The spring term marks the half way point in the school year. For Years 11 and 13 it also marks the beginning of the countdown to the summer exams. Talking to students, I know that many of them started their revision last term and have used the mock exams as a way of checking their knowledge and the effectiveness of the revision techniques they are using.
Staff are already giving their time and holding revision sessions for students after school and I would encourage students to make use of this great resource as much as they possibly can.
It is at about this time that students in Year 11 need to confirm their Post 16 destination. We have had a lot of students applying for our Sixth Form and our enrolment window currently remains open for anyone who hasn’t yet completed their application form. Many of our local colleges of FE are still running open evenings and for students who are not sure about their future plans our careers advisor, Di Featherstone is available to provide advice and guidance.
This term the school is having a big push on the environment and reducing litter. We are particularly keen to send less rubbish to landfill and to try and ensure that we recycle wherever possible. In addition, all students have made the same New Year resolution, to use bins for their rubbish and to help keep our environment clean.
Our House Ambassadors have volunteered to put a display together for the library which will highlight the issue of plastic waste and the harm it causes to our planet, please look out for it if you are in school for any of our parent consultation evenings.
On a separate note you may remember that the school launched a consultation with all parents concerning our intention to join the Bradgate Education Partnership (BEP) a multi-academy trust. I am pleased to inform you that following the consultation, governors voted in favour of joining BEP. The Trust have completed their due diligence work on the school, and we now await approval from the Department for Education for the legal processes to be put in place. We are really excited by the opportunities that membership of BEP will provide, in particular the chance to work more closely with The Roundhill Academy and the local feeder primary schools.