As students move through Year 8, they continue to develop different skills during form time via the Year 8 pastoral programme. Students complete daily activities guided by their form tutor that include finding out more about careers, discussing a variety of PHSE topics, such as drugs and alcohol, and learning about current affairs in the news. They will also be developing their knowledge on wellbeing which is particularly critical after a challenging period of living alongside covid. Students have a weekly assembly which not only gives them time to focus and reflect on the weekly theme, but also provides a chance to come together as a year group and feel a sense of community.
Students have daily uniform and equipment checks during form time. They are encouraged to be organised to avoid sanctions but can seek support from their form tutor if required. It is also important that students arrive to school and to their lessons on time as lateness can affect the progress and achievement of students. Attendance and punctuality are both closely monitored by the Year 8 pastoral team. Form tutors take the opportunity to discuss academic progress with students based on data from school reports and classcharts. They will also monitor classcharts points and try to address and resolve any recurring issues and also celebrate the accumulation of positive points.
All students follow the 3 R’s in school and the students in Year 8 are no exception. They are expected to be Ready to learn, Responsible for their attitude and behaviour and Respectful of others and the school environment. Students in Y8 are also encouraged to be kind to themselves and each to other.
To contact Head of Year 8 (Mr Robinson) or any other member of the Year 8 team, click HERE
Please DO NOT contact your child’s form tutor to report any student absences. Please leave a message on the absence line by calling 0161 980 7173 (ext.1)