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Welcome to Chilwell School

Share, Care, Believe, Achieve

Year ten

Year ten is the start of key stage four and pupils have returned to school with confidence and commitment to their studies. Pupils have settled in to their new courses and are already meeting the demands of the new GCSE specifications. There is a lot of hard work ahead but we are confident that pupils in year ten will exceed our high expectations and continue to make excellent progress. Our experienced tutor team are ready to support them over the next two years and ensure that they receive the very best care and guidance.

The Tutor Team

MrG Jay

Year leader

Mr M Plackett

Form tutor 10MP

Mrs E Puddy

Form tutor 10EP

MRs H Hepworth-Smith

Form tutor 10HHS

Mrs C Coltman

Form tutor 10CCO

Miss K Dorrity

Form tutor 10KHD

Miss K Hetmanski

Form tutor 10KLH

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 tutors 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.


Planner check / uniform check / equipment check


Homework check


Computer rooms - careers research




Current affairs quiz

On a Thursday 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.


Personal, social, health and citizenship education (PSHCE) is delivered by form tutors 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 ten will include:

  • Crime and punishment
  • Government
  • Setting up home
  • Homelessness
  • Finance and banking
  • Careers
  • Drugs awareness

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 ten 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.