Roding Valley H igh S ch o o l
Onwards and Upwards... Looking ahead With over half of the academic year now completed, this time represents a valuable chance for students, staff, parents and Governors to reflect on the year thus far and to look forward to the rest of the year. As ever, I am delighted to be able to report on the wide breadth of opportunities afforded to the students many of which are highlighted in the following pages. Roding Valley High School is a veritable hive of activity both in and out of the classroom and it is tremendous to see so many of our students taking advantage of the trips, events and fixtures that mark such a busy school year. While every effort is made to drive students to achieve academically, I am determined to ensure that the school does not merely become an examination factory. I want all of our students to enjoy the opportunities made available to them whether these are in sport, creative arts or the myriad of other activities that make up our extra-curricular programme.
I would also like to mention that we have been conducting Year 11 interviews in recent weeks to provide offers for Sixth Form places. It has been fantastic to hear from so many of our current students who are fully committed to staying on at Roding Valley to study at â€˜A-Levelâ€™. The feedback has been incredibly positive with students making it evident how well
supported they feel by the staff and how much guidance they have been given in the run up to the GCSE examinations. It is certainly going to be competitive with regard to securing a place in Year 12 in September and I wish the Year 11s every success in achieving the grades required to get on to their chosen courses. Mr J Luck Headteacher
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