Keeping Parents Informed
We believe in the importance of healthy and open relations between parents, pupils and teachers and all decisions about your child’s education are based upon this partnership. Each term, there are distinct opportunities to review their work and attitude and address any areas of difficulty:
Autumn Term Tutor Consultation Day – Years 7 - 11
Spring/Summer Term Parents’ consultation evenings and full written reports
The Lower School - Years 7 - 9
Pupils will be set in most subjects according to ability. We take very close account of Key Stage Two results, and regular reviews of progress by teaching and tutorial staff. Moves between sets are made according to need and in this we are sensitive to the requirements of individual pupils.
We aim to educate the pupil in skills of languages and literature, scientific and mathematical skills, Information and Communications Technology, cultural and spiritual awareness, artistic expression, physical activity, and self-confidence. It is our intention to develop the whole person through varied and stimulating programme's of work.
In Years Seven, Eight and Nine a common curriculum is followed:
- Design and Technology History
- Religious Studies
- French or German Art
- Physical Education
- ICT is delivered across the whole key stage through the subjects studied.
In addition, pupils follow a co-ordinated programme of personal and social education delivered both in a discrete weekly lesson and the tutorial programme. We feel that the tutor is a key person for young people, especially when they start in the school. Learning how to study and to take responsibility for their own learning is also an important part of our pupils’ education. We aim to develop these skills in a strong moral, spiritual and cultural environment. Assemblies are an important part of this development and are used as the basis of discussion in tutor sessions.
During the course of Year Nine, pupils will choose some of the subjects that they wish to study further. We recommend that they keep as wide a choice as possible in order to be able to follow a chosen career later in life. Specific guidance will be given by the Head of Year, supported by members of the Senior Leadership Team. We arrange opportunities for you to discuss your child's progress and choices on an individual basis through a programme of meetings and consultation sessions.
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