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Welcome to hanham woods key stage 4 information evening

Welcome to Hanham Woods Key Stage 4Information Evening

Our Aim:

All students fulfil their potential at GCSE


Welcome to hanham woods key stage 4 information evening

“Parental support is EIGHT times more important in determining a child's academic success than social class. The campaign for learning found that parental involvement in a child’s education can mean the difference between an A* grade and failure at GCSE.”The Times Educational Supplement 2014


The programme

The Programme

General Information (Main Hall)

  • Welcome

  • Introductions to the Key Stage 4 Team

  • General Points to remember at Key Stage 4

  • Growth Mindset

    Workshops

  • Year 10: Main Hall

    How Year 10 parents can make a difference to grades

  • Year 11:The Foyer

    How Year 11 parents can help support in the last year


The key stage 4 team

The Key Stage 4 Team

  • Mrs Sara Hutchinson – Assistant Principal

  • Mrs Alex Lynett – Head of Key Stage 4

  • Mrs Susan Bennett – Key Stage 4 Officer

  • Miss Laura de Courcy - Head of Conham House

  • Mrs Jane Thurston - Head of Cleeve House

  • Mr Ryan Sedgeley - Head of Hencliff House

  • Mrs Kyli Willets - Head of Bickley House


Welcome to hanham woods key stage 4 information evening

Mr Ryan Sedgeley

Head of Hencliff

Miss Laura de Courcy

Head of Conham

Mrs Kyli Willets Head of Bickley

Mrs Jane Thurston

Head of Cleeve

Hanham Woods Academy - Heads of Houses


How can parents make a difference

How can parents make a difference?

• You don’t have to be an expert!

• You are the expert on your child

• Give plenty of support, praise and encouragement

• Listen to problems

• Provide incentives!

• Check their Planner for homework

• Read curriculum guide

• Encourage them to prepare thoroughly for controlled assessments

and meet deadlines

• Ensure good attendance and punctuality


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Home learning is the largest single determining factor

2: Satisfactorily completed

1: High Standard

Those students who just do the just minimum work for home learning will not achieve their target grade however, those who complete their work to a high standard will not only achieve their grade but can exceed it.


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Raise Your Child’s Attendance,

-Raise their Chances!

What does “Good attendance”

mean?


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This is Simon. He is in Year 10 and has 90% attendance.

∎ Is that that good?

∎ What does this this mean?


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Simon thinks this is pretty good, so do his parents. Are they right?

90% attendance = 1⁄2 day missed

every week!!

(Would your boss like you to be off work this much??). That’s practically part time!


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Lets looks a little closer..........

1 school year at 90% attendance = 4 whole

weeks of lessons MISSED!!!


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What impact might this have on Simon’s life............?

Research suggests that 17 missed

school days a year = GCSE grade

DROP in achievement. (DCSF)

The greater the attendance the greater achievement.


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What could Simon’s potential earnings look like?


Being successful at gcse what s the secret

Being Successful at GCSE–what’s the secret?

  • • Keep up to date with work and controlled assessments

  • • Every lesson is counts…….focus

  • • Attendance and punctuality

  • • Act upon teachers’ advice

  • • Spend time on your work – don’t rush it

  • • Get organised:

  • Equipment and bag

  • Planner and homework

  • Controlled assessments – know your deadlines


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As parents and educators part of our job is to ensure that our children find success. An important part of finding success is knowing how to respond to failure.

Key Factors

Growth Mindset

Grit


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We believe that:

All of us can go beyond our best

We should embrace challenge

We should be inspired by the success of others

Growth Mindset


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  • Growth Mindset

    • Embraces challenges

    • Persists in the face of setbacks

    • Sees effort as the path to success

    • Learns from criticism

    • Finds lessons and inspiration in the success of others

Fixed and Growth Mind-sets

  • Fixed Mindset

    • Avoids challenges

    • Gives up easily

    • Sees effort as pointless or worse

    • Ignores useful negative feedback

    • Feels threatened by the success of others


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Grit

True Grit Allows You to Keep Going

Grit, say psychologists, is the quality that makes us willing to commit to the long-term goals and see them through despite adversity.

It is tenacity and a meld of other qualities like optimism, discipline and self-motivation.


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Getting the Grit

G

R

I

T

Getting along with others. Peers, teachers and family to work towards a shared goal.

Responsibility for putting in the right kind of effort to reach your goals and support others in reaching theirs.

Integrity. It isn’t always easy to do the right thing and difficult choices may have to be made in order to prioritise the future over the immediate present.

Tenacity, this involves perseverance, not using excuses and not giving up.


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Developing Growth Mindset Leaders @ HWA

We worked a cross section of students from year 10 with the intention of developing them into Growth Mindset leaders in their own right.

Experiment, Fail, Learn, Repeat

  • Our students want to have a growth mind-set but they find it hard to do when the going gets tough(like the rest of us).

  • They are brilliant at being honest but not always as good at being self disciplined.

  • When we helped our group to keep up their Growth Mindset thinking they all stepped outside their comfort zone and stayed there when it got tough.

  • Like us our students can be situational and are likely to have a mind-set per subject.


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We asked year 10 . . . .

How do you get a Growth Mindset?

Have more courage

Reflect on your life and learning

Put most effort into the hardest things

Believe in change

Have motivation to learn

We are nurturing Growth Mindset thinking by:

Talking about the process of learning in lessons

Tracking and rewarding effort explicitly

Changing the language that we use as teachers

Giving loads of feedback

Providing lots of different learning strategies


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Supporting a Growth Mindset at home

  • Recognise and reward effort: “Well done, I can see you have really struggled here, but all that effort you put in was really worth it.”

  • Support your child to understand and expect that relentless, quality practice is the only way to improve and master skills and content.

