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1 Year 7 Information Evening 24 th September 2014

2 The Aim of this Evening To inform you, the parents/carers, about what year 7 will look like for your child. To let you know how you can best support your child's learning at home.

3 The Aim of your Child’s First Year at Mayfield To ensure success for your child through a strong partnership between home and school.

4 Content Year 7 Overview Assessment and Reporting Engagement Literacy Numeracy Internet Safety

5 Year 7 Organisation 10 forms (7M1-7M10) Most lessons are taught in form groups, however English, Maths and PE are taught in mixed form groups.

6 Year 7 Timetable 25 hours of lessons per week - 50 hours per fortnight (2 week timetable) English7PE4 Maths6Music2 Science6Dance1 French4Art2 Computing2Drama2 Technology4Tutorial3 Humanities7 Assemblies/ Form Time 2.5

7 Year 7 Registration MondayEquipment Check/Silent Reading TuesdayStudent Led Session- Debate, discussion and presentations WednesdayAssembly ThursdayPlanner Check/Silent Reading FridayTutor planned activity- Current issues, quiz, debates etc.

8 Year 7 Tutorial Week A Wednesday P1Spellings and Silent reading Week B Wednesday P1PSHE session Week B Friday P2Literacy and Silent Reading

9 Year 7 PSHE Topics Settling in and Transition Friendships Anti-Bullying Emotions Communication and Social Media Identity

10 Home Learning and Independent Study Each subject has their own Home Learning policy. Your child should be spending at least 1 hour on home learning or independent study. In the planner (page 25) there is an independent study timetable which has been completed by your child and should be followed at home.

11 Year 7 Support systems Form tutor - First point of contact Subject teacher - If there is an issue in an individual lesson Head of year - Ms Ellison Learning Mentor – Mrs De Stefano/Miss Ashwell Senior Leadership Team link to year 7- Miss Campbell Deputy Headteacher – KS3 Manager – Mrs Jackson Attendance Officer- Mrs Ward

12 The role of the Year Group Leader Support and encouragement, both academic and personal to help your child achieve their potential To remove barriers to learning To ensure your child makes progress in and out of the classroom To deal with higher level behaviour To plan and ensure consistent delivery of the tutorial programme e.g. Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE), Independent Learning skills, Accelerated Reader

13 The Role of the Learning Mentor To support students outside and inside the classroom To work with targeted students in the year group To support students with any issues they may have To monitor attendance

14 Our Year Group Ethos Care for your environment Opportunities are available: maximise them Model your behaviour and set an example to others Meet and exceed your MEL (minimum expected level) Uniform should be worn correctly with pride Neat and tidy work – take care with your presentation It is important that you arrive on time and attend everyday Take risks in your learning and don’t give up You should always be prepared and ready to learn- correct equipment every day

15 Attendance Excellent attendance - Whole school target 95% Parents responsibility to call the school if a child is unable to attend Excellent Punctuality to school and each lesson Same day detention with the form tutor for lateness 90% attendance over one year = 20 days of missed lessons = 100 lessons Research shows that 17 days absence means Students’ achievement drops by one GCSE grade

16 Extra-curricular Clubs Challenge  We want to ensure that your child makes the most of all of the opportunities on offer at Mayfield.  There is a direct correlation between attendance at extra-curricular clubs and academic achievement. As well as increasing self esteem and social skills.  Clubs Challenge Tracker  Clubs Timetable

17 Some of the clubs on offer

18 Celebrating Success  Individual – Achievement Points – non- uniform days  Form group – Rewards for Combined Highest Achievement Points  Rewards breakfast – for progress  Attendance – Gift Vouchers  Presentation evening for subjects at the end of the year  End of year rewards trip

19 Mayfield Rewards System Number of Achievement Reports RewardPaperwork/ Gateway 25 Non UniformCertificate 40 Non Uniform £2 Voucher/Free Lunch Certificate + Letter sent home (Signed by Tutor) 60 Non Uniform £5 JD/I tunes/Cinema voucher Certificate + letter sent home (Signed by Tutor) 80 Non Uniform £7.50 Voucher/1 week no queue pass Certificate + Postcard sent home (Signed by YGL) 100 Non uniform £10 voucher Certificate + Postcard sent home (Signed by YGL) 125 Non uniform £15 voucherCertificate + Letter sent home (Signed by AHT)

20 Your Role Continued support and encouragement Communication Ensuring your child has a healthy balance between study and recreational activities. Positively encouraging reading at home

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26 EDUCATIONAL TRIPS STUDENT CONFERENCES/ STUDENT VOICE PUPIL PREMIUM DAY VISITS INTERACTIVE LESONS HIGHLY ABLE VISITS TO UNIVERSITIES

27 Is your child eligible for Free School Meals?  As well as a free lunch your child will receive a free breakfast every morning am and financial help on educational trips and other financial assistance  Please collect a letter at the back

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29 PANTOMIME

30 THE GLOBE NOVEMBER COMPULSORY AS PART OF THE CURRICULUM

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32 MAY RESIDENTIAL TRIP ALL YEAR 7 STUDENTS SHOULD ATTEND CAMP IN TENTS

33 ARCHERY

34 FOOTBALL

35 SOFTBALL

36 ROCK CLIMBING

37 ROUNDERS

38 HIGH ROPES

39 CRICKET

40 MOUNTAIN BIKING

41 OBSTACLE COURSE

42 QUAD BIKING

43 WISEPAY


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