Staff & <br>Governors

The Staff

RELIGIOUS AND PERSONAL EDUCATION

Head of Faculty – Mr Beesley

Deputy Head of Faculty – Miss Duffy

Faculty Staff – Mrs Farrugia, Mrs Feeney, Miss Gilleran, Mr Ventura (NQT)

Lay Chaplain – Mr Hindmarsh

ENGLISH

Head of Faculty – Mrs Collett

Deputy Head of Faculty – Miss Fitzmaurice

Subject Leader Media Studies – Mr Keane

Faculty Staff – Mrs Malhi, Mrs Kenward, Mrs Ireland, Mr Megson, Mrs Montgomery, Mrs Yunus Mr Titmus, Miss McNulty-Sharma (NQT)

MATHEMATICS

Head of Faculty – Mr Hammond

Deputy Head of Faculty – Mr Kingshott

Faculty Staff - Mr Madden, Miss Marshment, Mrs Morris Mrs Ronan, Ms Sigauke, Mr Wheat, Mr Stanford, Mr Wheat Miss Patel (School Direct)

LANGUAGES

Head of Faculty – Mrs Pearce

Deputy Head of Faculty / Subject Leader German – Miss Seedhouse

Subject Leader French – Mrs Trytsman

Subject Leader Spanish – Miss J Walker

Faculty Staff – Miss Dambowy, Miss Deudon, Miss Elliott, Mrs Middleton, Miss Tipton, Mrs Zienkiewicz-Williams Mrs Anderson (NQT), Miss Waring (NQT)

PUPIL AND LEARNING SUPPORT SERVICES

SENCO – Mrs Everard

Assistant SENCO – Mrs Oliver

Faculty Staff – Mrs Griffin, Mr Nicholds, Mrs Foster (1:1 Maths  & English), Mrs Nardiello (1:1 Maths & English)

SCIENCE

Head of Faculty – Dr Gill

Deputy Head of Faculty – Mr Kerrigan

Faculty Staff – Dr Drakeford, Mr Elkins, Mrs Izod, Mrs King, Mr Poultney, Mr Reddan, Miss Reynard, Miss Reynolds, Mr Sud, Mrs Thomas, Mr Williams.

SPORT & PERFORMING ARTS

Head of Faculty – Mrs Edge

Deputy Head of Faculty – Mr Forinton

Subject Leader Music – Mrs McDermott-Cole Drama – Miss Nordone

KS4 Performing Arts Leader – Miss Greenway

Faculty Staff – Mr Alcott, Mr Billings, Mrs O’Gorman, Mr Page, Mr Ross, Mr Savage

CREATIVE ARTS & TECHNOLOGY

Head of Faculty – Mr Molloy

Deputy Head of Faculty – Mrs McCartney

Subject Leader Art – Ms Crowley

Subject Leader ICT/Computer Science – Mr Fletcher

Faculty Staff – Mr Caldwell, Mrs Hepworth, Mrs Holme, Mr Marwaha, Mr Moreton, Miss McClelland, Mr Nagle, Miss Powell, Mrs Roberts, Miss G Walker, Mr Donaldson (UQ), Mr Cosby (School Direct)

HUMANITIES

Head of Faculty / Head of History – Ms Burtonwood

Subject Leader Geography – Miss Patel

Subject Leader Business Studies – Miss Delaney Economics – Ms Duffy

Faculty Staff – Mrs Campbell, Mrs Curtis, Mrs Dhillon, Miss Henbury, Mrs Hirons, Mrs Knight, Mrs Le Poidevin (Mat Leave), Miss Mulligan, Mrs Swales, Mrs Whitwell, Mr Brookland (NQT), Miss Cope (NQT), Ms Griffiths (NQT), Miss Taberner (NQT)

