Moorside High School

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Year 7 Information

Director of Learning - Mrs L. Goth

The Director of Learning ensures that the academic and pastoral progress of each child within their year group is closely monitored. Tracking each child’s progress involves: 

  1. Analysing teacher assessment data and targets.
  2. Comparing progress to national expectations.
  3. Monitoring the progress of individuals and identified groups.
  4. Ensuring information is shared between subject teachers so all staff get a cross curricular view of all students.
  5. Assessing on-going classroom assessments not just summative grades to identify underlying issues.
  6. Allocating the most effective method of intervention for individuals or groups identified as requiring alternative support.
  7. Monitoring the impact of intervention programmes and continually reviewing these processes to generate the best outcome.
  8. Supporting pupils to allow a smooth and confident transition to high school.

“In my role as Director of Learning for Year 7 it is exciting to see lots of fresh faces entering the school with all types of aspirations and dreams. I strongly believe that a child’s progress and development in the first year at high school has a significant impact on their success and personal wellbeing throughout their school life and beyond. Year 7 is an important milestone in your child’s future and it is my aim to make sure all pupils start their high school careers with the best possible guidance and support to help them succeed.” Mrs Goth

Transition Mentor- Mr T. Williams

The Transition Mentor is on hand to provide extra help for pupils who are finding work in some subjects difficult. This role is to support, motivate and challenge pupils who are underachieving or finding the transition from Primary to Secondary school difficult.  

They help pupils overcome barriers to learning caused by social, emotional and behavioural problems. This is done by helping pupils who are underperforming in their subjects on a one to one basis outside the classroom, implementing strategies and supporting pupils in confidence building activities along with listening to and helping pupils resolve a range of issues that are creating barriers to learning.

The process of transition begins with the Mentor visiting local Primary schools and holding ‘Circle Time’ sessions with small groups of pupils to build confidence, self-esteem and to iron out any concerns they may have about the move to ‘Big School’.

“Personally I really enjoy seeing the pupil’s transition from primary to secondary school. The progress they make in such a short space of time is amazing to see. Knowing that I have contributed to this process is extremely rewarding and I thoroughly enjoy seeing the children graduate into high school pupils.” Mr Williams

Key Information

Form Tutors

Your child’s Form Tutor should be the first port of call for any questions or concerns you may have. Form tutors will then decide on the course of action required.

Below is a list of the Form Tutors allocated to the Year 7 forms. Please send any enquiries to info@moorsidehigh.com and include the name of the form tutor you require.

For any urgent messages please contact the main office and they will notify the relevant members of staff.

Form Tutors

 

  • 7A        Miss Shakeshaft
  • 7B        Miss Bennett
  • 7C        Mr Boyle
  • 7D        Mrs Roberts
  • 7E        Miss James
  • 7F        Miss Martin
  • 7G       Miss Doran
  • 7H       Miss Cole

 Form Time Activities

Form Time 

 Activity

Monday

 Standards Check

Tuesday

 Accelerate
 Wednesday  Literacy Challenge
 Thursday Numeracy Challenge
 Friday

Assembly

Equipment

 

All pupils at Moorside High School are expected to be well equipped for a productive day of learning. Each pupil will receive regular checks each week to ensure they have all equipment required. All pupils should attend with the following equipment:

  • School bag

  • Pen

  • Pencil

  • Ruler

  • Planner (signed every week by parents/carers and form tutor)

  • Standards Card

  • Reading book (on days required)

  • PE kit (on days required)

 Pupil Expectations

 

Respect everyone and everything.

 

Be punctual to form and all lessons and aim for 100% attendance.

 Always bring full equipment to school everyday:
Pen, Pencil, Ruler, Bag, Planner, Standards Card.

 

Always adhere to Moorside High School standards.

 

Believe in your ability at all times and you will achieve your goals!

Homework
All homework will be issued on a regular basis in line with each faculty’s homework policy. All pupils are expected to record their homework clearly in their planners to ensure they have an accurate record of the tasks set and the date their homework is due to be handed in.
Extra-Curricular Timetable
Below is a list of extra-curricular clubs available to all Year 7 pupils. Some clubs are run solely for Year 7 pupils and others integrate with other year groups. Clubs can sometimes be subject to change depending on availability of staff and resources. 

Student Council

Student Council is a valued part of school life and allows our pupils the chance to have their say in how they would like the school to improve. All school council representatives go through an application and election process within their respective form groups. Here are the names of this year’s form council representatives for Year 7.

Year 7 Council Representatives Coming soon...

Year 7 Form Representatives Coming soon...

Key Dates

  • Burrs Activity Days - Tuesday 27th - Friday 30th September 2016
  • Year 7 scene setting will be on Thursday 20th October 2016.
    This evening offers parents the opportunity to meet Form Tutors and discuss how their child has settled in to life at Moorside High School. 
  • Year 7 PGL- Friday 4th – Monday 7th November 2016
  • Year 7 Parents EveningThursday 30th March 2017.
    This evening offers parents the opportunity to meet Subject Teachers and discuss how their child is progressing in each subject.
  • Induction days for Year 6 pupils28th and 29th June 2017