For many, Year 11 is seen as the most important school year and it can be both a challenging and exciting time. Here at The Jo Richardson Community School we believe in ‘Success for All’ and to achieve this it is crucial that students take ownership of their own learning and engage with all opportunities offered at Year 11 to ensure they fulfil their potential.
Working alongside staff and parents, the Year 11 Team will guide students through this key year. During tutor time we model and implement study time and routines as well as offering encouragement and support to students. As in previous years we will continue to promote excellent levels of attendance to ensure the very best outcome for all students. We continually monitor the academic progress of each individual student to ensure they are on track and we will put interventions in place to support them if they are not. We also dedicate time to helping students understand their options post-16 and encourage them to aim high and choose the best path for a successful and happy future.
Intervention and revision sessions run both after school and during the Easter holidays. Please see the ‘Other Information’ tab for the current intervention timetable. Information about the Easter revision sessions will be published in the Seagull. Feedback from these sessions is always positive and students value the extra study time spent with supportive members of staff.
In Year 11, attendance to all lessons is vital to ensure pupils achieve their potential. At JRCS 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 absent and send a note in on their return. We will monitor any student whose attendance falls below 95%.
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 L Newport at LNewport@jorichardson.org.uk