Attendance & Behaviour Co-ordinator - Mrs Butler

Child Protection & LAC Co-ordinator – Mrs Middleton

EAL Co-ordinator – Mrs Zienkiewicz-Williams

Family Attendance Co-ordinator – Mrs Simmons

Gifted & Talented – Mrs Dhillon

Health Education (Vocational Guidance/Careers) - Mrs Farrugia

Pupil Leadership Group – Miss Gilleran

Staff Development Co-ordinator – Mrs Kenward

Teaching & Learning / CPD Co-ordinator (new staff) – Miss Powell

TRAX / Inclusion Mr Rutherford / Mrs Middleton / Mr Donaldson

Vocational Course Leader - Miss Delaney

Work Experience/WRL Co-ordinator – Ms McDonald

Year 7 Transition Co-ordinator – Mrs Holme

Years 11/12 Raising Aspirations Co-ordinator – Ms Duffy

The Governors

Pat Garner – Chair

Karen Cadden, Rose Crowley, Lena Gould, Frances Huxtable, Mandy Mair, Stephen Mangan, Linda Sammin, Paul Tierney, Margaret Worsley, Keith Eales, Alka Gandhi, Ruth Carver-Smith, Christopher Edge, Lorraine Keogh,  Helen Knight, Mary Middleton, Jason Molloy.

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Departments <br><br>

   Religious and Personal Education

RE Faculty – “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” – Psalm 119
Religious Education is at the heart of our Catholic school and is considered to be a core subject. The Religious Education faculty takes responsibility for the academic study of Catholicism and other world religions alongside playing a crucial part in whole school catechesis and faith development.
In Years 7 & 8 our students follow schemes of learning that are based on the curriculum directory agreed by the Bishops. They study some of the arguments for the existence of God, alongside a study of areas such as sacraments, resurrection, the early church, advent and our responsibilities in the world, Islam, Sikhism and morality. During the year, our students also have the opportunity to mark Advent, Lent and Our Lady’s month of May through planned activities in RE lessons led by our lay chaplain.
Students begin studying for a full GCSE in Religious Studies from Year 9. Every student follows the WJEC Option B syllabus. This includes further study of the arguments for the existence of God, the problem of suffering, environmental and medical ethics, peace and conflict, worship and symbolism, crime and punishment, equality and marriage and the family. Each topic is reviewed from a Catholic perspective and compared and contrasted with beliefs in other Christian traditions and in Islam.
The introduction of a three year GCSE course means that experiential learning has been included to help students to really understand the meaning and significance behind ritual and certain beliefs. The full GCSE allows every student to achieve grades ranging from A*-G and enquiry and evaluation are heavily emphasised alongside knowledge of religious beliefs and practice.Beyond key stage 4, every student in our post-16 centre continues to receive their entitlement to religious education through a series of carefully planned flexible learning days. These enable students to discuss matters of religion and faith in a creative and active manner.For those students who opt to study with the faculty at AS and A2 level, the Edexcel A level course in Philosophy and Ethics is offered. This includes a detailed study of the arguments for the existence of God including the arguments of Thomas Aquinas and of William Paley, a detailed study of the theodicies of Irenaeus and Augustine and a study of the philosophical questions surrounding belief in miracles in Year 12.Students also complete a detailed study of the ethical theories of situation ethics and utilitarianism and apply these to dilemmas in medical ethics.In Year 13 there is a detailed philosophical enquiry concerning the use of language in religion, belief in life after death, the ontological argument and arguments against religious belief. The church’s use of Natural Law theory in ethical questions is studied in detail alongside deontology and virtue ethics. The Religious Studies faculty is staffed by five full-time specialist teachers and one part-time specialist. Together they work effectively alongside two non-specialist teachers to offer engaging and challenging lessons to our students in a caring and supportive environment.

