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Week 10
 
Most changes in schools happen very gradually but I believe that this week we have seen a substantial change at York High School. I was blown away by the level of attendance at the Year 10/11 expectations evening.
 
On Tuesday evening we had 230+ parents, carers and students attend the expectations evening. Apart from Year 6 open evenings, we have not seen numbers like that. Last year I wrote in the weekly update about how disappointing the turn out for the same event had been. We listened to the feedback from parents last year and made sure that the evening was well advertised and that timings were clear. We were also clear about what you as parents would take away from the evening.
 
We know that if we are to get the best outcomes for our students then we all have to work together; students, staff and parents. Tuesday showed that we are doing this. Due to the impressive attendance, we are working our way through the requests for handouts and revision guides. They will be coming home at the start of next week. You will find at the bottom of this update information on all of the revision guides and where you can get them from.
 
Thank you for your patience on the evening and next year we will plan for 230 not 150!
 
Finally, I wanted to share an e-mail that I received from Mr Clayton:
 
I just wanted to let you know what a success the STEM trip to the Railway Museum was yesterday. It was organised by Mrs Callan and Mrs Keel, as part of the aspirations programme and had 14 Year 7 and Year 8 pupils take part in the Future Engineers Event at the National Railway Museum. The pupils attended workshops on signaling, robotics and coding, and got a chance to question professional engineers about their jobs. They behaved brilliantly throughout the day and really got involved with all the opportunities.
 
Have a great weekend
 
Rod Sims