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Welcome to Year 10

Welcome to the Year 10 information and guidance page

The information here covers (click on the bullet point to take you to more detailed information):

  1. Key Contacts
  2. Information on remote learning/programme of study/Microsoft Teams
  3. Video assembly from Mr Dawson
  4. Messages to parents/carers
  5. Information on completing their Learning Logs (explained below)
  6. Recognition/Hall of Fame

1. Key Contacts

Deputy Head of School: Mr M Dawson – MDawson@garibaldischool.co.uk

Pastoral Lead: Miss Garforth - SGarforth@garibaldischool.co.uk

Student Services Year Manager: Miss Taylor – PTaylor@garibaldischool.co.uk

Please direct all technical queries to your child’s mentor in the first instance

Year 10 Mentors

10CRA Mrs C Ratcliffe CJohnson@garibaldischool.co.uk
10CR Ms C Reinspach CReinspach@garibaldischool.co.uk
10DB Mr D Brown DBrown@garibaldischool.co.uk
10DG Mr G Gray DGray@garibaldischool.co.uk
10LRI Miss L Richards LRichards@garibaldischool.co.uk
10JS Mrs J Strain JStrain@garibaldischool.co.uk

2. Information about remote learning

Remote learning is a new experience for everyone. One of the challenges is managing your time to ensure you get the right balance. Click the link below to access some time management tips including how to use the calendar function on Teams to set up your working week.

The following link is to the Study Support page, this contains guidance sheets, notes and help videos on accessing work through Microsoft Teams:

Year 10 Remote Working Guidance

In light of the government’s decision to close schools to the majority of students for the foreseeable future we will be setting work for students to do remotely. All students have been set up with access to the Microsoft Teams app which is where they can access all work set by their teachers, get support in completing it and upload it for feedback.

Work will be set at the start of the week with the recommendation that students work according to the following timetable for Year 10; AM and PM blocks are two hours.

x2 hours work needed for each session (AM/PM)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM Science English Maths Science English
PM Maths Option 1
Mon 5 / Fri 2
- DT
- Enterprise
- Hosp and Catering
- Music
- Performing Arts
- Triple Science
Option 2
Mon1 / Tue 2
- Art
- Child Development
- Enterprise
- Geography
- Performing Arts
Option 3
Tue 5 / Fri 1
- Art
- Cam Nat PE
- DT
- Enterprise
- Hosp and Catering
- History
- Spanish
Option 4
Wed 3 / Fr 1
- Cam Nat PE
- Computer Science
- DT
- Geography
- History
- iMedia
- Spanish

3. Video assembly

4th June 2020

Thank you for continuing to work hard on your school work at home. We have listened to you, your parents, and your mentors, and from the week beginning 8th June we will reduce the amount of work that we set for you by 25%.

We have made this change because, over the last half-term, we know that the workload for you has been high. We also know that remote learning is completely different to what you are used to. It is completely normal for work to take a little longer to complete and for you to struggle a little bit more than what you usually do.

We want you to focus on the positives of remote learning, so that you can practise key skills and learn new subject content. As teachers, we do not want to cause unnecessary stress for you.

This means that, from 8th June, you will be set the following work:

  • 3 hours each for English, Maths and Science (a total of 9 hours)
  • 90 minutes for each of your four Option subjects (a total of 6 hours)
  • Study Period/Mentor tasks (a short 15-minute task each week)
  • Learning Log (15 minutes fortnightly)

This is equivalent to approximately 15 hours worth of work for each week, compared to 22 hours worth of lessons when in school normally.

4. Messages to Parents

Note: Please don’t wait for the teacher/staff member to contact you/your child before reporting concerns about not having a laptop/internet. You can e-mail your child’s mentor if you cannot access Microsoft Teams and then the school can provide work in other formats.

4th June 2020

Thank you for continuing to support your son/daughter with their remote learning at Garibaldi. In response to feedback from staff, students, and parents, from the week beginning 8th June we will reduce the amount of work that we set for students by 25%.

We appreciate that remote working is a complete shift for students and we acknowledge that, over the last half-term, we have placed high demands on students to complete the same amount of work as they would when at school. We have made this change because we want to ensure that students’ experiences of remote working are positive. This will allow students to practise what they’ve learned in Microsoft Teams and receive feedback from staff. We do not want to cause unnecessary stress for students.

For Year 10, this means that students will be set:

  • 3 hours each for English, Maths and Science (a total of 9 hours)
  • 90 minutes for each of their four Option subjects (a total of 6 hours)
  • Study Period/Mentor tasks (a short 15-minute task each week)

This is equivalent to approximately 15 hours’ worth of work for students, to be completed each week.

Thank you for your ongoing support for remote learning. The position of parents in this situation is not an enviable one, and there is no ‘manual’ as such to refer to for guidance. Please do take the opportunity to contact members of staff if you have any questions or queries; they will be more than happy to offer assistance.

5. Learning Logs

Learning Logs have been created for students to complete each fortnight. These will be set by Mentors as assignments through Teams. Mentors will check these on a rolling basis and offer feedback to students.

The Learning Logs give students an opportunity to:

  • Map out a record of the work they’ve done in recent weeks
  • Reflect on their efforts and identify strengths and areas for development
  • To consider and reflect on what they may need additional support with
  • To consider and reflect on their Attitude to Learning
  • To develop their independent learning skills
  • To help them manage their time while learning remotely
  • To flag up points of discussion/follow up with mentors through email or Microsoft Teams

We’d encourage parents to engage in supporting students with the completion of these as they are a good way on checking on their engagement with work and to flag any issues that might need to be followed up with subject teachers or mentors.

6. Recognition

Week commencing 6th July, this week's six students in the Year group recognised for their efforts with the remote learning tasks set by staff.

These students have been recognised for the quality of the work they’ve produced or the positive attitude to learning they’ve displayed.

Hall of Fame

Name of Student:

Alex Burrows

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Mr Brennan: ‘Alex works well beyond the expected standard in his weekly work and is extremely keen to develop his learning beyond the tasks set. This effort saw him far exceed his target level in his recent assessment. The Geography team and Mr Brennan are beyond impressed!’

Name of Student:

Ellie-Mae Hopkins

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Miss Smedley: ‘Ellie has made considerable effort to incorporate high level vocabulary into her PEARL paragraphs. I’m so pleased with her hard work. Keep up the great work!’

Name of Student:

Aiden Sayer

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Mrs Walker: ‘Aiden has consistently completed his Maths assignment to a great standard, and it’s always on time too. Keep up the great work!’

Name of Student:

Jessica-Scarlett Tattershaw

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Miss Gibbs: ‘Jess has completed all Cambridge National work, to a good standard, above her target in some cases. Really impressed with her work and effort towards it. Keep up the great work!’

Name of Student:

Owen Taylor

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by by Mr West: ‘I’ve just marked Owen’s last poetry assignment and it’s amazing! Owen produced a detailed analysis of Neutral Tones, writing in an academic style and covering Hardy’s use of pathetic fallacy and verbs. He also links Hardy’s use of devices to his authorial intent – wow! Well done Owen!’

Name of Student:

Kieran Thompson

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Mr Chatten: ‘For a consistent, high standard performance and never failing to submit work since closure. Well done!’

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