   English

KEY STAGE 3 ENGLISH
The English curriculum in Year 7 covers the following areas:
• the use and development of written and spoken language;
• individual and shared reading;
• the use and influence of the media;
• oral work, including prepared talks, discussion and performance;
• writing fiction and non-fiction texts;
• the study of Shakespeare.
It is expected that all pupils will read at least three books at home each half term, one of which must be fiction. Homework will be set on moodledo.KEY STAGE 4 ENGLISH
Sets 1 & 2 will follow a dual certificate course in English Language and English Literature. They will be entered for their exam in English Language in November 2013 with a possibility of a re-sit in June 2014.
The exam will consist of non-fiction writing and non-fiction reading.
Controlled assessments will be completed by June 2013 and will consist of:
• a first/third person narrative;
• a description;
• an essay based on a literature text;
• a study of spoken language;
• three speaking and listening assignments;
The English Literature exam will be taken in June 2014.
This consists of:
• one controlled assessment on a play from Shakespeare and linked poetry;
• two exams on a selection of drama, prose and poetry.
Set 3 & 4 will follow an English course. Entry to the exam will be in either November 2013 or June 2014 and will be decided on individual progress. The students will do one exam on non-fiction reading and another on non-fiction writing.
Controlled assessments include:
• a linke essay on the study of a Shakespeare play and poetry;
• an essay on a novel – Of Mice and Men;
• a third person story (narrative);
• a first person story (narrative);
• three speaking and listening assignments.
For those students who are entered for examination in November 2013, it will be necessary to finish all controlled assessments by the end of September 2014. For those students entered for examination in June 2014, the deadline will be March 2014. Set 5 and curriculum plus groups will follow a two year course in English and will be entered for examination in June 2014. The deadline for controlled assessments is March 2014.

   Mathematics

Our Philosophy At Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School we strive to make Mathematics a fun and practical subject through a range of activities in the classroom, where students explore and discover things for themselves. We believe that this enables our students to develop secure knowledge, skills and understanding of the subject which they can confidently apply to a range of contexts, thus leaving them well equipped for the future.

In our Faculty, every classroom has an interactive whiteboard which is extensively used as part of lessons and one classroom also contains a suite of computers. Alongside using ICT facilities, pupils are expected to bring basic equipment, i.e. pen, pencil, ruler and rubber to all lessons and we encourage protractors and scientific calculators where possible.

Each year our more talented mathematicians take part in the UKMT Mathematics Challenges. The challenges become progressively more difficult as pupils move up the school and are designed to develop their problem solving – a vital skill in becoming a strong mathematician.

We realise that some pupils find the subject very demanding. We have two dedicated teaching assistants who are able to offer in-class support and encouragement. We also offer one to one tuition to boost numeracy skills for our Year 7 entry who are working below level 4. One to one sessions and extra revision sessions are also offered to examination groups where necessary, to help raise levels of achievement.

The Curriculum Pupils are taught in sets according to their mathematical ability. However, there are opportunities during each year for movement between sets. In Years 7 and 8 and part of Year 9, pupils follow a course based upon National Curriculum covering aspects of Number, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics.

In the spring term of Year 9 pupils start their GCSE course following the Edexcel specification. Sets 1 to 3 follow the higher GCSE scheme of work and the rest follow the foundation scheme of work.

Top set Year 7s, our more able students, all of whom would have achieved level 5 or above follow the fast track pathway whereby they complete KS3 at the end of Year 8 and sit the GCSE exams at the end of year 10.

In year 11, they do level 1/2 further Mathematics, an A-level bridging course that helps boost their algebraic skills which is essential to doing A-level Mathematics.

The rest of the cohort do their GCSE exams at the end of year 11.

In Years 12 and 13 we have one or two groups taking AS/A level Mathematics. Most pupils who start the course go on to study the full A level.

The AS course consists of three modules: two in pure mathematics and one in statistics.

Pupils continuing onto A2 sit three more modules: two in pure mathematics and one in mechanics.

In addition, some pupils have the opportunity to study Further Mathematics.

Support with Home Study To support pupils with their homework and revision, we subscribe to two websites: Mymaths(www.mymaths.co.uk) and Mathswatch (www.mathswatchvle.com). These are excellent resources which pupils can access both in and out of school. In addition, we have a range of online resources our school VLE to assist students particularly at KS4 and KS5 with homework tasks and independent studies. In order to use these sites, pupils are provided with their own personal login details by their Mathematics teacher. For further information please contact either Mr A Hammond (Head of Faculty) or Mr R Kingshott (Deputy Head of Faculty).

   Languages

If you learn languages at Cardinal Wiseman School, then you are no ordinary language learner! Coming to a Language College means that you’ll enjoy all sorts of extra opportunities and activities as part of your school life here. Our spirit of tolerance, respect, cultural understanding and communication means that we are able to actively promote the Catholic ethos of our school.

What’s so special about us?Here are just a few reasons why we stand out from the crowd.

