Welcome to Year 8

Welcome to the Year 8 information and guidance

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

Key Contacts

Head of Year: Mr Dench-Smith KDench-smith@garibaldischool.co.uk

Student Services Year Manager: Mrs A Poznanski - APoznanski@garibaldischool.co.uk

Year 8 Mentors

8LR Miss L Richards LRichards@garibaldischool.co.uk
8CR Mrs C Ratcliffe CRatcliffe@garibaldischool.co.uk
8DG Mr D Gray DGray@garibaldischool.co.uk
8ML Dr M Levitt MLevitt@garibaldischool.co.uk
8AJB Mr A Brimelow ABrimelow@garibaldischool.co.uk
8CM Miss C Mitchell CMitchell@garibaldischool.co.uk
8EW Miss E Watts EWatts@garibaldischool.co.uk

Remote learning

Messages to Parents

Our recent Attitude to Learning scores have been published and will be sent home with your young person. We have improved as a year overall and are still above the minimum expectations of the school. We also have several students who were below an overall average of 1.1 which is a fantastic effort. In total 35 students have exceeded the gold standard of being below 1.5 in terms of ATL, again a brilliant effort.

As a mentor team, our main focus is tackling poor punctuality to lessons. This is to ensure that every minute of every lesson has the desired impact and no student loses learning time. In the first instance, students who are persistently late to lesson will be warned about their punctuality followed by communication home. If no improvement is shown from persistent latecomers, then further actions may need to be taken in the form of sanctions.

Recognition

Half Term 4 - four 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.

Hall of Fame

Name of Student: Owen Kemp

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by department Mr Dench-Smith

Owen has shown a high level of maturity of late and was thoughtful enough to find a member of staff straight away when he found a bank card belonging to a member of the public

Name of Student: Declan Bacon

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by department

He always tries extremely hard in Spanish. He constantly has his hand up and will regularly help others once he has completed his own work too. His whole attitude in Spanish is incredibly positive.

Name of Student:

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by department Miss Rawson Spanish

................................... has been working very hard this year in Spanish. She is a hard working member of the group and managed to remember any new vocabulary we have covered! Well done ...........

Name of Student: Leighlan England

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by department – Miss Reinspach/Miss Rawson

Leighlan is an outstanding student and has shown signs of being a talented linguist since the start of year 7. He is a pleasure to teach.

English-achieving accelerated reader targets

Name of Student:

Reason for recognition: Harry Liversidge

Nominated by department – Miss Reinspach English

Reaching accelerated reader targets for the term and recognising how important reading at home is.

Name of Student: Matilda Roebuck

Reason for recognition:

Nominated by department – Miss Reinspach English

Reaching accelerated reader targets for the term and recognising how important reading at home is.

Accelerated reader support

All students in year 8 will continue to use the Accelerated Reader (AR) program during 2021/2022. 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.