The Easter break is a key time for our students as on their return to College, there will be the last of the key milestones for your son/daughter as they come to the final stages of this academic year. There will be submission of coursework, examinations and subjects finishing their syllabuses in order to allow for revision.
We know that It is a time when your son/daughter may feel under great pressure and again they will need to balance academic studies with the other demands on their time very carefully. During the holidays some support and revision classes will be running and the College is open to all our students who would like to come on site to study
A reminder of things that Parents/Guardians can do :
- Make sure your son/daughter is at every lesson possible. Missed work is generally more of a loss than made-up work is again! There is no substitute for attendance.
- Keep in touch with us. Comments, progress and information can all be found in 'Pro-Monitor' which can give you a good foundation for conversation with your son/daughter.
- Be flexible with praise and pressure – use the 80/20 rule. If your son/daughter is sticking to what they are supposed to be doing 80% of the time, they will be doing well!
- Teenagers often take an all or nothing ‘catastrophic’ approach to difficulties – "I’ve messed up this essay, I might as well give up." Encourage them by helping them to see their difficulties in perspective.
- Make time every day to talk with your son/daughter about the day’s activities. Let them know you value their education and their achievement.
The College opens for normal lessons on Monday 16th April
I hope you and your son/daughter have a good Easter break.
Paul Wakeling - Principal