Are you interested in a career in the NHS? Read on…


12th March 2015

King Power Stadium, Leicester 4pm-7pm


Following on from last year’s successful event the NHS will be holding another careers event at the King Power Stadium for schools and individuals to find out more about the career opportunities available in the health and caring professions.


The NHS currently find it very difficult to attend all the school Careers Fairs that they are asked to attend. With over 54 NHS volunteers coming to this event it is an ideal opportunity for students to find out about all sorts of Careers in the NHS. 

The afternoon will have different zones covering Apprenticeships, Allied Health professions, Nursing & Midwifery, Scientists, Higher Education Institutions, the Wider Workforce, Volunteering, Social Care etc. The event will include


  • Interactive demonstrations and ‘have a go’ events
  • Learn about the wide variety of careers in the NHS and social care settings, including domiciliary care and care homes
  • Meet apprentices to find out what they do in the NHS and how they have progressed
  • Meet health and social care students from our Universities
  • Apprentice opportunities in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland
  • Meet NHS employees to ask them about their job roles
  • Meet University representatives who provide health and social care professional courses
  • Learn about the University admissions process
  • Volunteering opportunities in health and social care
  • Explore how the National Citizenship Service helps young people prepare for their future



Book of the Week


Her curiousity was too much for her.  She felt almost as if she could hear the books whispering on the other side of the half open door.  They were promising her a thousand unknown stories, a thousand doors into worlds she had never seen before.

This could be the perfect book for World Book Day!  Meggie finds herself in the kind of adventure she has only ever read about before.  After a stranger comes knocking one rainy night Meggie’s father, Mo, insists they flee their home immediately. Meggie discovers Mo has the power to release characters from the pages of a book into the real world when he reads aloud. He once inadvertently released the worst villain ever – the evil Capricorn.  Capricorn is now on their trail, determined to ensure his own survival by imprisoning Mo and taking his magical power for himself.  How can Meggie change the course of this story?

Nothing is more frightening than a fear you cannot name.

The first in a trilogy, Inkheart has also been made into a film.  A gripping story for fans of magical fantasy adventures such as the Harry Potter books or His Dark Materials.


Question of the Week

What are you reading?  (World Book Day March 5th)

World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO (The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture) as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world.

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.  Dr. Seuss

 You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me. C.S. Lewis

Post 16 applications at Bosworth Academy

Post 16 Guidance Meetings:

Be Prepared!
Make sure you can explain why you deserve a place in Bosworth Academy Post 16.
Be prepared to defend your subject choices!
What are your career plans? Is that realistic?
Bring  your CV,personal statement and   certificates as evidence of wider skills.
We look forward to meeting with you.
The Post 16 Team.


Post 16 interviews at Bosworth Academy

 Post 16 interviews at the Academy  will start FROM Monday March 2nd. They will be spread out over a period of time so please  do  not panic if  you don’t see your  name straightaway!!
Copies of times/dates are on the noticeboard near the canteen if you want to see an overview but individual slips  will also be given in tutor time.
If you have any questions, please ask your tutor initially.
If you have applied outside Bosworth, you need to log on to UCAS progress regularly to check for messages and see if and when you are invited for interviews.

Business Education TV and Radio – W/B 28th February

In the table below are a few suggested ports of call particularly to students Of Business and Economics (but don’t let this exclude you if you’re interested) to help improve your general knowledge of the subjects.

I would be interested in your comments at I have had a number of positive comments and conversations with students who have watched some of the listed programmes. Thanks for your comments. Keep them coming !

An addendum – I also tweet about Business and Economics – Check out “MountsorrelAndy” at Twitter.

Listing for the week beginning Saturday 28th February:

Programme Day Time Programme Number Channel Comment
NHS £2 Billion a Week and Counting Mon 9.00 – 10.00 pm 1/1 C4 Programme looking at the accountability of spending in the NHS.
Bargain Fever Britain Tues 8.00 – 9.00 pm “1/2 ITV Programme looking at the rise in discount stores in the UK.
Mary Portas – Secret Shopper Tues 8.00 – 9.00 pm 2/4 C4 Programme investigating Customer Service in the Retail Industry.
Tonight – Britain’s Housing Crisis Thurs 7.30 – 8.00 pm 1/1 ITV Programme investigating the housing crisis in the UK.
The Bottom Line Sat 5.30 – 6.00 pm Weekly Radio 4 Topical business debate.Podcast available.
In Business Thurs 8.30 – 9.00 pm Weekly Radio 4 Topical business debate.Podcast available.
Wake Up To Money Mon to Fri 5.15-6.00 am Daily Radio 5 Excellent daily digest of business and economics news.Podcast available.
Money Box Sat 12.04-12.30 pm Weekly Radio 4 Topical consumer and business news. Podcast available.

This is only a selection of the excellent BBC broadcasts. For a full listing check out the following web page –

Book of the Week


I cannot rely on anyone but myself.

We are all familiar with the image of Henry VIII in later life but what was his childhood like? This was what fascinated historian and writer H M Castor:

“Yes, he was that famous image: the fleshy, powerful-looking bearded king who had six wives.  But just look at him earlier on . . . he’s an extraordinary boy: hugely talented with astonishing warrior skills, and he’s said to be a model of virtue.  What went wrong?  How did that boy become one of the most villainous kings in British history?”

The result is this fascinating, atmospheric and fast-paced account of the life of Prince Hal, later Henry VIII, written in the first person.  We witness the cruel treatment he, as the “spare, not heir”, received from his father, his terror at the ghostly visions he saw all his life and his utter conviction that he was God’s chosen monarch, not ever to be questioned.

To see an interview with the author, including the parallels she draws with Anakin Skywalker, click here:

H M Castor