Year 10 and 11
This is the start of the most important stage of secondary education. The two GCSE years form the foundations for 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.
Punctuality, attendance, high effort and completion of all work set should be a daily goal in order to achieve the greatest success possible. On top of this, students should be attending revision sessions and organising a revision timetable to complete at home. The earlier this becomes a routine, the more likely students are to succeed.
Our Year 10 students continue to impress with their attitude towards all aspects of school life and I am really pleased to be continuing as their Head of Year this year. Year 9 ended abruptly, but I thank both students and parents for keeping in contact and making sure education and learning continued via the online platforms.
Contact with school is vital this year. Please check 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 dates and information for your child digitally more often than on paper. The first port of contact for both students and parents is the form tutor so please keep an open dialogue with them.
I would like you to encourage your child to get involved in the 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. I would like all students to make the most of their secondary school years, and get involved. 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.
COVID dependent, Year 10 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 with regard to school standards, including attendance, punctuality, behaviour, students’ uniform and appearance.
We look forward to meeting you in the coming year, but in the meantime if you have anything you wish to discuss please do not hesitate to contact me.
This is an exciting and challenging year for Year 11. With their exams just around the corner, every day and every minute has an impact on their final results. Our roles as their teachers and yours, the parents, are of great importance.
Here at Slough and Eton we have a very committed tutor team who work together to ensure your children are happy and safe. The communication between myself, form tutors and parents is vital this year. Any concerns that you may have need to be addressed, and your first point of contact is your child’s form tutor. Issues arising are dealt with quickly and effectively and we pride ourselves in the procedures we have in place to ensure that everything is dealt with effectively.
We have a very strict policy about punctuality and attendance. We like to prepare students for the world of work. Each day a student misses is reflected in their final results and absences are not taken lightly. Sanctions are put into place for students that are continuously late, but this is not an issue as students are aware of the expectations and meet the standards that we have.
The use of the student planner is vital this year. Please check regularly to see what homework your child has been given and any deadlines they need to meet. These must be signed on a weekly basis to ensure excellent communication between you and the form tutors.
Every day at school is an exciting one for our students. This year, Year 11 will have the privileges of extra revision classes and trips to inform their learning. Students can access these at home to help support their learning. Teachers strive to support each individual and as their parents, we need your support to ensure that students are making good use of each opportunity that they are given.
This Year will fly by for students. Before they know it they will be preparing for their Prom, creating memories that will follow them through the next stage of their lives. This is not to celebrate the end of their education. This is to celebrate the beginning of their future.