Welcome to Year 7 – What an exciting time for you all – and for us too!
Year 7 marks the transition from primary to secondary school and with it comes a whole series of new challenges, expectations and opportunities.
Lots of new friends to make; friends in your tutor group, friends in your teaching group, friends in after school clubs.
As a Head of Year 7, I am proud to say that I lead an excellent pastoral team made of five form tutors and a support officer. We are committed to contacting parents to offer our congratulations when your son or daughter is producing outstanding work and also if there are any concerns including attitude, behaviour, effort or welfare. Please contact your son/daughter’s form tutor if you have any questions or concerns.
The Year 7 tutor team is a static team that specialises in supporting students through the transition process and helps them to become part of Stanley High School. Being a specialist team means we understand all the small worries and uncertainties that new students and their families can face and are able to structure our form time to pre-empt these.
During the year there are a large range of events which all year 7 are encouraged to engage with. The first event is the completion of the level 3 Bikeability programme which is run by ‘BikeRight’ in conjunction with Merseyside travel.
There is a school residential trip early in Term 1 for Year 7 students. The trip is based at Kingswood, Colomendy. This is a two day fun-filled visit designed to build confidence, encourage team-building and help students get to know each other across the year group.
Year 7 students are also encouraged to get involved with Community Action and support the Macmillan Coffee morning by baking cakes and or selling them at the event. Just before Christmas the year group look to support the Southport ‘FoodBank’ by donating items which make up a Christmas lunch.
Students are encouraged to participate in school life through sport, music, drama or art, taking part in clubs, societies and team activities. There is a strong ethos within the school to get involved and Stanley High has a rich variety of activities on offer both at lunchtime and after school.
- Provide the base to achieve outstanding academic results.
- Make certain the transition between primary to secondary is smooth, stimulating and enjoyable.
- Provide continuous outstanding pastoral support.
- Celebrate achievement with all students making progress in every aspect of school life.
- Instil Honesty, Resilience and Tolerance to enable development socially, emotionally and academically.
Do homework the night it is set if possible – the topic taught in the lesson will be fresh in your mind.
Pack your school bag the night before – check – Week A or B!
Treat others as you would want to be treated.
Always remember – the Year 7 pastoral team are here to help!
ENJOY YEAR 7. ESTABLISH YOUR REPUTATION FOR BEING HARDWORKING, AMBITIOUS AND A GREAT FRIEND!
L Cregg, Head of Year 7