At the start of this academic year, Mrs Franks (Assistant Headteacher) introduced a new idea for the starting year 7s. This concept of this new idea was to prepare new arrivals for the discipline given at Fulston Manor School, such as the rules that new students should abide by. Induction week consists of approximately the first two weeks of school. It was also to help new students learn their way around the school grounds and to get them used to the new environment in which they’ve been brought into.
Schools across the UK use end of year examinations as a form of class determination. On top of GCSEs and A-levels, end of year exams are sat by students from years 7 to 10 but the stress levels increase with any form of exam whether it’s a mid-term or end of term. Charities such as the NSPCC and Childline delivered 3,135 counselling sessions on exam stress in 2016/17 – a rise of 11% over the past 2 years. 1 in 5 of these took place in May as pupils faced upcoming exams with many telling counsellors they were struggling with subjects, excessive amounts of homework, revision, pressure to achieve good grades and feeling unprepared.