“The school offers an exceptionally caring and challenging education to enable all its students to ACHIEVE” – Ofsted 2013
Year 10 is a particularly important as well as an exciting time for students at JRCS. This is a very demanding year and students will be expected to achieve high standards in and outside the classroom. We expect students to be responsible learners, organised for all their lessons and to learn to take full responsibility for their own actions. In addition to this, students are also increasingly aware of their role as ambassadors for the school, as well as our own collective as a year group and all who support them, at home and at school.
Our team of Year 10 tutors are dedicated to overseeing progress both academic and pastoral. With their wealth of experience and the ability to give the sound guidance to students to help to ensure that all students realise their full potential. The role of the tutor is essential as they are on hand to help students make good, well informed choices about their studies, careers and achievements.
All students in Year 10 are expected to take an active role in engaging with extracurricular activities in their chosen fields, whether it is in sport, music, drama, debating or any of the many other options that the school has to offer. The extracurricular offering for Year 10 is complemented by the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities and trips.
We strongly encourage students to develop all aspects of their character whether it is through their academic, creative or sporting achievements so that every student develops into a well-rounded individual. Jo Richardson prides itself on the motto ‘Success for All’ and a committed team of tutors and pastoral staff are dedicated to overseeing the progress and well-being of all students to ensure that they achieve their very best.
By reaching and maintaining high standards, students will have ample opportunity for success at JRCS. This might be improving public speaking, taking part in the school show, scoring tries or learning a musical instrument. Year 10 is a time of rich development that starts to lay the firm foundations needed for successful progress in GCSE choices and beyond
Attendance is vital In Year 10 in order to ensure that all students achieve to their highest potential. At The Jo Richardson Community School we follow a rigorous attendance policy and contact parents on a regular basis. We ask that parents call in and let the school know if their child is going to be away and send a note in on their return. We will monitor any student whose attendance falls below 95%.Finally having a growth mindset is the most effective way to become an independent learner and not giving up when the going gets tough. Learning is not always easy but having the courage to give something a go and thinking of coping strategies to complete a difficult task will ensure you will always make progress.
Mr Morgan – Head of Year 10
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 020 8270 6222 or contact the Head of Year, Mr Morgan at Imorgan@jorichardson.org.uk