Welcome to our online ‘Voices for Change Gallery.’ Our students have been inspired by the international Black Lives Matter movement. They have created artwork, placards and poems in peaceful protest at racial injustice and racism in the world because it is not enough to not be racist, we need to be actively anti-racist.
We have all had lots of time online and many of you will be pleased to be having a break from online learning. However for those of you who would like to keep learning going our Summer Task Grid is here to help! Click below to pick and choose some things to do over summer. There are projects available for all years; all subjects. There is no requirement for students to complete these projects but we suggest they try one or two at least to keep their brain ticking over!
We are very excited to be able to host results day on site! We have had to make some changes to accommodate social distancing but we are confident we can still make this a special day for students.
Please read all the details here in a letter from Ms Bower, which will also be posted home:
The letter includes an FAQ section we have also displayed here:
|I will not be able to attend school on Results day – how can I get my results?||We strongly advise that students come into school and collect their results in person. However, we recognise that these are exceptional times. If you know that you will not be able to collect your results on Thursday 20th August, please complete this form, and we will send your results to your school email address from 2pm on 20th August.|
|What shall I bring with me on results day?||A fully charged mobile phone, a pen and a notepad. You may want to get in touch with family or friends, or need to call colleges and sixth forms about places.|
|I didn’t get a grade 4 in Maths and English that I needed to start my course||The first thing to do if you haven’t passed Maths or English with a grade 4 or above is to speak to the staff at the school or college that you are planning to attend or to the training provider for your apprenticeship.
Some sixth forms will allow you to start A levels and retake either English or Maths alongside your other qualifications. However, many sixth forms require you to have at least a grade 4 in English and Maths before you start.If you choose to, you can usually resit Maths and English in November – ask your teachers about this.
Schools and colleges offer classes to prepare students to retake these GCSEs as it is a government requirement that you keep studying these subjects until you are 18 or achieve a grade 4 in them.
|What if I don’t get the grades I need?||Don’t worry. It might be that you haven’t quite met your criteria for your conditional offer. The best thing to do is to call your college/sixth form and tell them your results and see if they will accept you. Don’t automatically assume that if you don’t get the exact grades they were asking for, you won’t get in.
If you need to make a different plan, there will be lots of staff on hand in the Library to go through your options with you. We will also be in school on Friday 21st August from 10am – 1pm, so you can take the day to think about your options and come back to speak with us then.
|Do I have to open my results at school?||We would really like you to open your results at school, so then we can support you with your next steps. However, we know it can be a bit overwhelming, so we will make sure there are private, quiet spaces for you to open your results away from others if you need.|
|I got the results I need – what next?||Your chosen college or sixth form should have let you know how to confirm your place, and this is usually done via email. Make sure you have read all of your emails carefully, so you know exactly what you need to do to confirm your place.|
|Can I resit my exams?||Information about resits will be available on Results Day, and there will be lots of staff on hand to talk you through your options.|
Please see a letter to all parents and interested parties regarding September opening.
Our Year 11 students have worked extremely hard this year to create fantastic photographic outcomes as part of their GCSE. Unfortunately due to the global pandemic we were not able to have a physical exhibition.However, that doesn’t stop us from celebrating their hard work and showcasing their talent to all of you at home, virtually! Enjoy the show!
Mrs Roberts communicated with all families today around the time frames for the HHS plans to be released to parents. The government announcement today that all year groups can return full time was great news but there were conditions and stipulations which will make the reopening in September something which will need to be carefully planned!
If families would like to read the guidance issued by the government they can CLICK HERE
Staff and Prefects at Heartlands have contributed to this updated Enrichment Grid, which contains activities you can be getting on with to enrich yourself and develop your character while you are at home. The Grid is divided into different categories, so you may wish to focus on activities that interest you most. All these activities are free to get involved in.
We’d love to hear from you: email Mr Seldon and your form tutor any photos or videos of you doing any of these enrichment activities!
|Category||Activity and any links|
All these short talks have been chosen as we think they’ll interest Heartlands students and all touch on the importance of character. All are free to watch! Let us know if you have watched any and what you think!
|Drew Dudley – Everyday Leadership||Amusing and practical tips for how we can seized every day to be a leader in some way||https://www.ted.com/talks/drew_dudley_everyday_leadership|
|Arel Moodie – The Secret to Student Success||Arel Moodie uses his personal story of living in challenging circumstances about how we can achieve success||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY86_7G2qZQ|
|Angela Duckworth- The power of grit||Duckworth explains why resilience is the key to student success rather than intelligence||https://www.ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_grit_the_power_of_passion_and_perseverance|
|Adora Svitak – What adults can learn from kids||Child prodigy Adora Svitak on the importance of ‘childish’ thinking like optimism and creativity||https://www.ted.com/talks/adora_svitak_what_adults_can_learn_from_kids|
|Diana Nyad – Never, ever give up||Nyad swam from Cuba to America at the age of 60||https://www.ted.com/talks/diana_nyad_never_ever_give_up#t-918954|
|Ric Elias – 3 things I learned while my plane crashed||Elias had a front-row seat on a plane that crash-landed. What went through his mind as the plane went down?||https://www.ted.com/talks/ric_elias_3_things_i_learned_while_my_plane_crashed#t-271413|
|Steve Jobs – Commencement Speech||Founder of Apple Steve Jobs gives some invaluable life advice to graduates of Harvard University||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc|
|Andy Puddicome – All it takes is 10 Mindful Minutes||Andy Puddicome on the importance of stillness and taking time of your day to be mindful||https://www.ted.com/talks/andy_puddicombe_all_it_takes_is_10_mindful_minutes#t-543237|
|Clint Smith – How to raise a black son in America||A profound look at the racial divide in America and how to address it||https://www.ted.com/talks/clint_smith_how_to_raise_a_black_son_in_america?referrer=playlist-talks_to_help_you_understand_r#t-300495|
Please fill out this form if your child is interested in receiving one-to-one instrumental or vocal lessons next academic year. We offer lessons on a range of instruments for if you are a beginner, want to take grade exams or just learn for fun. You will receive more information in September.