WELCOME TO YEAR 7
I am delighted to extend a warm and enthusiastic welcome to every one of our Year 7 as they embark on their journey here at Tabor Academy. We are thrilled to have them join our school community and look forward to supporting and guiding them through this exciting phase of their education.
Starting Year 7 marks an important milestone in the lives of many students. It is a time of transition, growth, and exploration. We understand that it can be both exhilarating and daunting, but we are here to ensure that their transition is as smooth as possible and that they feel welcomed, valued, and supported every step of the way.
Our dedicated and passionate staff members are committed to providing every student with an outstanding education that nurtures their academic, social, and emotional growth. The teachers bring expertise, creativity, and enthusiasm to the classroom, ensuring that the student’s learning experience is engaging, challenging, and rewarding. They will inspire students to think critically, question, and explore the world around them.
In Year 7, students will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of subjects, discovering new areas of interest and building a solid foundation for their future studies. We encourage them to approach their academic journey with curiosity and enthusiasm, embrace the challenges, ask questions, and take risks. Mistakes are a natural part of the learning process, and they provide valuable opportunities for growth.
Beyond academics, our school offers a rich tapestry of extracurricular activities, clubs, and programs designed to ignite student’s passions and talents. Whether their interests lie in sports, music, drama, art, debating, or any other area, they will find ample opportunities to pursue their passions and develop their skills. Participating in these activities not only enriches their experience but also helps them develop valuable life skills such as teamwork, leadership, and perseverance.
As the students navigate their way through Year 7, it is important to remember that the journey is not just about academics and extracurriculars. We care deeply about their well-being and mental health. Our school has a dedicated student support team, including a special education needs coordinator, learning support staff and pastoral care staff which include Form tutors, the Achievement Team Leader and the Year Care Team Leader for year 7, Mrs Burns who are always available to lend a listening ear, provide guidance, and help them navigate any challenges they may face. Their happiness, resilience, and overall well-being are of utmost importance to us.
Being organised and developing independence is crucial this year and students are expected to be prepared with all the necessary equipment every day; making full and efficient use of their planners. The planners will allow students to record and track homework, as well as monitor their own attendance and punctuality. The planner is also a fantastic tool for communication between the school and home.
Every student at Tabor Academy is expected to have high standards of themselves, and we expect students to work and behave in the appropriate manner, following the School’s Code of Conduct and ‘being in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing.’ Sanctions are used where students fail to meet our expectations, with students made to take responsibility for their actions. We ask that parents and carers work with us to support our students with this too.
We are keen to involve parents and carers in the learning of their children, and are always available to discuss any concerns or queries you may have about your child’s education and progress. Consistent communication and a solid home-school relationship are imperative. There will be regular contact made by the school to keep parents and carers informed about the progress of their child.
Year 7 will be both exciting and demanding for our Year 7 students as they embark on their first year here at Tabor Academy. The year ahead will challenge and stretch them more than ever before, but with support from our dedicated year team, the wider school and parents, I am confident that it will be a very successful year.
This is not just a learning journey, but an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge that will prepare our students for life.
Education is the passport to the future for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today
Achievement Team Leader