Year 10

This page has been put together for parents of Year 10 students, to provide the information needed to understand and support your child’s learning at this stage in their academic career. This is a very important year for your son/daughter as they build on the learning made in Years 7, 8 and 9 by beginning their selected GCSE courses.

We have high expectations for all students and this includes consistently demonstrating excellent behaviour, engagement and independence in their learning. We also believe students who are successful have a high attendance, are punctual to school and to all their lessons. We expect students to wear the school uniform correctly and with pride. We expect them to be brilliant ambassadors for the school – both internally and externally.

We will consistently challenge and support students to ensure that they develop into young adults that the school, parents and local and wider community can be proud of. I look forward to working with you over the coming year.

Mr S Hesling (Head of Year 10) –

Form Tutors

Ms P Menzie


Mr J Field & Mrs T D’Avella


Mr E Mcloughlin


Ms H Pearman-Eddon


Ms H Rigby


Ms G Ley


Ms T Johnson


Form Tutors should be the first port of call if there is a pastoral issue regarding your son/daughter. Please contact their subject tutor if there is an issue specific to that subject.


For any attendance issues or to report your son/daughter absent, you should contact the school via phone or email

Form Time

A daily form time session will cover a range of different activities including literacy tasks, PHSE, revision techniques and class debates. Students will also have one assembly each week. Form time is an essential part of the school day and students are expected to come to form time fully prepared to learn. Form time is exceedingly valuable and it is imperative that it is not missed through lateness. Students should always have their reading book and should expect regular uniform and equipment checks carried out by their form tutor and/or Head of Year.


Homework will increase in amount and importance in Year 10, however more emphasis may be on preparing for assessments through effective revision. Students should expect at least one homework per week for each subject. Failure to hand in or complete homework to an acceptable standard will result in sanction.

Students can expect for the majority of homeworks to be set via Google Classroom. It is here where students can view tasks before completing, contact their teachers directly and if required submit online.

Student Support

This year we will be looking at groups and individual students who may need additional support with certain subjects, and/or other support such as reducing anxiety, improving leadership opportunities and raising aspirations. The Pastoral assistants attached to KS4 can be contacted using the email addresses below.

Mrs J Makin –

Mr D Toye –


Teachers are always on hand to support students if needed, and many subject teachers will have already shared useful and relevant revision techniques with their classes ahead of tests and assessments. Please monitor your son/daughter in their learning and encourage them to have well-presented and organised work. This will help them greatly when they need to revise their learning and prepare for module or end of year tests.

Extra-curricular Timetable

PE practice and fixture timings can be found under ‘Sport’ in the ‘School life and extra-curricular’ tab on the website. Additional fixtures and information can also be found on the PE Twitter or Instagram pages.

Details regarding Drama, Music, Art and other extra-curricular clubs can also be found under the extra-curricular tab on the website and are included in the weekly parent bulletin.

Key Dates

For key dates please see the Chancellors School Calendar. Up to date information regarding key dates will be sent to parents as and when they are needed.