Student support

There are many different ways in which we work together with parents and carers to help you to support your child in all aspects of their education from Year 7 through to Year 11.  This section is designed to give you information about all the different ways in which you can do this and there is a drop down menu for KS3 (Years 7 to 9) and KS4 (Year 10 and 11).

KS3

This section is designed to give you information about all the different ways in which you can support your child in Year 7 to 9. If you feel that you would like to see specific information included within this section we would always welcome your input.  Please email enquiries@swanwickhall.derbyshire.sch.uk with your ideas.

Year 7 Parents’ Evening

Thank you to those parents who attended the curriculum talks at the recent Year 7 Parents’ Evening. If you weren’t able to attend, you can download the presentation below.

YEAR 7 CURRICULUM PRESENTATION

Organisation
  • Support  your child to be at school, on time, and ready to learn.
  • Check your child’s planner regularly and sign it every week
  • Make sure your child has the correct equipment for school
  •  Encourage them to pack their own school bag the night before
  • Talk to them about organisation skills, are there any ideas they have that could help them e.g. folder for homework
Homework
  • Talk to your child about the homework that have been set, get them to explain to you what they have to do.
  • Find them a quiet space to complete homework to the best of their ability.
  • Encourage your child to speak to their teachers if they are unsure of the work set, We are here to help.
  • Encourage your child to go to homework club if you think they would benefit from extra help
  • Let us know if you have any concerns.
Reading

One of the best things you can do as a parent to support your child with school work is to encourage your child to read for pleasure outside of school.  Reading widely means that:

  • Your child’s vocabulary will continue to develop.
  • Your child will experience lots through reading that they may never experience in real life.
  • If your child has ever struggled to read well, he or she does not lose that skill by not practising it.
  • Your child will have an enjoyable past time as long as he or she picks something they like!

You can help support your child’s reading at home by:

  • Valuing everything he or she reads – comics, magazines, newspapers, blogs, non-fiction are all just as fantastic as reading stories, so let your child read what he or she wants to read, rather than what you might want them to read.
  • Hearing your child read once a week: this is really important for any children who have ever struggled to learn to read confidently.
  • Talking to your child a few times a week about what he or she is reading and what it is about.
  • Letting your child see that you read regularly too.
  • Encouraging your child to take a book out of our school library every week.

HELPING YOUR CHILD AT HOME

KS4

This section is designed to give you information about all the different ways in which you can supporting your child in Year 10 and 11.

Year 10 Mock Exam Revision Topics

Year 10 students have been given a copy of the booklet below giving them information on revision topics for all subjects.

YEAR 10 REVISION TOPICS

Year 10 Further Education Evening

Many thanks to all of the families that were able to attend our event on Thursday 7th March.  If you weren’t able to attend, the PowerPoint presentations from the event are available below; should you have any questions about any aspect of the event please email enquiries@swanwickhall.derbyshire.sch.uk or speak to Mr Shaw who will direct your question to the right person.

FURTHER EDUCATION

Revision Strategies
  • Students have been taught explicit ways of how to revise via form tutors since January.
  • Whatever strategies students choose to use to revise, the key is to work in small chunks, test themselves to find out what they cannot recall, and focus on this in the next chunk of revision.
  • Parents and carers can help by playing the role of the ’tester’ and by keeping students positive:when they work out what it is they cannot easily recall, this is a good thing if it gives them the direction for the next step in revision.
Revision Tips/Guides

SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD’S LEARNING POWERPOINT

SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD AT HOME REVISION BOOKLET

REVISION ROUTINES

Progress reports

Student Progress Reports will be uploaded onto our Parent Portal system for you to view and students are given hard copies during their PSHE lesson.

They are due to be uploaded as follows:

  • w/c 3rd December 2018
  • w/c 4th February 2019
  • w/c 29th April 2019
  • w/c 1st July 2019

A notification will go out on the school app when they are fully uploaded.  If you haven’t got an account for Parent Portal or the app then click here for information on how to download/activate.

For information about what your child has been learning for the latest set of reports, please download the booklets below.

KS3 SPRING 2 SUBJECT SUMMARIES

KS4 SPRING 2 SUBJECT SUMMARIES

KS5 SPRING 2 SUBJECT SUMMARIES

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