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WEEK 2 - Friday 17 September 2021

I would like to welcome you all back to the first official Year 11 Blog after what I hope has been a restful and enjoyable Summer Holiday.

It seems like only yesterday that we were welcoming the young people into Year 7 and now we are preparing for their final months.

Since returning to school Mrs Lacey and I have been incredibly pleased at how well the students of Y11 have started back. Seeing so many students participating in the first revision sessions of the term has been wonderful to see, and long may that continue.

There is always a risk of talking about their impending exams too much and we often walk a fine line between ensuring students understand the importance of being ready and well prepared and placing excessive pressure on them. As we move ever closer towards the end of year exams I would like to remind you that as a Year Team, we are here to help and support you and your child through arguably the most important stages of their education to date.

This week I delivered my first Year Group Assembly centered on ‘Resilience’. A skill often talked about but a lot harder to develop! Life is hard and we are often faced with difficult decisions and choices but it is often these deciding moments that make us who we are. I want every young person in my year group to embrace their final year and these tough moments and take their first steps into the ‘Real World’. 

Throughout the Tutor Programme the Year 11’s will continue to look at careers information advice and guidance and next week (Thursday 23) the Year group will be involved in the fantastic Prison Me Know Way sessions.

Finally, I look forward to seeing the parents of my Year Group next Wednesday at the Y11 Parents Information Evening.

If you do have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me: hoyyear11@hessleacademy.com

Take care and stay safe.

Mr Julian

Head of Year 11

Mrs Lacey

Assistant Head of Year 11