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Year 11

I’m Miss Williams and I am a PE teacher here at Fortismere. I have been teaching here for twelve years and was previously a Head of College. I am very pleased to be Head of Year 11 this year.

Year 11 is an incredibly exciting year for our students. It’s the year where all their knowledge and hard work comes together. All the experiences, the lessons, the time and effort, the ups and downs of the past five years come to an end before they move on to new pathways. Myself and our fantastic tutor team are passionate about supporting all our year 11s through this journey. Your child’s tutor is here to talk or answer any questions you may have about this year. I have met with many parents so far and will continue to do so throughout the year.

 I am a firm believer that a good pastoral system is at the heart of supporting students of all ability and background, to overcome any barriers to learning that they may face. Asking for help during this year is a sign of strength and with our wonderful LINC department there is lots of support available for students to access.

This year I am very lucky to have an outstanding team of Student Leaders who are organising events, mentoring, developing new policies and preparing the Year Book for 2020. The team have thoroughly impressed me so far with their passion and enthusiasm about a range of subjects from climate change to themes for prom.

 I am excited to watch the year 11s move through this year. I am regularly writing Year 11 ‘ ‘ ‘Recognition’ postcards which I send home for students who have achieved something positive over the term, so keep an eye out for the postman.