Welcome to the Year 11 webpage and I will take this first opportunity to say how excited I am as we all embark on a critical year in your child’s education. With less than 250 days until the GCSEs begin next May, it is essential that we hit the ground running in this Autumn Term and make the most out of every opportunity. The school have already put in measures to help support your child, which are outlined below, and I am confident that if we all work together, this cohort of students will produce some fantastic results next August.
We have a great team in Year 11 to help support your child and the structure is as follows:
Mr S. Bhatti – Support & Challenge Manager
Mr J. Mawson – Assistant Support & Challenge Manager
Mrs L. Hainsworth – Behaviour Support Worker
If you have any concerns/issues or simply want to know how your child is getting on, we encourage you to contact us.
4 STEPS TO SUCCESS
I firmly believe that there are some simple steps that can be followed to help ensure that your child maximises their potential.
1.) Attendance – be in school every single day. There is clear evidence that proves that the higher your child’s attendance, the better they will perform in their GCSEs. If your child has an attendance of above 97%, they have a significantly better chance of achieving at least a Grade 5.
2.) Engagement in Form Time – we want to make the most out of form time every single morning. We will have an Assembly every Monday and on Tuesday-Friday, students will be completing subject knowledge tests in the core subjects of English, Maths and Science. Engagement in these activities will lead to an extra 80 minutes of learning each week!
3.) Attendance at Period 6 – we expect 100% attendance, if your child has been selected for a Period 6 intervention class. These classes are a timetabled lesson in the day and failure to attend, will be treated as truancy and will result in students being placed in isolation. The data from last year highlighted how Period 6 had a significantly positive impact in students’ results.
4.) SAM Learning – we want your child to be extending their learning beyond the classroom and we expect your child to be using SAM Learning on a daily basis. I will be expecting every student to be utilising this resource and prizes will be given to students who engage throughout the year.
Period 6 begins immediately this Autumn Term and will run until the Mocks begin in November. As I have already mentioned, we expect 100% attendance at these sessions. At the end of the day, students will assemble in the Main Hall, where they will be given a biscuit and drink, and then they will be escorted to their respective lessons. The lessons will run from 2:45pm-3:45pm. The weekly timetable is as follows:
Tuesday – Maths and MFL
Wednesday – English, Business, CIDA, Computer Science and Media
Thursday – Science, Art and Technology
Friday – History, Geography, PE, RS and Music
PREPARING FOR SUCCESS EVENING
This is our first significant key date and we encourage all of you to be there. The event is taking place on Thursday 20th September 6:00pm-7:30pm. This evening will provide you with vital information regarding the GCSEs and how you can help to support your child throughout the journey.
During this event, you will be provided with a personalised pack for your child which will include key subject information, revision guides, key dates as well as much more! Presentations will be given by the Head of English, Maths and Science and you will also have the opportunity to see the type of exams that your child will be taking next summer.
To sign up for this event, please click on the following link:
I look forward to keeping in contact with you throughout the academic year and this page will be regularly updated with key information, such as attendance and further key dates. This will be a challenging but potentially rewarding year and let’s make sure that we make every day and every lesson count!
Support and Challenge Manager