Year 11 Making the Grade, Thursday 14th April, 6.15-8.35pm.
Year 11 “Making the grade - supporting our children to reach their potential” evening
We are writing to invite you and your child to the last of our ‘Making the Grade’ evenings for Year 11, which has been designed for parents/carers and students in Year 11. The evening will provide an opportunity to hear from staff about the arrangements for the final upcoming exams, which start in 6 weeks’ time. We have several workshops planned including ‘Managing Your Stress’ from a trained member of staff with stress management strategies for both students and parents/carers. We have a session on ‘Last Minute Revision’, where you can consider the best ways to use the final 6 weeks leading up to the exams. Finally, we have a practical session on ‘Eating Your Way to Exam Success’, which looks at the perfect diet for students during the exam period.
As we appreciate, Year 11 can be an extremely daunting and pressurised year in a child’s school life and at Varndean we are aiming to provide some extra supportive steps to aid the journey. Research shows us that a child reaches their full potential when both school and home have strong connections and we are hoping to further strengthen the link for our Year 11 students at this crucial time of the year.
The evening will be taking place on Thursday 14th April (6.15 arrival) for a 6.30 start-8.30pm, starting in the hall. This session is intended to get parents and children working together so please encourage your child to attend with you.
In order to arrange resources and refreshments, please could you email the requested details below to email@example.com , print, completing the reply slip and returning to the medical centre or leave a message with reception by Monday 11th April 2016. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at school.
Ed Owen Shelley Baker and Elise James
(Deputy Head) (Raising Standards Leads)
Please complete and return this slip to the Medical Centre if you wish to reserve a place for Making the Grade – Year 11, Thursday 14th April 2016 6.30pm-8.35pm
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I am able/not able to attend “Making the grade - supporting our children to reach their potential”
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