What a Difference a Term Makes!
ONE TERM IS A RELATIVELY SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME, ROUGHLY 16% OF A SCHOOL YEAR AND AROUND 11.5% OF A FULL CALENDAR YEAR. HOWEVER THE PICTURE ABOVE IS A GREAT INDICATION OF WHAT CAN BE ACHIEVED IN THAT TIME.
When the spring term began the old academy building was still pretty much standing and only early site excavations for the new academy building had begun. Now we’re well into the summer term and the progress being made on the building is exciting.
This isn’t surprising though. Each day we see students making progress in many different ways. A week is clearly shorter than an academic term, however; the learning, development and progress made by students over that time is remarkable.
This is especially true at this time of year for all students, with the summer examination timetable about to begin for students in Y7-Y10, time spent each week working, practising and studying as preparation is absolutely crucial. It might not seem too important to miss a day from school, however; the progress and learning missed on that day can be massive and before very long students can find themselves falling behind their peers, it is no surprise that there is a direct correlation between excellent attendance and excellent attainment.