Principal’s Blog – 5th May 2017

University Of Sheffield Achievement Awards

Year 11 Progress Files

On Friday May 5th Year 11 students received their Progress Files. This is a personal development portfolio that students have been working on for some time and it is a record of their academic achievements and personal goals. The Progress File is a detailed record of the experiences, progress, and achievements of each student. It is a continuous record which follows the student through his or her time at school. At the end of Year 11 a summary of the main elements of the Progress File is compiled for the student, which s/he may use in applying for jobs or for entry into Further Education. We are fast approaching a number of key milestones for Year 11 as they come near to end of their compulsory education. The Year 11 Prom is not far off and, of course, the GCSE examination period. What we do hope is that students navigate these times successfully and that many of them return to us in September 2017 to begin their Post-16 studies. For those leaving us to go to work or college, we wish you every success.

Achievement Awards

On Tuesday May 2nd a number of Year 11 students went to the Achievement Awards Ceremony at Sheffield University. Sixty five students met the targets of the award – which included both attendance and punctuality being at 95% or above in Years 10 and 11 and the Minsthorpe awards went to Charlotte Clift and Sam Shelley. Well done everyone!

You have to be here!

Attendance is a key factor when it comes to student progress and there is a proven link between attendance rates and examination success. Last week’s attendance was 94.6% which is the best week since the 3rd week in September 2016 and a clear 1% improvement on the same week last year. It is vital that parents support us in our current attendance drive by ensuring that your sons and daughters are in college, on time. Please help us to help your children.

Ray Henshaw
Principal