GROUPINGS FOR SEPTEMBER 2020
Below is a copy of the staff and pupil groupings for September 2020. We look forward to seeing all pupils and also extending a very warm welcome our new Year 7 pupils who will be joining us.
POST 16 PATHWAY INFORMATION
The table below shows what options are available for post 16.
STUDENTS ENGLISH AND MATHS – KEY STAGE 4
Students are able to access the above by clicking on the link below with their username and password.
STUDENTS ENGLISH – KEY STAGE 3
Students are able to access the above by clicking on the link below for Literacy Planet with their username and password.
STUDENTS MATHS – KEY STAGE 3
Students are able to access the above by clicking on the link below for Mymaths with their username and password.
TEST YOUR TIMETABLES
Maths Chase is a completely free site where you can quickly test your times tables. The site is a very simple game where you may find it a really fun way to learn your times tables. Click on the link below to try it out:
STUDENTS SCIENCE – KEY STAGE 3
The platform provides pupils with access to their own dashboard, with lessons assigned to them by their teacher. On this dashboard, pupils can revisit lesson presentations, take quizzes and complete word searches.
You can sign in to Developing Experts using the following details:
Select your school by typing your school name in the box.
Then, enter your ‘Pupil login code’:
This will take you into the pupil dashboard.
STUDENTS HOME COOKING SKILLS LINK
Students who need to access Jamie Oliver’s home cooking skills website, can do so by clicking on the link below.
ANXIETY ADVICE INFORMATION BY AARON, YEAR 11
Aaron, as part of his work in wider key skills, has produced a useful document around anxiety which other pupils may find both interesting and useful.
Henry in Year 11 is responsible for the delivery and return of the afternoon School Registers. He carries out his duties very professionally and efficiently.
PUPIL SUPPORT SYSTEMS/MENTORING
All pupils have access to pupil support/mentoring. Where necessary, support and advice will also be sought from specialist teachers, an educational psychologist, medical practitioners and/or others, to identify or support specific needs.
On a weekly basis, pupils have access to mentoring which is led by a member of staff of their choosing. This type of mentoring aims to either support pupils learning, behavioural or emotional needs. This support comes in two forms:
1) Friday morning mentoring: led by all staff. Staff use the mentoring sheet each week to set targets based on learning and behaviour. Pupils have the opportunities to discuss any achievements or issues that they have had in the week.
2) Full mentoring programme: led by specialist teachers or those with specific training. Pupils who participate in the full mentoring programme have been identified as having higher needs (indicated through the use of Elizabeth Morris – Self Esteem Indicators) by SLT and thus need extra support from a qualified member of staff. Usually pupils take part in a 12-week mentoring programme designed to improve an area of their life that they would like to improve.
BELT STATUS SYSTEM
Our new pupil assessment system has been designed around martial arts and consists of seven coloured belts for students to aim for and hopefully achieve.
Information on how to do this is in the attached document Status poster
CAREERS AND GUIDANCE
From Year 8 pupils embark on a journey to plan and prepare for life after Elmwood and their preparation of adulthood. As a school we utilise “Fast Tomato”, an online career guidance programme for young people, helping them to explore the many different career opportunities. The findings form this on line programme fed into the pupils annual review/Education Health and Care Plan, specifically their Person Centred Review in Year 9 where a transition plan is generated which is shared and agreed by all parties involved with the child. This plan is reviewed annually along with the “Fast Tomato” profile in providing a possible pathway that is needs met.
In addition to this the school appointed an Independent Careers and Advice Guidance in the form of Rachael Maybank, Specialist Careers Adviser. Rachael supports the School and students at Elmwood with attendance at Annual EHCP review meetings, providing written comprehensive reports (including transition plans, getting ready documents and advice for EHCP’s). Rachael also suppots our Progress and Achievement events held termly where Post 14 and 16 providers are looked at who may be able to support the individual to thrive and not just maintain.
LOCAL YOUTH CLUB INFORMATION
Parents and Carers may be interested in finding out more about youth clubs in the local area – details of which can be accessed by clicking here.