Year 11 Pastoral Page
Welcome to the Year 11 section of the school website.
Year 11 Pastoral Team
The Year 11 team is led by the Raising standards lead Mr Dye and the Vice Principal Mr Bolter. The year group is divided up into eight Tutor Groups, each one led by a Form Tutor.
Every pupil is also a member of one of the four Hurstmere Houses - Caxton, Chaucer, Cobham and Sidney. Each form is linked to a house and competes throughout the year in various events to gain house points for the overall house competition.
Caxton X Mr Parkinson
Caxton Y Mr Watson
Chaucer X Ms Nunes (co-Tutor: Mr Jones)
Chaucer Y Mrs Halton
Cobham X Mr Dovell
Cobham Y Mr Nagra
Sidney X Mr Brown
Sidney Y Dr YeMyint
Every member of the team can be contacted via the main school office on 0208 300 5665.
During form time the pupils will be following the programme below:
Monday: Assembly led by myself or a member of the SLT
Tuesday: Planner signing (please ensure this is signed each week)
Wednesday: Character Education Enhancement Sessions
Friday: Revision techniques and post 16 discussions
Our Core Values
At Hurstmere, we will be looking to instil the following core values:
Your son will need to show all of these as he makes his way through year 11
Staff at Hurstmere are here to support pupils as they make their way through the school. We offer a range of support from informal discussions with pupils to more structured interventions such as Peer Mentoring. We are eager to help our pupils and rely on open communications to ensure we can quickly deal with any issues that may arise. Please contact your son’s form tutor in the first instance if you have something you wish to discuss with us.
At Hurstmere, we are a telling school and members of staff are only too willing to assist students in resolving any issues they have during their school day. Students can speak with their classroom teachers for issues that occur during lessons. During their 20 minute registration boys can also liaise with their form tutors and inform them of any issues they may have in the corridors, between lessons and to or from school. As teachers we can work with your son to get the best out of them, we ask that you support us in what we are trying to achieve and take an interest in what they are studying by assisting them in completing homework and resolving conflicts that may occur during the school year.
Remember “if we don’t know about it, we can’t help you deal with it.”
As year 11’s, Revision in and outside of class is going to be important to ensure that your son achieves the best possible grades that he can. Each department will run revision sessions afterschool which your son should look to attend to fill gaps in his knowledge.
Achievement and Rewards
Pupil achievements are recognised and rewarded in several ways in Year 11. In order to consistently reward students, we use SIMS to reward pupils with ‘House Points' for excellent effort and work. Each week the top ten pupils will receive a reward postcard from the Raising Standard Lead as recognition of their hard work. Pupils who perform consistently throughout each term will be invited to take part in reward trips. Pupils can also receive points towards the annual House competition. Be sure to look out for opportunities throughout the year to contribute to the success of your House. Pupils in Year 11 can also receive letters and praise postcards from teachers and form tutors for their efforts
Your son will receive homework from his subject teachers, and this should be recorded in his planner. To support the boys, teachers will also place details of homework onto a website called teams. To make the most of his studies at home a revision timetable should be created. Their should be a good balance between academic studies and free time.
Home and School Contact
Every pupil is issued with a school planner at the start of the academic year which becomes their responsibility. This is an excellent resource for pupils to keep themselves organised. It also is a useful vehicle for maintaining close contact between home and school. Teachers may use the planner to communicate with you and you are of course welcome to do the same. Please ensure you check your son’s planner EVERY DAY and that you sign your son’s planner every week. All members of staff can of course be contacted on the main school number.
Important events for Year 11 (Subject to Change)
Parent Information Evening: 23/9/21
Parents Evening: 9/10/21
PPE’s 1/11/21- 3/12/21
PPE 2 24/1/22
April Easter Revision Sessions
May/June GCSE examination series begins
August- GCSE Results published
Raising Standard Lead year 11