All pupils in Year 7 learn French, plus German, Spanish or Chinese. They will do this until the end of Year 9.

Our position as a Specialist Language College also means that we can offer experiences of all sorts of other world languages, including those spoken by our Coventry community, along with exciting international events and lots of cross curricular activities. As they get older, our pupils have the chance to take GCSE exams and gain other qualifications in French, German, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese and many more.

Our Curriculum
We don’t just work from textbooks, you’d be amazed at what we cover here, from family traditions, school life, food and drink and a healthy lifestyle, to the environment, poverty and child labour, all delivered in the context of French, German and Spanish speaking countries …… and all in a way that will really make you think about your world and the people in it!

Results
Our expertise and the range of examination pathways on offer mean that we get great results, providing our students with useful qualifications for life and the workplace. Many of our students go on to study Languages at A Level and beyond at university.

Language Assistants
Our students are very lucky as they get the chance to work with our four Foreign Language Assistants from France, Germany, Spain and China. We learn all about the traditions, history, people and culture of countries, not just the language!

Educational Visits
We travel regularly to France, Germany, Spain and Poland with our pupils. We are also planning trips to Italy and maybe even China in future years.

   IT and Business

Welcome to the Business and Information Technology Faculty.

Business Studies and Information Technology is delivered to pupils in the school by an experienced and enthusiastic team of staff.

Courses: In Years 7 and 8, all pupils receive 1 lesson of IT per week.
In Year 7 the curriculum is based around developing the Digital Literacy of the pupils. A range of topics is taught with a view to developing the skills of the pupils so that good practise is reinforced. These skills can then be used to enhance learning in other subjects in school.

In Year 8 these skills are developed and within a context that involves developing a system for an organisation. This project incorporates podcasts, mobile apps (programming), web sites, animation (sequencing), digital control and video editing; as well as the use of communication software and modelling financial data to present information.

In Years 9 10 and 11, students have the option to take Level 2 courses in GCSE Business, BTEC Level 2 Business or GCSE IT. These courses have proved to be very popular and successful for our students in past years.

In the 6th Form, we offer an Advanced GCE in Applied IT, GCE Business Studies, Btec National Level 3 IT and Btec National Level 3 Business. These are Advanced Level courses at Level 3, it is possible for students to achieve a full A Level (or equivalent) over 2 years or and AS (or equivalent) in the first year of the 6th Form.

Guidelines: You will be expected to be equipped to learn in our lessons and have at least one pen and one pencil available throughout the school day. Pupils are responsible for their own actions when they use the Internet, wordwide web or email on networked services. All users of this facility are expected to abide by the rules of reasonable use. All documents and work should contain a header or footer with the pupil’s name and tutor set. Pupils should only print essential resource material, and should always check the length of the article before printing.

Homework Overview:
Key Stage 3: IT will support the Key Stage 3 Learning Challenges and set additional work related to current class topics.
Key Stage 4: Students are expected to spend approximately half an hour per week supplementing the work done in lessons. Some weeks there will be specific tasks to complete.
Key Stage 5: The courses offered in Key Stage 5 are heavily dependent on building portfolios. Therefore, for every hour spent in lessons, students are expected to spend a further hour in self-supported study.

   Science

KEY STAGE 3 SCIENCE
During Year 7 pupils study several modules based around contemporary scientific issues such as Classification, Animal and Plant Cells, Reproduction, Plants and Photosynthesis, Plants As Food, Atoms, Particles, Environmental Chemistry, Electricity, Magnets, Sounds and Waves and Forces and Fuels. During the year pupils are required to carry out practical investigations. These help them to develop skills in planning, observing, communicating, collaborating, analysing, evaluating and presenting data. Students will also study various aspects of Citizenship during the course.KEY STAGE 4 DOUBLE SCIENCE (including Vocational Science)
In Year 10 students taking double science complete the following six modules:
• Human Biology • Evolution and Environment
• Products from Rocks
• Oils, Earth and Atmosphere
• Energy and Electricity
• Radiation and the Universe
Students will also cover different aspects of how Science works. The course covers the following aspects of Citizenship: the role of the media in providing scientific information, wider environmental issues including sustainable development and Local Agenda 21.KEY STAGE 4 OCR NATIONAL
Students following the OCR National course cover the following areas: Human Biology Evolution and Environment Products from Rocks, Oils, Earth and Atmosphere Energy and Energy Resources Radiation The Universe The course is assessed via a portfolio that the students complete. There are no examinations for this course.<KEY STAGE 4 AQA TRIPLE SCIENCE
Students who gained Level 6 at KS3 Science and have chosen to study Triple Science, stay for 1 hour after school (on a day to be arranged) where they study three extra units in Biology, Chemistry and Physics. They also complete another ISA. These units, when combined with the AQA Core Science and Additional Science units, will give the students GCSEs in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

