Year 11 Expectations Evening letter

Two Strood Academy students are pictured painting during an Art lesson.

Dear Parents/Carers 

RE: Year 11 Expectations evening – Wednesday 13th September 2023 (17:00 – 18:00) 

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you and your child to year 11. The staff at Strood Academy are excited to embark on this journey together to ensure that your child has the best possible opportunity to be successful within their year 11 examination series. 

In module 6 of the last academic year we saw an incredible attendance to our year 10 mock results evening. We thank those parents/carers that attended and hope that the information provided supported the pupils’ preparation over the summer holidays. 

Throughout this academic year we will look to invite parents/carers into school more regularly to gain a deeper insight into what we are doing and what parents/carers can do to support the child’s development. Research shows that parental engagement has a significant impact on the progress made by a child. Research using data from the National Child Development Study (NCDS) to analyse the impact of parental engagement found that very high parental interest is associated with better exam results compared to children whose parents show no interest. 

This evening will provide parents the opportunity to gain a clear understanding of how they can support your child’s development at home. Subject leaders will answer 3 core questions: 

  1. What is the learning focus of this module? 
  2. What are we doing to support your child? 
  3. What can you do to support your child? 

Plan for Mock Results Evening: 

  • 17.00-17.10 – Introduction/6th Form 
  • 17.10-17.15 – Year 11 Strategy
  • 17.15-17.20 – Science 
  • 17.20-17.25 – Maths 
  • 17.25-17.30 – English 
  • 17.30-18.00 – Carousel of other subjects. 

We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday 13th September from 17.00 – 18.00. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. 

Yours sincerely 

Mr S. Fatania | Assistant Principal