A number of last year’s very successful Y11 students (formerly TAG students now in Y12) shared the benefits of their experiences and wisdom with some of our Y10 HAT boys.
Over a 4 month period, the Y12 students have used the Learning Conversation model as well as other approaches to support learners in doing even better in their studies.
The outcomes have been really positive in terms of the qualitative feedback and sessions have also impacted positively on the attainment outcomes for the group of Y10 students – in addition, it is something the Y12 can put towards their UCAS or other applications (and, importantly, they can also feel the warm glow of having helped other people!)
Well done all!
A recent Y11 event called ELEVATE sought to support some of our Y11 cohort in identifying immediate goals and action plans as we approach this all important examination period.
Mr Atkins, Mr Taylor and Mrs Callipo joined the students and were all pleased with the commitment demonstrated.
A follow-up session happens this half-term on Thursday, 19th April from P3…
Good luck with the ‘final push’!
Part of our commitment to Stretch & Challenge for All, our 2nd ACD of the year involved a terrific range of activity once again as we froze the curriculum and offered something a bit different.
- Y7: Performance Work and Careers-related Learning
- Y8: Advanced Unlocking Potential for HATs and SBS for All
- Y9: THE BIG BANG external trip and Technology in-school
- Y10: Careers
- Y11: RE Curriculum Coverage
- Sixth Form: A Range of Future Pathways sessions
There was a lot of effective, interactive learning and these pictures (with more to follow) give just a flavour…
Recently (and as part of our Raising Aspirations Programme), a group of Year 9 HAT students had the opportunity to work with a range of representatives from different parts of the Food and Drink industry.
The workshop was organised through the IGD (Institute of Grocery Distributors).
The students learnt about the importance of presenting yourself in a professional manner, and were able to quiz the volunteers about their day-to-day jobs, learning about their career paths and the sort of skills necessary to develop a successful career. Students were surprised to learn how many different types of jobs there are within that single sector. It was great to see how much the students developed, even over a relatively short period of time.
Many congratulations to them for their proactive approach to the session and for their valuable contributions.
A number of parents/carers of HAT (Higher Attainer) students attended a Parent Evening organized by Mrs Callipo on February 13th.
With Mrs Gould, Mrs Holt, Mr Taylor and Mr Royle offering overviews of a range of services and Mrs Callipo as lead, this was more-than-ably supported by Zeta in Y11 who gave a very insightful talk on a number of things from a student perspective: options, careers, ACD, Work Experience, life as a HAT student at NLS.
Zeta spoke warmly of all the terrific support she receives but also acknowledged the vital importance that parents/carers play in the success of student learning – it’s a real team effort and the team on this evening (parents, staff, students) helped make for a really productive session.
Thanks to all…
On 1 February, 20 HAT students from Y9 and 10 were fortunate to be able to take part in a careers “Raising Aspirations” event run by sergeant Tom Manise from the RAF.
The focus of the event was student participation in a sequence of physical challenges designed to promote communication, teamwork, listening and problem solving skills.
All the boys thoroughly enjoyed the activities which were both fun and challenging…
20 of our Y10 HAT students were incredibly lucky to be able to attend an inspiring careers talk on Thurs 18th Jan.
This was delivered by Stef Burns, a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) ambassador who is a commercial airlines pilot.
She spoke about her own challenging journey to be qualified which showed grit, determination and amazing perseverance and also shared some of her day to day experiences of flying a cargo plane all over the world.
The students were fascinated to learn about the cargo she carries ( from racehorses to Moonpig greetings cards!) and also the ongoing training she must undergo in the flight simulators based in Copenhagen.
A fascinating and very inspiring talk!
Thanks to Mrs Whelan-Davis for facilitating…
NLS is delighted that two students (Luca and Freddie) have been selected to be involved in Warwick University’s prestigious Warwick Scholar Programme.
This achievement involved the students in an application process where they had to demonstrate
how they are particularly able students and why they should have access to the university’s facility.
It is a competitive process so this is a real accolade – well done boys!
Some great S&C websites for Independent Learning can be found here:
Using the Online World to Support you in your learning as a Student
They cover a range of subject areas and are suitable for a range of learners…
Our most personalised, diverse ACD yet…
With Y7 involved in SBS and castle building as well as Unlocking Potential, Y8 exploring careers and GCSE options, Y9 investigating RE topics and careers, Y10 on a STEM event with lots of practical activity and Y11 undertaking a myriad array of activities linked to personal need (Geography Field Trip work, RM, Media, German, Art, English learning experiences…) it was a breath-taking day in many ways!
Meanwhile, Sixth Formers undertook a huge range too – things that will support their immediate, exciting futures.
These pictures give a mild flavour of all the excellent efforts…