  • Talk about the process of learning, of effort, of making mistakes and trying again and again.

Talk back to your Fixed Mind-set!


Welcome to hanham woods key stage 4 information evening

As parents and educators part of our job is to ensure that our children find success. An important part of finding success is knowing how to respond to failure.

G

R

I

T

Getting along with others. Peers, teachers and family to work towards a shared goal.

Responsibility for putting in the right kind of effort to reach your goals and support others in reaching theirs.

mindsetmax.com

Integrity. It isn’t always easy to do the right thing and difficult choices may have to be made in order to prioritise the future over the immediate present.

For further reading here are some excellent websites

characterlab.org

mindsetonline.com

Tenacity, this involves perseverance, not using excuses and not giving up.

We would love to hear your views and also offer you further support in building a Growth Mindset ethos at home.

Contact [email protected]


Workshops

Workshops


Maths

Maths


Gcse maths at hanham woods academy the dull bit

GCSE Maths at Hanham Woods AcademyThe dull bit….

  • Two exams

  • One non-calculator and one calculator paper

    (fx-83GT)

  • Both out of 100

  • Both have an emphasis on using maths in problem-solving

  • No coursework!


How can you support your y10 child in maths this year

How can you support your Y10 child in Maths this year?

  • HOMELEARNING: They will get one homelearning task a week. Ask about it – What do they have to do? Do they understand it? When is it due in? Do they need any help? Can they explain to you what they are doing?

  • WEDNESDAYS

  • REVISION GUIDES: All students will be given a revision guide to use in school and at home

  • MATHSWATCH CLIPS on moodle

  • MOCK SUPPORT


Get in touch

Get in touch


Gcse maths at hanham woods academy the dull bit1

GCSE Maths at Hanham Woods AcademyThe dull bit….

  • Two exams

  • One non-calculator and one calculator paper

    (fx-83GT)

  • Both out of 100

  • Both have an emphasis on using maths in problem-solving

  • No coursework!


How can you support your y11 child in maths this year

How can you support your Y11 child in Maths this year?

  • HOMELEARNING: They will get one homelearning task a week. Ask about it – What do they have to do? Do they understand it? When is it due in? Do they need any help? Can they explain to you what they are doing?

  • WEDNESDAYS

  • REVISION GUIDES: All students have been given revision guides to use in school and at home

  • MATHSWATCH CLIPS on moodle

  • MOCK SUPPORT


Get in touch1

Get in touch


English

English


How can you support your y11 child in english this year

How can you support your Y11 child in English this year?


Gcse english at hanham woods academy

GCSE English at Hanham Woods Academy

GCSE English/English Language

  • Four pieces of coursework-40%

  • One exam - 60%

    GCSE English Literature

  • One piece of coursework25%

  • Two exams – 75%

  • Speaking and Listening projects (separate qualification)

  • Entry Level Certificate in English (for some students).


Priorities for year 11

Priorities for Year 11

All students’ coursework shows at least 3 levels of progress and is at TMG.

  • Coursework improvement days

    Effective Preparation for the Unit 1 exam.

  • CLF mock exams

  • Study skills and exam preparation

  • Home Learning


How can you support your y11 child this year

How can you support your Y11 child this year?

  • HOME LEARNING. They will get one home learning task a week. Ask them about it – What do they have to do? Do they understand it? When is it due in? Do they need any help? Home learning should be done in a quiet and calm area – they need to start to re-create the same sort of atmosphere as in an exam.

  • COURSEWORK IMPROVEMENT. This will involve some students being taken off their normal timetable for a day. Explain again how important this is, even if they are reluctant to do it.

  • REVISION GUIDES. All students will be given revision guides to use at home.

  • READING. Encourage your child to read at home – newspapers, magazines, non-fiction and fiction books (eg. autobiographies, novels) – maybe before a reward activity.

    ‘Secondary school students who read for pleasure perform significantly better than other students.’ (Institute of Education report 2013).

    ‘Strong reading ability enables children to absorb and understand new information – this will affect their attainment in all subjects.’(Dr Alice Sullivan - 2013)


How can you support your y10 child in english this year

How can you support your Y10 child in English this year?


Gcse english at hanham woods academy1

GCSE English at Hanham Woods Academy

GCSE English Language

  • Four pieces of coursework-40%

  • One exam - 60%

    GCSE English Literature

  • One piece of coursework25%

  • Two exams – 75%

  • Speaking and Listening projects (separate qualification)

  • Entry Level Certificate in English (for some students).


Priorities for year 10

Priorities for Year 10

Coursework which shows at least 3 levels of progress and is at TMG.

  • Coursework units of work for the main part of each term.

    Effective Preparation for the Unit 1 exam.

  • Study skills and exam preparation at the end of every term

  • Home Learning

  • Mock exam


How can you support your y10 child this year

How can you support your Y10 child this year?

  • HOME LEARNING. They will get one home learning task a week. Ask about it – What do they have to do? Do they understand it? When is it due in? Do they need any help? Home learning should be done in a quiet and calm area – they need to start to re-create the same sort of atmosphere as in an examination room or a controlled assessment classroom.

  • READING. Encourage your child to read at home – newspapers, magazines, non-fiction and fiction books (eg. autobiographies, novels) – maybe before a reward activity.

    ‘Secondary school students who read for pleasure perform significantly better than other students.’ (Institute of Education report 2013).

    Strong reading ability enables children to absorb and understand new information – this will affect their attainment in all subjects.’(Dr Alice Sullivan - 2013)

  • If you have any concerns, talk to me or your child’s English teacher.


Welcome to hanham woods key stage 4 information evening

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More details at Parents Evening: Wednesday. 24th Sept. 6.30 pm.


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