Welcome to Year 11

I am incredibly excited about being ATL for year 11 and I cannot wait to start working with you all! I am very aware of the academic, creative and sporting talent we have within the year group and I am really excited about what this academic year has in store for us all. As Achievement Leader my overarching focus is to support and guide you on your journey to outstanding results and opportunities. I am fully aware of the potential you possess and I expect you to approach your studies with maturity, high aspirations and commitment.

This is going to be very different to what other year 11s have previously encountered, you are all in a unique position. Having experienced a very disrupted Y10 I promise that I will be with you every step of the way. I will provide you with a variety of opportunities and provisions you require in order to be successful come the end of Y11. I am feeling highly motivated and positive about being back at school and I want you to share this with me. With there being some uncertainty around how pupils will be assessed come the end of year 11 it is vitally important you make a good impression on your teachers. I expect a positive attitude towards your learning and work completed in lessons must be a reflection of your full capability, this could well impact your results and opportunities come the end of Y11.

The behaviour, achievement and progress of the year group are closely monitored and reinforced by myself (Achievement Team Leader for Year 11), Mrs Burns (Year Care Team Leader) and a dedicated tutor team. As part of our intervention programme, ensuring pupils are supported in being successful, form groups will change at times throughout the year. This will allow additional time for English and Maths interventions where they are needed. After school, throughout the school day and during the school holidays, students will be given opportunities to attend revision classes leading up to their ends of year assessments.

You have all been on a long journey during your time at Tabor, I am delighted to be guiding you through your final year. Thank you in anticipation of your hard work and I look forward to an extremely successful year. If you have any questions please let me know, I will always be here to help.

Year 11 – this is your year. Let’s make it a good one!

Mr Raby

Achievement Team Leader – Year 11