Many thanks to the 200+ parents who attended this meeting on Tuesday 11th July. Your obvious commitment to helping your children is the most important support they will receive. We have read the impressive range of ‘barriers to success’ that you identified. These ranged from the more obvious - social media, parties, exam stress etc. through to the more individual: ‘Love Island’ and ‘thick parents’ being interesting ones!
From personal experience, a book about teenage behaviour that some parents may find useful is: Get out of my life by Tony Wolf and Suzanne Franks
Please negotiate for and encourage the following in September:
- A positive and inquisitive attitude – these are amazing subjects taught by passionate teachers. Discuss their subjects with them – ask them to teach you.
- A healthy lifestyle – sensible bed times (without phones) good breakfasts and regular physical activities.
- Clear homework routines and an organised bag and work space.
- A robust attitude to attendance. If in doubt – always come to school. Aim for 100%.
- Sensible and safe social lives. In the past, the school has had to deal with the fall-out from large unmanaged parties, mixed sleep-overs, students without sensible curfews etc. Teenagers will often say that “all their friends are allowed to do something”. This is rarely true.
- A supportive attitude towards school rules. Encourage your children to see the reasoning behind rules associated with uniform, behaviour, punctuality etc. We aim to ensure the safety and happiness of students from many different backgrounds. All the school rules are designed to help this happen.
The information from the Key Stage 4 Evening can be found below:
Key Stage 4 transition - English presentation pdf pptx
Key Stage 4 transition - Maths presentation pdf pptx
Key Stage 4 transition - Science presentation pdf pptx
Key Stage 4 transition - Wellbeing presentation pdf pptx
Key Stage 4 transition - Access Arrangements pdf pptx