Year 8



Year 8

The year 8 team looks to create open communication links between parent/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.

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.

Mr Cottrill is Leader of Student Development for Year 8. Mr Cottrill can be contacted by telephoning the school on 01246 432849 or emailing

Mr Cottrill is supported by Mrs Sandford, the Pastoral Support Assistant for Year 8. Mrs Sandford can be contacted by telephoning the school or emailing Mrs Sandford supports students in Year 8 with many issues in order for them to become successful learners

Safe and Well Being Booklet

This booklet provides advice and information about parenting and living with teenagers. Topics covered include communication, stress and anxiety, e-safety, social networking and self-harm.

Last updated: Monday, December 12, 2016Print the Eckington School Year 8 page

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