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We know that accurate assessment and predictions, rigorous tracking with rapid and targeted interventions for students are even more essential now in the final few weeks. This ensures the last ounce of further improvement is possible for all students’ attainment levels. You can improve even now.
Here at the college, we are always looking for continuous improvements. At Haringey Sixth Form, our learners’ progress from their initial starting points is better than any other college in North London. This is true for A-levels and for BTECs both. We are passionate about that fact and want to maintain that outstanding record of progress for all our learners.
The use of ALPS has been fundamental in helping to bring about another very real change in this academic year – across more of our provision and more of our courses.
As Principal, I take a hands on approach: I have been involved with the staff, and in review meetings, it has been great to hear teams talking about the progress they are making towards their aspirational targets with learners.
This year, our new Senior Leadership is leading on teaching, learning, assessment and quality. With patience and careful guidance, this provided clarity on how to better use the data to our best advantage.
Combine this with the feedback on delivery both from staff action research teams and from students – all means I am feeling inspired in the ways and means that this college goes to support and to monitor our students.
Again in meetings, I am so impressed to hear the frequency of the comment working ‘above target’.
So all that’s left now is to deliver on the promise. My message to all is "to keep up the hard yards" now please.
Our new students for September will also be sitting their GCSE exams in the coming weeks. We wish them the best as they undertake these.
Just to let you know, we are with you all every bit of the way. When these are over, enjoy a good rest but also be reassured about your transition to our amazing college.
We recognise that it is a big step moving from school to college, so we will make the move easier for you. It is reassuring to know that you have chosen the right college, one which will prepare you carefully and thoroughly for the next big step on to university or employment.
We believe Haringey Sixth Form College is the right college to prepare you for your future.
We will be sending you a good luck postcard and alongside contacting you to come for your Applicant Day #H6Experience. These will take place at the college in July.
In joining us at Haringey Sixth Form College, you will be joining a college that now has an excellent academic vocational tradition.
The students that have studied here over the last couple of years are testimony to the fact that this is one special place.
Time to sign off now ….
To our current students, I will be presenting by now my famous motivational presentations in the next week or so. To our prospective new students, good luck and we will see you soon.
To parents like me, my daughter is sitting her exams this summer. My message is simply to be challenging and also be supportive – not easy, I know.