Welcome to Year 8

Welcome to the Year 8 information and guidance page

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

Key Contacts

Achievement Lead: Mr B Hall BHall@garibaldischool.co.uk

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

Year 8 Mentors

8DW Mr D Wright DWright@garibaldischool.co.uk
8JC Mr J Connolly JConnolly@garibaldischool.co.uk
8RH Mr R Haywood RHaywood@garibaldischool.co.uk
8DB Miss D Bartley DBartley@garibaldischool.co.uk
8JH Miss J Humphries JHumphries@garibaldischool.co.uk
8SO Mrs S O'Brien SOBrien@garibaldischool.co.uk
8NF Mr N Fayers NFayers@garibaldischool.co.uk

Remote learning - timings of the day

Messages to Parents

Achievement Lead letter to parents/Carers 14 09 2020

Message to Parents/Carers

First of all I hope you are all well and had an enjoyable, restful and safe holiday period. As I welcome you all back to the start of a new term, one that will no doubt be faced with new challenges, I hope you will join me in facing the new year with hope and optimism. Though there will be challenges, there will also be opportunities to demonstrate great quality work and outstanding attitude to learning where these will continue to be recognised.

At the end of the autumn term, it is with great pleasure to announce that as a year group, year 8 on average were leading in almost all aspects of attendance, ATL and progress across the school. This is something I hope will continue into the spring term. However, this will only be achieved if we all work together to ensure all work is complete to the very best of standards including work that is set remotely or delivered live online. Great efforts have been made by teachers, parents and school leaders to ensure students are able to access work remotely and follow their teaching timetable be it in school or at home.

I am very proud of the efforts the year group have made, and though I am aware that there will be further difficulties ahead I am confident that by working together we will be able to limit the effect the current situation will have on each and every student. Though these changes have and will continue to happen I want to reassure you that I, along with your child’s mentor, will continue to be there as a point of contact. I look forward to seeing and speaking with you all over the coming weeks.

Achievement Lead: Mr B Hall

4th January 2021



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:

Danny Clapperton

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Miss Bleasdale - English Department

“Danny has been so engaged with the book we are studying at the moment (Curious Incident), he has read out loud and done so clearly, even when he hasn’t necessarily wanted to. Most of all, he has shared some fantastic ideas about the book (theories he’s come up with about the plot and key characters), as well as keeping a smile on his face and keeping us all cheerful, making the class an absolute delight to teach.”

Name of Student:

Nieve Cullen

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Miss Garforth - Department English

“Nieve always works to the highest standard and strives to improve every piece of work. She consistently achieves a ‘1’ for every ATL characteristic.”

Name of Student:

Samuel Hutchinson

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Mrs Bramley-Justiz MFL Department

“Sam always tries so hard in Spanish. He regularly volunteers answers and helps others. He consistently tries to improve upon his work to ensure he does well.”

Name of Student:

Samuel Jenkinson

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Mr Hall - Year 8 Achievement Lead

Department Year Group Nomination

“Samuel approaches all subject areas with a great deal of enthusiasm. His conduct both in and out of lessons is respectful, and polite. Well done Samuel keep up the good work and levels of engagement.”

Name of Student:

Suzy Mellors

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Miss Bleasdale - English Department

“for always being polite and for always being engaged and so enthusiastic with her reading...she has been congratulated this morning for being one of the first to come in, get her book out and start reading without being prompted!”

Name of Student:

Fallon Moss

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by Mr Chatten - Computing Department

“for fantastic dedication and performance over time in Computing. Great effort – well done!”

Accelerated reader support

All students in year 8 will continue to use the Accelerated Reader (AR) program during 2020/2021. 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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