Mr R Cornwall
This year marks the true beginning of your GCSE studies. In Year 10, responsibility, hard work, and a balanced lifestyle are key to ensuring success in August 2022. It is crucial to start the year as you mean to go on, taking responsibility for your decisions both inside and outside of the classroom.
You have made many important decisions already, selecting the subjects you will study, and will enjoy following the path determined by those choices. The journey will be challenging, with many obstacles and barriers requiring focus and hard work to navigate around. Students need to be organised too, ensuring the appropriate time is spent working towards your goals in school and maintaining a healthy lifestyle throughout. Get into the habit of completing work before the deadline to avoid a backlog building up. This will alleviate stress and establish good practices. Our school motto is ‘a healthy mind in a healthy body’ and this is achieved by balancing your time between your studies, co-curricular activities, and those commitments you may have outside of school. Remember, your body is the only house you have to live in! So make sure you strike the right balance to stay healthy and happy in your ‘home’.
The focus for this year is taking responsibility for yourself. The choices you make and actions you take will determine not only where you will go in life, but also the person you will become. But of course, that does not mean you will be on this journey alone. Your Form Tutors are a vital part of the support network at Westholme as well as your subject teachers and myself. As part of the Westholme family we look after each other to ensure we all work to the best of our ability and achieve our full potential.
I am thoroughly looking forward to working with you all and seeing you grow and develop into young adults over the next academic year. I wish you all the best of success.
As a note to parents if you have any queries or concerns I can be best reached via email email@example.com or alternatively contact me via the main switchboard.
Head of Year 10