   Sport and Performing Art

The facilities in the Faculty are second to none with a Sportshall, Gymnasium, Fitness Suite, Swimming Pool, Dance/Drama Studio, specialist music rooms and recording facility, as well as extensive grounds.

In Years 7 & 8 all students receive lessons in P.E, Music and Drama. Within all these disciplines students are encouraged to join a wide range extra curricular clubs, and can take part in inter-form and inter school competitions. An annual Musical Production allows the Faculty to showcase students’ talents, as well as students taking part in mini productions throughout the year. Students are also able to have individual and group instrumental tuition through the Performing Arts Service. Students from Cardinal Wiseman have a long tradition of representative honours in sport and a team of Girls and Boys take part in the annual international  ‘Superschools’ competition.

In Key Stage 4 Students are able to take GCSE qualifications in Physical Education, Dance, Drama & Music, as well as Btec Level 2 Sport, Music and Performing Arts.

Key Stage 5 courses on offer presently include A Level P.E and Btec Level 3 Performing Arts, although qualifications are tailored to match the students’ ability.

   Creative Arts and Technology

Head of Faculty -   Mr Molloy
Deputy Head of Faculty  -   Mrs McCartney
Subject Leader Art  -   Ms Crowley
Subject Leader ICT/Computer Science  -   Mr Fletcher
Faculty Staff  -   Mr Caldwell, Mrs Hepworth, Mrs Holme,  Mr Marwaha, Mr Moreton, Miss McClelland, Mr Nagle, Mr Nicholds, Miss Powell, Mrs Roberts, Miss G Walker, Mr Donaldson (UQ), Mr Cosby (School Direct)

   Design and Technology

Key Stage 3- In years 7 and 8 pupils receive 3 lessons per fortnight in Design and Technology. In these lessons they are taught a range of topics and knowledge with a view to developing their design and making skills in Food Technology, Resistant Materials, Product Design and Textiles. In Art they receive 2 lessons per fortnight and are encouraged to explore their creativity through a range of disciplines including drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media. They are also encouraged to develop a contextual awareness that supports their practical work and develops their visual language.

Key Stage 4- In years 9, 10 and 11 students can study in the following subject areas; Art and Design / Resistant Materials / Photography / Food and Nutrition / Product Design – all of these courses are taken at GCSE level. In addition we offer BTEC courses (Level 2) in Fashion and Health and Social Care

Key Stage 5 – In years 12 and 13 students can follow A-Level courses in Product Design / Photography and Art and Design (Fine Art). We also offer a BTEC (Level 3) course combining Fashion and Health and Social Care.

   Humanities

Head of Faculty and Subject Leader of History – Ms Burtonwood
Subject Leader for Geography – Miss Patel
Subject Leader for Psychology and Sociology – A Reid
Subject Co-ordinator for Economics – N DuffyThe Humanities Faculty incorporates a large and diverse choice of Humanities subjects to meet the growing needs of our learners. The Faculty’s subjects are: History, Geography, Economics, Law, Sociology, Psychology, Politics as well as Leisure, Travel and Tourism.At Key Stage 3, students are taught the discreet subjects of History and Geography and both embed the strands of Citizenship. The learning experience of our Key Stage 3 students is enhanced by Flexible Learning Days which Humanities subjects take a leading role in planning and delivering such as: Slavery, The Environment, The Holocaust Memorial Day as well as whole day enrichment activities with large cohort trips to Warwick castle to coincide with the unit on Medieval Britain.At Key Stage 4 the accelerated Humanities courses of History, Geography and Economics are offered to our most able students so they achieve two full GCSE qualifications rather than one.There are a range of extra curricular activities on offer to support learning and offer enriching experiences across the faculty such as specialist support sessions and controlled assessment clinics. Over the last few years Humanities has been involved in many high profile projects, such as the City’s Holocaust memorial project and The Ann Frank Trust. The Faculty continues to have strong links with the Herbert Art Gallery and the Cathedral as well as Kenilworth Castle where our students are specifically asked for to take part in activities and special workshops.The Peace Jam group is a new initiative with KS3 students and is an important part of Citizenship. Geography will begin this academic year to work on the Secondary Geography Quality Mark award from the Geographical Association.In regard to the Social Sciences, subject debates with other schools are proving successful in underlining subject development and accomplishments.Higher ability students across Humanities experience days at Warwick University to help support and guide them in making choices regarding high education and employability skills. Key Stage 3 Homework Tasks 2

