A group of eight Year 10 and 11 Haydock linguists attended a Languages Work event at Cowley International College to learn first-hand from Helen Stevenson of Satis Education how languages can have an impact on your career pathway.
Helen, originally from St. Helens, talked students through from her humble beginnings in a part-time job in a bar in London whilst at university, to now owning her own company and how being a linguist has been instrumental in the opportunities she has been offered.
Students were able to learn about how Helen worked in marketing, finance and as a teacher, all career choices that have been possible through her study of languages at GCSE, A Level and degree.
The event highlighted the wealth of different skills language learning gives, such as communication skills, confidence, cultural awareness, higher level thinking skills and being able to multi-task effectively - all great attributes for a career.
Students came away with ideas of future pathways and possible careers, as well as a renewed enthusiasm for travel, working abroad and the continuation of their languages journey!
At Haydock High School our mission is to care for and support
each student so that they fulfil their potential, make outstanding progress and become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. We will be relentless in developing our skills, and work with our parents, Governors and wider partners to ensure that every student is known, contributes to our community and is
fulfilled in achieving their ambitions.
The pace of curriculum change continues to accelerate, for example introducing a more flexible Key Stage 3. Our constant planning offers confidence for successful delivery and assessment of these areas.
Over the last few years we have been successful in achieving Sportsmark, Investors in People, Artsmark, Careers and Guidance and Healthy Schools accreditation. We were also awarded the accolade of a ‘Get Set’ school in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.
We take great pride in serving the needs of our students and are dedicated to each and every one of them making outstanding progress in their time at our school. To this end, we undertake a significant commitment and interest in them as individuals so that we can most effectively meet their specific needs. This care for their achievement means we have the very highest expectations of their attendance, respect for the school and our ethos, behaviour, happiness, fulfilment and academic progress.
Facilities With a £250,000 refurbishment in 2006, the PE department and Leisure Centre were refurbished to accommodate more people and classes, offering a wide range of activities to students and the wider community. The changing rooms are of a high standard with disabled access, automatic showers and private cubicles. Sports Hall The Sports Hall can accommodate the following: 5 a side football, whole Sports Hall Cricket, whole Sports Hall Badminton, whole or half Sports Hall Keep Fit and much more.