Meet The Team
Welcome to the Year 8 page – here you will find the latest news and key dates that will be applicable to our Year 8 students. On the Year 8 Team we have Mrs Bissett – who is our Strategic Lead, Associate Assistant Headteacher and Teacher of Drama; Miss Dubidat – who is the Progress Leader for 8A and Teacher of English, and Mrs Ridley – who is the Progress Leader for 8B and Teacher of Business.
Strategic Year Lead
Progress Leader (A)
Progress Leader (B)
We are delighted to inform you that the initial phase of the rollout of iPads has gone extremely well. We believe that the devices will become a crucial part of the learning journey and will not only enhance the learning experience for our students, but will over time, fundamentally change the way our students learn.
Students have attended an assembly where we reiterated the very clear expectations in terms of conduct using their new devices. In addition, when the students were given their iPads for the first time, they have also been reminded again about what they are allowed and not allowed to do when using their school iPads. Please find attached the behaviour expectations for all students with an iPad and consequences for misuse of an iPad, that is aligned to our Praise and Behaviour policy.
We request that all parents and carers read the attached information carefully and discuss this with your children. Please do also remind your child that school has a very sophisticated system that monitors all use of all school devices including the iPads. This also includes technology that sends screenshots to select senior members of staff at school for any infringements of the attached policy. We would also like to remind students that the device remains the property of the school and if there are serious breaches of the school’s Acceptable Use Policy (please see following link: https://atlp.org.uk/files/2022/11/Acceptable-use-Students.pdf#acceptable-use-policy-students/) or of the attached iPad behaviour expectations, school reserves the right to limit a student’s access with the device or remove the device from the student in order to prevent further misuse.
We would like to thank all of our parents and carers for your support in this matter.
We are so proud of the resilience and kindness from our students, and we can only hope that this will continue to grow. Following the reports that were released in December, we can see that our students are continuing to work hard in their lessons and making excellent progress across the school.
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- End of term praise event on Thursday 16th February 2023
- Ski Trip Friday 17th February – Saturday 25th February 2023
- School re-opens for students on Monday 28 February 2023