“All progress takes place outside of the comfort zone.”
The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”– Dr. Seuss
Welcome to our new cohort of students!
Starting at a secondary school can be an extremely exciting time for many students, as they step into the next chapter of their life. For many, the opportunity to engage in new subjects, meet new teachers and friends can be a very exciting period and one they will cherish and remember fondly for the rest of their lives.
Whilst most of the students will feel like this, some may feel anxious about the step up into secondary school life, but here at Cecil Jones, we will make sure we do our utmost to guarantee that all students feel supported and comfortable in order to fulfil their potential both socially and academically.
Year 7 is an opportunity for students to start taking ownership of their own learning and also for students to develop their organisational skills and skills in independence. An increase of curriculum as well as homework will see students’ levels of independence increase dramatically within just the first few weeks. With nurturing form tutors, myself and the Year Care Manager we have all the ingredients required to help students get off to a great start here at Cecil Jones Academy.
Ensuring student satisfaction and student wellbeing is one of my main objectives as Head of year 7. It will be my aim to get to know each and every student in year 7 and find out exactly what makes them tick to ensure they can get as much out of their education here at Cecil Jones as possible. Students will be able to approach either their form tutor, myself or the Year Care Manager should they have any problems within school or should they require any extra support.
Another extremely important factor for me is respect, be it peer to peer, towards staff or towards the school building or equipment. Manners and politeness are two qualities that are required throughout life and will serve each and every one of us well for the future.
Every student at Cecil Jones is expected to have high standards of themselves, and we expect students to work and behave in the appropriate manner, following the School’s Code of Conduct and the school’s motto of: ‘Being in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing.’
We at Cecil Jones have total commitment to improving the life chances of pupils, ensuring no child is left behind and in return we expect our pupils to strive to improve and do things to the best of their ability.
I am really looking forward to welcoming your child to Cecil Jones Academy in September and together I believe we can make it an exciting, productive and thoroughly enjoyable time for each and every one of your children.
Mr M Holloway
Year 7 Achievement Team Leader