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Struggling pupils excel thanks to secondary modern’s extra support

Two pupils who struggled to focus on their studies during their time at Baylis Court School have achieved well above their GCSE targets thanks to extra support from their teachers.

Inshal Javaid (pictured above) battled with attendance and punctuality issues throughout school.

During year 11, following her mock exams, Inshal realised that she was going to have to work hard if she wanted to move onto sixth form and study A levels.

The Berkshire secondary modern didn’t give up on her and gave her the support she needed to get back on track.

After numerous meetings with parents, head of year and the school’s attendance officer, as well as regular reviews, Inshal knuckled down and achieved three A’s, four B’s and one C grade, meaning the 16-year-old can move onto the school’s sixth form.


Despite having a passion for dance and music, fellow pupil Jessica Shrimpton(pictured right) struggled with confidence issues during her early years at Baylis.

With the help of her peers, mum and teachers, she grew during her time at school and achieved two A*’s, two A’s, three B’s and one C.

She will now stay on at the school’s sixth form to complete her A levels and then plans on taking a year out to work at Disneyland Paris to pursue her love of performing before continuing her studies at university.

Laura MacGregor, head of learning for year 11, said: “Well done to both Inshal and jessica. We are extremely proud of their results. It goes to show how all of their hard work and effort has paid off. I am sure they will be very successful in the future with their excellent work ethic.”

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