Feb 2020 -
I want to focus this February blog on students and student performance. Where they are now and where they need to be, come the end of the academic year.
What should be true is that all students (including our current and potential future ones) should have lots of information now as to where they are currently at.
What I expect to see, hear and happen is that there is a review of the progress and performance demonstrated to date. This should be personal and individualised.
For us at Haringey Sixth Form College (H6), this should not be based on any outdated college or school performance target or targets. Here at H6, we reward and recognise all efforts and all achievements, not just the head line statistics you see from most educational institutions.
Then, I expect that all involved in the process will create plans required for the remainder of the year. The discussion should be a dialogue between students, staff, parents, careers and wards, as appropriate.
I am a sportsman, as you know, and as in any coaching situation you should plan to use open discussions/questions to facilitate the dialogue, this way everything is clear.
Use the following 7 questions to prepare for a productive and meaningful process that will maximise performance and produce the results all desire. Think through these questions in advance and use them as an agenda for a discussion among staff, staff and students and all with parents/carers etc.
1. What goals and objectives have been accomplished so far?
2. What challenges emerged that you need to work through?
3. What do you need to do to ensure these challenges are overcome?
4. What resources and support will be required to accomplish the challenges that remain for the rest of the year?
5. What obstacles or challenges might hamper performance going forward? You might need to look at lifestyle and choices here.
6. What new knowledge, skills and capabilities will be required?
7. How can the college or school be of assistance to ensure success?
For the students, I'd like you to then think about this - how will your achievements then support your future ambitions?
Research tells us that students with a clear route ahead are more likely to succeed.
We have our last two major Open Events coming up (details below). If you have not yet secured a place on your preferred course at our amazing college then you need to act. We only guarantee places on courses for applications and interviews completed by the 31st March 2020. Although we do accept late applications after that date, places are only available if we have spaces.
So take away some of the worry and stress about next steps by securing your future with us here at Haringey Sixth Form College. Follow the links below to register, attend and complete the process. This will enable you to concentrate on your work for the rest of the academic year.
The same is true for our students - we take the stress away of what’s next so they can concentrate on their studies. For those staying at college, we will be completing the internal progression process by Easter. University offers are being received by students daily and a full programme of careers advice and guidance is also in place to support students into employment or further training.
Parents evening is on 6th Feb 2020.
Time is rolling on, act now!
As ever, thanks for your continued interest and support.
For students who are looking to apply for September 2020, please click here
If you need a paper application form, please click here
Please complete the form as accurately as possible. All courses are for students aged 16 to 18 years old as at 31 August 2020.
The only way to secure your place for September 2020 is to have completed the full application process, which includes having an interview by 31st March 2020.
The college then accepts 'late applications' after the 31st March 2020.
#DiscoverTheDifference at our #H6Experience Events:
Please click on an event you wish to attend where you will be able to register for a time slot
|Open Event - Wed 12th February 2020||Three||4pm, 5pm, 6pm|
|Open Event - Sat 7th March 2020||Three||10am, 11am, 12pm|
Parents & Carers Evening - For current H6 students only
To register, click on your preferred time slot
|Parents & Carers Evening||Thursday 6th Feb 2020||4pm - 5.30pm|
|Parents & Carers Evening||Thursday 6th Feb 2020||5.30pm - 7pm|
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