Year 7 Diploma
This year we are launching a new initiative, called the “Year 7 Diploma”. This rewards and encourages strong academic performance, extra-curricular engagement and contribution to the local/global community. Click HERE for further information.
GCSE Science at Home
We at Hall Green School are very proud of our well-established careers provision, and we continue to offer a range of trips, activities, support mechanisms, specialist advice sessions, and instances of exposure to employers and workplaces. Our personalised approach begins in Year 7 and continues throughout your child’s time here. We work with local and multinational businesses, sole-traders, independent advisers, further/higher education providers, prospective employers, local council, and guest speakers alongside attending numerous events and trips to help your child gain a well-rounded view of the potential pathways they may like to explore. For our pupils with special or specific needs, we ensure a bespoke programme of guidance and additional support when required.
In terms of further and higher education, we ensure all pupils have the highest aspirations when exploring the possibility of studying Further Education courses, such as:
- A Levels
- Level 1/2/3 courses
- BTEC courses/Technical Qualifications (T Levels will be available Sept 2020).
and then many moving to degree-level Higher Education. All pupils will experience some aspect of higher/further education before they leave in Year 11, and this is reflected in our excellent destination data which continues to outperform other schools nationally.
The following diagram illustrates how our provision develops throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4, and prepares your child for life after Hall Green School.
Our careers programme is reviewed annually and staff appraisal is linked to pupil outcomes. This review provides the evidence for an annual report, which is compiled by our Careers Leader and the relevant Line Manager. Our most recent report is posted here and was published on 18th September 2018. The next review is due on 18th September 2019.
Our Careers Leader is Miss Homer (firstname.lastname@example.org). Tel: 0121 628 8787. Year 11 Next Steps – October 2019 Year 11 Next Steps Booklets 2019
NHS Careers Event at Birmingham City Football Club
The Birmingham Community Healthcare organised this fantastic event for a group of our pupils to inform young people about the wide range of careers there are available within the NHS. Pupils visited a host of departments with their interactive stands from dentistry, physiotherapy, phlebotomy, Clinical Illustration, forensics, psychology, prosthetics and many more. You can find out more about the different roles at www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles
Birmingham Careers Service
Hall Green School works closely with Birmingham Careers Service in providing an independent, impartial adviser whom all of year 11 will have a 1 to 1 appointment within school, throughout the year. Here pupils will receive an individual Action Plan that they can share with parents and carers of what they discussed and what advice was given.
If you know of any young people who are aged between 16-19 or someone who has a learning difficulty and/or disability then up to 25, who are notin education or training and would benefit from some support please direct them to www.birminghamcareersservice.co.uk. here they can view the local outreach offices and make an appointment to speak to an advisor. They can also call on 0121 675 6105.
Kudos gives you all the information you need to make important decisions about future careers and what subjects, courses and training you can do to reach your career destination.
UCAS Progress for Searching and Applying for Course Here pupils can search for further and higher education courses and there is lots of helpful information.How can parents help their child with their post 16 options?
Thinking about an apprenticeship? Find out the facts, search and apply for vacancies. https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship School Leaves Guide – click here to access a guide to career options for school and college leavers.
Year 10 Work Experience: July 2020
As a result of the ongoing uncertainty around school closures, social distancing, and how businesses may or may not be operational, work experience for Year 10 pupils will unfortunately be cancelled this academic year. We appreciate a number of you will have secured very beneficial placements and you may still be able to complete these at some point in the future.
We also have a number of careers events planned for next year in order to support your transition into further education and the world of work.
Extra Curricular Clubs
At Hall Green School we offer a wide range of extra-curricular clubs. At times clubs may have to be cancelled at short notice an this may be due to weather conditions, staff absence or other unforeseen circumstances. Parents may be contacted regarding cancellations, but please be aware this may not always be possible. If you are unsure, please contact the school office.
Our Homework Club is back! We have staff available at lunchtime (Monday to Thursday) in Room D3, and from 3:15pm until 4:15pm in the same room. Whether you would like to work independently or require some support, please feel free to attend.
At Hall Green School, we strive to get the best results for our pupils. This includes preparing you for your examinations so that you can successfully move onto bigger and better things! The awarding bodies set a strict criteria which must be followed by all pupils for the conduct of examinations and all coursework/controlled assessment. Pupils, should therefore pay particular attention to the Important Exam Notices and any notices in or around examination rooms.
The following links show the guidance and regulations for exams from all awarding bodies covering both GCSEs and all other externally assessed qualifications. Please take time to familiarise yourselves with the documents and make sure you adhere to all the exam regulations. You could risk being disqualified from one or all of your exams if you do not follow these regulations.
Exam Regulations & Guidance
Click the links below to see more information.
Lexia PowerUp Literacy
Health & Wellbeing
Resources for Schools to Support Health and Wellbeing and Online Issues
Talking to kids about media and body image – tip sheet http://mediasmarts.ca/sites/mediasmarts/files/tip-sheet/tipsheet_media_effects_on_body_image.pdf The Boys’ Biggest Conversation – encourage teenagers and young men to talk about body image and the effect it has on their mental wellbeing Website: http://boysbiggestconversation.com Teaching Resources: http://mediasmart.uk.com/resources/teaching-resources Mindful Me – helps girls build body confidence and self-esteem. Focuses on body awareness, mindfulness, self-kindness, empowerment, and positive emotions.
https://www.berealcampaign.co.uk/education-resources/11-activity-guide-for-mentors-of-girls-from-the-dove-self-esteem-project Confident Me – For teenagers: addresses key topics including the impact of society, professional and social media on appearance ideals, and give teachers strategies to boost students’ confidence. https://www.dove.com/uk/dove-self-esteem-project/school-workshops-on-body-image-confident-me/self-esteem-school-resources-confident-me-five-sessions.html Parent Support Resources in developing self-esteem in their children https://www.dove.com/uk/dove-self-esteem-project/help-for-parents.html
You want Nudes? – website full of resources regarding sexting http://dontgetsextorted.ca/#home Hot Topics from Childnet – for Parents and Carers on issues such as sexting, grooming, livestreaming and video chat and webcams https://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers/hot-topics lnternet Watch Foundation (lWF) – anonymously and confidentially report: Child sexual abuse content and/or Non-photographic child sexual abuse images https://www.iwf.org.uk/ Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) – confidentially report: If you have been a victim of sexual online abuse or you’re worried this is happening to someone you know. https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ Professional Online Safety Helpline – Supporting professionals working with children and young people with any online safety issues they, or children and young people in their care, may face. https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/professionals-online-safety-helpline
Digital Five 3 Day – gives children and parents easy to follow, practical steps to achieve a healthy and balanced digital diet. https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/2017/08/06/digital-5-a-day/