After the excitement of the last school year and our incredible results, we have been given full academy status and are now competing with the best schools around the country. Our funding remains at a very modest level and so we are finding it difficult to meet the outstanding scores we achieved previously. Any donations from parents in January would, therefore, be most welcome.
Krul, T. [A]
Of all the boys, Krul has adapted the best, and his previous experience of being in an academy school has served him well. He has been a cool and effective leader of the class, and but for his own personal efforts the overall class results would have been even less impressive.
Fahrmann, R. [C]
Fahrmann came to this school with a big reputation and will be frustrated that due to lack of opportunity he has been unable to prove himself thus far.
McGovern, M. [C+]
McGovern was braced for another year of watching and encouraging his peers but not making an active contribution. However, when he was unexpectedly called upon he did very well. Whilst test results were not good for the class, McGovern was not responsible and actually prevented things becoming worse.
Aarons, M. [B]
Whilst undoubtedly destined for great things, this term has shown that he is at the right school for his development right now. Initially, he looked uncomfortable with the increased workload but he has adapted well and there are signs of his confidence and vitality returning. His end-product is markedly improving too.
Byram, S. [A]
He arrived as a transfer from another Academy school, and whilst he has had to be patient to await his time to shine, he has looked ready-made for this level. He has an ability to stick to his task and hasn’t put a foot wrong, diligently meeting every challenge he has been given.
Lewis, J. [B+]
Initially, he settled into his work better than Aarons, but he has equally found the step-up to academy level more difficult and made errors along the way. However, we have everything to gain from giving Lewis this experience as he will learn valuable lessons. A promising start.
Godfrey, B. [A-]
Godfrey has had to assume a leadership role due to unexpected absence and has held things together at the back of the class. An impressive start, his speed and strength of work has more than matched up to every challenge. Another who has learned from making the odd mistake.
Hanley, G. [B]
Despite initial struggles, Hanley has provided a solid basis for the class to progress in recent weeks. His massive cranium has been vital on occasion, and he will need to maintain this over the coming months.
Zimmermann, C. [B-]
His absence whilst in sickbay was felt keenly and the classes test performances have certainly improved since he returned even if this hasn’t always translated into test results. His personal performances have been patchy. Occasional inability to pass… a test… has been countered by his coolness in a difficult situation and the calmness that spreads throughout the class from his presence.
Amadou, I. [C+]
When Amadou first arrived he sat at the back of the class, and whilst he performed admirably in unfamiliar and pressurised surroundings, he also made some errors that didn’t help the overall test results. Herr Farke has since moved him further forward and he has been impressive and anonymous in equal measure. I think we have yet to see the real Amadou.
Tettey, A. [A]
Tettey is our longest-serving pupil and it is fair to say that, in the words of the boys “he is being the best version of himself” right now. He has always worked hard, but the quality of his work is so much better under Herr Farke than under any of his previous teachers. A hugely influential member of the class.
Trybull, T. [C+]
As with Zimmermann, there has been a sense of inconsistency with Trybull and a feeling that things are progressing a little too quickly for him at times. Equally, there have been moments of real quality. Nerves have often resulted in him being unnecessarily negative and I would discourage that as his more positive actions have often been highly productive.
Vrancic, M. –
Has barely taken part this term, but we know how important he can be when called upon.
Leitner, M. [C-]
Leitner looked overawed at the start of term and struggled with the increased intensity of the testing. Herr Farke has since removed him from class. His future at the school looks questionable.
McLean, K. [B+]
McLean has adapted well to the higher level. He has only struggled when asked to work alone at a deeper level. When brought closer to the front of the class he has exceeded expectations and made the most of his impressive all-round talent.
Stiepermann, M. [B-]
Whilst he made a number of key contributions that brought the class closer to their goals at the start of term, his overall body of work has been disappointing, as we know he is capable of much more. Herr Farke has not called on him as much as last year and with McLean and Cantwell stepping up, he will do well to work his way back into the teacher’s thoughts.
Cantwell, T. [A]
Last term Cantwell was a boy. Now he comes to class as a young man. He has clearly worked hard over the summer and is far more consistent in his contributions. Capable of some sublime work, the main negative that can be levelled at him is that he is occasionally over-elaborate and tries too hard. However, this really has been an excellent term of development from Cantwell.
Buendia, E. [B+]
His skill set is better than virtually any boy at this school in the last 30 years. There have been moments where he has performed as well as any student in the country. But there have equally been moments of carelessness that have cost the class dearly. His relative youth has to be taken into account and recent evidence suggests that he is reflecting and learning his lessons.
Hernandez, O. [B+]
It was only when Hernandez returned from sickbay that we realised how much we had missed him in class. Quick and direct in his answers, he has asked as many questions as the teacher in his quest to find solutions. An occasional quiet day and inconsistency of end product is all that separates him from a higher grade.
Roberts, P. –
Much was expected from Roberts when he joined on an exchange trip, but he has barely been seen in class. Hopefully, there is more to come.
Pukki, T. [A-]
One of the most prolific finishers of work in the country, Pukki has produced as good a body of work as he achieved last year. Whilst his opportunities have been less frequent he has still achieved goals that many others could only dream of. A couple of recent mistakes should not detract from a fine body of work so far.
Drmic, J. [C]
Drmic arrived at the school with a history of ill-health and poor attendance and thus far this has continued. He has flashed some great instincts and work rate during his infrequent appearances in class.
Srbeny, D. [B-]
Little was expected of Srbeny this term but every time he has been called upon to answer a question he has provided creative solutions. Diligent and hard-working, he is a popular boy in class.