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STEM; Health and Social Care Day

On 28th March Ms Whitehead and 9 students from Years 10 and 12 attended a Health and Social Care Day hosted at Maidstone Hospital. We had the opportunity to hear from senior staff about the huge range of careers available in the NHS (including gardeners, electricians, porters radiographers and surgeons). We learnt about different routes into the NHS including apprenticeships, traineeships and post-graduate entries.

We had the opportunity to visit a number of specialist stands and speak to staff about their particular roles and the challenges and pleasures of their jobs. As one of our students commented “The people at the different stands were all very informative and clearly loved what they were doing”. We also saw inside an ambulance, experienced a simulation tent which is used to train paramedics who are called to a wide range of scenarios, a dummy patient on which people can train to deal with emergencies. The students also had the opportunity to practise with “key hole surgery” which is really challenging because the image on the screen is the mirror image of how you are manipulating the equipment.

The students asked lots of questions at the stands, collected booklets on the various opportunities available and in some cases changed their mind about the career they want to pursue. They were fantastic ambassadors for the school and it was a great day.

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.

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St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.

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