Assistant Year Leader
Pastoral Support Officer
Year 7 is an exciting time; a new school, new friends, new subjects and new teachers. Students are actively encouraged to get involved in every aspect of school life. Once the year has started the Year 7 pastoral team, including the Senior Leader, Year Leader, Form Tutors, Pastoral Support Assistant and support staff, all work hard to ensure the students settle in happily.
There are a number of events and schemes in place to help students settle in. Early in the first half term we run team building exercises where students and tutors take time off the normal timetable and partake in fun activities designed to bond a tutor group and help new friendships form. Later in the first term we run a ‘Meet the Tutor Evening’ when parents are invited into meet their daughter’s tutor and discuss how they have settled in so far.
For those students who need a little more support we run a peer mentoring system where a selection of our Year 10 ‘Transition Team’ students are extensively trained and then build relationships with specific Year 7 students within a safe environment. As a year team we also work very closely with the Learning Support Department to provide nurture groups and additional academic support where necessary.
One of the key features to students feeling safe and happy in school is effective communication. If you do have and questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact either the Year Leader or Form Tutor, either by phone or email (addresses below).
|4th September 2019||Autumn Term starts - Registration at 8.30am|
|26th September 2019||Parents' Information Evening & Meet the Tutor|
|2nd April 2020||Parents' Evening|
|8th-12th June 2020||Year 7 Exams|
Year 7 Team
|Year Leader||Miss Stanleyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Asst Year Leader||Miss Williamsemail@example.com|
|Pastoral Officer||Mrs Newmanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Whilst both you as parents and us as teachers work hard to ensure your daughters are happy and safe, there are times when you need a little more information or advice. In these situations please do not hesitate to contact the school. Alternatively, you may find one of the website’s below of use.
www.ChildLine.org.uk for advice on a wide range of issues and access to a counsellor
www.talktofrank.com for advice on drugs or substance misuse
www.b-eat.co.uk/Home for advice on eating disorders
www.onespace.org.uk/ an online community for single parents to get advice or support
www.parentlineplus.org.uk/ a national charity who provide support for parents
www.forcedmarriage.net/ for advice on forced marriages