8th March 2019

Stock Market Challenge, CoachBrite and Vertical Tutoring

On Wednesday this week we had a number of primary school students in taking part in the annual Stock Market Challenge.  This was an intense day of students using their maths and numeracy skills to trade shares on a stock market.  All Saints students helped out with selling and buying stocks to the students and the whole event was enjoyed by all.  Thank you to Miss Fletcher  and Mrs Gavad for organising this.


Also on Wednesday, CoachBrite university students were un again mentoring our Year 11s.  The programme is now well underway and our students are really benefitting from the extra tuition.  With only 6 weeks until the formal examination period starts, this is a key time for them to prepare for these.  Next week we see the most recent outcomes from the 2nd set of mock examinations Year 11s completed, so this will be a useful piece of feedback for students now in the last leg of preparations.


Lastly, we have been consulting on a number of proposed changes to the structure of Academy next year.  One key change is the move from Year Groups to Houses, with a ‘vertical tutoring’ system.  This means 3-5 students from each year group will be in a tutor group.  The aim behind this is to make our value of ‘family’ into a reality here, with peer to peer support evident on a daily basis.  We are now moving to the final stages of this consultation with governors and parents in the next few weeks, but it is looking likely we will move to this system in June.  More to follow in subsequent blogs.


Best wishes,

Lee Sargeant


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