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Year 8

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”  - Malcolm X

As students move into Year 8, they will continue to build on their educational experience at Cecil Jones. A focus on developing their knowledge, mastering new skills and an understanding of the world around them remains equally important. Without a doubt, our students have settled in to the routines of the academy, their confidence has grown and they have all proven themselves to be valuable members of our community.

This year, we endeavour to ensure that our students work together and help each other to achieve their full potential academically and socially. Year 8 is the year where our students will be encouraged and supported to develop all the essential life skills needed to help them build strong foundations for the challenges ahead. We continue to promote and develop resilience, collaboration, curiosity and empathy. A skill set that will help them grow and become ambassadors within modern, British society.

We aim to provide a stimulating and supportive environment conducive to learning and personal growth.  All students are actively supported and equally challenged in their learning and all students have the opportunity to be recognised and rewarded for their hard work, progress and exceptional achievements. We are keen to celebrate students’ achievements, successes and progress.

Continuing to develop independence is crucial this year and students are expected to be prepared with all the necessary equipment every day; making full and efficient use of their planners. The planners will allow students to record and track homework, as well as monitor their own attendance and punctuality. The planner is also a fantastic tool for communication between the school and home.

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 ‘being in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing.’ Sanctions are used where students fail to meet our expectations, with students made to take responsibility for their actions.  We ask that parents and carers work with us to support our students with this too.

Students will be fully supported by all members of the academy, in particular from their year team which include their form tutor, the Achievement Team Leader and the care team for year 8, Mrs Presland. The year care team will be there throughout the day to provide extra support, and ensure students are always reaching their full potential.

We are keen to involve parents and carers in the learning of their children, and are always available to discuss any concerns or queries you may have about your child’s education and progress. Consistent communication and a solid home-school relationship is imperative.  There will be regular contact made by the School to keep parents and carers informed about the progress of their child.

The year ahead will undoubtedly challenge and stretch our students more than ever before, but with support from our dedicated year team, the wider school and parents, I am confident that it will be a very successful year with lots to celebrate.

Mr Rooza
Achievement Team Leader

Year 8 Curriculum Map

Tutor organisation chart 22 y8