In Year 11 we show up, work hard and support each other.
As you are more than well aware, Year 11 is a pivotal year: one in which our students can shape their academic futures and start thinking about their career goals. Now, perhaps more than ever, they need to seize the opportunities which are on offer every single day so that our students can become the very best version of themselves when they step out into the world outside our gates.
My expectations for all of our Year 11 students are high. I want to see top percentages for attendance – in an ever-changing landscape, they need to be here to take advantage of all that Codsall High can offer. In lessons, I want to see that maximum effort is put in: it’s worth it, students will be rewarded in the end! I also want to nurture a year group who are kind and considerate, who look after one another simply because it’s the right thing to do.
Finally, when our Year 11s leave this school next year for pastures new, I want to see them with smiles on their faces and heads held high… safe in the knowledge that they have done their best and that they’ve done it with kindness and friendship.
My expectation for all of Year 10 pupils this year is to ‘Be a good person and do the right thing!’
Upon reflection this is simple; when faced with anything in school or life, simply make the correct decision. Choose to take pride in your appearance, choose to listen in lessons, choose to take up challenges in class, choose to aspire to be a better person and I promise you that you will reap the rewards later in life.
Whilst I do not want to dwell too much upon the unprecedented challenges of recent months, I do want to share with you my admiration for the resilience that all of you have demonstrated of late; please let this continue for the remainder of the academic year and we will all come out better for it in the end.
As we now begin to emerge from the other side of this crisis, we do so in the sure knowledge that everything is in place within school for you to succeed in your exams, as long as you give 100%. I believe we have not simply survived; we have grown together and thrived together during these most testing of times and this must continue.
Finally, I want to thank you for making such a fantastic start to Year 10 and long may this continue into Year 11. Keep going and be resilient!
In Year 9, we deal with whatever comes our way!
This has been a year of tremendous change, but for our Year 9 students these changes have been even more noticeable. Our students have moved into a new school where they have had to build relationships with new staff and peers alike. They have also moved into an environment which is anything but normal. Both Mrs Riley and I are incredibly proud of how quickly you have settled into Codsall High’s ‘new normal’ and we have witnessed incredible acts of altruism from our Year 9 students, helping each other to feel a sense of belonging to our community.
As our year 9 students have started their journey at Codsall High School, it is incredibly important that they take responsibility for their own learning and organise themselves accordingly. The Edulink and Moodle platforms are vital for students to be able to access work and communicate with their staff. Students must take ownership of getting the most out of these platforms and understand how they operate.
Finally, I urge you to make the most of the opportunities that you are presented with over the next 3 years. This is your education, make it count! We’re all here behind you, supporting you along the way!