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Year 7-13 Overview

Year 7-13 Overview

  • Year 7 -

    Leader of Student Development – Mrs Dixon

    Email address: hdixon@eckington.derbyshire.sch.uk

    Pastoral Support Assistant – Mrs Towndrow

    Email address: stowndrow@eckington.derbyshire.sch.uk

    Mrs Dixon is the Leader of Student Development for the year group and can be contacted by telephoning the school on 01246 432849, or by email at the address above.

    Mrs Dixon is supported by Mrs Towndrow, the Pastoral Assistant for the year group. Mrs Towndrow can be contacted by telephoning the school on 01246 432849 or by email.

    Both Mrs Dixon and Mrs Towndrow work together to support the students with any issues they may have, whether they are academic, social, emotional or personal.

    Celebrating student success in all areas of school life is also very important to them.

    Mrs Dixon and Mrs Towndrow want the students’ time at Eckington School to be as successful as possible.

    • As the new Year 7s to Eckington School they will undoubtedly be learning a whole host of new things and new experiences, whilst being the trailblazers and pioneers for many new developments within our school, as part of LEAP MAT.
    • With all this comes a new way of working, mirrored by many new and exciting activities designed to make the start at Eckington as stimulating as possible.
    • Throughout the year students will be rewarded for their attitude to learning in lessons, high attendance and your achievements in the different subjects. All of which culminate in the form of an end of year Reward Trip.
  • Year 8 +

    Leader of Student Development – Mr Brennin

    Email address: p.brennin@eckington.derbyshire.sch.uk

    Pastoral Support Assistant – Miss Turner

    Email address: aturner4@eckington.derbyshire.sch.uk

     

    Mr Brennin is the Leader of Student Development and is supported by Miss Turner, the Pastoral Assistant for the year group, together with a team of tutors.

    The year team looks to create open communication links between parents/carers, teaching and support staff and, where necessary, liaising with outside agencies, enabling students to feel safe, secure and most importantly supported with whatever life throws at them. Our aim is to offer emotional, behavioural and academic support to those who require it and we are proud of the close working relationship we have with parents and students.

    We look to enhance student self-esteem and well-being by motivation supported by praise, encouragement and reward. The majority of this will be regular and informal with the Year Team taking every opportunity to highlight positive feedback.

    We look to monitor behaviour, academic ability and attendance closely and we celebrate student, team and group success, both inside and outside the classroom, on a termly basis.

    Celebrating student success in all areas of school life is also very important to Mr Brennin and Miss Turner and they want the students’ time at Eckington School to be as successful as possible.

    • In year 8, students will all have the opportunity to supervise reception on a rota and to be involved in a range of other year group activities.
    • Students also take their options in Year 8 for GCSE and this process begins in January of the academic year. Students are guided through the process, and parents are given information to help youngsters make the best decision for them.
    • It is important to raise aspirations and we have strong links with universities.

    Contacting us

    It is only through positive and strong relationships between school staff and parents/carers that we are able to best support our young people. If you have any concerns or queries please do not hesitate to contact the school.

    Your first point of contact should always be your child’s form tutor. Form tutors can be contacted by telephone before school and during the school day, but please be aware that they will almost certainly be teaching and unable to take a call in the first instance.

    Telephone: 01246 432 849

    Alternatively, the Leader of Student Development and the Pastoral Support Assistant can be contacted either by telephone or by using the email above.

  • Year 9 +

    Leader of Student Development – Mr Wigfull

    Email address: pwigfull@eckington.derbyshire.sch.uk

    Pastoral Support Assistant – Mrs Holden

    Email address: lholden3@eckington.derbyshire.sch.uk

    Mr Wigfull is the Leader of Student Development and is supported by Mrs Holden, the Pastoral Assistant for the year group, together with a team of tutors.

    The year team looks to create open communication links between parents/carers, teaching and support staff and where necessary liaising with outside agencies, enabling students to feel safe, secure and most importantly supported with whatever life throws at them. Our aim is to offer emotional, behavioural and academic support to those who require it and we are proud of the close working relationship we have with parents and students.

    We look to enhance students’ self-esteem and well-being by motivation supported by praise, encouragement and reward. The majority of this will be regular and informal, with the Year Team taking every opportunity to highlight positive feedback.