   Pupil and Learning Support Services

      


Language College <br>& Rural Dimension

RURAL DIMENSION

Cardinal Wiseman was one of four schools to be awarded Rural Dimension Status.  See our Sustainability page for more information.

LANGUAGE COLLEGE

If you learn languages at Cardinal Wiseman School, then you are no ordinary language learner! Coming to a Language College means that you’ll enjoy all sorts of extra opportunities and activities as part of your school life here.

Our spirit of tolerance, respect, cultural understanding and communication means that we are able to actively promote the Catholic ethos of our school.

What’s so special about us? Here are just a few reasons why we stand out from the crowd.

All pupils in Year 7 learn French, plus German, Spanish or Chinese. They will do this until the end of Year 9. Our position as a Specialist Language College also means that we can offer experiences of all sorts of other world languages, including those spoken by our Coventry community, along with exciting international events and lots of cross curricular activities. As they get older, our pupils have the chance to take GCSE exams and gain other qualifications in French, German, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese and many more.

Our Curriculum

We don’t just work from textbooks, you’d be amazed at what we cover here, from family traditions, school life, food and drink and a healthy lifestyle, to the environment, poverty and child labour, all delivered in the context of French, German and Spanish speaking countries …… and all in a way that will really make you think about your world and the people in it!

Results

Our expertise and the range of examination pathways on offer mean that we get great results, providing our students with useful qualifications for life and the workplace. Many of our students go on to study Languages at A Level and beyond at university.

Language Assistants

Our students are very lucky as they get the chance to work with our four Foreign Language Assistants from France, Germany, Spain and China. We learn all about the traditions, history, people and culture of countries, not just the language!

Educational Visits

We travel regularly to France, Germany, Spain and Poland with our pupils. We are also planning trips to Italy and maybe even China in future years.

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Inspire<br><br>

If you are interested in a career in either Law or Business, Cardinal Wiseman is the place to study.  We have a bespoke scheme to support sixth form students with ambitions in this area.

The Inspire programme aims to inspire the professionals of the future, giving a group of students who have ambitions of joining the business or legal professions the confidence and skills to achieve their goals.

Each student is paired with a mentor from the business industry to guide them through the process of gaining the relevant qualifications and experience to join the professional world.

The students participate in monthly skills sessions. These include how to network effectively, improving your communication skills, developing an excellent CV, preparing for an interview as well as other key skills.

We aim to secure a 4 week paid work-shadowing placement for each student during the summer, through which they gain invaluable experience of the professional world and a significant boost to their confidence.

We also go on exciting and informative trips, for example to the Old Bailey and Supreme Court in London.

Inspire not only offers skills and experiences, but is a fantastic way of improving CVs or university applications.

Supreme Court Trip The Inspire group teamed up with A Level Law for a fantastic trip to London in March.  We walked around St Paul’s Cathedral and saw the Old Bailey (although frustratingly we couldn’t get in!), then went for a really interesting tour of the Supreme Court, the highest court in the UK, which replaced the Law Lords in the House of Lords in 2009.  We observed a real case being heard by judges, which was about a disagreement over payment for a company merger.  We then got to sit in an empty court (even in the judges’ chairs) and the Privy Council, which is used as a senior court of appeal for UK overseas territories and Crown dependencies.  We finished off the day with some shopping on Oxford Street!

