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Year 8

Welcome

This page has been put together for parents of Year 8 students, to provide the information needed to understand and support your child’s learning at this stage in their academic career.

Year 8 are a dynamic year group and it is a privilege to be their Head of Year. I look forward to working with them over the next four years as they continue to develop into successful and mature students.

Miss H Forbes, Head of Year 8 - forbesh@chancellors.herts.sch.uk

This is a very important year for your son/daughter as they build on the learning made in Year 7 and aim to make rapid progress in all their subjects.

We have high expectations for all students and this includes consistently demonstrating excellent behaviour, engagement and independence in their learning. We also expect students to have a high attendance of over 97% and to be punctual to school and to all their lessons.

Finally, we also expect students to wear the school uniform correctly and with pride. We expect them to be brilliant ambassadors for the school – both internally and externally.

We will consistently challenge and support students to ensure that they develop into young adults that the school, parents and local and wider community will be proud of.

Form Tutors

8A

Ms E Hutson

hutsone@chancellors.herts.sch.uk

8B

Mr E Waldron

waldrone@chancellors.herts.sch.uk

8H

Mr C Godwin

godwinc@chancellors.herts.sch.uk

8M

Mrs S Cragg

craggs@chancellors.herts.sch.uk

8S

Mr J Starling

starlingj@chancellors.herts.sch.uk

8W

Mr J Doodson

doodsonj@chancellors.herts.sch.uk

8Y

Miss G Goldberg

goldbergg@chancellors.herts.sch.uk

Form Tutors should be the first port of call if there is a pastoral issue regarding your son/daughter. Please contact their subject tutor if there is an issue specific to that subject.

Form Time

Form times will cover a range of different activities including; reflecting on Achievement and Behaviour Points totals for that week, Silent Reading, Literacy and Numeracy, current affairs discussion and debating. Students will also have one assembly each week delivered by various members of staff on a range of matters.

Form Time is an essential part of the school day and students are expected to come to form time fully prepared to learn. Form time is exceedingly valuable and it is imperative that it is not missed through lateness.

Students should have the following for form times:

  • Reading Book

  • Correct Equipment

These will be inspected and checked on a daily basis.

Homework

Students should be completing 45 minutes of homework per subject per week.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8B

French

German

English

Maths

RS

Geography

Science 

History

8B

French

German

English

Maths

RS

History

Science

Geography

8H

French

History

Italian

English

Geography

Maths

Geography

Science

RS

8M

History

French

German

English

Maths

RS

Science

8S

French

German

English

RS

History

Maths

Geography

Science

8W

French

RE

Italian

English

Maths

History

Science

Geography

8Y

French

German

 

English

Maths

History

Geography

RS

Science

 

Additionally, ICT, Music, Drama, Art and Technology may also be set, with the day depending on the group.

Student Support

This year we will be looking at groups and individual students who may need additional support with certain subjects, and/or other support such as social development and raising aspirations. We will be in touch if this is relevant to your child.

Revision

Teachers are always on hand to support students if needed, and many subject teachers will have already shared revision techniques with their classes. Please monitor your son/daughter in their learning and encourage them to have well-presented and organised work. This will help them greatly when they need to revise their learning and prepare for module or end of year tests. Please support your child when they are revising.

Extra-curricular timetable

NB: PE practice and fixture timings can be found under Sport in the School Life and Extra-Curricular tab on the website. Additional fixtures and information can also be found on the PE Twitter page.

Key dates

For key dates please see the Chancellors School Calendar. Due to the ongoing changes in line with COVID-19 certain events have been postponed or cancelled. Up to date information regarding key dates will be sent to parents as and when they are needed.

Parents Evening - Thursday 25th March 2021