As students in Y11 and Y13 prepare for their external examinations one of the ways in which we are helping them is the use of WALKING TALKING MOCKS. With these teachers use a visualiser and actually write the answer themselves onto an exam paper so that all the students can see their thinking and working out. In this way we try to walk students through each step of each question, giving them time to answer and then showcasing best approaches to tackle questions. Student feedback has been really positive so far.
School is meant to be fun as well as hard work! On 26th February it was great to see so many teachers engage in a water soaked assault course to raise money children that Yr 7 sponsor through the charity Action Aid. Although students voted Mr Wheatley as most likely to win, and although Mr Frost believed he was going to win, actually it was probably Mrs Crocker who organised the event who actually won!
Just before Easter our senior student voice met with Mr Frost and one of our governors, Mr Allen to talk about the changes that they have seen at school this year and look at next steps. The students leaders where overwhemingly positive about the improvements in teaching, behaviour and the sense of teamship across the school between staff and students. There were some great individual stories of improvements and thanks to Mo, Travon, Connie, Caoimhe, Chyanne, Billie-Joe and Uzair for their feedback and their hard work.