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Roding Valley High School

December 2015

The Journey Begins This has been a momentous half term at Roding Valley High School as we have launched our brand new Sixth Form as part of the Epping Forest District Consortium. We have waited for many years to be given this opportunity and a lot of work has gone in behind the scenes to get the go ahead but our students are now in a position to choose to stay on at Roding Valley to complete their Post 16 Education. I am delighted to say that the students have made a very positive start and they have settled into Year 12 very happily. There is a great atmosphere in the Common Room and the lessons are certainly challenging and engaging across the range of subjects. The Sixth Form Open Evening in October was very well attended with the School Hall packed full of students, parents and Governors and I am expecting the competition for places in Year 12 for next September to be fierce. The staff are enjoying the demands of teaching AS Levels and I cannot thank them enough for all the hard work and preparation that they have put in to make the first half term such a success.

as a school since I took the reins in September 2014. I feel honoured to lead such a wonderful school and I am thoroughly enjoying the challenge of helping to achieve an Outstanding judgement in the future. The students are a credit to the school and to their parents and they are certainly committed to raising aspirations throughout the school. I could not ask for a more diligent and professional team of staff who are always prepared to go the extra mile for the students. We are all focused on making this the school of choice for students, parents and staff in the area and I am confident that we can make this happen if we continue on the current path of improvement.

Clearly this is an incredibly exciting time for Roding Valley and I am pleased with the progress that we have made

Mr J Luck Headteacher

Roding Valley High School students congratulated for “impressive” GCSE results Headteacher James Luck said: “I would like to congratulate the students for achieving such an impressive set of GCSE results for 2015.” Overall, 62 per cent of students secured five A*-C grades including English and Maths. Mr Luck added: “We are delighted with these results in light of the positive Progress Measure which is the main basis for the Government’s new judgment criteria for schools. As such the majority of our students are making progress above that which is expected on entering the school.” “We are proud of the achievements of our students and this set of results reflects

an enormous amount of hard work and dedication. I have been impressed by the commitment and determination of our students who have performed to a very high standard across a broad range of disciplines. I would like to thank the staff for their unstinting support of the students and would also like to thank the parents whose role in this success should not be underestimated.”

Among the top performers were head boy Naru George (12 A*s), Sophie Humphreys (nine A*s and one A), Olivia Tinker (six A*s and five As) and Rhianna Lawrence and Mia Monaghan (six A*s and four As each). Mr Luck said: “I look forward to seeing a large number of our students returning to us for our new Sixth Form in September and I am confident that we offer outstanding progression continuedroutes overleaf...

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