I can’t believe that the Easter holidays are nearly here! As the end of the spring term approaches, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the benefits of spending time outdoors and encourage you and your child(ren) to enjoy the beautiful weather together so that they return refreshed and ready for the Summer term.
Tis the season for revision
With the GCSE examination period nearly upon us, many of you have reached out to see how you can best support your child(ren) with revision. Here are some top tips top tips to help you to support them during their examination preparation, especially over the Easter break:
- Create a revision timetable to focus your child’s efforts.
- Make sure you are up to date with the syllabus so you can tailor your support to your child’s needs.
- Test your child on their knowledge to help them to consolidate their learning.
- Be around to support as much as possible, but don’t take over.
- Remind them of the importance of regular breaks, fresh air and a good night’s sleep; mental preparation is just as important as academic.
- Balance revision with extra-curricular activities; it shouldn’t be a choice between, students can reap the benefits of both.
National Day of Reflection
In light of the National Day of Reflection, our Year 7 students enjoyed time to reflect on their identity, emotions and beliefs to support their mental health and wellbeing. The imaginative activities, such as writing down what they wanted to achieve in their lifetime and inspirational quotes for their peers, allowed students to take some time out of their busy days and reflect on what was important to them; which is so important with the continued uncertainty in the world.
Turing the world
Thanks to the Turing Scheme, more than 40 of our Year 7 and Year 12 students left for our first international trip to India last Wednesday. As part of the trip, students visited our partner school in Jodhpur to help with a project for SKSN; a residential school for the physically challenged. Ms Turner led the group, who were lucky enough to try a range of activities, including touring Dehli and Jodphur, visiting Osain for a camel ride, joining in with school lessons and raising money for the well needed equipment at the school. For some of our students, this was their first experience of travelling abroad and they were thrilled to have the opportunity to experience a new culture first-hand.
A night to remember
After two years without an end of year celebration, I am delighted that our Year 11 students will once again be able to attend their prom, which is taking place on 1 July. A well-deserved celebration for their perseverance and hard work through the recent challenges they have faced. Tickets cost £50 each, including a two-course dinner and disco, and are now available to purchase on ParentPay.
Sixth Form offers
I am thrilled to share that that we have received more than 250 applications to study at our Sixth Form. Especially as so many of our main College students will be continuing their Impington journey with us in September. More than 100 guidance meetings have already taken place and we are already processing the offers so your child(ren) should receive theirs before the Easter holidays.