Thank you to all the parents and learners who have helped us to start to collate enrichment hours for Graduation. As outlined in the previous newsletter, by Friday 25th May class teachers and Progress Tutors will have collected all the enrichment hours and collated all the information for the House Team process. We can’t do this by ourselves so thank you for your continued support and if you are concerned that you have not completed this information yet, please speak to your child’s class teacher or Progress Leader who will be more than happy to help you.
The Graduation focus for this edition of the Newsletter is on ASPIRE points. We would like to celebrate with you the fantastic work that our learners are doing and share with you what we can all still do to improve their overall Graduation grade. Currently there are 380 learners who have achieved Platinum for ASPIRE points. What a great achievement! However it is not too late for any other learners to climb the ASPIRE ladder and aim higher. In order to help you understand what your child could do to climb up that ladder, we have outlined how we award the points and perhaps some ideas of how your child could gain some more points.
As part of our school policy, ASPIRE points are awarded by any member of staff for many different reasons. Some examples are below; however this is not an exhaustive list:
· Showing resilience
· Perseverance with a tricky topic, subject or situation
· Good manners and being truthful and kind to others
· Achieving in a particular lesson or subject
· Handing in homework, on time and to a good standard
· Supporting and respecting other learners
ASPIRE points make up part of the overall Graduation grade so it is therefore important to follow the school rules and work hard in order to increase your number of ASPIREpoints throughout the school year. As explained in a Graduation letter dated 18th April 2018, in order to achieve Platinum for ASPIRE points, learners have to earn at least 250 points in a school year. To achieve Gold 200 points, Silver 150 points and Bronze 100 points.
We hope that you have found the Graduation information informative and useful. We ask that you continue to feedback any comments you have as we are always open to new suggestions and ways that we can help each other to improve communication between the staff, learners and parents.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and we look forward to writing to you in the next edition of the Newsletter.
The House Team
Miss Gittins, Miss Wing, Mr Passmore, Miss Williams