Introduction to the Options process
Dear parent / carer / student,
The options process is an important and exciting time for any student within the academy. Having the opportunity to direct your future is empowering. However, it is important that when taking part in this process that future aspirations are not limited by the choices made at this stage. It is therefore crucial that we give you the information needed to make the best choices.
We hope you find this website useful in helping to guide you through the options process. We have developed this new section in response to the need to provide information, advice and guidance remotely. Whilst COVID-19 has provided a number of barriers within education we believe that it has had a positive impact on options this year. I am sure that many of you will prefer being able to browse through the information online at a pace and time of your choosing.
The options process does have limitations and it is worth making those clear at the start of the process. Firstly not all students can achieve the full suite of options they would have wanted. We do however promise that our options process will focus on maximising the greatest student fulfilment that we can. In addition should an option subject not have enough student demand then there may be a need for students to opt for an alternative subject at a later date.
Please feel free to ask me questions relating to options by emailing me via firstname.lastname@example.org. I will then do my best to answer those questions or direct you to a member of staff that could support you. If you have any improvements that you would like within the website then also please let me know. We are committed to providing the best options process that we can.
Mr Raeside (Assistant Principal - curriculum and timetable)