This week we were pleased to welcome the Bishop of Leicester, Martyn Snow and Dr Tom Wilson, the Director of the St Philips Interfaith Centre to Avanti Fields for a visit. Our Year 10 students had a Q&A session with them, which included some very thoughtful and insightful questions posed, and then a tour of the school. The visit has supported the Year 10 students in their GCSE Religious Studies course to provide some real-life opportunities to learn more about Christianity.
From January, the school will be implementing a curriculum and timetable change for all students and staff. An operational decision to move to a “setting” model for students in English, Mathematics, Science and Spanish (KS3 only), rather than the current “streaming” model has been agreed by the Trust. Setting students in their core subjects will allow for greater personalisation of learning for all students, ensuring that students are able to be stretched and challenged appropriately. The school is currently conducting a short staff consultation on how students in KS3 are taught in all of their remaining subjects, and this information will be communicated to parents in the upcoming weeks. Should you have a query regarding these changes, please contact Miss Bardsley.
The timetable change will also allow the school to launch a House system across the school. Students will be allocated a house of either Aether, Air, Cosmos, Earth, Fire or Water based on their current form classes. Introducing a house system will promote greater opportunities for student leadership, collaboration between year groups of students and add another positive aspect to our current behaviour practices.
Finally, I would like to thank Mr Kite for his strong and steady leadership from the summer term last year and into the start of this year. Mr Kite is returning to Krishna Avanti Primary School this week, a slightly earlier transition than was previously communicated. The leadership, guidance and stability that Mr Kite has provided in his tenure at Avanti Fields has ensured that all staff and students were safely able to begin their learning in their brand-new building this year. Should you have any queries around the early transition, please contact Dipak Patel from the SSC.