Year 10 and 11
Slough and Eton school offers opportunities for students to develop skills and knowledge in various areas and contexts to achieve a holistic development of our students’. Year 10 is the start of the most important stage of secondary education. The two GCSE years form the foundation and sets the direction of each student’s life. This is where the hard work and ambition for top grades begins and the opportunity to start exploring the possibility of A Levels, University and other training courses begins.
By following our mantra ‘Work hard, Be nice, No excuses’, students will have the best chance of meeting their potential and achieving exam success. To achieve the greatest success possible students need to be: on time to school; have minimal absences; high effort in lessons and independent study (homework); and complete all work set by their teachers. On top of this, students should attend revision sessions and devise a revision timetable to complete at home. The earlier this becomes a routine; the more likely students are to succeed.
Contact with school is vital this year. Please check school communications and WEDUC notices regularly to see what independent study your child has been given on ClassCharts and any deadlines they need to meet. Please also make sure you have access to your emails; we send out important dates and information for your child digitally more often than on paper. The first point of contact for both students and parents is the form tutor so please keep an open dialogue with them.
Please encourage your child to get involved in a wide range of extra-curricular activities and responsibilities we have available within school. I really do believe that we offer something for everybody at Slough and Eton whether it is sports, drama, music or revision sessions. Extra-curricular activities can help students with their school work, social skills, mental and physical wellbeing, as well as being great fun. Please use the school website as a useful resource to find out what is going on around school and discuss the opportunities available with your son/daughter.
Year 10 students will also be doing their Work Experience in June. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to get an understanding of how the world of work really works. Please start having conversations with your child about their future and how their choice of work experience may be affected by this.
We are very much looking forward to the year ahead and really appreciate the support parents and carers continue to provide to uphold our school standards, including attendance, punctuality, behaviour, students’ uniform and appearance.
We look forward to meeting you this year, but in the meantime if you have anything you wish to discuss please do not hesitate to contact me.
As we embark on another exciting academic year, I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to each and every one of you. Year 11 is a crucial milestone in your educational journey, and it is my honour to be part of this journey. Our website is a valuable platform for staying connected with our school community, and I encourage you to explore the wealth of information it offers.
One aspect of our school community that we take immense pride in is our commitment to providing free breakfast to all students and staff. We firmly believe that a nutritious start to the day is essential for academic success, and we want to ensure that everyone has access to this vital resource.
In addition to our website, we also utilize WEDUC as a communication channel with parents. This platform allows us to share important updates, announcements, careers and trip information updates, ensuring that you are well-informed and actively engaged in your child's education.
As we move forward, I would like to emphasize the importance of shared responsibilities. Parents, please support your child's education by monitoring their homework, punctuality, and attendance. These factors have a direct impact on their GCSE achievement, and your involvement plays a pivotal role in their success. Students, take ownership of your learning journey by staying on top of your independent work, course work deadlines by attending lessons regularly, and submitting your homework on time. Your dedication will undoubtedly shape your academic outcomes.
In today's digital age, it is also crucial for parents to monitor their children's social media activity and sleep routine. Balancing screen time with healthy sleep patterns is essential for their overall well-being and academic performance.
Our dedicated staff members are here to support your child's academic and personal growth. They work tirelessly to provide interventions, offer extra-curricular clubs, and create a nurturing environment where every student can thrive. Please support us by encouraging your children to attend interventions without fail.
I invite you to stay engaged with our school community by regularly visiting our website and using WEDUC for updates on important events, academic resources, and news. Together, we can make this year a memorable and rewarding experience for our Year 11 students. Thank you for your continued support, and I look forward to a year of growth, achievement, and positive collaboration.