It has been lovely to hear from some of Crew Ennis Hill on our hangouts on Wednesday and Thursday this week and next week we hope for more crew to be involved (if they can get out of bed by 1:30pm ha ha).
Being in Y11, is posing sightly different concerns for students:
How do I fill in a maths paper online?
How do I manage the time properly (shared by all year groups)?
What do I need to do for the poetry paper (is this just revision-no)?
When do you think we will get to have prom?
I miss school!
Yes that’s right some members of X22 are missing being in school! As a lot of students are. However it is important to remember that X22 have not only been sent home for the lockdown, but may never return and this is a cause for sadness.
However as Always, Ennis Hill managed to smile their way through and we had a laugh as well as a serious discussion about the work they need to complete.
X22 have embarked on their Final Art GCSE exam paper and have been given 8 weeks to prepare for their 10 hour exam. This is the timetable that shows what work needs to be completed within the time period. We are on week 3 and in their sketch book they should have a mind map with their ideas and a spider diagram. By next week they should have a total of 6 drawings in different media from the work of other artists that they have researched. Could parents please check to see if they are on-track at home as they should be completing extended study every week.
As you can see they are close to completing their Art GCSE and their final exam will be after the half term.
I am pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Post-16 information evening for X22 students and their families.
Rescheduled: This will now take place in XP East on Thursday 7th November from 5 pm.
The evening will give students and families an opportunity to hear from students and staff in the Post-16 team about our offer in terms of academic studies, our partners in the Internship Academy programme and the exciting XP Diploma.
The XP Diploma combines qualifications, personal development, careers guidance and personalised pathways to prepare our students to be successful in the modern world. The programme is co-constructed by the student, parents and XP and is based around three central reflective questions:
1. What do I enjoy?
2. Who do I want to become?
3. Where do I want to go?
The Diploma is indicative of our determination to personalise the learning experience of students so that they are fully prepared to be successful in the modern world, which will be particularly pertinent to X22 students as they consider their next steps of study with XP whilst completing their work experience.
There will be additional open evenings during the course of the year, to which we will also invite external candidates for Post-16.
Crew Nightingale are already rising to the challenge of this crucial academic year. Students have reflected on their mock exams and created themselves new revision timetables for the first half term. These have been based on the areas from their mock exams they have identified as needing to improve. It has been really pleasing to see the quality and integrity of their reflections as well as the targets they have set. While the mornings this week have focused on academic growth our afternoons have looked at character growth and how we can work as a Crew to achieve and succeed. Building on successes at Sports Day, Crew have built upon on these skills – listening to each other, communicating effectively and working with each other- I have been really impressed with the conversations held and actions they have taken.I look forward to hearing Crew share their reflections during our upcoming SLCs. More on this to follow!
During the first week of term Ennis Hill have been brilliant. The week started with a lovely check in. There time both in crew and during sessions around the school has been used wisely and purposefully. It was an intense first week back, with a presentation of learning 2 days after they returned to school, work towards being ready for their Art GCSE after school and revision for the upcoming Mock exams which start on Monday 18th June.
This is the start of what will be one of the hardest years of there lifetime. Keep up the great work Ennis-Hill.
At the end of last term in Crew we spent some time reflecting and unpicking what our HOWLs should look like. Following our return from the two week break each Crew member has set new pledges to ensure they are Getting Smart, Being Kind and Working Hard. We will use these new pledges to frame and focus our final term in Year 10