Towers School and Sixth Form Centre

Year 8

Message for Year 8

Hello Year 8,

As your Head of Year, I just wanted to say how brilliant it has been to see how quickly you have adapted to a very new way of learning, and how hard you have been working. 

I know how well you can all respond to new routines, and you will see in the coming weeks how sticking to a routine, as best you can, and learning to motivate yourself to work, will be skills that will help you for the rest of your lives, and now is a perfect time for you to learn. 

Also, as I'm sure will be of no surprise to those of you that see me out running, I believe exercise is very important to your overall wellbeing, so make sure you give yourself some time each day to do it! 

I hope you all stay well, and remember to wash your hands! 

Mr. Harasiwka 

 

Remote Learning

Student Guide

View document student_guide_-_remote_learning.pdf

 Parent Guide

View document parent_guide_-_remote_learning.pdf

How to Revise

View document yr_7/kb_revised__1_.pdf

Super Curriculum

At Towers School we offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities. The ‘extra’ refers to an activity being outside of your regular curriculum. This might include doing a sport such as American Football, or enrolling in a First Aid course. Super-curricular activities are those that take your regular curriculum further. They take the subjects that you study in the classroom beyond that which your teacher has taught you or what you have done for homework. For example, you may go into more depth on something you picked up in the classroom, or learn about a new topic altogether.

These activities take a wide variety of forms, including reading, watching videos, independent research, and visiting places of interest.  Each student in years 7-11 has been provided with a super-curriculum booklet detailing these activities.

View document year_7___8_super_curriculum__1_.pdf

Unifrog - Helping students find their future

Unifrog is a complete destinations platform that allows students to search for opportunities and make applications for their next steps. Click here to sign in.

If you are having trouble logging in or would like more information, please contact Mrs Elson - v.elson@towers.school

Year 8

Head of Year 8

Mr Harasiwka

Email: d.harasiwka@towers.school

Welfare Manager

Anne Sheppard

07463315101

Email: a.sheppard@towers.school

To contact the Head of Year or Welfare Manager, please call 01233 634171 ext 211

The Head of Year is a member of our teaching staff who will work closely with our welfare team and will work to ensure the achievement and progress of an academic year group, providing support to tutors and parents to impact positively on student engagement and outcomes

In order to ensure that you are able to contact the correct member of staff with any queries you may have, please see the below breakdown. If you are uncertain, please call reception (01233 634171) who can help direct you to the relevant member of staff. Or you can email reception with your query and they will forward this to the relevant member of staff (reception@towers.school)

Welfare Manager - our Welfare Manager’s role has not changed; they will continue to support students and work closely with parents dealing with:  

Head of Year - our Heads of Year will be happy to deal with:

Heads of Year will join their year group for family lunch so that students have daily contact with them. Heads of Year are classroom teachers and as such are contactable predominantly outside of the teaching day. This means they are likely to reply/ have meetings before 9:00 am or after 3:00 pm. For an urgent enquiry we suggest you call/email reception who will direct you to a member of staff to help.

Faculty Leads - They lead the team of teachers for each subject. You can contact a faculty lead for any subject specific questions such as:

All the faculty leads details are on our website under the ‘meet our staff’ tab. Or, please call or email Reception who will pass your enquiry to the relevant member of staff.

 

Parent Handbook

 

 

Improve Grades

Current

Attendance

Days

Missed

Weeks

Missed

Lessons

Missed

Average

Grade

95-100%

9

2

50

5

90-94%

19

4

100

4

85-89%

29

6

150

4

80-84%

38

8

200

3

75-79%

48

10

250

3

70-74%

57

11.5

290

1

65-69%

67

13.5

340

1

 

Improve Your Grades Now 

EVERY LESSON, EVERY DAY, EVERY MOMENT IMPROVES YOUR GRADES 

Just 1 day missed every 2 weeks = 10% absence 

This is ONE WHOLE MONTH every year

or

HALF A YEAR MISSED FROM YR7 – YR11

Imagine how your employer would respond to this?

 

Family Learning Evening

View document year_8_family_learning_evening_sept_2019.pdf

 

Assessment, Recording and Reporting (ARR)

View document yr_8/arr_handbook_year_7_8__9_2019-20.pdf

 

Year 8 Newsletter

View document newsletters/copy_of_letter_hsa_yr_8.pdf

Homework / Prep

Term Dates

Enrichment

Performing Arts