Mrs A Moore
This academic year marks an important journey in the lives of all Year 11 pupils as they complete their GCSE studies. This year will emphasise the importance of hard work and the determination required to ensure a sense of achievement and success on results day in August 2021. To ensure this they will need to manage their time carefully regarding both curricular and extra-curricular commitments and strike the balance between ‘work hard, play hard’ if they are to maintain a healthy mind and body as per the school motto.
As students I know you are keen to achieve success and reach your full potential. You all understand that this year will provide challenges and yet by employing a Growth Mindset you will rise to these challenges and show resilience and determination in all that you do. There is much support available and I would urge all of you to acknowledge this and take full advantage of all that is on offer, before it is too late. Avoid the approach of leaving things until the next day as work can soon accumulate and then appear overwhelming. I will be running an organisation club at lunchtime to assist those who may need a little support in this area. It is important that you, as GCSE pupils, recognise the need for leisure time and strike a balance between your academic studies and leisure time if you are to maintain a positive and healthy approach to your studies. In the words of Linda Field, “People who achieve their goals do so with passion, planning, persistence and purpose.” The focus for Year 11, this academic year, is about making the most of the time you have available both in and out of school, to ensure you achieve your full potential in 2021.
I look forward to the opportunity of working with you over the next academic year as your Head of Year and celebrating with you all of your successes both in and outside of school.
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 11
Teacher of History, Geography and EPQ coordinator