Welcome to Year 8
“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come.”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Year 8 is an exciting and important developmental year for all students as they embark on the second phase of their journey through secondary school.
We are aware that due to COVID restrictions, some part of the last academic year was spent away from school but the expectation is that by the end of this year students in year 8 will develop the necessary skills to become strong, resilient and independent learners.
All students in Year 8 are seen as young adults, and we expect the highest standards in terms of behaviour and learning and this in turn leads to the creation of the right learning environment for progress.
The Year 8 team seeks to support student learning and to ensure that all students reach their academic goals with care and positivity. Miss Green, the Achievement Team Leader, will oversee student progress and attainment. The Year Care Team, Miss Ferris, is there for issues such as student care, behaviour and wellbeing. Tutors will monitor how students use their planners and advise them on areas concerning personal organisation and academic progress, they will also be available to students should they wish to discuss any issues relating to stress and pressure. All of this is underpinned by the work of the subject teachers, ensuring students are guided in their learning and progress.
The Year 8 team insist on the highest standards of work and behaviour at all times. Every student must follow the school Code of Conduct and must be in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing. Letters, certificates and prizes are given for outstanding work and sanctions are used when students do not meet our high standards.
Your child should expect to get homework each week. This must be written in their homework diary and therefore it is essential that homework is recorded neatly and brought to school every day. It is expected that diaries will be checked by parents every week. We expect homework to be completed in a timely manner as per the instructions given by their subject teachers.
Please do contact the school if there are any issues or concerns that you have.
I look forward to a very successful year with lots to celebrate and lots of effort from every member of Year 8.
Achievement Team Leader