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Support for Year 11 students and their parents/carers

This summer we celebrated great exam results for our class of 2022. I’m a firm believer that there is more to life than GCSE results, and at MHS we value the all round education of students more than just grades on a certificate, but we also know that qualifications matter and we will always support students to reach their potential. The class of 2022 had to cope with the disruption of their school years 9 and 10, as well as take on the first set of national exams since 2019. As I have said before we were really proud of their attitude and determination, and many students rightly did amazingly well.

The class of 2023 (the new Year 11s) also suffered great disruption to their studies, and they too will be facing a ‘first’ since covid. Unlike last year, where most subjects were reduced in size to compensate for Covid, the class of 2023 will be taking on the full specifications. A new challenge but one that I am confident our students will rise to. On Wednesday this week we held the first of our ‘Pomodoro’ revision sessions – independent study for two hours after school – and a record 170 students attended of their own accord. That’s a significant sign that these students mean business, almost a full year out from the exams.

Expert support for Year 11 students and parents/carers

We know that Year 11 is stressful for both students and parents/carers alike, and so we are really pleased be able to bring back a really positive event that went down incredibly well pre Covid. We have organised a fantastic outside speaker – Lisa Wisher from ‘Bright Futures’  – to discuss the best ways parents/carers can support their child’s mental health throughout Year 11. Our fantastic Senior Assistant Headteacher Lyn Lawton will also provide key information our revision programme. I thoroughly recommend the session to anyone with a Year 11 student living in their house!

Places at this event are likely to be very popular and over 60 have already gone, so please sign up HERE as soon as possible to secure your ticket. It’s free but is ticket-only due to demand!

Best wishes

Joe Barker


Our Community - Our Future
Marple Hall School
Hill Top Drive
Stockport SK6 6LB Headteacher: Mr Joe Barker
Tel: 0161 427 7966
Fax: 0161 426 0931
Email: info@marplehall.stockport.sch.uk
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