I am delighted to announce that we have been able to appoint two new maths teachers who will be starting in January. This will allow us to reduce split classes and in some cases to have smaller class sizes too.
Year 11 maths
Year 11 maths students will be bought some extra revision resources and will be spoken to about the GCSE exams next week. It is likely that fewer of our students will take the higher paper as the way that the grades work and the spread of grades available on each paper has changed from what used to be available. The final decision will be based on mock GCSE examination performances.
Information required about students who were not born in the UK
If your child was not born in the UK you will have to submit some additional information, including passport details. The information required is contained in a form on the school app and on the website. We have been directed to collect this by the government.
All EAL students will be tested during form at some point during the next two weeks, we will identify their Common European Language Level using a short online test. The tests will help us to identify what support they might need. We have got an EAL consultant working with us from next week and have trained 3 teachers in EAL support.
GCSEs in languages other than French or German
If you are in Year 11 and can speak and write in another language you will be contacted and supported to get a qualification in your other language. We have got a Polish and Italian teacher and support for Portuguese, Dutch and Farsi/Persian. We are seeking help with Panjabi and would be grateful for any suggestions.
Rolling forms for Year 11
We will be working with groups of students for short periods to help boost their grades, we are starting with a 4 week block of form times to support students in Maths, English or Geography (but everyone will attend assembly each week). Between now and the exams we will involve most of our students in different interventions. As ever our sole intention is to get the best results possible.