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Year 8

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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 have had a tough few years, what with being interrupted by various lockdowns and other Covid-19 related issues. It is important that there is a clear contact line between you, the parents and the year 8 pastoral team. All the information listed below may answer some questions already, but please ensure you know who to contact when needed.

Mrs J Qoutteineh - Head of Year 8 – qoutteinehj@chancellors.herts.sch.uk

Mr J Doodson - Assistant Head of Year 8 - doodsonj@chancellors.herts.sch.uk

This is a very important year for your son/daughter as they will be looking to build on the information they received last year before going into the equally important year 9 when their options for GCSE subjects are made. It is important that they put their full effort into their work to ensure they are able to make informed choices when they pick their options at the end of Year 9.

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.

Mrs J Qoutteineh – Head of Year 8

Form Tutors

Miss E Bill

bille@chancellors.herts.sch.uk

8A

Mr P Hawkes

hawkesp@chancellors.herts.sch.uk

8B

Mr J Shum

shumj@chancellors.herts.sch.uk

8H

Miss G Ley

leyg@chancellors.herts.sch.uk

8M

Miss E Camp

campe@chancellors.herts.sch.uk

8S

Mr L Festa

festal@chancellors.herts.sch.uk

8W

Miss T Johnson

johnsont@chancellors.herts.sch.uk

8Y

 

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

Year 8 have a 20-minute form time each morning with their Form Tutor. Form time will cover a range of different activities including; silent reading tasks, life skills activities, wellbeing tasks and a weekly quiz! There will also be an assembly each week that will be run by different members of staff covering a variety of different areas.

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 always have their reading book and correct equipment during form times.

Homework

Homework will follow a similar pattern as in Year 7, however more emphasis may be on preparing for assessments through effective revision. Students should expect at least one homework a week for each subject. Failure to hand in or complete homework to an acceptable standard may result in sanctions.

Here is a homework timetable example:

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

8A

Maths

French

Science
Geography

German
RE

English
History

8B

Maths

French

Geography

Science

German

RE

English
History

8H

Maths

French
RE

Science

German
Geography

English
History

8M

Maths

French
History

Science

Geography

English

8S

Maths

German

RE

French

RE

Science
History

Geography

English

8W

Maths

German

French

Geography

Science

History

 

English
RE

8Y

Maths

German

French

Geography

Science

History

 

English
RE

Additionally, Languages, Technology, ICT, Music, Drama, Art will 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.

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. Details regarding Drama, Music, Art and other extra-curricular clubs can also be found under the Extra-Curricular tab on the website.

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.