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WEEK 36 - Friday 2 July 2021

Hello and welcome to this week's Year 10 Blog.

To say these last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of activities for Year 10 would be a huge understatement!

First came the end of year assessments followed closely by a hugely successful careers week which saw students attending a number of career based lessons.

During this testing period students have completed a number of assessments within each subject area, with the first results to be returned as early as next week. Not only do these assessments allow students to gain a greater understanding of their subject knowledge but also serve as practice for their GCSE’s next year.

This week the students of Year 10 have participated in a Careers and Post Sixteen Week which aimed to provide crucial careers based information and raise their awareness of what options are available to them as they move ever closer to their final year. Students also had the opportunity to develop a CV, participate in virtual careers talks, and listen to talks on apprenticeships, colleges and sixth forms.

Students were also reintroduced to Log On move On an online careers information advice and guidance website based within Hull and the East Riding. ‘LOMO’ is a fantastic tool which has a wealth of information and each student has a unique username and password and I encourage you to discuss the website and the information within the site.

During the assemblies this week I spoke about the importance of ‘Acting Early’, ‘Being Ready’, and ‘Reducing Pressure’. I am under no illusion that this has been a tough period of time for everyone, particularly students and encouraging students to talk about their future and what they would like to do/study after Year 11 will help alleviate pressure next year, as well as providing a target to aim for.

As I mentioned in my last Blog, I am a big believer in the importance of forward planning and being prepared. If you are concerned about your child or you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me: hoyyear10@hessleacademy.com

Within Tutor Time students across the school have been shown infographics highlighting the subtle improvements to the uniform policy for September. Information and guidance has also been sent home and I ask that you familiarise yourself with the uniform policy before buying any new items of school clothing. 

Throughout the remaining weeks of term students will continue to discuss the improvements to the uniform policy with further information being sent home to parents and carers.

Take care and stay safe.

Mr Julian

Head of Year 10

Mrs Lacey

Assistant Head of Year 10