Years 10 and 11 Team

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Miss Louisa Butler
Learning Manager

Mrs Martina Fitzgerald
Assistant Learning Manager

Mrs Linda Blazeby
Assistant Head Pastoral 

The Senior Students Team consists of myself Louisa Butler as Learning Manager and Martina Fitzgerald as Assistant Learning Manager.  Linda Blazey, Assistant Head Pastoral, overseas the Learning Manager for all years and works closely with each member of the team.

There is a strong team of house tutors who work closely with the individual students. As Learning Manager for Years 10 and 11 I liaise with Subject and Cluster Leaders to track and monitor student progress. Data is provided by the data manager Mrs Maddison for us to analyse student performance. We all work closely with the student services to ensure the pupils are given support and guidance when necessary.

The Year 10s start on their GCSEs this year. This year, in the true sense is not the penultimate year but indeed the start of a four year journey through GCSE and Sixth form. To highlight the gravitas of this, the students are involved with various activities/training sessions to empower them to succeed. Sessions include ones on revision and study skills and strategies, talks by various powerful role models as well as enrichment opportunities across the curriculum.

Year 11 is the final year of GCSE studies and there is a real focus on effort, commitment and achievement. All students are encouraged to participate in the extra-curricular opportunities and where possible take the lead in school events. There is a study skills work shop in the Autumn term prior to their mock examinations, revision classes later in the year and a Maximise Potential session in the build up to their final summer examinations. Year 11 are preparing for the transition into sixth form and are guided through this process, considering A Level subjects and future career paths. High expectations are set and all students encouraged to do their very best.


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