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1 WELCOME TO WELCOME TO Tonyrefail School Year 10 Expectation Evening

2 Vision and Values Our vision for Tonyrefail School is a school where: Children and their needs are understood and valued by all and form the basis for all planning and policies. Teaching and learning is excellent, inclusive and celebrated by all. Teachers work professionally in a climate of mutual respect.

3 Vision and Values cont. Governors lead school policy setting and ensure accountability. Parents and guardians are actively involved as partners in their children’s education. The community supports the school with pride and is well served by us. The first choice for all children and parents in the area.

4 Aims: That each student leaves: Having reached their full potential. Having had a challenging, relevant learning experience. Equipped to progress in the outside world. With a set of values which will enable them to mix in a multi-ethnic, multi-faceted society.

5 Aims cont. That all members of the school community Show tolerance and compassion, treating everyone as they themselves would like to be treated. Know they are valued and that they have done their best.

6 General Marking Excellent You have completed the work set to a high standard.Good You have completed the work set to a good standard.Satisfactory Your work is acceptable but could be improved. Cause for Concern Your work is not good enough. You must try harder.Targets Will identify how to improve your work.

7 Focus Marking  Teachers have planned set times when your child’s work will be marked in a special and detailed way. sticker  Each teacher will write on a sticker in their book/file - effort level - their effort level – E, G, S, C attainment grade - their attainment grade date signature - the date and their signature a constructive comment - a constructive comment saying what is good about your child’s work. targets - targets to identify how to make their work even better.

8 Effort Descriptors E Very keen and extremely hard-working G Good commitment shown S Satisfactory effort shown C Little effort shown

9 Monitoring Work  Subject Leaders will be checking that this is being done fairly and for everyone.  Progress Leaders will be looking at work from time to time.  Tutors will check planners. will check all this is happening from time to time.  The Senior Leadership Team will check all this is happening from time to time. You will find stickers in your child’s books/files to say that this has happened.

10 Year Group Monitoring  Each Year Group will be monitored in detail.  During this time we will be looking at all aspects of students’ work - attendance, punctuality, behaviour, attitude.

11 Use of FFT data to set realistic, yet challenging targets. Modify targets as appropriate. Through liaison with subject teachers who know their students well, ascertain the potential – consistency and high expectations are fundamental to success. Make students aware of the success criteria. Year 10 Monitoring Year 10 Monitoring

12 Tracking Year 10 Students’ progress will be tracked using our Assessment, Recording and Reporting System. Students will be formally assessed 5 times during the year in each subject. Students’ current performance grades will be entered into the system 3 times during the course of the year. The system will allow us to identify underachievement by comparing target and current performance grades. If this occurs, we will address it instantly by inviting the student and his/her parents for interview.

13 The purpose of the Year 10 mentoring scheme is to support the pastoral and academic development of students in the year group. The intention is to build on the current good practice and to work in conjunction with the whole school mentoring and monitoring strategy. We have a number of support mechanisms available to students through the pastoral system: Year 10 Mentoring Year 10 Mentoring

14 These include: Form Tutors. Restorative Justice. Behavioural Support. Educational Psychologist. Eye-to-Eye counsellor. A range of coaching and mentoring to motivate, support and extend. Support Mechanisms Support Mechanisms

15 Form tutors will monitor the attendance, behaviour and achievement of students in their form class. Referrals will be made to the Progress Leader. Student’s achievement in each subjects will be highlighted via a Snapshot Survey and consideration of CP1 data. Year 10 Mentoring

16 Two groups of students whose potential was identified in Year 9 will be mentored by Mrs Drew. Two groups of students whose potential was identified in Year 9 will be mentored by Mrs Drew. Success will be celebrated and strategies will be implemented to secure this. Success will be celebrated and strategies will be implemented to secure this.

17 Katie Lloyd (Learning Coach). Her role is to raise achievement and aspirations by identifying and removing barriers to learning. She will support 14 students to maximise their learning potential and work closely with the Key Worker. Nichola Morgan (Key Worker). Her role is to support the student by monitoring and reviewing their progress. She may refer to other services and deals with a range of social, emotional and behavioural issues. Year 10 Mentoring

18 In individual subjects, subject teachers will monitor performance against targets and will mentor as appropriate. In individual subjects, subject teachers will monitor performance against targets and will mentor as appropriate. Parents will normally be informed when any intervention is put into place and the support of parents is key to the student’s success. Parents will normally be informed when any intervention is put into place and the support of parents is key to the student’s success.

19 Coursework We need to encourage all students to produce the very best pieces of coursework that they can. Good quality coursework can boost students’ confidence going into the final examinations. A majority of subjects now carry out their coursework as controlled assessments.

20 English All GCSE students will study English Literature & Language. Controlled Assessment – th September 2010 November 29 th – December 10 th 2010 March 29 th – April 8 th 2011 Students will sit English Literature External Exam – 10 th June 2011 –

21 Maths All GCSE students will have the opportunity to gain 2 GCSE’s. One GCSE at the end of Year 10 & another at the end of Year 11. Students will sit two papers – Monday, 13 th June Tuesday, 21 st June 2011.

22 Science Revision classes are available: Chemistry every Wednesday from October 20 th. Physics every Thursday from October 14 th. Students will sit their Science modules on November 11 th 2010 & 2 nd March 2011

23 Child Development Task is set by the WJEC and is worth 30% of the final mark. Students will need to investigate and produce a child study focusing on a child’s development. It must be completed in 15 hours. It will start in January 2011 and must be completed by June 2011.

24 Attendance Good attendance is essential for your child to succeed. The Compact Target is 95%+. Students with good attendance :  Achieve better examination results.  Have better career prospects.

25 Important Dates for your Diary 22 October October 2010– History Trip to Battlefields 15 November November 2010 – Year 10 COMPACT Assembly 10 December 2010 – Interim Reports 11 – 14 April Yr.10 Work Experience 5 May 2011 – Year 10 Enterprise in Action 6 May Year 10 Examinations start 9 June 2011 – Year 10 Exploring Business 28 June Year 10 Reports

26 Thank you Please give us your feedback on the questionnaire. Have a safe journey home…


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