Happy New Year! I really hope everyone managed to have a restful break over Christmas. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the new Head of Year 8 and say how much I am looking forward to a productive partnership with you during 2023 to ensure your child can achieve their highest potential. The first week back has been very successful for the Year 8 pupils for a variety of reasons; uniform on the whole is extremely smart, attitudes to learning have been very mature and pupils are refreshed and ready to learn, reflect and progress further. Thank you to all Year 8s for their mature return.
In order for your child to be successful in school they need support from both home and school. A strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. Please could I therefore ask you to monitor your child’s effort with homework, which should either be written in their planner or on their google classrooms. Revision in the next few weeks will also be important in ensuring your child feels prepared for assessment week, which begins 23rd January. This website may give you and your child suggestions of how to revise: https://lifemoreextraordinary.com/revision/how-to-revise-for-exams-in-years-7-8-and-9/
I would like to make you aware of the variety of extra curricular activities available to your child each week. Our website lists the ‘Extra curricular sports clubs’ under the student tab. There are also a number of other lunchtime clubs available. Students can ask their form teachers for more information.
Could I also take this opportunity to ask parents of those pupils who travel to school by bus to have a conversation with your child about the school’s expectations for behaviour. Pupils should remain seated whilst the bus is in motion and behaviour should be mature. We have bus monitors on board who will feedback to teachers of anyone not adhering to those expectations and parents will be informed and sanctions put in place.
Finally, if your child has lost an item please ask them to go to pupil reception where there are many items that have been handed in. If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact either your child’s tutor or you can contact me on email@example.com.
Head of Year 8
Dates for this half term:
- Wednesday 11th January : school finishes at 1.35pm.
- 23rd January : Year 8 assessment week begins.
- 8th – 10th February : The College production of Annie.
- 17th February : students finish school for Half Term.