    We look to monitor behaviour, academic ability and attendance closely and we celebrate student, team and group success, both inside and outside the classroom, on a termly basis.

    • Year 9 is full of opportunity and challenge. GCSE courses are now in full flow and expectations continue to be high across all subject areas.
    • Whilst students may find this to be is a stressful period of their school career, we know that the future poses some exciting opportunities for them.

    Contacting us

    It is only through positive and strong relationships between school staff and parents/carers that we are able to best support our young people. If you have any concerns or queries, please do not hesitate to contact the school.

    Your first point of contact should always be your child’s form tutor.

    Form tutors can be contacted by telephone before school and during the school day, but please be aware that they will almost certainly be teaching and unable to take a call in the first instance.

    Telephone: 01246 432 849

    Alternatively, the Leader of Student Development and the Pastoral Support Assistant can be contacted either by telephone or by using the email above.

  • Year 10 +

    Leader of Student Development – Mrs Roberts

    Email address: aroberts4@eckington.derbyshire.sch.uk

    Pastoral Support Assistant – Mrs Sandford

    Email address: ssandford@eckington.derbyshire.sch.uk

    Welcome to the Year 10 area on the School Website.

    Mrs Roberts is the Leader of Student Development for the year group and can be contacted by telephoning the School on 01246 432849 or by email at the address above.

    Mrs Roberts is supported by Mrs Sandford, the Pastoral Assistant for the year group. Mrs Roberts can be contacted by telephoning the school on 01246 432849 or by email.

    Both Mrs Roberts and Mrs Sandford work together to support the students with any issues they may have, whether they are academic, social, emotional or personal.

    Celebrating student success in all areas of school life is also very important to them.

    Mrs Roberts and Mrs Sandford want the students’ time at Eckington School to be as successful as possible.

    • Year 10 is full of opportunities and challenges for students as they prepare for GCSE examinations. GCSE courses are in full flow and expectations are high in every area. Whilst students may feel that this is stressful at times, the future poses some exciting opportunities and together we will ensure that every student is supported in achieving their full potential.
    • As a team, we aim to support every child’s need and exploit their talents, whatever these may be.
    • Some students will take their GCSE English Literature at the end of Year 10. Please attend the Raising Achievement evening for more details.
  • Year 11 +

    Miss Turner is the Leader of Student Development in Year 11. She can be contacted by phone on 01246 432849 or by email – gturner3@eckington.derbyshire.sch.uk. Miss Turner oversees all aspects of the students in the year group including their academic progress, attendance, behaviour and general well being.

    Mrs Carlile is the Pastoral Support Assistant for Year 11. She can be contacted by phone on 01246 432849 or by email – rachelom1@eckington.derbyshire.sch.uk. Mrs Carlile supports the students in many ways including working to improve attendance, helping them resolve friendship issues, building their confidence and much, much more!

    • What an exciting year it has been so far in Year 11 but there is so much to look forward to, yet so much hard work ahead. This year is about making sure that at Eckington School students achieve the grades that they deserve, to enable them to move to the next stage of their education. As a pastoral team, and along with subject teachers we are all here to help students ‘Achieve Excellence’ across all subjects. As Alex Ferguson (Manchester United) once said, “The harder I work, the luckier I get”.
    • Along with this work ethos, we are looking forward to celebrating your Prom night to mark the end of your GCSE studies; it promises to be a night you will never forget!
    • Finally, you have all grown and matured throughout the years at Eckington and we are looking forward to helping you achieve the best possible grades and send you off into the world as well rounded citizens, who will enjoy a successful life at whatever you choose to do. Good Luck.
  • Year 12 & 13 +

    Leader of Student Development – Mr Wright

    Email address: cwright6@eckington.derbyshire.sch.uk

    Pastoral Support Assistant – Vacancy

    Email address:

    Mr C Wright is the Leader of Student Development for years 12 and 13 and can be contacted by telephoning the school on 01246 432849, or by email at the address above.

    Mr Wright supports the students with any issues they may have, whether they are academic, social, emotional or personal.

    Celebrating student success in all areas of school life is extremely important to Mr Wright, he wants each students’ time in Eckington Sixth Form to be as successful as possible.

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