Year 10 

Dear Families,

I’m pleased to introduce myself as I join the Acland Burghley community this September. I aim to bring my years of experience working and living in North London to an already successful and well-established year group as your Year Team Leader.  

It is an exciting time in your educational journey, as you begin your transition from KS3 to KS4. I hope you had a restful summer and have returned refreshed, focused, and ready to work hard! Over the past couple months, you have made important decisions and picked your options, this gives you the opportunity to select subjects you already enjoy and would like to study more in depth but also to begin studying new topics. It can be both an exciting but also challenging time as you build relationships with new subject teachers, develop revision habits, and continue to grow into responsible young adults. The next 2 years will undoubtedly bring challenges ahead, but we will approach them step by step together. All the adults in the year team are here to help you reach your full potential academically and support your personal well-being. Please get in touch if you need any help!

Although year 11 and exams seem far away, they will come quicker than you know! With this in mind, it is extremely important that you arrive to school on time, every day, ready to learn. The best way for you to be successfully is by being in lessons and this will be a main priority for the start of the new academic year.

I look forward to getting to know you and your families this year and wish you good luck for the year ahead!

 Tanya Rivard-Morton
Year 10 Year Team Leader


Y10 Parents’ Evening - Thursday 19 January 4.30-7.00pm

We look forward to welcoming all families to the school on Thursday 19 January for Y10 Parents’ Evening from 4:30-7:00pm.

This evening will give parents the opportunity to meet with Core and Option subject teachers to discuss their progress so far in KS4. Students are encouraged to attend with parents/guardians to reflect and set targets in preparation for mock exams in February.

What should be happening now?

Students should use the parents evening page in their planner to begin making appointments for the night.

To ensure you are able to see as many teachers as possible on the night, you should allow approximately 5 to 10 minutes for each teacher and enough time between slots to move around the building.

Students in 10ASP, 10FBR and 10LGO should make appointments with times that end in 00,10, 20, 30, 40 and 50.

Students in 10LMI, 10LNI, 10NEA and 10 SWI should make appointments with times that end in 05,15, 25, 35, 45, 55.

Please check with your child and email tutors should you need any support in getting times for your child and cannot attend. Prior to the evening, you will be emailed a copy of your child’s progress review, so you can go through and prepare any questions you might have.

What happens on the evening?

On the evening, you should arrive with your child 15 minutes before your first scheduled appointment and go to the school foyer.

On arrival, you will collect a pack that will have a printed copy of your child’s report and other key documents including a list of areas that teachers can be found on the evening.

Once you have your report, please make your way to your appointments.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact myself.




Tanya Rivard-Morton
Year 10 Team Leader

Exam Boards and Recommended revision guidesY10 Information Evening Handout

Y10 Mid Year Assessment Summary

Director of Learning KS4

Dixie McLean 

Year Team Leader

Tanya Rivard Morton  |


Francesca Brown | 

Natalie Eaton 

Lewis Goodacre

Laura Miguel | 

Lucy Nicholas

Alfie Sparkes  |

Sebastian Willan 


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