Welcome to Year 8
Hello my name is Emma Lees I am the Head of Year 8. I am here to support your child throughout their time at KES Academy.
You may or may not be aware but pupil’s start their new GCSE’s in Year 9 in line with the new educational reforms. Therefore Year 8 is an important time where pupils will have to decide what are the best possible GCSE options for them. It can be a daunting task to make those life choice decisions about their GCSE options as it can determine the course of their future careers, but we will work with you and your child to determine the best possible choices.
Myself, Mr Chung (Year 8 Standards Leader) and all of the hard working and dedicated form tutors will be making sure that your child chooses the right GCSE’s for them. But also we are working with a new approach to form time; pupils now know it as seminar time. The emphasis is to use this time to develop their skills with seminar time activities and to mentor them to get the best possible outcome with their grades.
Already Year 8’s have had many successes in September and October with over 80% of the year group gaining a certificate of achievement. We know that this will be improved within the coming months.
If your child is off school through illness, please ensure that they bring a note in with them on their return. We still need a note even if you have called in as we place a copy in their file.
Form Tutors are there as a first port of call should you have a query/ question. The form groups are as below;
8K Mrs Faulkner / Mrs Bean
8N Mr Franks / Mrs Milne
8G Mr Denton / Mr Chung
8E Mrs Nicholls
8D Ms Buckland
8W Mr Seville
8A Miss Howes
8R Mrs Jordan
Head of Year: Mrs Emma Lees
Standards Leader: Mr Lang Chung
The presentation from our recent welcome evening can be found here