Networking Session   The Inspire programme’s first skills session of 2013 was about Networking.  The event – held at a local hotel – was hosted by the wonderful Nicola Richardson, who is an Inspire Mentor and a member of the Board. The students learned about the importance of networking, and had the opportunity to develop the skills they will need to do it.  This included a 60 second ‘pitch’ about themselves.  Some of the important rules they learned were about listening, being memorable but not overbearing, and always being prepared with contact details!

Applying for Jobs Session Inspire were very lucky to have Adrian Wall,  very experienced local HR Manager come to spend some time with them, sharing advice about how to write CVs, application forms and cover letters. The students had to apply their real life experiences to apply for a role at Adrian’s company.  This allowed the students to see how they can use a whole range of experiences to job roles, not just work experience.  For example, volunteering, being in a sports team or extra-curricular activities at school.  

Warwick University TripThe Inspire students had the opportunity to spend a day at Warwick University for a Business and Law Taster Day.  They had a tour of the campus, an academic session, a talk about Student Life, and not forgetting the free lunch! The day gave all the Inspire students an insight into what it is like being at one of the country’s top universities, and Inspired them to reach for these brilliant academic institutions! Presenting Session In April the Inspire team went to the Holiday Inn in Kenilworth to meet David Myskow, joint owner of the hotel and an Inspire Mentor.  David shared some tips and advice about presenting.  The group then had the chance to ask David all manner of questions about his business career: the path he’s taken, advice he would offer, problems he has overcome.  This gave the Inspire students an insight into less conventional career paths!

Career Academy

In the past we have worked with Career Academy, a charity offering professional experiences.  Some current Year 13s are finishing this programme in 2013, which has given them excellent opportunities in Business and Law.

Extra Curricular <br>Activities

Keep looking – dates will be posted soon!  

Student <br>Voice

Cardinal Wiseman’s Student Leadership Team

The student leadership team within the school known as the Pupil Leadership Group (PLG) have an extremely important role within the school. The PLG endeavour to ensure the school and all of the pupils enjoy their experience at Cardinal Wiseman, that all pupils know that their voices are heard and concerns are shared and that action is taken. The PLG are passionate, enthusiastic and work hard to make a positive difference to their school. The PLG work within the school community to contribute to all aspects of school life including the academic, social and spiritual, to ensure they enrich everyone’s experience at Cardinal Wiseman.

How does every pupil have a voice? Every 4th Friday is Student Leadership Friday (SLF). This is when all students can be considered. Year councils meet, faculties meet with students, societies meet and every tutor group will be either discussing the key question (the key question is a question which either the PLG or Senior Management would like the answers) or they have the opportunity to question something they are unsure of. They then send their feedback to the PLG via email they inform the PLG of any topics or apprehensions they may be experiencing.

No meetings; nor assemblies are timetabled on this day to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to discuss school life. These dates are included on the staff school calendar.

PLG- SLT- Extended Team

The PLG is the central group who discuss whole school feedback on the Friday after SLF.

Every 5th Friday is when the PLG meet to discuss the feedback from SLF.

PLG lead the student body and listen to their thoughts on how to make changes in school. The current aims for the PLG for the 2013-2014 academic year:

•      To raise awareness of Student Leadership in school

•      To involve a higher percentage of the student body in Student Leadership

•      To improve communication on Student Leadership throughout the school Current projects

The PLG is now larger and includes 35 students who are now known as the Pupil Leadership Group/ Senior Leadership Team (PLG/SLT).

They are working on improving communications and have arranged a regular meeting every second week to ensure they are working on their own individual projects. The pupils wanted enthusiastic and dedicated pupils to join the PLG so set up a formal application process in which the pupils applied in writing if they were interested. The PLG then selected pupils for interview from the applications. The pupils interviewed the candidates formally and sent them a formal acceptance or rejection letter following the interviews (a list of pupils and their job roles can be seen on a separate sheet).

Communication

The large communications team are working on many projects.

