23rd May 2022
I hope this letter finds you well.
As we have started to return to normal after the pandemic, we have been really pleased to see an increase in the number of students taking part in an ever-growing number of extra-curricular activities over the past term. We would encourage your child to take part in as many activities as possible, which will give them the opportunity to learn new skills as well as build friendships with students in other year groups. Taking part in extra-curricular activities is also proven to boost students’ academic performance and broaden their social skills. Please see our latest extra-curricular offer on the next page.
In other areas, Year 11 have now begun their final examinations and we have been impressed with the positive way in which all students have been managing their revision against all the time pressures that come at this point in the year. Over the past few months staff and students have been exploring the concept of metacognition, which is all about strategies we can employ to help us feel more in control of our own learning. We intend to explore this more deeply next academic year and so this will be a focus of our academy improvement plan. Our intention is to help all students recognise their own cognitive abilities, direct their own learning and learn new strategies to help them learn as effectively as possible. The strategies we will explore will also help students learn how to revise successfully, a key skill for educational success. To find out more, please visit the link below, which is an interesting summary of the key principles, from a parent’s perspective.
Also please find timetable below:
Thank you for your continued support.