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Year 8 information

Head of Year 8 - Mr D Hackett

As Head of Year 8, I am looking forward to working with the pupils to support them in their development through the school after a successful first year with us.  This is an important year for our pupils as they are no longer the youngest year group and it is time for them to show the school what they can bring to the Moorside Community.  Having worked with Mr Williams closely at the end of Year 7, I have been told this year group have amazing potential and I am going to support them in being a success for the remainder of their time with us.  

The year group is lucky to have an amazing team of form tutors, who will promote resilience and independence, to prepare pupils for the future.  We will be available to offer support for any of your concerns that should arise. As a year team, we will develop pupils to become the best that they can be and to follow the expectations of a Moorside pupil.

As Head of Year, my role is to support the pupils pastorally and academically, which will involve tracking their progress, being aware of their attendance and rewarding good attendance, as well as supporting them to reduce any barriers to their learning they may face during their journey through to Year 11.    

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 - Mr Roberts

  • 8B - Mrs Sargent

  • 8C - Miss Birnie

  • 8D - Mr Fanning

  • 8E - Mr Harrison

  • 8F - Mr P Robinson / Miss Couper

  • 8G - Mr Dawson

  • 8H - Mrs Mackle

 Form Time Activities

Form Time 

 Activity

Monday

 Standards Check & Reading Challenge

Tuesday

 Literacy
 Wednesday  Numeracy Ninjas
 Thursday Assembly 
 Friday

Enrichment

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

  • Scientific Calculator
  • 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 24th January 2019