Welcome to Year 7

Welcome to the Year 7 information and guidance

The information here covers (click on the bullet point to take you to more detailed information):

Key Contacts

Head of Year: Mrs L Helm - LHelm@garibaldischool.co.uk

Pastoral Manager: Mrs A Poznanski - APoznanski@garibaldischool.co.uk

Please direct all queries to your child’s mentor in the first instance.

Year 7 Mentors

7AD Miss A Dawkins ADawkins@garibaldischool.co.uk
7GB Mrs G Brown GBrown@garibaldischool.co.uk
7BH Miss B Hough BHough@garibaldischool.co.uk
7JH Mr J Hanson JHanson@garibaldischool.co.uk
7WR Mr W Rae WRae@garibaldischool.co.uk
7AS Mr A Sanders ASanders@garibaldischool.co.uk
7SW Mr S Willis SWillis@garibaldischool.co.uk

Messages to Parents

A huge welcome to our fantastic Year 7 cohort, what an amazing start they have had to the year. As their Head of Year, I couldn't be more proud of the resilience, determination and willingness to learn they have been displaying, particularly as part of our recent 'Culture Day'. The Year 7 mentors and I cannot wait to see the progress and achievements they make throughout the year.


Six students from the year group will be recognised for the quality of the work they have produced or the positive attitude to learning they have displayed and will be added to the Hall of Fame.

Hall of Fame

Name of Student: Venus Li

Reason for recognition: For always showing great enthusiasm, resilience and striving to give it her very best. Supporting others in her group and showing a willingness to learn in her creative subjects.

Nominated by: Mrs Robinson (Art)

Name of Student: Sophie Briggs

Reason for recognition: Sophie’s ATL has gone from strength to strength in English and Spanish so far this year. She is keen to do well and always has her hand up ready to ask a question or answer a question. Her pronunciation in Spanish is authentic and she already has a good command of the language. Felicidades, Sophie!

Nominated by: Mr West (Spanish and English)

Name of Student: Olivia Ripley

Reason for recognition: Olivia’s ATL in English and Spanish is consistently outstanding. She completes all work set to a high standard and always contributes in lessons. Her work is well presented and she takes pride in everything she does. An excellent role model for Year 7

Nominated by: Mr West (Spanish and English)

Name of Student: Jessica Osborne

Reason for recognition: For absolute commitment and determination to succeed within the Garibaldi pledge system

Nominated by: Mrs Brown (Development time)

Name of Student: Frances Steele

Reason for recognition: For absolute commitment and determination to succeed within the Garibaldi pledge system

Nominated by: Mrs Brown (Development time)

Name of Student: Cosmo Davies

Reason for recognition: An excellent start to Spanish. Cosmo works hard in every lesson and always has lots of well thought out questions to ask relating to Spanish. Well done Cosmo!

Nominated by: Mrs Rawson (Spanish)

Accelerated Reader Support

All students in year 7 use the Accelerated Reader . Click on the links below for the Parent Guide and Home connect login.

Please contact Ms Moorley - KMoorley@garibaldischool.co.uk if you require any further information relating to Accelerated Reader.

Bookbuzz is here! Our Year 7 students are taking part in BookTrust’s Bookbuzz program, which aims to get children reading. Each Year 7 student will choose their own book to keep out of the 16 carefully selected Bookbuzz titles. We hope this will encourage our students to read frequently, improving their well-being, sparking conversation and inspiring creativity.

Upcoming Events

  • 24/4/24 Year 7 Parents' Evening
  • 29/4/24 Careers Fair
  • 5/6/24 Parent Engagement Evening Focus: Reading
  • 12/6/24 Meet the Mentor Evening
  • 4/7/24 Sports Day
  • 18/7/24 Year 7, 8, 9, 10 & 12 Awards Evening

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