Dereham Neatherd High School

Dereham Neatherd High School

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Saturday Maths programme

Dear parent / carer,

Year 10 Saturday maths programme – Summer Term 2016

We are pleased to announce that we will be running additional GCSE maths revision sessions on Saturdays later this term for our Year 10 students. The classes will be taught by Mr Kelly, our specialist maths intervention teacher. As a former Head of Maths and senior leader, Mr Kelly brings a wealth of experience in helping students to improve their maths grades as they approach their GCSE exams. Indeed, our analysis of last year’s exam results shows that students who regularly attended Mr Kelly’s sessions made, on average, twice the progress of those students who did not. The sessions this term will provide an excellent opportunity for Year 10 students to become “Year 11 ready” in maths.

This year, we are offering open invitation sessions to all students. There will be a session for Higher tier candidates and a session for Foundation tier candidates each week, and the times will alternate so that all students have an opportunity to attend, even if they usually have a commitment to extra-curricular activities on a Saturday. Students who are unsure whether they are Higher or Foundation candidates should check with their maths teacher.

The dates and times of sessions for this half-term are set out below. The classes are held in the school canteen (and a notice will be posted on the canteen doors should there be a room change). Further sessions will take place throughout Year 11. A letter giving dates and times for these will be sent to you in September.

If you would like your son / daughter to benefit from this opportunity, please fill in the reply slip, indicating which sessions he or she will be attending.

Yours sincerely,

Mr J. Mallett

Assistant Headteacher (Curriculum and Intervention)

Date

Session 1 (9.00 to 11.00 am)

Session 2 (11.05 am to 1.05 pm)

Saturday 25th June 2016

Higher

Foundation

Saturday 2nd July 2016

Foundation

Higher

Saturday 9th July 2016

Higher

Foundation

Saturday 16th July 2016

Foundation

Higher


 

REPLY SLIP – Please return to Student Reception

 

Name of student: _____________________________________                          Form: _____________

 

I give my permission for my son / daughter to attend the following maths sessions (please tick) with Mr Kelly on Saturdays:

 

Date

Session 1 (9.00 to 11.00 am)

 

Session 2 (11.05 am to 1.05 pm)

 

Saturday 25th June 2016

Higher

 

Foundation

 

Saturday 2nd July 2016

Foundation

 

Higher

 

Saturday 9th July 2016

Higher

 

Foundation

 

Saturday 16th July 2016

Foundation

 

Higher

 

 

Signed: _____________________________                              Date: ______________________________