
This term, students in KS3 who have a diagnosis of Dyslexia have been having small group sessions to develop their phonological awareness and spelling strategies using a range of multisensory approaches with a dyslexia specialist teacher. The groups learn together brilliantly and have also developed a real sense of teamwork.
Students Heading to Space Training Facility in Moscow
Students from years 9 and 10 at The Hart School will be attending the Cosmonaut Space & Leadership course in Star City, Moscow, the training facility for the Russian Cosmonauts. Led by NASAs record-breaking Astronaut Michael Foale, students will train like the real Cosmonauts and Astronauts on the same equipment and facilities at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre.
Hearing Impairment Support
One of our students with a Hearing Impairment attended the Deaf Youth Club Afternoon Ten Pin Bowling Session in Stafford with other pupils from across South Staffordshire. This was an excellent opportunity for them to meet other students with Hearing Impairments from different schools and for our supporting member of staff to meet and discuss strategies to support students with a hearing impairment in school with other members of staff.
Speaking and Listening Active Development Days Supporting Students to Interact Verbally
During S.A.L.A.D. days, students build on their speaking and listening skills, helping them interact verbally with others in a range of contexts.
Stop Press! Students to Publish Rugeley Newspaper
A team of 14 students are in the process of writing, editing and designing a newspaper for Rugeley town; written for the local area, by local students. They have received training from professional designers and editors. The first edition is due for publication Easter 2017.
Students Read 43,940,042 Words as Part of the Accelerated Reader Programme
Students in years 7 and 8 have read a whopping 43,940,042 words as a part of the Accelerated Reader programme. Congratulations to Erica Francis who has passed the most quizzes this term and to the following students who have taken the most quizzes in their class: Lewis Griffin, Larna Inns, Emily Chedgzoy, Brodie Derry, Lewis Durant, Isla Jones, Abigail Tite, Richard Tyler, Hollie Hodson, Tyler John, Bradley Leadbeater, Ryan Sparrow.
Students Showcase Their Skills At Shakespeare Event
Our Evening of Shakespeare celebrates our students’ acting talents as they take on the infamous ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Twelfth Night’.
BTEC Business 100% Pass Rate
Students make rapid and sustained progress in BTEC Business securing a 100% pass rate, well above the national average.
Accelerated Reader Enables Students to Improve Reading Ages By More Than Two Years
Our students are making excellent progress in Accelerated Reader! Congratulations to the following students who have impressively improved their reading age by two years (or more!) in the space of one term: Kailtyn Crossley , Molly Collins, Jacob Maund, Nathan Mills, Tilly Ward, Dominic Rowles, Yvonne Durnall, Jack Clews, Edward Cutler, Oliver Griffin, Abigail Harcombe, Ethan Smith, Maicie Wallis, Daniel Craig, Amy-J Whetton, Ben Aspbury, Tyler Hancox, Joshua Bradshaw, Jack Mason, Leah McCutcheon-Meehan, Harvey McVinnie, Jack Taylor.
BTEC Engineering results – Best in Staffordshire 5 years running , 100% pass rate and performing well above national average!
National Enterprise Challenge Finals
Huge congratulations to our Enterprise team for reaching the National Finals! The team were lucky enough to be chosen from hundreds of other schools to pitch their idea for a new app for Ryman’s Stationers. A hugely enjoyable day for out students. Roll on next year, we’re ready for you Theo Paphitis!
Students Dance At Wembley Stadium
Huge congratulations to our 60 amazing students from years 7 8 & 9 who have just performed in the biggest mass-movement dance show ever performed at Wembley Stadium alongside X-Factor winner Louisa Johnson.
Performing Arts Week
Well done to all our students involved in Performing Arts week. Three performances over three consecutive evenings, with many students involved in all three productions. Congratulations to you all, nothing but rave reviews!
Progress Zone Supporting Students to Make Progress
Students with both hearing and visual impairments have been supported with a reduced timetable and one to one support in our progress zone, ensuring they have the additional time they need to complete activities and revisit learning, resulting in excellent progress and achievement.
Performing Arts Concert
On Friday 31st March, we hosted a performing arts concert for Entrust. We welcomed a number of students from John Bamford, Western Springs, Churchfields and Chancel to perform alongside a number of our talented students. Congratulations to everyone involved for an entertaining afternoon!
Supporting Students Through Exams
Students who have been supported with anxiety and stress have flourished this term – with support from daily mentoring sessions; one to one teaching; small group learning and a reduced timetable we are really pleased to see an increase in their time spent in school and successful participation in carefully identified whole class lessons.
Students Develop Their Key Understanding of Vocabulary
Following on from our PPEs, students in Y11 have had additional support in Maths and English skills through additional one to one sessions where they are also developing their understanding of key vocabulary that is used in GCSE papers, leading to a feeling of ‘more confidence than I had before.’
Green Power Race Team
The team worked fantastically with James, Daniel and Leo as drivers. Rebecca, Holly, Aaron and Alicia were on pit stop and Connor pushed off on his final ever Green Power race. We have moved up 15 places from our last race which shows there hard work paid off. Thank you to Gerrads for the new spray job on the car which is the best car on the track.