- Ensure a successful transition into new key stage 4
- Promote positive relationships between staff and students
- Develop strategies to support independent learning and organisation to support key stage 4 studies to promote the highest possible positive academic outcomes.
- Continued education around physical and mental health strategies to promote the highest possible pastoral outcomes.
Let’s talk year 10:
Year 10 is one of the most important years in education. Students will be looking ahead to think about where they want their learning pathways to take them beyond key stage 4. It is a time for thinking about careers, college, A-levels, apprenticeships and for students to reflect on themselves and really focus on where they want to be, and what they need to do to get there.
Year 10 start each day with personal development lessons where depending on the day different activities take place. For year 10, as we progress through the year, those activities turn more towards exams, independent study skills, employability skills and revision techniques.
Students in year 10 will be issued a tailored to meet year group needs including careers and online revision resources.
What is expected of me in year 10?
At East Leake Academy, we expect all students to follow our three values; we empower, we respect, we care, and for year 10 these values should already be well embedded. Of course, these values are important for every year group, but for year 10s, we really target these towards success in key stage 4, as without these, that success will be impossible to achieve.
What else can I get involved in?
Throughout the year we carry out different activities as a year group. Examples from this year are:
- reverse advent calendar where students created and filled an advent calendar with items donated to local charities
- extracurricular activities in sports clubs and hobbies
- academic support sessions
- year 10 also have the opportunity to apply for YouNG which is a scheme to promote entrepreneurial skills
- employability skills day – face to face interviews to promote employability skills
Year 10 will also be offered to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. This is an internationally recognised award and, not only is it a fantastic opportunity for the students to demonstrate our values and to improve and develop a wide range of personal skills, but will also help to give our students a great advantage when applying for ELA post 16 study, college and/or apprenticeship positions.
To ensure your child reaches their full potential, the year 10 pastoral team are committed to supporting both the high possible academic and pastoral progress of each individual in year 10.
Your tutor team
||Miss E Harewood
||Mrs D Mistry and Mrs L Murphy
||Mr L Tebbett
||Miss S Elliott
||Mrs D Caygill-Coombs
||Mr J McKay
||Miss S Roberts
||Dr E French