Reconnecting with Year 7 Year 8 and Year 9

W/B 29 JUNE 2020

For students in Years 7 to 9, remote working remains the vehicle for their education. We understand this has been difficult for some students for a wide range of reasons, not least feeling connected to school.

To give all other students a chance to reconnect with school before the summer break, during week commencing 29 June, Form Tutors will be ringing rather than emailing students in their form group, to have a 10-15 minute conversation with each of them. 

Form Tutors will discuss a few different things with your son/daughter, including how they are feeling, how they are coping with the work that has been set and whether they have any questions of their own. We intend that by speaking to a familiar member of staff it will help to maintain motivation and engagement with school and school work. CLICK HERE FOR THE POINTS TO CONSIDER PRIOR TO THE PHONECALL

It will also enable any additional support to be identified and will ensure that concerns can be allayed. In line with the governments most recent update regarding students’ return to secondary schools, following this conversation, we will look to offer some students an on-site meeting with a member of staff before the end of this term.

To make the process efficient for teachers and students, we will use the Parents’ Evening booking system to arrange appointment times. The booking system will be open from 8 am on Wednesday 24 June until 12noon Friday 26 June. You will need to make the appointment on behalf of your son/daughter and only one appointment, with the Form Tutor, should be made. 

Please see below for instructions. We will also share some questions/points for students to consider prior to the phone call. Please discuss these with your son/daughter so that when the Form Tutor makes contact, the conversation can have the most benefit. To allow this to happen, during the week (29 June), students in Years 7-9 will not be set any new work by their subject teachers. Instead, they will be given access to some careers modules and work that would have been covered in Form time. As well as providing the aforementioned activities, some of which would normally occur during this half term in school, it will also give students the chance to consolidate the work they have completed so far, as well as providing some of the activities that would normally occur during this half term in school.