Year 11 is more important than ever this year as students must be of the mindset that they will be taking their GCSEs at the end of the year, even in these uncertain times. As a school we do a lot of work on preparing students for their exams and helping them track their progress during the year, in the current situtation this is more important than ever. Students will also be supported to look at post-16 plans and make choices regarding their future.
We are lucky to have a strong group of tutors, many of whom have been with their tutor groups from Year 7, to support our students through year 11. Having had year 10 not end quite the way we had all hoped I have every confidence that students and staff will continue to work well together to achieve the very best for each student.
During the 20 minute tutor time set aside each morning, we are committed to supporting students with their studies, 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 previous years.
We have a range of support strategies planned ready for the return of students into year 11 including additional study time in the LRC, Year 12 core tutors, SLT mentors and period 6 extra study sessions. 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.
Students will have the opportunity this year to take on a range of responsibilities within a prefect role should they wish to apply. Prefects work in clusters to improve teamwork and organisational skills in order to contribute to the school community- this can take many forms such as; by being a presence at break and lunch, running events, supporting visitors and the younger student as well as working closely with staff to implement changes needed around school. The prefect system gives students an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and give something back to Stanborough School.
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.
Year Leader: Mr L Sinclair
Deputy Year Leader: Mr J Foster