I would like to thank all of this year group for the memories of your first year at The Warren School. I’m sure we’ll all remember your Year 7 as a strange and exciting year for all of us, yet filled with lots of successes and achievements. Now it is our responsibility to maintain and surpass these high standards which have been set.
I am absolutely thrilled be continuing on as your Achievement Team Leader for this academic year. This is the start of a new and exciting journey for us all and I have high expectations about what can be achieved over the forthcoming years. Year 8 is an opportunity for a fresh start and the chance for you as students to become the type of learner and young person that you want to be.
There are various points of contact in the school for Year 8 pupils, beginning with their Form Tutor. Form Tutors are seen daily, have an overview of pupils’ learning and are able to offer advice and guidance. The team of tutors are overseen by myself as Achievement Team Leader and I am responsible for the learning and achievement of the year group. I will be supported by a Year Care Team who will be responsible for the students’ welfare; the Year Care Team is available to help students and parents/carers with any concerns they have.
Excellent attendance is essential for students to fulfil their full potential. Students are expected to be in school every day; missing one day results in students missing at least five hours of learning time, which can have a knock-on effect on future learning. Students that have 100% attendance are rewarded regularly throughout their year.
A successful second year at The Warren School relies on team work between the School, student and parent/carer; we need to support each other to see this success happen. We have clear guidelines in place to help the development and raising attainment of our students. With your help and assistance, we can continue this positive trend, ensuring that homework is completed regularly, school diaries are signed and checked by parents/carers and tutors every week and that students take full advantage of all the after-school activities we have available at The Warren School.
Remember, ‘Be in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing.’
Achievement Team Leader for Year 8