Welcome to the year 7 section of the school website.
Year 7 pastoral team
The year 7 team is led by the Head of Year Mr P Bolter and the Assistant Principal Ms S Bayar. The year group contains 219 pupils divided up into 8 tutor groups, each one led by a form tutor.
DETAILS OF FORM TUTORS
Every pupil is also a member of one of the 4 Hurstmere Houses, Caxton, Chaucer, Cobham and Sidney.
Every member of the year 7 team can be contacted via the main school number 0208 300 5665.
The importance of making a good start
Year 7 is an important time as pupils make the transition from Primary to Secondary school. During year 7 pupils will have the opportunity to partake in a range of activities to help them settle into their new school. To assist with this it is crucial that pupils make a good start and an good first impression. They can do this by being punctual, always being prepared for their school day and remembering the ‘ritual of manners’ that we have at Hurstmere School.
Extra curricular activities
The school provides a wide range of activities outside of conventional classroom time and it is important that pupils make the most of the opportunities on offer. This helps pupils to settle in, make new friends and develop their social skills. Activities take place at lunchtimes and after school and timetables are available in every classroom. It is recommended that all pupils take part in some form of extra curricular activity to help them feel a part of their new school.
Achievement and rewards
Pupil achievements are recognised and rewarded in a number of ways in year 7. All pupils are able to received ‘credits’ for their achievements which are noted down in the pupil ‘credit card’. When ten credits are received, the card is entered into a half termly prize draw. Pupils can also receive points towards the annual House competition. Be sure to look out for opportunities throughout the year to contribute to the success of your house. Pupils in year 7 can also receive letters and praise postcards from teachers for their efforts.
Staff at Hurstmere are here to support pupils as they make their way through the school. We offer a range of support from informal discussions with pupils to more structured interventions such as peer mentoring. We are eager to help our students and rely on open communications to ensure we can quickly deal with any issues that may arise. Please contact your son’s form tutor in the first instance if you have something you wish to discuss with us.
Home school contact
Every pupil is issued with a school planner at the start of the academic year. This is an excellent resource for pupils to keep themselves organised. It also is a useful vehicle for maintaining close contact between home and school. Teachers may use the planner to communicate with you and you are of course welcome to do the same. Please ensure you check and sign your son’s planner at LEAST once a week. All members of staff can of course be contacted on the main school number.
Important dates for year 7
Year 7 welcome evening – 10th November 2016
Year 7 Parents’ Evening – 20th April 2017
Mr P Bolter
Head of Year 7