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Year 7

Achievement Lead

Mr R Cumberlidge

Dean of students

 Miss S Regan

Graduate Lead (Senior Leader Link)

Mrs K Newton

Achievement Team

The achievement team is made up of the achievement lead, the link senior leader or graduate lead and is supported by the teaching team.

The team leads the monitoring of achievement within the year group, meets with students about their performance and actions set/tier changes based upon the reports collected from subject teachers.

In Year 7 this team is lead by:

  • Mrs K Newton
  • Mr R Cumberlidge

What has this year got in store for you?

Welcome to Year 7, your Djanogly journey starts here!

Although starting at secondary school can be a bit daunting for many students, it is an exciting time to meet lots of new friends and teachers, study new and exciting subjects and become more responsible in a more grown up environment.

Throughout the year there will be many opportunities for you to get involved in academy life, for example being part of the student council, sports teams or singing in the school choir. Grab every opportunity with both hands and get yourself involved, the more you put in, the more you will get out! Here at Djanogly you can expect to be rewarded for your hard work, effort and good attendance. Achievement is at the core of everything we do and if you try your best, you will achieve your full potential, remember……BE THE BEST THAT YOU CAN BE!

June Exams

Written assessments in the core and EBacc subjects are coming up.

These assessments are important for the pupils, and for us as a school. We use the scores achieved by pupils in their assessments, along with class performance and their effort in lessons, to monitor if a pupil is progressing as expected. We also use the results to analyse how effective our curriculum is at securing pupil progress towards their targets.

While we want pupils to take their assessments seriously, we do not want them to be the cause of undue stress or worry. Our banding and setting system has been developed to try to place pupils accurately so that they can be supported in their progress and assessments play a vital part in informing our short and medium term planning. We continue to work with our partners across the multi-academy trust to refine this process and the way in which we prepare pupils for their key stage four studies.

Assessments should be focused on finding out the knowledge, understanding and skills that pupils have developed; there are not any trick questions! If a pupil is unsure during an assessment, they should simply apply their best effort; we cannot and do not ask any more than that. Teachers supervise the assessments, and they will try to help pupils within the spirit of the assessment.

For their part, pupils should be using some time at home each evening to prepare for their assessments. Pupils in Years 7 & 8 should be completing the equivalent of between 45 to 60 minutes of homework per night and if they are unsure of what revision to do, they should approach their class teacher.