The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Tuesday, 3 September 1985

100 Days Without School

‘Enter the Angel’ – John Foxx


School – again! Went at 11.00am. Should have been there at 9.00am – oh dear! My report reckons I’ve had almost 100 days off school – whew!

My latest school report:

Form Tutor’s Report

Name
RITCHERD JONES
Form Group
CH/F
Attendance
269/364

Ritcherd still has considerable difficulty in getting to school on time! I am pleased to see that he has become a Monitor recently. I don’t think Ritcherd has put as much effort into his school life this year as he could have, but I look forward to in improvement next year.
N. Fielding

MATHEMATICS
CLASS WORK E
EFFORT 3
HOMEWORK E
Ritcherd seems to be working slightly harder, but there are still large gaps in his work. He will have to be much more thorough and revise well if he wishes to achieve any kind of examination success. He must overcome his unwillingness to ask for help.


HISTORY
CLASS WORK
C
EFFORT 3
HOMEWORK -
A disappointing exam result this term. However, Ritcherd has grasped many of the difficult concepts involved in the course + I feel that with increased application to homework + revision he should do well next year.


GAMES
CLASS WORK
D
EFFORT 2
HOMEWORK -
Although Ritcherd does not relish this lesson, he tries his best.


ART
CLASS WORK
C
EFFORT 4
HOMEWORK D
There is much valuable talent going to waste. Ritcherd has not achieved anything like the quality of work that he is capable of. A tremendous improvement needed soon if any exam success is to be a possibility.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE
CLASS WORK
B
EFFORT 2
HOMEWORK B
Ritcherd’s has written with confidence throughout the year, showing himself capable of taking the ‘O’ level a year early, hence there being no examination grade. Should he fail, he should not be disheartened. He will have benefited from the experience + will be able to use it to his advantage next year.

ENGLISH LITERATURE
CLASS WORK
B
EFFORT 2
HOMEWORK B
Ritcherd’s writing is full of ideas and insights. He thinks carefully about what he has read and can make some excellent points. What he must now concentrate on is his style, which can tend toward the breezy + journalistic. He must try to retain his fluency whilst becoming a little more formal. Overall, he is coping well and provided he is willing to work hard, should do well.


R.E.
CLASS WORK
-
EFFORT 4
HOMEWORK C
Ritcherd is a very stubborn individual who will only do what he thinks he will do. It took a long time to get through on the homework level and when done properly, I thoroughly enjoyed reading his essays. I want to see the work maintained and improved on. His exam was especially pleasing, though more work will have to be done for that too.


TYPEWRITING
CLASS WORK
D
EFFORT 3
HOMEWORK -
Ritcherd is behind on the course work and his copying speed remains slow. However, his exam performance shows he is capable of good work and I hope he will make substantial efforts to realise his potential.


DRAMA
CLASS WORK
B
EFFORT 2
HOMEWORK D
Ritcherd’s practical drama work is developing in confidence and versatility. He contributes well to the group. His written work can be brilliant, but isn’t always there. The one flaw!

I hate school!

Really!

Tonight, I brought back the very last of my comix from The King Arthur.

OLD DIARY ENTRIES…

This time 8 years ago:
‘I watched Doctor Who: The Horror Of Fang Rock (Part One).’


This time 2 years ago:
‘I’m staying at Gran and Granddad Winterfood’s in Castleford...



...Tonight we watched Close Encounters of the Third Kind – Special Edition.

This time last year:
‘The family and I went out to Peterborough, which was Ace! Brill! Fab!

Tonight I watched Star Trek – the Motion Picture on TV.’

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