Heads of Year

Year Seven - Ms Cooper

The transition to secondary school is an extremely important time for students, both in terms of academic achievement and allowing them to continue to grow as individuals. Your children will experience the excitement and anticipation around their new environment and the challenges that Year 7 will inevitably bring.

My role is to ensure that during this transition period all students feel safe and happy. Students are encouraged to become independent and organised and will have the support required to ensure a successful transition. We want our students to feel valued, enriched and confident. To facilitate this during the academic year I will be working with all our primary schools to ensure a smooth, successful transition into secondary school

Communication with parents/carers is paramount and you are welcome and actively encouraged to contact me regarding any matter, regardless of how big or small the issue may be. Your son can be reassured that he will be listened to. Your son will have opportunities to join a range of different clubs throughout the school and will be actively encouraged to do so.

Working together with all staff we ensure that Year 7 will give our students the platform to be successful.

You can contact Ms Cooper via email: jcooper@royalliberty.co.uk

Year Eight - Ms Saunders

Year 8 is an important milestone in the next step of our student's education. Many opportunities and challenges will take place, including the opportunity for the boys to take their options, which will have long lasting implications on their rest of their education and beyond.

All staff will provide the year group with a calm, stable environment in which they can learn and to ensure that they are ready to progress onto their first GCSE year and Key Stage 4 in Year 9.

Staff will have high expectations of our students; with a huge importance being placed on attitude to learning, attendance, punctuality and behaviour. The boys will continue on the path of building their emotional resilience and the non-negotiable requirement of respecting ourselves and those around us.

It is hoped that our students will enter Year 8 having taken all of this on board and are ready to successfully proceed onto the next step of their school career.

You can contact Ms Saunders via email: nsaunders@royalliberty.co.uk

Year Nine - Ms Gordon

Year 9 presents an opportunity for students to further progress and build on what has been learned in the previous 2 years of Secondary school.

The students will begin their option subjects, which will shape the direction of their education and ultimately their future.

Being such an important year, it is essential that students have an excellent attitude to learning. Remaining focused and working hard will prepare them well for KS4.

My focus on good attendance, punctuality and building positive relationships will remain, which the students have become familiar with from Year 8, and I will be pushing them to reach their full potential in these areas, as well as their academic progress.

I am delighted that I will again be able to support and lead this group of students as they embark on their GCSE subjects.

You can contact Ms Williams via email: lgordon@royalliberty.co.uk

Year Ten - Ms Turner

I am delighted to be continuing the journey with Year 10, having been their Head of Year since Year 8.

We have worked hard on improving areas of concern such as attendance, punctuality, home learning and interactions between the boys in social time.

We have also focused on the importance of resilience, hard work, emotional intelligence, developing the person they want to become and encouraging them to become the best version of themselves.

I have seen the year group mature and start to take on more personal responsibility. In Year 10 there will be a greater push on students developing better organisational skills in order to prepare them for Year 11 and their GCSE’s.

I am pleased to be able to further develop the important relationship between school, students and parents to continue to support the boys and help them strive to reach their full potential.

You can contact Ms Turner via email: sturner@royalliberty.co.uk

Year Eleven - Mr Cocklin

I have had the pleasure of getting to know Year 10 well over recent weeks and am delighted to lead them on to what will be one of their most important years yet.

The students understand how pivotal the upcoming months will be for their futures and we will continue to focus their attention on the importance of good attendance, punctuality, eating well, getting enough sleep and having a good routine for revision in place.

We will be supporting the boys with their Post-16 educational choices, with applications to colleges or sixth forms, references and careers guidance being a key component of the Year 11.

It is my hope that each student recognises their own potential and strives to reach this throughout the course of Year 11 and I look forward to working collaboratively with the students and parents to ensure they have the very best chance of doing so.

You can contact Ms Turner via email: dcocklin@royalliberty.co.uk