As Year 8 get into their second term of the academic year the focus has very much been on individual preparation and planning for learning. It is essential that all students come to school with the very basic equipment they need: pens, pencils, ruler, planner, PE kit and other subject specific things (e.g. a calculator, ingredients for Food Studies). As important is ensuring children have the correct attitude for learning and are invested in their studies. The introduction of the Homework Booklets for Years 7 and 8 have hopefully begun training students to look at independent learning skills which will become extremely important as they embark on their GCSE courses.

With this in mind Year 8 students and their parents will soon be invited into school for a number of evenings and events dedicated to helping them choose which options they should pick for GCSE. This is a massive decision and as always the dedicated team of teachers and pastoral staff in school will be on hand every step of the way to ensure that informed choices can be made.

I am incredibly proud of the hard work, dedication and maturity all my year group show towards school, one another and the wider Walkden community. Within my year I am certain we have some of the leaders of the future, whether in academia, sport, business, politics and beyond.

Mr. Booth (Head of Year 8)

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