This week I have been inspired by a video, I saw it being shown in a small intervention sessions to help one of our pupils understand the importance of accepting feedback and trying to improve. It wasn’t just apt for that one pupil but for everyone who is part of our Hastings Family, both members of staff and pupils alike. Our year 11 students have just finished their GCSE mock examinations, this has been a hectic three weeks filled with 23 exams and 4 practical days. The teachers are working really hard to get all of these exam papers marked to enable us to give precise and constructive feedback as year 11 enter there final couple of terms with us. The grades they achieve in these exams though an important indicator of what they might achieve in their formal GCSEs in eth summer are not defining. They are an opportunity to get some feedback, just like Austin to then make furether improvements before the summer.
This is a process that happens everyday, everywhere in our school. The feedback that staff and peers give is constantly improving our pupils in everything they do, be that maths, English, science or their conduct around the school. These little bits of feedback from the Hastings Family are like little butterflies flapping their wings. They might not make much difference in isolation but lots of little bits when joined together have huge impact, just like Austin’s Butterfly in the video.
I hope everyone has a restful and relaxing weekend as we near the end of a long term,