Young Chef Success!!
Seaford’s very own Ben Philipson made it through to the
regional Young Chef of the Year final last week.
The competition took place at Oxted school in Surrey
where he faced 5 other competitors all cooking a three
course meal to impress the taste buds of the judges.
Ben had a fighting chance with his three courses of
Tempura Cod and Broccoli, Prawn and New Potato
Stew in Tomato and Chilli sauce with homemade bread
rolls and a tempting Sticky Golden Syrup Cake with
berries. Congratulations to Ben for taking part in the
competition and being a very successful runner up.
Mock interview success at Seaford Head School
Seaford Head School were pleased to welcome guests from local businesses and organisations this week (Tuesday 6th November) to take part in Year 11 mock interviews. The event forms part of the School’s CEIAG (Careers Education, Information and Guidance) programme and gives students the opportunity to experience what is like to be interviewed by a potential employer. Students had the chance to apply for a range of different jobs and were then chosen to go forward for interview.
Rob Handy, CEIAG leader at Seaford Head School, said “We are incredibly grateful to everyone who gave up their time to support our students with this event. It is really important to us that we give our young learners the experience of communicating with local employers. We have had some fantastic feedback and some of our students will end up with part time work or work experience places as a result of their successful interviews today.”
A Year 11 Student said “I was nervous before the interview because I have never done anything like this before but now I know what to expect and plan for, I am more confident about future interviews that I will have for college or jobs in the future.”
Businesses taking part: Blue Door Nursery, The Bevern Trust, Weald Technology, Experience it Now Travel, Job Centre Plus and Fundraising Auctions.
Photo: Karen Stanyard and Julie Andrews from Seaford Head School with representatives from local businesses
Amazing Students on the Battlefields Tours
This week (14th – 17th) Mr Gant took two wonderful students on the Battlefields Tour where they visited several cemeteries, battlefields and war memorials. At each of the sites, selected students performed a poem written from WW1.
Maia Steer was an absolute asset to the tour. She responded beautifully with challenging questions and was one of the few who volunteered to carry a Poppy Wreath in Menin Gate, though she was unlucky not to be picked from the hat. Connie Ruzich Ph.D, from Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, and Julie Blake, director of Poetry by Heart, commended Maia’s brilliance throughout the tour. She had prepared to read Mametz Wood, but unfortunately we didn’t visit and the opportunity for her to recite this was missed. However, Maia beautifully recited an American poem on the bus entitled The Precious Babies which was met with much applause.
Moreover, Amelia Parker stood in front of the Tyne Cot Memorial
and recited a Polish poem called She Who Has Not Died or Ta,
Co Nie Zginela by Edward Slonski. Amelia was watched not only
by the tour group, but also by members of the public and armed
forces who stayed to listen. Not only this, but Amelia also
performed Death Bed (which was not recorded) whilst standing
next to the Thiepval Memorial. Both students were an absolute
credit to the school. See the video of Amelia reciting She Who
Has Not Died.
The students have been challenged to complete a Legacy project
of which the plans have already been laid.
Seaford Head School recognised for excellence in science teaching
Seaford Head School has been awarded the prestigious GOLD Science Mark,
in recognition of the excellent work undertaken by our science department.
Science Mark was created by STEM Learning to recognise and celebrate best
practice in science departments across the UK. Schools and colleges receive the
Science Mark when they can show that they are delivering inspiring lessons for students and demonstrate their department’s commitment to high-quality science education.
Adam Little, Professional Development Leader at STEM Learning, said:
“We are delighted to congratulate Seaford Head on receiving the GOLD Science Mark. Being awarded Science Mark is such a prestigious achievement because the assessment process is so rigorous, ensuring the programme is a true hallmark of quality science teaching. Each school and college who receivesScience Mark has demonstrated a real and ongoing commitment to excellent
science education in their school. Seaford Head is a great example of this.”
Rob Handy, Assistant Head teacher and STEM coordinator at Seaford Head School, said:
“We are absolutely delighted to be recognised by STEM Learning in this way. The GOLD Science Mark puts our science department in the top 15% in the country which is testament to the hard work of staff and students in the science department. We are incredibly proud of this year’s exam results, both at KS4 where results are well above the national average and KS5 where A-level Physics was a particular strength. It is also encouraging that the majority of our A level students go on to peruse a STEM subject at university.”