Year 10 Welcome Letter


Dear Parents and Carers

On behalf of the Year 10 Team at The Brakenhale School, I am happy to welcome you to the
2015-2016 academic year.

We are looking forward to a continued productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success, especially as they embark on their GCSE programmes of study, and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.

We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she:

1) Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
2) Completes all homework assignments given by teachers
3) Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
4) Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
5) Wears the correct full school uniform properly
6) Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject
7) Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school

If you have any questions about the rules and expectations, please feel free to contact me or to discuss them with your child’s tutor. It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate behaviour for a safe and productive school year. Please feel free to review The Brakenhale’s behaviour policy and school’s expectations which can be found in your child’s school planner and online on the school’s website.

Our contact details are as follows:

Miss Douse Head of Year
Mr Read-Linton Assistant Head of Year and tutor for 10B
10 R Mr Yeates
10A Mr Mccauley
10K Mrs Higham
10E Mr Duffy
10N Mr Tkaczyk
10H Miss Jacob

Attached are some dates and events for your diary. Additional events and their dates may be found on the school website.

Date Event
17th  September 2015 Year 10 Curriculum Information Evening
1st October 2015 Parents Evening for Ski Trip
9th October 2015 Year 10 core ISA day (Science)  Some students
15th October  2015 Brakenhale Open Evening for Year 6. 1.25pm finish.
16th October 2015 Late start for students (0945)
26th October -30th October 2015 Half term Break
16th November 2015 Year 10 Parents Evening
21st December 2015 -1st January 2016 Christmas Holidays
14th January 2016 Year 10 Science additional ISA day (Some students)
25th January 2016 Year 10 Internal Exams start
15th February -19th January 2016 Spring Half term
w/b 7th March 2016 MFL Speaking Exam
14th -16th March 2016 Year 10 Drugs Awareness Workshops
24th March -8th April 2016 Easter Holidays
30th May -3rd June 2016 Summer Half term
8th June 2016 Year 10 Geography Field Trip Day
15th -24th June 2016 Year 10 Catering exams
w/b 27th June 2016 Year 10 Catch Up Days
4th and 5th July 2016 MFL Coursework
19th July 2016 Last Day of term for Students

We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing you at various events.

Yours faithfully,

Miss S Douse

Head of Year 10
01344 465 007 or Extn 352 from the Main Switchboard