Visiting Spanish students offer one-to-one help to Year 10 students of Spanish with their GCSE role plays.

A group of 25 Spanish students spent three weeks at Sprowston during September and October. They were looked after by our students to get a taste of what life is like in a British secondary school. They attended as many lessons as possible and got to grips with expectations such as school uniform and queuing!

I am a strong advocate for the provision of student leadership opportunities and I am pleased that we are once again able to honour some of our current Year 10 students with the privilege of becoming School Prefect. Charged with leading the students, supporting the staff and working to ensure a strong future for all; the Prefect role is a demanding yet fulfilling opportunity. The role of Prefect provides a great opportunity to gain experience and develop the skills required to undertake future leadership roles.

Over the next few weeks, the Year 10 students will be given the opportunity to apply to become a Prefect. There are just 32 spaces available and these places will be strongly fought for. Once the applications are in, the Prefects will be selected though a combination of both staff and student votes.

I look forward to reading the applications and wish all of the students the very best of luck.

Mr Bidle

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One thing that has remained consistent for the current Year 10 cohort has been their great attitude as seen in their respective ATL grades!

Time and time again, the year group has consistently achieved inspirational ATL grades, It was therefore wonderful to see that over this past term, an even greater number of them have made their way in to the group achieving an average of 3.5 or higher.

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I took the chance to meet with all 30 of these students and provided them with a pastry breakfast by way of saying thank you for their effort, diligence and hard work.

Well done Year 10!, Mr Bidle

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A change is in the of 2016, the systems in place to measure the performance of students in English Schools has changed. The traditional grading systems of A*- G are being phased out and being replace with a 9-1 grading scale while the traditional 5 A*-C measurements are being replaced with Attainment 8 and Progress 8 scores.

Over the coming months as the students become more familiar with these new systems, I will be championing those students showing outstanding levels of progress under the new system. This photo shows the highest flying students, who I had the pleasure of meeting with and congratulating.

More information on Progress 8 and Attainment 8

Sorry to start with such a dreadful pun, but today I had the pleasure of awarding our most impressive Year 10 students with an Easter Egg.  21 Year 10 students have achieved an average ATL grade of 3.5 or higher on their most recent report and it was great to be able to show recognition of this and thank them for their work.  Special mention needs to go to Natasha Leversley and Michael Walker for achieving the very highest grades.



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