Head of Year 7
Mrs A Faulkner is Head of Year 7 and works closely with the feeder Primary Schools to ensure a smooth transition to Chipping Norton School. We work closely within school and with outside agencies to ensure the safety and wellbeing (safeguarding) of all students.
Year 7 Pastoral Assistant
Mrs J O’Brien is the Pastoral Assistant for Year 7 and 8. Mrs O’Brien is based in the Heads of Year Office and is available to support students throughout the day.
The Year 7 Team
Equipment List for school
- Black pen – all exam boards now require students to write in black ink.
- Green pen – to clearly show development and progress in work.
- Calculator – available via the maths department.
- Reading book
- Pencil sharpener
- Colouring pencils
Top Tips for Success
Communication with school is really important. Parents should contact their child’s tutor in the first instance; this can be via the student planners, telephone or e-mail. There are several opportunities throughout the year to meet with your child’s teachers; Meet the Tutors evening in mid-October, the first progress report in term three, Parent-Teacher Consultation Evening halfway through the year, and a subject report towards the end of the year.
Organisation is also really important – please help and support your child by getting them to pack their bag the night before including their Planner, Homework (Learning folder), Pencil case and PE kit. Please label everything.We encourage all students in year 7 to get involved by joining one of the many varied extra time clubs. This provides a perfect opportunity to meet new friends with shared interests.
In year 7 students should expect approximately 5 hours homework per week. All homework should be recorded on the Show My Homework website/app. Some departments will set larger project-type homework which may take longer. It is really important to get into good habits regarding homework in year 7. If your child does not have set homework, please encourage them to read their reading book and then complete the quizzes on Accelerated Reader.
Students sit the CAT tests in September – this enables the school to track students progress and provide the correct support for those students that need it.