Years 7, 8 and 9
I hope you are all excited to be starting your journey at Slough and Eton in September – I can’t wait to meet you all. My name is Mrs Maker and I am the Curriculum Leader for Drama as well as having the pleasure of being your Head of Year. The Year 7 team and I are really looking forward to welcoming you in to Slough and Eton in September.
Year 7 is a chance for a fresh start and a chance to push yourselves out of your comfort zones and try new things. Secondary School is an extremely important phase in your life and can be daunting, but we are here to help, support and guide you throughout this time. Once school starts, Form Tutors are the main point of contact between home and school, you will get to know your Form Tutor in the first few weeks of attending Slough and Eton.
It is extremely important to us that the transition from primary school to secondary school is a smooth and positive one. This is why things such as our transition days and summer schools are valuable experiences to help you settle quickly at Slough and Eton.
At Slough and Eton we follow the mantra:
Work Hard: We believe that every student is an important and unique individual. Many of you will be used to working hard in school and we expect this to continue so that you are able to achieve success.
Be Nice: Students help and support each other. Ever student at Slough and Eton should be kind and considerate in order to help us all have a positive experience at school.
No Excuses: We must all give 100% and be the best that we can. If you follow these and strive to be the best version of yourself then you will go far at Slough and Eton.
We know that parents can sometimes feel not as ‘involved’ once their child goes to Secondary School, we all want to encourage the students to develop their independence, however, please do not hesitate to let us know if you have any concerns. The school will keep you informed with updates about your child’s attainment and effort throughout the year via our parent bulletin, phone calls, emails, report cards and parents’ evening.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you in your journey at Slough and Eton.
Your Head of Year and Tutor team are delighted to welcome you back Year 8!
Here at Slough and Eton, we have been so impressed with the way you have grown over the year. You have shown so much commitment, dedication, and enthusiasm last year and those acts were handsomely rewarded by so many activities in and out of school. Each individual conducted themselves so well with our Moto 'Work Hard, Be Nice, No Excuses' and I am sure over the summer holiday you were able to display the same principles at home. I want to highlight what a wonderful year group you have been last year, and I believe you will continue to do so in Year 8.
During year 7 & 8 the curriculum at Slough and Eton focused on students building on prior knowledge, relationships and aspirations so that all students strived to achieve their very best. Our aim was to make every student ready for Year 9 which is a crucial year for all students as the GCSE options process begins. This year students must work hard to give themselves the best opportunity for success at the end of KS4.
Our aim for year 9 is to give every student the best start to their journey to success at GCSE. We have a very committed tutor team who work together to ensure your children enjoy their school life and achieve their potential. The communication between myself, form tutors and parents is vital this year. Any concerns that you may have need to be addressed, and your first point of contact is your child’s form tutor. Any issues are dealt with quickly and effectively and we pride ourselves in the procedures we have in place to ensure that everything is dealt with effectively.
As a school we will provide every student the opportunity to succeed in all aspects of life. To ensure academic success is achieved, a broad curriculum is planned giving students the opportunity to study a variety of different subjects. There are extra-curricular opportunities available to all students in Year 9 every day, these clubs, along with the wide variety of trips and visits we offer, provide an enriching life experience which will benefit the students both in their academic studies and as a citizen of the world.
We have a very strict policy about punctuality and attendance. Each day a student misses is reflected in their progress, and absences are not taken lightly. Sanctions are put into place for students that are continuously late, but this is not an issue as students are aware of the expectations and meet the standards that we have.
Please check regularly to see what homework your child has been given and any deadlines they need to meet. Microsoft Teams and Classcharts should be checked on a daily basis to ensure excellent communication between you and the school.
Student’s hard work, achievements and those with roles of responsibility will be celebrated; students are rewarded weekly and termly for such commitments to the school and their academic progression in line with our school mantra – Word hard, Be nice, No excuses.