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Year 8 information

Director of Learning – Mr M McAvoy

As Director of Learning for Year 8 I have an overview of student progress across all subjects. Pupils may be assigned a Learning Mentor to track progress and provide sessions after school or at lunchtime in order to support those students.

I believe that alongside academic learning, teamwork is essential in life and for that reason I organise a range of social activities where students can get to know each other in a fun environment along with their form tutors, helping to forge excellent teacher pupils relationships and encourage the family ethos that Moorside is renowned for.

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 8 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

 

  • 8A        Mrs Hancock
  • 8B        Mrs Carroll
  • 8C        Miss McFarlane
  • 8D        Miss Vincent
  • 8E        Miss Wood
  • 8F        Mrs Leadbeater
  • 8G       Mr Prescott
  • 8H       Mr Robinson

 Form Time Activities

Form Time 

 Activity

Monday

 Standards Check

Tuesday

 Literacy
 Wednesday  Numeracy
 Thursday Assembly 
 Friday

Team Building

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!

Punctuality
Forming a good habit of punctuality is of vital importance; it enables you to make an organised start to lessons; it prevents you disturbing the learning of others; it stands you in good stead for when, in later life, you enter the world of work.  Late pupils must sign in at the MLC.

If problems occur, the following steps will be taken:-

  • Every pupil arriving late will be called to account.
  • Detentions will be given.
  • Form tutor will send a letter home.
  • Telephone call to parents.
  • Parental interview if the problem persists.
  • Referral to EWO if problem unresolved.

Attendance

  • Good attendance is important.
  • On a school day you should be at school.
  • You must have a good reason for any absence, e.g. illness.
  • Parents must ring school by 9.30 a.m. to report an absence for that day.
  • On your return bring a letter to your Form Tutor.
  • Family holidays should not be arranged in term time.  Only the Headteacher may authorise a holiday during term time.
  • Attendance and punctuality will be included in your Report and recognised as part of Moorside School’s Award Scheme 

Key Dates & Useful Information

Year 8 Parents Evening - Thursday 20th April 2017

Year 8 End of Year Exams 2017 - Year 8 Exams will take place on the following dates:

  • Maths 1HR Calculator Paper - Monday 5th June
  • Science 1HR - Wednesday 7th June
  • English 1HR30 - Thursday 8th June
  • All other subjects will take place during class time.

Year 9 Subject Preferences

Click here to view the presentation given at Parents Evening regarding Year 9 subject preferences.