There is much in the media about the ‘UK skills gap’ between the needs of employers and the skill set of school leavers and graduates.
Through partnerships we have developed with leading employers, we have developed the ACCESS strand to our curriculum.
|Analytical||Evidence driven, rigorous, problem solver, critiques self and others until the end product is of the highest possible standard|
|Communicator||Persuasive, articulate, formal, influential, clear, credible, reflective, appropriate|
|Collaborative||Team player, inclusive, taking people with you, looking beyond the immediate team|
|Explorer||Curious, questioning, resourceful, proactive, committed, high attention to detail|
|Strategic||Outcome driven, goal focussed, uses time effectively, plans and maps tasks meticulously, remains focussed on a high quality product|
|Self-governing||Organised, independent, motivated, completes all tasks to the highest possible standard|
This means learning at HVS enables our young people to not only have excellent academic outcomes but to confidently take up their place in the wider world. Links with universities, industry experts, different places of work and in-house ‘real world’ projects through curriculum time and half-termly ACCESS days are at the heart of the curriculum. This ensure that by the time students leave HVS they are well prepared for success in their chosen field.
|ACCESS Skill||Year 7||Year 8||Year 9||Year 10|
|Analyse||Treasure Trove Challenge||Journey of a Refugee||Visit to Wisley||Study Skills|
|Communicate||Bollywood Workshop||Macbeth Project||Languages Day||Interview / CV Day|
|Collaborate||Sports Day||Sports Day||Sports Day||Sports Day|
|Explore||Visit to London||GCSE Taster Day||RE Day||RE Day – Places of Worship|
|Strategise||Earthquake hits HVS||The Physics of Rollercoasters||Young Enterprise Day||Young Enterprise Day|
|Self-Govern||E-Safety Day||Resilience Day||Professional Skills Day||Professional Skills Day|