Other projects The pupils are working on a variety of ways to achieve their goals throughout the year:

  • They have recently amended the marking policy that will be used for the whole school-marking scheme.
  • The PLG organised and partook in a year 7-book scrutiny- they have been praised for their professionalism in this task.
  • The pupils are also researching ways in which positive points can be used in the school – currently a trial of ‘point’s mean prizes’ is being run with year 9 tutor group.
  • The PLG are also going to be working on indoor space for break and lunch times for the pupils to use when it is wet and cold.
  • The PLG recently joined the Lay Chaplain and raised money and awareness during Anti Bullying Week.
  • The Chair and two other members of the PLG attended a training day with smart schools councils and are currently working on feedback from what they have learnt.

 

Vacancies<br><br>

We are looking to appoint a Maths Teaching Assistant and a English Literacy Teaching Assistant.  These posts are initially for a year, hours negotiable up to 35 hours per week, term time only plus training days.

Salary £15,189 to £16,215 pro-rata.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for successful candidates.

Application details can be downloaded from the Cardinal Wiseman school website www.cardinalwiseman.coventry.sch.uk.

Closing date Monday 14th July 2014.  Applications to be forwarded to Miss N Stoves at nstoves@cardinalwiseman.coventry.sch.uk.

Application form – Support Staff, September 2013

Job Description – Teaching Assistant (Maths), July 2014

Job Description – Teaching Assistant (English, Literacy)

Letter of Introduction to candidates – TA for Maths & English Literacy

Notes to Applicants

Recruitment Monitoring Form

Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 -Disclosure Form, 2014

Teacher of Spanish

Teacher of Spanish Advert

Teacher of Spanish Cover letter

Mainscale MFL Teacher (2)

Teacher of  Business and ICT

Teacher of Business and ICT Advert

Cover letter for Business & ICT Teacher September 2014

Mainscale Business & ICT Teacher

Assistant Head of Science Faculty

Assistant Head of Science – Advert

Assistant Head of Science person spec

Cover Letter Assistant Head of Science Facult cover letter

Assistant Head of Science – Advert

Teacher of English

Cover Letter for English Teacher Sept 14

Person Spec Mainscale English Teacher

Teacher of English Advert

Teacher of Science

Teacher of Science Advert

Science Teacher Person Specification

Cover Letter Science Teacher

CES Teacher Application Form Jan 2014

Section 48 Report 2013

School Prospectus


Revision<br><br>

We have produced a  revision guide for students and a guide to supporting your child at exam time to help you and your child during exams.

Maths have also produced a guide to homework.

YEAR 11 PREPARATION FOR GCSE’S

English

GCSE English/English Literature   For those Year 11 students studying GCSE English Literature, study guides are now available for the three texts from Mrs Collett in AQ09.

For those Year 11 students sitting their GCSE English or English Language exams in June, revision guides are available from your English teacher.

MATHS REVISION

EXAM PREPARATION

TOP 10 MATHS REVISION TIPS

Jun 10 Higher Paper 1 markscheme

Jun 10 Higher Noncalc Question paper

Jun 10 Higher Calculator Question Paper

Jun 10 Higher Calculator Markscheme

Jun 10 Foundation Non-Calculator QP

Jun 10 Foundation Calculator Paper QP

Jun 10 Foundation Calculator Paper ms

Jun 10 Foundation Calculator Paper markscheme

GCSE Practice Paper Non-Calculator QP

GCSE Practice Paper Higher Non-Calculator QP

GCSE Practice Paper Higher Non-Calc mark scheme

GCSE Practice Paper Higher Calculator QP

GCSE Practice Paper Higher Calc mark scheme

GCSE Practice paper Foundation Non-Calc mark scheme

GCSE Practice Paper Foundation Calculator QP

GCSE Practice Paper Foundation Calc mark scheme

averages and range&cumulative frequency

Area Volume Transformation Similarity

Area Volume Transformation Similarity answers

Algebra – substitution rearranging drawing linear

7525_08a 1MA0 2H mark scheme – June 2012

7523_06a 1MA0 1H mark scheme – June 2012

7521_04a 1MA0 2F mark scheme – June 2012

7519_02a 1MA0 1F mark scheme – June 2012

7384_07a 1MA0 2H – June 2012

7383_03a 1MA0 2F – June 2012

7375_05a 1MA0 1H – June 2012

7374_01a 1MA0 1F – June 2012