“A little progress every day adds up to big results”
Year 11 is one of the most exciting, challenging and important times in your child’s education. This is the final leg of their journey to achieve the qualifications that will act as a passport to success for the rest of their lives.
The vision of Year 11 is to develop and create clear pathways for your child to succeed in their education, giving guidance on further and higher education and making clear what is available to them when they leave Bower Park Academy. We do this by encouraging all students to aspire to be their best with the knowledge that they have the full support of the year team and their parents.
Over the coming months, I would ask all parents and carers to make a conscious effort and look at some of the following ways to monitor your child’s learning from home. This can be done in various ways such as:
- Encouraging your son/daughter to complete coursework on time.
- Checking that they are doing their homework, and signing their learning journal on a weekly basis.
- Making sure that they are at school every day and on time.
- Ensuring that the balance of work and rest is right.
- If your son or daughter is struggling in any way, letting us know straight away by contacting Mr Wookey.
We, as a school, believe that a positive relationship with home is essential if the students are to achieve their full potential. So, when necessary, I will be contacting you to discuss the academic progress of your child. I would also welcome contact from you, as it is essential that we all work together over the coming months to make sure that the students get the best support to facilitate their hard work in and out of lesson time.
As a school we recognise that this year can become increasingly demanding and stressful for students as exams and coursework deadlines near. If parents or students have any concerns, please contact me immediately. I, and we as a school, are here to listen, support and resolve any matter which may affect future success.
It is important that students take ownership of their learning. They need to make effective use of their school learning journals to record homework and to reflect on their progress over the weeks. Parents and tutors must support this by checking the journal on a weekly basis, especially both the homework logs and detention page, and using it as a communication tool which links the efforts of home and school.
After school and during the school holidays, there will be opportunities for your child to attend revision/intervention sessions leading up to their GCSE examinations, which I believe will have a positive impact for the students in terms of the results that they will receive in August. Throughout the year we, as a school, will continue to push our students to achieve their full potential across all their chosen curriculum areas and subjects, and urge them to continue to aim high.
I am extremely proud of this year group, and I would like to thank you for your continued support, both in previous years and as we commence your child’s final GCSE year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Mr N. Wookey, Year 11 Attainment Manager
If you wish to contact me, my email address is [email protected]