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Pastoral Structure

'Many parents described the highly effective care and support the school provides to their children and families' Ofsted January 2018

Key Stage 3

In Key Stage 3, students are placed in one of our three colleges:

Each college has a:

Why the College System?

Benefits to the Student

The Heads of College are:

 Miss Cowling

Head of Redgrave

Miss L Cowling l.cowling@barnwell.herts.sch.uk

 Mrs Jones

Head of Hoy

Mrs S Jones s.jones@barnwell.herts.sch.uk 

 

  

 Mrs Brown2

Head of Ennis

Mrs E Brown l.brown@barnwell.herts.sch.uk

 

 

 

Hoy College

Hoy College is named after Sir Chris Hoy, who at the London 2012 Games became Britain’s greatest Olympian. Sir Chris is an eleven-time World Champion and a six-time Olympic Champion in track cycling. His total of 6 gold medals and 1 silver medal has made Sir Chris the most successful British Olympian of all time. Hoy led Team GB out as the team’s flag carrier at the London 2012 opening ceremony.

Chris Hoy

 

Ennis College

Ennis College is named after Jessica Ennis-Hill who became the greatest, all-round female athlete in the world at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Jessica Ennis-Hill is a British track and field athlete specialising in multiple-event disciplines and the 100 metres hurdles. She is the current Olympic heptathlon champion. She is also the former European and world heptathlon champion. Jessica was the world’s number 1 ranked heptathlete over for over 4 years. She is the current British record holder for the heptathlon, indoor pentathlon, high jump and 100 metres hurdles.

 Jessica Ennis

 

Redgrave College

Redgrave College is named after an outstanding British Olympian, Sir Steve Redgrave. Having originally set out to win 3 gold medals, Sir Steve won 5 gold medals in 5 consecutive Olympic Games between 1984 and 2000. Since retiring from competitive sport, Sir Steve has established the Steve Redgrave fund which has exceeded its original £5 million target. Sir Steve played a major part in the London 2012 Olympic bid as well as promoting Britain around the world.

Steve Redgrave

 

Key Stage 4

In Key Stage 4, students are supported within year groups by a:

Welcome to Year 10

 Kyri

Head of Year 10

Mr K Neocleous k.neocleous@barnwell.herts.sch.uk

This is a vital year for students as we are now commencing GCSEs, the results of which will set you up for your journey into further education and chosen career paths. 

High attendance and a positive work ethic during this year are the essential ingredients needed to ensure progress towards and beyond the individual target grades set for each student. 

The different nature of qualifications studied in year 10 means that you must start the year with a first-class work ethic. This is because you will be studying units/topics of work that will be completed and submitted to the examination board before the end of the year. 

Any lessons missed will impact on the progress made and it is vital that any missed learning is caught up on at home to ensure there are no gaps in students learning. Much of the work in year 10 is vital in year 11 and will have a huge impact on the overall result achieved at the end of the KS4 courses in the summer of 2022.

You are expected to take on the challenge of your own learning and need to balance your work/life demands effectively. Completion of Home Learning has a direct impact on the progress you will make within your lessons.

I will be on hand to offer support and guidance to all of you, and your link tutors are available to you daily should you have any worries. Make sure you use this support as soon as you feel you are struggling; that is what we are here for; you are not alone. 

Welcome to Year 11

 Wendy Lewis

Head of Year 11

Mrs W Lewis w.lewis@barnwell.herts.sch.uk

 

It has been an unusual journey so far in Key Stage 4, one which none of us could have predicted. You have risen to the new challenges with maturity, compassion, and flexibility, making you a credit to our school.

As we enter your most important school year so far it is important to remember how amazing you are and how much you can achieve. No matter what happens we will have the support and learning available to you to be successful, all you need to do is take every opportunity we give you.

With our extensive recovery curriculum in place you are making huge strides to compensate for the missed learning of year 10. Your engagement with these is vital for your success and staff are on hand, ready and willing to do whatever it takes to get you where you need to be.

At this time, it is vitally important you do as much as you can to help yourself, so let your teachers know the minute you feel you are struggling and accept their help. You are not alone in this feeling, year 11 is challenging for all students in normal times, but this year it is particularly hard. 

Now is the time to dig deep and apply those characteristics we instil at Barnwell.

 

 

 

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