Welcome to Year 11
Welcome to Year 11. This year is the most important and challenging period of your child’s secondary education. By the summer of 2021, the conclusion of your child’s school career will be established and the journey towards the next phase of their education will begin.
This year is the formal journey to achieve GCSE and/or BTEC qualifications. It is extremely important that students complete all work set by their subject teachers. Non-examination assessments (NEA’s) count towards their final GCSE grades and are none negotiable if your child is to reach their full potential. Students must actively embrace the work given and their lessons in order to learn and achieve. Your child will continue to be set homework on a weekly basis; this should be completed without exception. As parents and carers, it is important to provide children with a quiet and safe environment in which this can be done.
The vision of the Year 11 team is to encourage and develop all students to reach their full potential with the knowledge that they have the support of the year team, teachers and their parents/carer. In school, we aim to nurture students towards success and support them at every opportunity to enhance their learning. The Achievement Team Leader, Miss Meek, is responsible for learning and achievement of the year group and the Year Care Team, Mrs Colls, is responsible for student behaviour and welfare. We are supported in our work by the SEN and EAL departments as well as all the subject teachers and staff within the school.
Students must actively take ownership of their final year in school in addition to support. Furthermore, parental input is extremely important for student success as students may need to confide in you regarding issues which they may not wish to discuss immediately within school. Courses may appear to be both challenging and daunting, however a positive relationship between school and home is integral to the success of all students. Therefore it is important that parents and carers contact the school to raise any concerns they or their child may have.
Year 11 results will be a manifestation of the work your child produces throughout their time in lessons and at home. Some of the keys to success are outstanding attendance, punctuality and behaviour from your child. By working to the best of their ability and by making the correct choices, your child will gain the necessary tools to succeed in their examinations.
Mrs Colls and I look forward to working in partnership with you to ensure a successful year and to celebrating the success of your child on results day 2021.
Achievement Team Leader