Secondary Minor Awards: Spring 2023 (Details)

Here's a quick summary of what secondary schools in Hertfordshire have successfully bid for so far in the spring term of 2023.   Each academic year, schools can bid for up to £1000 in each of our focus areas (PE, STEM and Learning to Learn) providing there are enough funds left in our termly budget (displayed on the applications page).  Applications have to pass our criteria which you can find here.

We wish all the award recipients good luck with their amazing projects and we are very pleased to have helped them "achieve a lot with a little".

Please Note:  The Effective Learning criteria has changed to Learning to Learn from January 2023 so some of the previous EL awards may not have passed under this new category.

 School   Location  Focus  Project 
Robert Barclay Hoddesdon STEM A range of science equipment to enable pupils to work in smaller groups which will improve practical confidence and competency at all levels in a broader range of topics and maintain motivation in the subject overall.
Goffs Churchgate Cheshunt Learning to Learn INSET for all teaching staff in critical and higher order thinking to help develop students as more independent and metacognitive thinkers.  This training is provided by JMCinset, covers such areas as visualising thinking, reasoning, higher order questioning and digital tools and is an initial step towards becoming a Thinking School.
Presdales Ware STEM A Holzstar DB100 wood turning lathe to support the increase in DT KS 4 and 5 numbers with a machine that will increase the range of practice and coursework projects available and produce more detailed and professional pieces of work and hence, higher grades.
Presdales Ware PE A set of 12 barbells and weights and storage rack to provide enough equipment to enable whole class gym based fitness sessions, rotating through the machines, free weights and free plyometric exercises to gain a full body workout.   The equipment will be especially useful for exam groups and G+T students.