Welcome to Year 7

“Be the best you can be.”

Students joining Year 7 will begin an exciting journey into young adulthood and will experience a range of challenges and develop new skills along the way. The secondary school experience should allow students to develop the skills they will need in life, such as being inquisitive, having determination, empathy and resilience. The students will take some of this journey independently but will always be guided and supported by the staff at Abbs Cross Academy.

Abbs Cross Academy will ensure that students are provided with a happy and safe environment where they are able to develop both their academic and social skills. We believe that a good start in Year 7 will help build a strong foundation for successful learning. Here at Abbs Cross Academy every child matters and this can be seen in the inclusive approach taken towards all areas of school life.

Students at the school will be supported with their learning primarily by their form tutor who is the first point of contact and with whom rests the responsibility to build a comprehensive view of their tutees learning. As Achievement Team Leader for Year 7 I will be in charge of the learning and achievement of every student in the year group. Ms Branton is the Year 7 Care Team and is responsible for the students’ well-being.  Furthermore, she will monitor behaviour and help students and parents with any concerns they have. We also work very closely with the SEN department to ensure that all students are supported in every aspect of their school life.

To help the students on their journey clear guidelines are put in place which will allow the pupils to grow in the most positive way and allow them to achieve the best they can both academically and personally. Students will receive academic supported as and when it is needed, and targets for improvement will be highlighted to help students raise their attainment. Students will receive homework to ensure that they have every opportunity of matching their potential with their achievements. As part of a shared responsibility towards the development of all students, we ask that parents also monitor the completion of homework, check the homework diary often, signing it each and every week.

We believe that communication between parents and the school plays a large part in developing young people so key information will be displayed on the Abbs Cross Academy website. If there are any queries or concerns about your child’s progress, please feel free to contact your child’s form tutor, Mr Scaysbook or Mrs Branton.

Mr B Scaysbrook
Achievement Team Leader