Year 7 Strategy

The Year 7 Strategy is made up of three strands:

  • Parents Meetings and Consultation Evenings
  • Events for Year 7 pupils
  • Special extended assemblies

Here at Dormston we believe that communication is vital for your child’s success.

As part of the Year 7 Strategy you will be invited to attend a Parents Consultation on separate occasions throughout the academic Year.

These will include:

  • Welcome to Dormston
  • Supporting Your Child in Numeracy and Literacy
  • High Achievers
  • Supporting your child in exams

Each of these parents' consultations is vital for you to attend to ensure that your child meets their full potential throughout their High School education and you understand exactly how we work to educate and bring the best out of your child.

Events for Year 7 pupils

  • An Extra – Curricular Fair for all Year 7 pupils to sign up to clubs that we have on offer here at Dormston
  • A College/University and Careers Fair
  • Oxford and Cambridge Aspiration Day – dispelling myths and teaching our pupils that there is no ceiling for their capabilities.
  • A trip to Cambridge or Oxford University to get a taste for University life
  • A visit from an Olympic Athlete – GB Gymnastics Team – Kristian Thomas

Extended Year 7 Assemblies through the year

  • Our expectations here at Dormston
  • Charity Event – raising money for the British Heart Foundation
  • Motivation Assemblies
  • Inspiration Assemblies – Past successful pupils
  • Celebrating Year 7 success – Moving onto Year 8.

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19th July

Staffing Update

We are pleased to inform you that we have successfully recruited another Science Teacher; Mrs Pajaj who will be starting with us in September 2019. You can find out more about Mrs Pajaj in our September/October Update Sheet. Mrs Vyse, Science Teacher who joined us in April 2019 will however unfortunately be leaving us in July 2019 due to personal commitments. Dance Teacher, Miss Knight who was with us on a temporary basis will also sadly be leaving us. We will also be saying goodbye to Mr Lee, Head of Maths in July 2019 as he has been promoted to Assistant Principal for Behaviour & Safeguarding at RSA Academy. Mrs Jacques however will be Acting Head of Maths in the interim so worry not, the Maths Department is in safe hands! We will also be saying goodbye to Mrs Baker, Head of MFL and Mrs Windmill, English Teacher in July 2019. They have both worked at Dormston for a number of years and will be sadly missed by staff and pupils. Mrs Baker has been a great teacher and Head of Department and her passion for MFL has inspired so many students over the years; with many of them going on to study MFL at colleges and universities. Mrs Baker is also well known for her creativity and has encouraged countless students to take up arts and crafts. Mrs Windmill is an expert in Shakespeare and has awakened a passion for literature in many past and current students. She has also been heavily involved in all of our school productions, including pushing numerous full size cars onto the stage in Grease and Blues Brothers and also making several children ‘fly’. We would like to thank them both for all their hard work and commitment over the years and wish them well in the next chapter of their lives.