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Year 11 Group Information

Introduction

Mr Baldwin is the Learning Manager for Year 11.  Based in the Key Stage 4 office, he deals with more serious behavioural issues and academic progress referred to him by tutors and teaching staff.

Mr Lamb is the Student Support Manager for Years 10 and 11.  Based in the Key Stage 3 office, he deals with all major issues regarding the education and welfare of students.  She may contact parents about issues concerning their child. These may be referred to him by tutors and teaching staff or the Learning Manager.

Mr Thorley (Deputy Head) is the Senior Management Team link for Year 11.  Mr Baldwin will discuss any pastoral concerns with him if necessary.

Tutors

In the first instance it is the tutor (or sometimes Mr Lamb) who will be the first point of contact for parents.  Please phone the main school office (01952 468400).  If they are unable to speak to you straight away, you will usually receive a reply within 48 hours.   Here is a list of Year 7 tutor groups and their respective tutors:

11AAO  - Mrs Oldnall - Room L2
11APG - Mr Goodison -Room H7
11AWT - Mrs Willets Room T2
11ALB - Mrs Barnett/Mrs Woolley - Room E4
11LSZ - Mr Szwarc - Room T14
11LSD - Miss Devey - Room E2
11LLE - Miss Lewis - Room E3
11LDT - Mr Thomas - Room B6

 
Mrs Holder (Works Experience Coordinator) has collated the reports for students work experience placements that have been returned by employers and students. These are now on file at school in anticipation of future reference requirements.
 
Students who wish to apply for places in our 6th Form are requested to sign up for taster sessions and to speak to teaching staff.  Idsall 6th Form open Evening is on 12th December 2016. Parents are invited to attend along with all our current Year 11 students to discuss the courses we offer for Post 16 Study.
Tutor Weekly Routine
Monday – Assembly
Tuesday – Cultural Awareness
Wednesday – Silent Reading
Thursday  – Literacy/Numeracy Activities - www.formtimeideas.com 
Friday – Equipment, Planners, Uniform Checks
Key Dates

Listed here are any important dates for parents and students' diaries.  Please note, these dates are provisional.

Event Provisional Date
2nd round of prefect applications September 2016
Year 11 Mock  Exams 28th November 2016 - 6th December 2016
6th Form Induction talks December 2016
6th Form Open Evening 12th December 2016
Tutor Review 5th January 2017
Year 11 Mock Certificate Presentation 18th January 2017
Year 11 Parents' Evening 16th February 2017
Tutor Review 25th April 2017
Year 11 Exams start May 2017 - July 2017
Assembly

Year 7 have their assembly on Monday mornings in the Main Hall.  Students should go directly to assembly at 8.50am instead of their usual tutor room. Punctuality is as important on assembly days as it is at daily registration.

Year Group Letters to Parents

Copies of recent year group letters sent to parents usually via pupil post, can also be downloaded from our Letters to Parents page.

House Information

When students join Idsall School in Year 7 and the Sixth Form they are placed into 1 of 4 Houses – Long Mynd, Caradoc, Ragleth and Wrekin and remain in the same House throughout their school life.  Placing students in Houses enables inter-school competition at all levels as well as creating a sense of belonging.   Here is a list of Year 7 tutor groups and their respective houses:

11AAO - Longmynd
11APG - Longmynd
11AWT – Caradoc
11ALB – Caradoc
11LLE   – Wrekin
11LSD  – Wrekin
11LSZ  – Ragleth
11LDT  – Ragleth