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Working Together for Success. PASTORAL AND SLT SUPPORT. To co-ordinate and lead the welfare and discipline of the year group. The Year Ten Team. Our aim is to help solve any issues that may arise concerning the curriculum and successful teaching and learning Concerns in lessons

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pastoral and slt support

To co-ordinate and lead the welfare and discipline of the year group.

the year ten team

The Year Ten Team

Our aim is to help solve any issues that may arise concerning the curriculum and successful teaching and learning

Concerns in lessons

Falling behind with work

Underachievement/Gifted and Talented

Advice on revision strategies

Provide support to individuals

we do this by
We do this by…
  • Informing parents of serious issues.(both behaviour and academic)
  • Informing parents of good achievement
  • To liaise with heads of departments and subject teachers.
positive partnerships
Positive Partnerships

“Research indicates that family involvement in schools increases student achievement”

(Henderson & Berla, 1994; Ballen & Moles, 1994; Epstein, 1995).

It is important to work in partnership to 'get it right for every child'.

therefore we have to
  • Re-enforce strong links between home and school
  • Inform you of what’s going on
  • Focus on how you can support your child’s learning
  • Ensure you know where to get support
  • Raise any issues
exams and controlled assessments
Exams and ControlledAssessments

• The majority of courses will be assessed through exams at the end of the Year (mostly Year 11)

• Exam dates are set externally, so can not be re-arranged. Please check dates before booking any medical appointments and it is very important to note that any holidays in term time will not be authorised.

• Many subjects have moved from coursework to controlled assessments where students have to complete work over a set time within controlled conditions. Again, please try to avoid absence during these times

• SPaG – Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar now count towards student’s grades in some subject areas e.g. English, Geography and History so please encourage students to use the correct punctuation and strategies for spelling.

changes to gcses
Changes to GCSEs
  • All terminal assessment
  • Revision becomes very important
  • Mock exams will take place – daily revisiting of topics are needed
  • Controlled assessment grades crucial as these are what they enter their exams with
  • Learning/ revising what has been taught
  • More in class tests and extra homework
what is controlled assessment

What is Controlled Assessment?

Controlled assessment is the internal assessment component of the GCSE courses that is completed in school.

It is completed in the classroom so it is supervised, so students are not able to work on it at home.

It replaces coursework.

what are the advantages
What are the advantages?
  • It allows students to demonstrate their skills in class. A percentage of a GCSE is awarded for controlled assessment.
  • Controlled assessment is carried out IN THE CLASSROOM, so time outside school can be spent preparing for vital examinations, homework and class tests.
  • Some subjects, like maths do not do controlled assessments.
important exam advice
Important Exam Advice
  • As discussed most subjects will be assessed through end of year exams in Year 11
  • We are, however, entering our students for English GCSE exams at the end of Year 10, in addition to the sciences.

• A lot of students throw marks away carelessly in exams by poor exam technique

• Read the question and know the subject relevance. Answer in detail.

expectations we have
Expectations we have…
  • Continue to foster positive relationships.
  • Show resilience – don’t give up!
  • Ask for help.
  • Use the school library
  • Be punctual and improve attendance.
  • Be prepared – equipment / homework
  • Meet deadlines – seek help and don’t fall behind.
  • Avoid detentions!!!
  • Follow the school rules!!!
students should take responsibility
Students should take responsibility…

Some subjects have as much as 60% of their course as controlled assessment, others have only 25%, so attendance is important.

Catching up can prove difficult as it must be done in school, some extended after school sessions are necessary to facilitate this.

attendance punctuality
Attendance & Punctuality

Punctuality is also important as it can mean missing

  • registration or
  • assembly,

two of the most important parts of the week in making sure you are prepared for learning/ getting the key messages

working with the school
Working with the School
  • Check your child is aware of deadlines and is meeting them. Make sure that they are using their planner regularly.
  • Check that you and your child know when exams, tests or controlled assessments are and that they revise
  • Check they are fully equipped for school
  • Communicate with school if you need to: ring teachers or use the planner
  • Make sure your child is attending daily
  • Attend Parent’s meetings
brain boosters
Brain Boosters





Brain gym


some statistics to consider
Some statistics to consider
  • We Remember:
  • 5% of what we read once
  • 20% of what we read a few times
  • 30% of what we hear
  • 40% of what we see
  • 50% of what we say
  • 60% of what we do
  • 90% of what we see, hear, say and do

A variety of approaches to writing

and remembering

Lists and Notes

Fact Sheets

Flash Cards


Revision walls


Study Buddy and Mentor at home

  • One of the most effective ways of learning is to teach someone else – let your child explain things to you
  • Test your child – you could build in a testing period each day in the run up to exams or weekly
  • Use on-line tests and research topics learned in class
  • Provide a quiet place for them to work at home
  • Help them understand the exam structure
  • Make a revision time-table
  • Go-between – Between the school and your child to ensure that things are nipped in the bud
  • Most importantly…feed them well and make sure they get enough sleep.
finally some after school and lunch time additional clubs etc
Finally, some after school and lunch time additional clubs, etc.
  • Music – Orchestra on a Monday after school and Rock Orchestra on Wednesday after school. Wednesday at lunch and Friday after school is the GCSE Tech sessions.
  • English – Creative writing club after school on Fridays – they can earn a free tutor
  • PE – Rugby after school on Mondays, table-tennis on Friday after school.
  • Art and Graphics Booster sessions-after school..daily
  • Psychology – extra GCSE after school on Mondays and Wednesdays
  • Latin – extra GCSE on Wednesdays after school
  • DT – with Mr. Hook every morning, lunch time and some afternoons
  • Some teachers have extra catch-up sessions
some dates to diarise
Some dates to diarise:
  • Target setting day – 18th October 2013
  • Year 10 Parent’s Evening on the 27th March 2013. You will obviously be reminded closer to the time.
  • Awards evening – Probably the 4th July 2014 – to be confirmed.
  • Work Experience – last two weeks of school [7th till the 18th July 2014] Mr Butler [work-experience co-ordinator] has spoken to the boys already.