Pastoral care year eleven

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In Year 11, the pastoral team’s aims are to:

  • Maintain communication with parents and carers regarding all matters
  • Continue to uphold high expectations with regard to attendance, punctuality, behaviour
  • Ensure pupil well-being by providing guidance and support
  • Monitor progress of all pupils by analysing tracking data
  • Liaise with Subject areas to discuss pupil progress
  • Contribute towards intervention strategies to improve progress amongst underachieving pupils
  • Deliver aspirational, motivating and informative assemblies
  • Monitor attendance of pupils to study support
  • Maintain a strong prefect leadership system
  • Continue to provide good registration time routines
  • Target setting and action planning through academic reviews
  • Contribute towards record of achievements
  • Careers guidance and action planning
  • Support Prefects  in their role as young leaders


Strategies to Improve Attainment


Option Shifts – Pupils at risk of underachieving have been identified and targeted for additional support during curriculum time.


Fortnightly progress meetings – Involving the Headteacher, Deputy Heads, Assistant Heads and English, Maths and Science Tic’s. The objective is to maintain a dialogue concerning pupil progress.


Tutor Mentoring – In groups of 4, underachieving pupils are assigned to one teacher to engage in learning conversations. This takes place over the course of the academic year.


Study Support – Pupils are targeted for after school support and their attendance monitored.


Academic Review - All pupils have the opportunity to review their progress by looking at tracking information. This information is used to develop SMART targets that will feed into their own Progress document.


All students in Year 11 have a meeting with a Careers Advisor where their future interests are considered and an action plan developed. There are opportunities to visit colleges, receive advice and develop a CV throughout the year. Also the school work around developing the employability of the cohort in various focused sessions.


Opportunities and Information

  • Mock exams in December 2015
  • Final Predictions in January 2016 for college application
  • Final mock in March 2016 for English and Maths
  • Two PDE days to support post 16 decisions and organisation for revision.



Year 11 GCSE Exams- Summer 2016

Organisation- Key dates for study support, exams and Controlled Conditions Assessments relating to Year 11 are available on the school website.

Newham 16-19 Brochure


A pdf copy of the Newham 16-19 Brochure is attached, which can also be accessed via the following link: This gives plenty of information on how to help your child make informed choices about their futures including;


Raising the Participation Age (RPA):  Detailing the changes in the law, that require all young people to stay on in education or training until 18.

Careers Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) on how to plan for the next steps after Year 11.


  • Profiles of the Post 16 Education and Training providers in Newham.
  • University:  The benefits of a university education, what subjects to consider for specific degree courses and information on tuition fees.
  • Traineeships and Apprenticeships:  Detailing the A-Z about this progression pathway, from what opportunities are available, to expected earnings.
  • University Technical Colleges, details of this specialist offer.
  • Fees and Finance: Information from funding available for Post 16 study, to tuition fees, student loans, bursaries and scholarships
  • Information for young people with special educational needs, learning difficulties and disabilities and those helping them.
  • Case studies:  Features Newham students and what they have progressed on to.



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