FROM YOUR HEAD TEACHER
Dear Parents and Carers,
This week TKA opened its doors to a range of visitors. Julie Ritchie from Latchmere Primary, Rosemary Hafeez from Achieving for Children and a number of prospective teaching professionals all in search of that golden ticket to become one of our colleagues in September 2016. I was so proud to show them around our school and introduce them to our fine body of pupils.
We received really positive feedback about our pupils and their attitudes to learning. Visitors remarked on pupils confidence and eagerness to engage. The learning environments was also commented on as purposeful and well resourced. Of course we must address the external areas so that our pupils have great spaces to socialise and play in. We are working hard with the EFA and local planners to reach a solution to the quad and front areas as soon as possible.
Next week Year 7 pupils will be completing their second assessments of the year. Please ensure your child has all the relevant equipment, a good night's sleep and a decent breakfast. Dried mango dipped in high end dark chocolate is apparently the food of choice for those Assessing pupils regularly is an important part of the learning journey and much of the material that is tested is not only recent learning but also topics they may have covered earlier on in the year. This is to reflect the nature of the GCSE exams pupils will sit in 2020. Pupils will have been given a range of revision strategies to use in these assessments, but if you have any further queries, then do contact your child's form tutor.
Wishing you all a restful weekend.