Oak House Update – High Achievers and Initiative

Oak House Update – High Achievers and Initiative


Andrew Symeou
Andrew Symeou
Oak House Update – High Achievers and...

The challenges of this year have emphasised the importance of self-motivation and student’s use of initiative. In the latest House assembly, I had spoken to all Oak students about how to use their initiative and create their own opportunities for success. I felt that this theme was a good fit for the current environment and student’s recent experiences.

Following on from this assembly, I’d like to highlight some individual students that have been using their initiative and making the most of their lessons. Below is a list of our highest achievers in each year group.

Year 7: Hadi N
Year 8: Jed W
Year 9: Kushi D
Year 10: Anton B
Year 11: Jhanavi T
Year 12: Nathan M
Year 13: Khushali P

It is now more important than ever for our students to be motivated and push themselves towards achieving their full potential. These may be difficult and unusual times, but I challenged our students to remain focused on factors that are within their control, such as their Attitude to Learning which we know at BMS is a strong predictor of success.

The assembly ended with the question, give an example of a time that you have shown initiative? Here are some of our students’ responses.

Albert J: I have had to use my own initiative more this year, I have learnt how to research and learn independently when I need to. Some tips would be to use Google search and go on youtube to watch videos on my lesson topics. This helps me to keep up with school work.

Harry T: When I have had to miss some lessons this term, I found it useful to ask my friends for help and to share ideas on how to do home learning tasks that have been set by my teachers.

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