Year 11 After-School Enrichment Notice

Tue 14 Sep 2021
Y11 After-School Enrichment – Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 2.30pm-3.30pm

As you know, the GCSE examinations were severely disrupted by Covid. Despite this, our Class of 2021 worked very hard prior to lockdown in the Autumn Term, and then during remote lessons. Their commitment continued on their return as they worked on their TAG evidence, and this largely paid off for our young people when the results came out in the summer.

I write to ask for your support with your Year 11 child. It is really important that all of Year 11 attend our after-school Enrichment sessions from now on, running 2.30-3.30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Our School Day actually revolves around supporting Year 11 in this way!

Regular attendance gives students an extra four hours per week with their subject teachers to work on revision strategies, consolidate learning and start to prepare for the GCSEs in the summer. High attendance at Enrichment last year was one of the ways individual students were able to secure success with their GCSEs, and the commitment shown and work achieved during these sessions allowed teachers to gather additional evidence towards teacher assessed grades.

Attendance at these sessions is open to every student in Year 11. I strongly encourage students to attend by seeing each one personally, issuing a white invitation sticker each day when a session is on that evening. These stickers can be seen in your child’s Planner. During each Enrichment, I also issue ‘medal’ stickers so you are aware if your child has attended, and also a red ‘no show’ sticker the following day if s/he wasn’t able to make it. This year we are texting reminders to parents too, to help us all work together so our young people get in the habit of taking up this vital opportunity.

I am grateful to our teachers too, giving their time willingly to support our Year 11 students in this way.

The after-school sessions start this week and are as follows:

Mondays – Maths
Wednesdays – Science
Thursdays – English
Fridays – Option Subjects

We look forward to your continued support ensuring attendance at every session, where many, many biscuits and juice have worked well as an incentive too!

Yours faithfully

Andrew Wappat