Enrichment - The Hart School
It is important that students develop both inside and outside of the classroom. Their time in school should help them to become broad minded, compassionate individuals that have consideration for the world around them.
At The Hart School Sixth Form we facilitate a strong enrichment programme that works alongside the qualifications being studied. We believe our high-quality lessons mixed with our broad and numerous activities, interest groups, leadership and volunteering opportunities develop students’ academic, social and personal skills to provide a springboard for their future; whatever that may be.
Peer Mentoring is a well-established volunteering programme that provides additional subject support to students in lower school each academic year. The Peer Mentoring role develops coaching skills and communication, as well as core life skills including reliability, professional working relationships and supporting/motivating others.
Peer Mentors work 1:1 with students across all year groups to make progress subjects at Key Stage 3 and 4. Students spend time developing their knowledge and understanding whilst building confidence in preparation for their summer examinations. It establishes their position as a role models within the school and gives our younger students something to aspire towards.
Peer Mentors can also choose to support groups of students alongside their personal studies in timetabled lessons, taking direction from teaching staff and sharing their passion for a particular curriculum area. It can be incredibly useful experience for any student that wishes to complete a teaching qualification. Many of our Peer Mentors have gone on to university to become trainee teachers.
We believe, that being able to give back to society is fundamental in building character and a moral conscience. Every year The Hart School has a “Raising And Giving” week, commonly known as RAG week. The sixth form council nominates a local charity and then organises a week’s worth of activities to raise money. This allows students to develop organisational skills and teamwork all while raising thousands for good causes.
At The Hart School Sixth Form many of our students take on the challenge of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Whilst taking on this exciting challenge students will discover new talents and challenge themselves physically as well as mentally. Students will make a difference to their local community as well as developing skills and confidence. Most importantly they will have a lot of fun along the way. An award is achieved by completing a personal programme of activities that include volunteering, physical activity, skills and expedition.