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year 10

I am Mr Lewis and it is a pleasure to be your Head of Year, I work together with Ms Lorente who is our Deputy Head of Year and Head of Turing College. In addition to our roles as pastoral leaders we are also teachers of Modern Languages.

There are ten Form Tutors who are taking care of our Year 10 students. These include Dr Cox (10JC), Mr Happy (10CH), Mr Yakup (10MY), Mr Riddell (10DR), Mr Nagata (10JN), Ms Kalantari (10SK), Mr Common (10NC), Ms Wilson (10HW), Ms Brough (10AB) and Ms Kaye (10AK). 

Together we make up a pastoral team for Year 10 which works to promote and support high levels of attainment, aspirations and attendance throughout the Year Group.

A new start

I would like to welcome all of our Year 10 students back to Fortismere, you have been missed! In many ways Year 10 offers a fresh start with new subjects, new teachers and new classes and I look forward to seeing you all make the most of this. As the year goes on there will be a range of opportunities on offer to you both in and out of school which promise to make this a memorable year for all.


This is key to your success this year and your tutors together with Ms Lorente 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 10 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 Year 9 with positive points and we’ll have more of the same in year 10! 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.