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Tips to help you succeed

Samuel Ryder Academy is a really fun place to be and there are many different ways that you can succeed.  Here are just a few suggestions:

  • Take a full and active role in all aspects of school life.
  • Listen and work hard in lessons.
  • Join lunchtime or after-school activities.
  • Do your homework to your full ability and hand it in on time.
  • Make sure you arrive at school on time and reach a minimum of 95% attendance each year.
  • Challenge yourself each school year to learn a new hobby or get involved in a community project.

When we challenge ourselves to do things that we find difficult or scary it helps us to grow in confidence and to grow as a person.

At Samuel Ryder Academy there are lots of fun ways that you can challenge yourself.

In Year 7:       When you are at Phasels Wood you can challenge yourself to take part in all the adventure activities.

In Year 8:       You can challenge yourself to join a school team or take part in a whole school activity such as a school production.

In Year 9:       You can challenge yourself to raise funds for a charity or a project that you have researched and/or helped.

In Year 10:     You can challenge yourself to join a sports team.

In Year 11:     You can challenge yourself to exceed a predicted grade by two grades in one or more of your GCSE subjects.

Life at Samuel Ryder Academy will allow you to not only reach your full potential but to aim even higher than that and you will have a great time doing it.

Advice from students

Here is some advice from our current Year 7 students. After all who better to tell you how to be successful than some people who are successful already.

Sky Richardson;

"To listen to older students and be helpful to all staff. I have really enjoyed playing in the sports teams like netball & basketball and we have won lots of matches. I was the captain for the basketball."

Daniel Jones;

"To respect all students and take responsibility for your actions and learning. The help that the teachers provide to the students is really good and the harder you work the more rewards you get."

Tia Shea;

"To always do what the teacher says to avoid getting in trouble and I have joined lots of clubs because it helps you meet new people and make more friends."

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