Hugh Sexey Church of England Middle School
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Hi Year eight 

Thank you to the pupils who took the careers challenge. I will leave the challenge on the directed learning page. 

Your last week as a Hugh Sexey Pupil. 😪

A very important time for you to reflect. Mr.Mcgrath and myself enjoyed seeing so many of you at the sports award zoom last week. 

PSHE this week is a chance for you to spend time reflecting on both your time at school and more recently your experience in lockdown. What have you learnt about yourself? What might you do differently? What are your favourite more memories? What are you looking forward to in your new school? 

I have enjoyed teaching each and everyone of you and wish you much success in your future. 

Mrs Allen 

Careers Challenge Day

This week the focus is on CAREERS. 

Mr. Jackson has kindly created a new file on the directed Learning page called Careers Challenge ( a tree to symbolise the many branches of opportunity out there!) Inside the file , there is a PDF file, which contains all the instructions. There are also links to you tube clips with various professionals talking about their jobs.

I hope you will find it interesting. 

All forms are live but you will need to keep saving any work you have done. Please send in to me (@kateallen) 


Looking at Careers July 8th 2020


Hello Year 8 

It is great to hear some of you will be coming into school next week. 

In PSHE the topic is CAREERS this week. Looking at your future challenges and exploring jobs, skills and personal attributes. 

To get you going I have included a worksheet which asks you to consider your personality. Certain personality attributes will match certain careers. 

A question that is frequently asked is... What do you want to do when you leave school ? Answer is often 

I don't know. 

You have plenty of time to decide. You may change your mind. 

However, thinking about the future is good because you can influence what it will look like for yourself. 


What personality traits do you have?

Aspects of the perfect job.

Black Lives Matter

Week beginning June 15th 

Hello Year 8. 

I hope that some of you have managed to look through the PowerPoint from last week which focused on your wellbeing. The content on the PSHE page will remain the same today as the PowerPoint is quite long and it is important that you try to really think about yourself and how you're feeling. 

Your tutors have really enjoyed talking with some of you on Zoom  and hopefully it was good for you to catch up. This will be a regular meeting; maybe some of you might like to chat about some of the points raised here in PSHE. 

Enjoy and keep strong.


Get involved with random acts of kindness

  • Call a friend that you haven’t spoken to for a while
  • Tell a family member how much you love and appreciate them
  • Make a cup of tea for someone you live with
  • Arrange to have a cup of tea and virtual catch up with someone you know
  • Help with a household chore at home
  • Arrange to watch a film at the same time as a friend and video call
  • Tell someone you know that you are proud of them
  • Tell someone you know why you are thankful for them
  • Send a motivational text to a friend who is struggling
  • Send someone you know a joke to cheer them up
  • Send someone you know a picture of a cute animal
  • Send an inspirational quote to a friend
  • Send an interesting article to a friend
  • Contact someone you haven’t seen in a while and arrange a phone catch up
  • Spend time playing with your pet
  • Reach out to call a friend, family member or neighbour who is experiencing loneliness or self-isolation
  • Donate to a charity
  • Lend your ear – call a colleague and ask how they’re finding the change in routine
  • Give praise to your colleague for something they’ve done well
  • Arrange to have a video lunch with a colleague
  • Send an inspirational story of kindness people around the world are doing for others to someone you know
  • Donate to foodbanks
  • Offer to skill share with a friend via video call - you could teach guitar, dance etc.
  • Offer support to vulnerable neighbours
  • Offer to send someone a takeaway or a meal

Mental Health awareness week. The theme is kindness.

Morning Year 8

I hope you've all had a good week- keeping positive and well.  Some of you have been chatting to your tutors this week and it's been great hearing what you've all been doing.

This week in PSHE the theme is Self -Care and Diet. It's perfectly ok if we sometimes have moments of feeling fed up and anxious at this strange time. The first video talks about grounding and thinking of the present. 5-4-3-2-1- It is quite a useful exercise-and helps us to focus on the present rather than becoming worried about the future. The other article is 74 suggestions for you guys.. teenagers. Hope they are helpful.

Also looking at food and diet and how this helps our general sense of well being. Enjoy.