Welcome to Year 10
Year 10 Motto: “Don’t fit in, stand out”
I am extremely pleased to join the Year 10 team as Achievement Team Leader this year. I can’t wait to start work at The Warren School and help you make a lasting impact with this exciting phase of your educational journey alongside your parents and teachers. We want all students to embed mature attitudes and commitment towards their on-going GCSE courses, in order to achieve outstanding grades.
We expect you to continue to demonstrate a commendable work ethic and high standards of behaviour for learning, which will help yourselves and others on your pathway to achieving the best possible results in your GCSEs. As a result of the new way in which students are assessed we as a school look forward to supporting you all through this change to a linear assessment schedule which means the majority of the GCSE examinations will take place in July of 2020. Literacy and numeracy will need to be key features of the independent study time carried out in order to secure the highest grades with the greater emphasis on students gaining 8 level 5’s and above including both English and Maths.
The Year 10 team aims to inspire and will work tirelessly to support students’ learning within and beyond the classroom to ensure that all students reach their full potential. Mr Adenola; your new Achievement Team Leader will encourage high aspirations through overseeing student progress and attainment throughout the year. Mrs Lesslie will represent the Year Care Team from a pastoral perspective assisting with the care, behaviour and wellbeing of all Year 10 students. Tutors will monitor how students use their diaries and study time, advising them on areas concerning personal organisation and academic progress.
All students must follow the school Code of Conduct and must be in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing to ensure that they maximise all opportunities to succeed within lessons.
Year 10 is a pivotal point of the student’s education and at this point of in the school career we need to work collectively to ensure high expectations are maintained. Thus, excellent attendance is essential for students to access all the planned teaching and learning taking place. Year 10 students are expected to be in school every day as every lesson is an integral part of their GCSE courses. Missing one-day results in a missed opportunity and at least five hours of learning time lost.
Parental and carer input is extremely valued and it is with that regular communication we hope to see students thrive and succeed especially with the introduction of new courses, which will be both challenging and daunting for many. A cohesive and positive relationship between school and home is integral and something at Warren we pride ourselves on doing well.
At The Warren School, we expect students to work hard in lessons, but to also widen their life experiences by positively contributing towards all aspects of the school and their community. A diversity of cultures and British themes will be embraced throughout the year with the use of enrichment trips, our PSCHE programme and assembly themes. This too incorporates our desire to prepare students for life beyond The Warren School and their futures in higher education which can only be achieved if we continue to build on developing the admirable qualities so many of our students have.
At The Warren School we acknowledge student’s hard work and those who display outstanding work ethic will continue to be rewarded with certificates, positive phone calls and letters home as well as celebration lunches and curriculum linked visits. The school will facilitate opportunities to assist all students with accessing the curriculum through our inclusion and intervention programmes to ensure all learning needs are met, which is supported by our SEND and EAL teams. I look forward to meeting you all to discuss your child’s progress.
Achievement Team Leader