Year 8 Parents’ Information Evening 2012 SPEAKERS Ms Stanton – Director of Standards KS3 (Key Dates, Mentoring, Support for Parents) Mrs Tanner & Mr Cootes – Head of Year (Expectations). Mrs Oliveros –English (Subject advice) . Mrs Jones – Responsible for KS3 Maths (Subject advice). Ms Hodder – 2nd i/c Science (Subject advice). Mrs Bland – Attendance Officer. Mrs Simmonds – Behaviour Support Manager. Kay Norman – Parental Adviser. Jann Palmer - Mid-Sussex Wellbeing Advisor. Available for Questions – Mrs Williams & Mrs Quagillarie SENCo YEAR 8 KEY DATES 4th October - Open Evening (School closes at 11.10pm) 11th October – Newhaven trip (Ex Group) 11th October – Prize giving 12th October – Newhaven Trip (CxA & CxB groups) 12th October – Enrichment Day 1 29th January - Enrichment Day 2 7th February – Parents Consultation Evening 24th April – INSET Summer Term – Newhaven Trip (Y half) 13th June – Enrichment Day 3 28th June – INSET 4th July – Reports issued w/b 9th – 13th July - Languages Trip Common Teaching Set Changes Common Teaching Sets 2011-12: EX EY Common Teaching Sets 2012-13 Ex Ey CxA CyA CxA CyA Mx CyB CxB CyB Reason for common set class changes: 1) New students joining Oakmeeds. 2) To allow Science to set by ability. Yr8 Students will be taught Art, Geography, History, ICT, Music, Drama, RE and Science in common set classes. Yr8 students will continue to be set in English and Maths based on English and Maths ability. Some students will study two Languages. Some students will study 1 Language and also study Learning2Learn (continuation of Opening Minds). Students are set in languages by ability. Additional Numeracy and Literacy support will be given to targeted students through the Learning2Learn lessons. HOMEWORK Guidance from Oakmeeds Homework Policy; Key Stage 3 - Suggested Time Frame for Out of Lessons Learning The approximate guidance for time allocation is as follows. 1 hour per week on Mathematics 1 hour per week on English 1 hour per week on Science 1 hour per week on Technology 1 hour per week on Modern Foreign Languages 1.5 hours per week on Humanities, including Religious Education All students work at a different pace and it is expected that they allocate time to the project and produce work that does them, as an individual, justice. MENTORING Assertive Mentoring – Aim to Raise Attainment Driven by rigorous and frequent data analysis (every term). Identification of underachievement - in ALL subjects and Attitude to Learning grades. Intervention Strategies put in place. Sessions lead by Group Tutors, Subject Leaders, Subject teachers, Heads of Year, Director of Standards. Helpful Web Links www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks3bitesize/ www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/11_16/index.sh tml www.education.gov.uk www.channel4learning.com www.educationquizzes.com MFL Trip – Summer Term The MFL Department are considering an alternative to the previous 4-day Languages Residential Trip. The trip will allow students to improve their language experience. Presently looking at a trip to Berlin in the Summer Term. Details to follow.
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