I am Mr Lewis, and it is a pleasure to be returning as your Head of Year. In addition to my role as a pastoral leader I am also a teacher of French and Spanish. I have been a member of staff at Fortismere since September 2014, and I am proud of the truly transformative role that our school has in the lives of our students. Our school community is a vibrant and supportive one and our Year 11s play a key role in making our school the wonderful place that it is.
There are ten Form Tutors who are taking care of our Year 11 students. These include Dr Cox (11JC), Mr Happy (11CH), Mr Yakup (11MY), Mr Riddell (11DR), Mr Nagata (11JN), Ms Kalantari (11SK), Mr Common (11NC), Ms Wilson (11HW), Ms Brough (11AB) and Ms Kaye (11AK).
Together we make up a pastoral team for Year 11 which works to promote and support high levels of attainment, aspirations and attendance throughout the Year Group.
A year of responsibility, respect and positivity
There is so much to look forward to in Year 11, it has been such a pleasure for all of us to see you become the hard-working, confident and well-rounded students that we have in our Year Group this year. This year in tutor time we will be developing the skills that we need in order to be prepared for our GCSE examinations and to take that next step towards success at post-16. Together with our tutors the Year 11 pastoral team will be supporting all of our students to aim high and to reach their potential over the course of this year.
This is key to your success this year and your tutors together with the Deputy Head of Year and I will be monitoring your attendance to ensure that you can achieve your full potential this year. We will have an attendance celebration breakfast for the tutor group which has won the attendance focus for that half-term in form time.
In Year 11 we celebrate academic achievement and progress across the school and each term we will have celebration assemblies to reward those students who go the extra mile. We did so well in Years 9 and 10 with positive points, and we’ll have more of the same in year 11! Some students will also be rewarded with postcards home from their tutors or Head of Year and others will be rewarded at the end of half-term with prizes.