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Head of Year: Mrs S Tunnicliff

I would like to take this opportunity to say how well the Year group are settling in and remind you of some important key dates for the future.

Settling into a new school environment can be quite an overwhelming experience at first. Having found their way around the school building, which in itself took about two weeks, we are now focussing on organisational skills.

The first port of call is your child’s journal and I thank you in advance for your support in signing the journal weekly. Many of you have signed up to view your child’s homework on Show My Homework, but if you have not or are experiencing any difficulties please let me know.

We also have our own Year 7 homework club in Room 13 which is open from Monday to Thursday from 3.20-4.20pm. It is manned by me and other teachers and we have access to computers, printer, paper, scissors and all the other reasons pupils find excuses not to do their homework!

As a Year group we have had an excellent start to our SAM learning hours as well with many pupils past the minimum number of four hours per module, already. I am looking forward to the Year Group maintaining this high standard over the months and years to come.

As a Year Group and school effort remains our prime focus and effort grades are due in a few weeks.

Other key dates:

Module 1 assessment: week of the 29th of October
Module 1 effort grades: 5th November 2018
Module 2 assessment: week of the 7th of January 2019
Module 2 effort grades: week of the 14th of January 2019
Module 3 assessment: week of the 11th of March 2019
Module 3 effort grades: week of the 18th of March 2019
Module 4 assessment: week of the 13th of May 2019
Module 4 effort grades: week of the 20th of May 2019
End of year examination: week of the 17th of June 2019
End of year reports will be sent home: week of 8th of July 2019

Thursday 15th November 2018 – An opportunity to meet with your child’s form tutor and discuss progress so far.


Friday 16th November 2018 – Children In Need Day - keep alert for details of non-uniform/fundraising activities.


Wednesday 15th May 2019 – Parents Evening