Here at Hagley we place great emphasis upon nurturing the whole person.
Mentoring and Classroom Assistance
Over the last few years an excellent system has been devised whereby Sixth Form students provide assistance to members of staff, helping pupils lower down the school. Often the Sixth Formers concerned are intending to go on to Teacher Training but this is by no means always the case. Our Paired Reading Scheme involves pairing a Sixth Former with a student from years 7 or 8 and simply listening to the student read for a period of about 15 minutes a week, helping to develop their comprehension and confidence with language skills.
Classroom assistance can be very useful, for example in PE and Science, where an extra person to help in group work and practical situations is very much appreciated. Doing so assists the younger students but also develops you as a Sixth Former, increasing your interaction skills and confidence. The schemes are co-ordinated by the teacher in charge of Special Needs.
The Sixth Form Committee
The Head Boy and the Head Girl at Hagley have, for many years, been elected by the democratic vote of the Sixth Form students themselves. We hope that you will look forward to using your vote when your turn comes; we also hope that you may consider standing for election yourself. We elect not just the Head Boy and Head Girl, but a complete Sixth Form Committee of six representatives.
The Committee meets with the Head of Sixth Form at least once a week and is responsible for organising many events, some for the Sixth Formers themselves and some for younger pupils. Serving on the Sixth Form Committee is an excellent opportunity to take a leading role in the life of the Sixth Form.
Every summer the Sixth Form Committee organises the major social event of the Sixth Form year which is the Sixth Form Leavers’ Ball.
Work Experience Scheme
We want everybody to enjoy a non-academic recreational activity on a Wednesday afternoon. For some students, however, it is appropriate that they use this time in order to pursue Work Experience. For example, many students interested in teaching have gone into our feeder schools to help the Primary School teachers, gaining valuable work experience which they are able to talk about when they go for interview at university. Other examples are of students volunteering in nursing homes, whilst others have arranged work experience in an area of interest to them.