Welcome to Year 7

Starting secondary school can be the most exhilarating and often the most daunting time in a young person’s life. Year 7 is not only the launch of a new and important journey, but also the beginning of a great future for our young people. This is the year where our students will be encouraged and supported to develop all the essential life skills needed to help them build strong foundations for the challenges ahead. We promote and develop integrity, determination, curiosity and empathy. A skill set that will help them grow and become amazing ambassadors within the community.

An exceptional start in Year 7 will not only support successful learning, it will also aid progression in future years.  Every child’s academic, social and personal development is important at Tabor Academy. We aim to provide a stimulating and supportive environment conducive to learning and growth.  All students across the academic spectrum are actively supported and equally challenged in their learning and all students have the opportunity to be recognised and rewarded for their hard work, progress and exceptional achievements.

As a team, we work hard to prepare and implement a successful transition, through introductory events to really show you what Tabor Academy is about. This is where our students start their journey and where we get to know individual goals, dreams and needs for your time with us. This will mean that when September comes we can help you accelerate your learning as soon as possible and make your first year at Tabor Academy successful, happy and a strong foundation for your future learning.

A successful first year relies on team work between the school, student and parent or carer.  We need to support each other to ensure this success happen. Each Year 7 student will have a dedicated form tutor whom will not only support the students’ social and emotional wellbeing, but also guide their academic development and progress. Alongside our experienced and outstanding tutor team, our Achievement Leader, Ms Braybrook will monitor learning and achievement across the whole year group. Mrs Mann, our expert Year Care Team Leader will keep the year group running at its best on a daily basis. The team is also supported by Assistant Headteacher and Head of Key Stage 3, Mrs Leeds.

We ask that parents support the team by ensuring homework is completed on time and done to the best of your child’s ability. Additionally reading for pleasure is strongly encouraged and school diaries are checked regularly for home-school messages. We actively encourage open dialogue and communication with your child’s form tutor and classroom teachers and we are keen to discuss any concerns or answer any queries you may have about your child’s progress. Please feel free to contact your child’s form tutor and or Mrs Mann and we will do our best to assist you.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your support. We look forward to working with you and a successful year.

 Ms T. Braybrook

Achievement Team Leader Year 7