The Year 7 team is led by Mr Morgan, KS3 Pupil Progress Co-ordinator. There are seven Key Stage 3 Form Tutors; Mr Morgan, Miss Mason, Mrs Bingham, Mr Pottinger, Miss Hampshire, Mrs Odrich-Damallie and Miss Chandler.
In Year 7, all students receive a homework planner which also contains their timetable. Parents – you may wish to take a copy of the timetable and pin it up somewhere at home so that you help your child with their studies, and ensure that students have the correct equipment for each day. A child’s planner is vitally important. It is the main place where children will record their homework tasks, and acts as the main channel of communication between home and school. We expect parents to check their child’s planner each week, and sign in the space provided to show that you have done this. In turn, your child’s class teacher will also sign to show that it has been checked at school. This simple process means that we are all aware of how the students are progressing, and as both parents and teachers, we can see any positive or negative comments which have been recorded in the planner about your child. Please note that if a child loses their planner, it will have to be replaced and this will incur a charge.
We believe that homework is an important part of your child’s education, and we encourage children to take responsibility for their own studies. Regular homework tasks will be set for English, maths and science. In addition, homework tasks for other subjects will be set on a rotational basis, with students completing longer project-based tasks.
Equipment and Uniform
At Ralph Sadleir School, we expect all children to come to school in a manner that allows them to learn. Students must ensure that they have a suitable bag for school books and the correct equipment with them every day. Students should ensure they have a suitable folder (eg. a concertina folder) in which they can store homework task sheets, letters etc. Students must check that they have the correct books for their lessons, and that they are dressed in the correct school uniform. This includes smart black shoes, and a sensible hair cut. Jewellery must be kept to a minimum. Further details on the school uniform can be found in your child’s planner. Students who fail to meet these requirements will be punished accordingly, without further notice.
- Blue ink fountain pen / Handwriting pen (with spare ink cartridges)
- Red ink pen (biro is acceptable)
- HB pencils
- 2B pencil (for Art lessons)
- 30cm ruler
- Colouring pencils
- Pencil sharpener
- Pencil case
- General notebook
In addition, students will need items such as a pair of compasses, protractor and calculator for Maths lesson. Please note that tippex is not permitted in school. Please remember that all items of uniform and equipment should be clearly labelled with your child’s name.
To ensure that standards remain high in Year Seven, your child’s tutor will do regular checks on equipment, uniform and jewellery, in addition to the weekly check on planners. Mr Bunce will also check the planners from each class on a regular basis to ensure that we are doing our best to support your children as they grow and learn.
There are many links between attending school and making progress, and so we expect your child in school every day. In addition we would ask that holidays are not booked during term-time. However, if a period of absence is necessary due to illness, we would like to remind all parents of the importance of contacting the school office on the first morning of absence.
Mobile phones are not permitted on the school site without prior permission. If mobile phones are seen during school time, they will be confiscated and placed in the safe, pending collection by parents. If you wish for your child to bring a mobile phone to school for security reasons, then they can be left at the school office for safe keeping during the day.
Parent Consultation Opportunities
During Year 7, you will have two opportunities to meet with your child’s class teacher and set targets for your child.
You will also receive two reports. The first is a settling in report and the second is the full written report.
Residential visit to France
In addition to the dates outlined above, the only other key event during Year 7 is the residential visit to France. The dates for this year are Sunday 24th to Friday 29th April 2016. A substantial number of children from Year 7 are taking part in this visit, and we look forward to learning a lot whilst we are away.
Unfortunately, some children may experience problems during their time in Year 7. If this happens, please contact your child’s form tutor in the first instance. As they see the children each week day, they are best placed to deal with problems as they arise. Contact can be made via the planner, email or a telephone call via the office.
If you have any further questions about life in Year 7 at Ralph Sadleir School, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Morgan.