Welcome to Year 7

Welcome to the Year 7 information

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

Key Contacts

Achievement Lead: Mr S Dench-Smith - KDench-smith@garibaldischool.co.uk

Student Services Year Manager: Miss A Allison - AAllison@garibaldischool.co.uk

Year 7 Mentors

7LR Miss L Richards LRichards@garibaldischool.co.uk
7CR Mrs C Ratcliffe CRatcliffe@garibaldischool.co.uk
7DG Mr D Gray DGray@garibaldischool.co.uk
7ML Dr M Levitt MLevitt@garibaldischool.co.uk
7AJB Mr A Brimelow ABrimelow@garibaldischool.co.uk
7CM Miss C Mitchell CMitchell@garibaldischool.co.uk
7EW Miss E Watts EWatts@garibaldischool.co.uk

Remote Learning - timings of the day

Messages to Parents

Achievement Lead letter to parents/Carers

My role as Achievement Lead for Year 7 is to ensure that each and every student achieves their very best. I recognise that even in normal circumstances the step up from primary school to secondary school is a huge step and students will be very daunted and some students may feel anxious. We are not in normal circumstances and I very much see the current climate as a fantastic opportunity to maximise student learning rather than as a barrier. From the outset we have challenged the year group to be the example to all of the other year groups at the school, to be proud of their efforts, proud of their appearance, and to learn from their mistakes. Our goal is to ensure that students are placed in the most suitable teaching group based on the needs of the individual student. We will continue to set the standards, support and challenge our year group in order for them to achieve their very best potential.

Mr S Dench-Smith Achievement Lead



Week commencing 31st May 2021 the following six students from the year group have been recognised for the quality of the work they have produced or the positive attitude to learning they have displayed and have been added to the Hall of Fame for half term 5.

Hall of Fame

Name of Student:

Tyla Eacott

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Miss L Etches/ Miss C Mitchell - Drama

Since our return from the lock down Tyla has shown 110% commitment to Drama. His self-motivation is fantastic and he works hard every lesson to develop his own confidence and support others in his group. I have been extremely impressed! Well done Tyla

Name of Student:

Summer Knights

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Ms T Ashwell - Maths

Summer has shown fantastic contribution to lessons, being willing to learn. Well done!

Name of Student:

Nathan Knowles

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Ms T Ashwell - Maths

Outstanding contribution to lessons/superb behaviour. Well done!

Name of Student:

Corey Lyons

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Mr West - English

Corey has contributed much more in lessons over the past week during our work on criminality in Oliver Twist. He is eager to learn and willing to test out his thoughts confidently in front of the rest of the class. Keep up the enthusiasm Corey!

Name of Student:

Emily Matthews

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Mr K Chatten - IT

For great performance in the recent assessment and leading the group in most pods watched from home. Well done!

Name of Student:

Philip Paczynski

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Miss R Biggs - Music

Absolutely wonderful student who goes above and beyond every single lesson. He always puts his hand up and is engaged with the lesson and supports others on his row to be the best that they can be. An absolute superstar!

Accelerated reader support

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

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

Upcoming Events

  • 19/7/21 - 27/8/21 Summer Holiday
  • 30/8/21 Bank Holiday - school closed
  • 31/8/21 Inset Day
  • 1/9/21 Inset Day
  • 2/9/21 Inset Day
  • 3/9/21 Inset Day
  • 6/9/21 School Re-Opens

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June 2021


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