Student progress at Lutterworth College is led by a team of Progress and Academic Leaders (PALs).
The role of a PAL is to improve the progress and achievement of all students within their allocated year group.
PALs work with a caseload of students that they support closely in addition to wider activities such as the promotion of excellent work and a culture of learning.
They have also produced a range of mentor activities to address barriers to learning that students identified in a survey.
Jenny HindsYear 7
'I am privileged to be the Year 7 Progress and Achievement Leader and to play a part in enabling students to learn, flourish and succeed. I strongly believe that, given the right skills, any student has the opportunity to thrive. As a PAL I hope to instill a love of knowledge and a curiosity for learning that will go beyond students' educational years.'
Sophie GreavesYear 8
'Progress and achievement are two incredibly valuable things. Every individual, no matter what their area of interest, should be encouraged to see the value in the things they can achieve. Achievement comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes and means different things to every one of us. The most important thing to focus on is the journey. Improvement, achievement and success don't come without continuing motivation to grow and progress. I aim to work with students in order to ensure that they can see the value in the journey they are on and feel motivated to achieve success for themselves, even when this is challenging. It's a privilege to be able to work with so many fantastic individuals in this way. After all, the progress and achievement of the students we work with is what motivates me to do the very best job I can.'
Aaron EasonYear 9
'As someone who fully believes that every child can achieve their potential, I value my position as the Progress and Achievements Leader for Year 9 and I am fully committed to ensuring that each child makes progress. After overcoming my own personal barriers due to the influence of my teachers, I feel it is now time to repay their service to me by serving others. My philosophy when I entered teaching has always been, "it is not always what you teach them, it is how you make them feel." And I hope that all my students feel that they are valued, are capable of success and that they matter.'
Danny LaywoodYear 10
'For the last 3 years as a Progress and Achievement Leader I have worked closely with a number of students across Key Stage 4.Â This role has given me the opportunity to support and instill confidence in our young people that they all have the ability to flourish and succeed in line with our school motto.Â Empowering students to focus on the future and utilise mentoring as the steppingstones to achieving their future goals has been extremely rewarding.Â Vince Lombardi once said, 'The only place that success comes before work is in the dictionary' and this message I continually reference to encourage students to devote themselves to achieve their aspirations.'
Charlotte BennettYear 11
'In my role supporting Year 11, I, in part, work with students on very clearly defined interpretations of achievement, in light of their proximity to their GCSE examinations. My philosophy of the need to go not 'under' or 'over' but 'through' instils in students the qualities of resilience, determination and hard work required to meet the parameters of the formal examinations they face. However, I also very much believe in and seek to celebrate a more holistic perspective of achievement; students can achieve in so many different ways - through improvement, personal growth, outstanding attainment - and I take great pleasure in helping students to see the value of all of these in making progress in their learning.'
Steven ScraggYear 12
'In my role as a Progress and Academic Leader I really enjoy seeing students reflect on their own learning and coming up with their own ideas about how to improve. I am always impressed with how resourceful and resilient our students can be. It is a pleasure to work with our Year 12 cohort to help them maximise their potential.'
Paul HillYear 13
'In my role as Progress and Achievement Leader for Year 13, I am committed to helping our students achieve the final outcomes they deserve at the end of their learning journey at Lutterworth College. I believe in the power of a collective approach to success involving collaboration between students, subject teachers, support staff and home to enable every one of our Year 13s to flourish as they plan their next steps into the world of higher education or work. I enjoy working closely with those students who need some additional support and the wider year group and focus on creating and maintaining a positive working environment which will help all students to achieve the very best outcomes they can.'