While many students up and down the country face disruption to their studies due to adverse weather, we are safe in the knowledge that Claires Court Sixth Form can continue with their work remotely.
The G-Suite we have used for many years provides the essential means of continuing dialogue between staff and students so their focused work towards the grades required for their next steps is not derailed. Of course, there is no doubt our Year 12 and Year 13s will also find time to improve their personal bests on their sledges and increase the accuracy of their snowball throwing and I look forward to photographic evidence of such!
Finding a balance between school work, part time jobs, keeping fit and healthy, driving lessons, seeing friends and enjoying family time is always a challenge, especially with mock exams beginning immediately after half term. In many of my 1:1 mentoring sessions this week I have reminded students of the importance of revision planning and the subsequent execution of that plan. Once students can see all their work fits into the time available, a visible wave of relief crosses their face, quickly followed by a steely determination to knuckle down and get started.
Good time management is critical not just in the Sixth Form, but as a life skill. As Mark Twain put it, “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex, overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” Or, how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!
I hope you enjoy a safe and warm extended weekend.