Year 10 is a crucial time for students as they really begin detailed preparations for their GCSE examinations. The pastoral team enjoys the opportunity to support students through this important time in a variety of ways.
During the 20 minute tutor time set aside each day, we are committed to supporting students with their studies and progress and setting targets for the half term ahead. We also help students to develop an array of revision and organisational skills, something already explored in tutor times and assemblies in Year 9.
Aside from academic support, the pastoral team is here to recognise success and achievement, celebrating with students as they achieve great things in their lives both inside and outside school. We are also present to help students cope with the stresses and difficulties that studies and school life can bring, ensuring that there are no barriers to learning and striving to reach our goal that every student in the year group reaches their potential, and beyond.
With such an important year ahead, we have high expectations of the students in order to support them in reaching their goals. Being organised, conscientious and committed to every subject is the key to success. We expect every student to contribute to a productive learning environment where everyone has the chance to succeed.
We would really like to see as many students as possible taking advantage of extra-curricular activities to enhance their learning and enrich their time in Year 10. All subjects will be offering revision clubs and extra activities to help students progress within these areas – students should attend these throughout the year. In Year 9, we have worked on developing citizenship and leadership skills in the running of two successful community events and a year charity event. We hope to see the development of these skills in Year 10, when we will be inviting students to join a Leadership Academy to discuss and develop projects to benefit our school. In addition to this, there are an array of sporting and house activities that students can be part of to make the most out of their time at school, developing important leadership and social skills and encouraging active engagement in school life.
Overall, we hope students will enjoy their learning throughout Year 10 and we look forward to supporting them to this aim.
Year Leader: Mrs V Hargreaves
Deputy Year Leader: Mr L Sinclair