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Welcome to Chilwell School

Share, Care, Believe, Achieve

Year eight

Year eight have returned to school with the positive attitude and commitment to work they demonstrated last year. We are confident that they will continue to exceed our high standards and make excellent progress. Year eight is a team made up of pupils, tutors and parents who work together to support each other and ensure that everyone feels valued and secure.

The Tutor Team

Mr A Widdowson

Year leader

Mr T Mahon

Form tutor 8TM

Ms A Wright

Form tutor 8AFW

Mrs D Bradley

Form tutor 8DB

Mr P Gray & Mr J Quarmby

Form tutor 8PG

Mrs N Foyster

Form tutor 8NF

Dr S Qazi

Form tutor 8SQ

Your child’s form tutor should be your first point of contact for any help, concerns or information. Form tutors can be contacted vie email, but please remember that all our form tutor teach during the school day so may not respond immediately. If you have an issue of a more urgent nature please contact main school reception on 0115 9252698.

Tutor time

All pupils attend Tutor Time each morning with their form tutor, this is an important part of the school day as the register is taken and any notices and letters are given out.

In addition, each day will have a specific activity or focus designed to set out expectations for the day ahead.

Monday

Planner check and uniform check

Tuesday

Assembly

Wednesday

Reading

Thursday

ICT

Friday

Quiz

On a Tuesday pupils should line up for assembly in the main school quad where they will be registered by their form tutor. Assembly is led by the year leader, with presentations from the senior leadership team, faculty leaders and outside visitors.

PSHCE

Personal, social, health and citizenship education (PSHCE) is delivered by form tutor during Period four on Wednesday. The programme of study is carefully designed to support pupils developmental needs and the issues they will face.

The PSHCE Programme for Year 8 will include:

  • Show Racism the red card
  • Child sexual exploitation awareness
  • Friendships
  • Road, rail and tram safety
  • Finance and budgeting

This programme is also supported through three discovery days.

Pupil voice

Pupil Voice is very important at Chilwell School. It is an opportunity for pupils to give their views and opinions regarding school life. In recent years feedback from Pupil Voice has helped design our new school uniform, change the menu in the canteen and expand the offer in activities week.

Each tutor group in year eight will elect two representatives who will attend year council meeting with the year leader. These pupils will be responsible for expressing the views of the pupils in their tutor group and giving feedback following the meeting.

Useful documents

Click on the link below for a copy of the School calendar for year eight (good for sticking on the fridge), additional events may have been added since September so please also check the online calendar.

A curriculum overview for year eight can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. The document gives full details of the course content for each subject, assessment, homework and guidance on how you can further support your child.