Year & Tutor Groups

Please click on the relevant Year Group below for further information about Year Groups and Tutor Groups for 2020.

Year 7

Head of Year 7: Mr N Flaherty

Year Seven Tutor Groups
Mr H Raymer 7NE
Mr C Barclay 7NA
Miss J Bennett and Mrs C Deuker 7OB
Mr M Webb and Miss J Ricketts 7OF
Mrs A Barnes 7SC
Miss C Isbell 7SG
Mr H Wilkinson 7TD
Ms N McLennon 7TH

Message from Mr Flaherty

As Head of Year 7, I am delighted to lead our new students through their transition from primary to secondary school which is an important time of their life.  Our new students can feel confident that they are joining a community where learning is at the heart of success both inside and outside of the classroom which is supported by developing positive relationships with both peers and staff.

Working alongside me are a team of dedicated Form Tutors & Peer Mentors and together we are confident that each Year 7 student will be encouraged and supported to reach their full potential both in and outside of the classroom. Blenheim offers an extensive enrichment programme to cater for a diverse range of interests and Year 7 students will have the opportunity to attend an Enrichment Fair to see what’s on offer and sign up to try something new!

In Year 7 we have high standards of personal conduct and expect our new students to meet the Key Stage 3 attendance target of 97%.  Students are required to be punctual to school/lessons and prepared for learning by having a positive attitude, the correct equipment for each day and to wear their uniform with pride.  We recognise that in Year 7 students have a vast amount of information they need to become familiar with and to support this they will have a reduced homework timetable for the first half-term.  We expect students to complete both classwork and homework with pride and to the best of their ability by the given deadlines.

This will allow them to experience a stimulating environment in which they not only achieve academic success but also find encouragement and confidence to develop moral values, community responsibility and enhanced personal and social skills.  Throughout Key Stage 3 students will be encouraged to develop GRIT (growth, resilience, integrity and tenacity) across all aspects of their school life.  We are delighted to recognise and reward both success and achievements through the merit and house point system, school trips, formal rewards assemblies and annual prize giving event.

During this transition year we welcome the opportunity to work collaboratively with parents as part of the Blenheim home/school partnership in supporting student progress and wellbeing.  Please take the time to praise, encourage and have open discussions about learning and progress with your child and if you have any pastoral concerns or questions please contact your child’s Form Tutor in the first instance.

We look forward to welcoming each Year 7 student to Blenheim for the start of a new and exciting learning journey.

Mr Flaherty

Year 8

Head of Year: Miss H James

Year Eight Tutor Groups
Miss J Struthers 8NE
Ms N Brown 8NA
Mr A Hield 8OB
Miss A Ashtari 8OF
Mrs M Preece/Mrs K Kirkham 8SC
Mr C Diffley 8SG
Miss P Ferguson 8TD
Miss Meimari 8TH

Message from Miss James

As Head of Year 8, I am confident that our students will continue to build on their previous experiences by developing their core skills and striving to achieve their personal and academic targets. Students are now familiar with the routines of Blenheim and have developed positive relationships across the school community which will extend their enthusiasm and love of learning.

Working alongside me are a team of dedicated Form Tutors and together we are confident that each Year 8 student will be encouraged and supported to reach their full potential both in and outside of the classroom. Blenheim offers an extensive enrichment programme to cater for a diverse range of interests and Year 8 students will have the opportunity to attend an Enrichment Fair to see what’s on offer and sign up to try something new!

In Year 8 we continue to have the same high standards of personal conduct and expect students to meet the Key Stage 3 attendance target of 97%. 

Students are required to be punctual to school/lessons and prepared for learning by having a positive attitude, the correct equipment for each day and to wear their uniform with pride.  We expect students to complete both classwork and homework with pride and to the best of their ability by the given deadlines. This will allow them to experience a stimulating environment in which they not only achieve academic success but also find encouragement and confidence to develop moral values, community responsibility and enhanced personal and social skills.

Throughout Key Stage 3 students will be encouraged to develop GRIT (growth, resilience, integrity and tenacity) across all aspects of their school life.  We are delighted to recognise and reward both success and achievements through the house point system, school trips, formal rewards assemblies and annual prize giving event.
Continuing to work collaboratively with parents is of high importance and the home/school partnership is crucial in supporting student progress and wellbeing. 

Please take the time to praise, encourage and have open discussions about learning and progress with your child and if you have any pastoral concerns or questions please contact your child’s Form Tutor in the first instance.
 
Miss H James

 

Year 9

Head of Year: Miss L Scott

Year Nine Tutor Groups
Mrs R Rose 9AB
Miss A Armstrong 9BH
Mr F Gaitan-Mejia 9AL
Mrs C Jones 9BE
Mr S Millard and Mrs A Randall (from November) 9AE
Mrs T Warren/Ms E Stiles 9BI
Miss V Hall 9AN
Ms L Patsikas 9BM


Message from Mr L Scott

As Head of Year 9, I am passionate about ensuring students are well equipped and ready to make their GCSE option choices in preparation for Key Stage 4. 

Year 9 students are fully aware of the demands and challenges that this academic year will present and have been well equipped throughout Year 7 and 8 to manage the process with confidence.  There will be a number of staff involved in guiding students and parents through the option process and more details will be released later in the academic year.

Working alongside me are a team of experienced and dedicated Form Tutors and together we are confident that each Year 9 student will be encouraged and supported to reach their full potential both in and outside of the classroom. Blenheim offers an extensive enrichment programme to cater for a diverse range of interests and Year 9 students will have the opportunity to attend an Enrichment Fair to see what’s on offer and sign up to try something new!  In addition we will be encouraging students to apply for both Peer Mentoring roles and Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award places ready for Year 10.

In Year 9 we will continue to have the same high standards of personal conduct and expect students to meet the Key Stage 3 attendance target of 97%.  Students are required to be punctual to school/lessons and be prepared for learning by having a positive attitude, the correct equipment for each day and to wear their uniform with pride.  We expect students to complete both classwork and homework to the best of their ability and present their work with pride and by the given deadlines.  This will allow them to experience a stimulating environment in which they not only achieve academic success but also find encouragement and confidence to develop moral values, community responsibility and enhanced personal and social skills.

Throughout Key Stage 3 students will be encouraged to develop GRIT (growth, resilience, integrity and tenacity) across all aspects of their school life.  We are delighted to recognise and reward both success and achievements through the merit and house point system, school trips, formal rewards assemblies and annual prize giving event.

Continuing to work collaboratively with parents is of high importance and the home/school partnership is crucial in supporting student progress and wellbeing.  Please take the time to praise, encourage and have open discussions about learning and progress with your child and if you have any pastoral concerns or questions please contact your child’s Form Tutor in the first instance.   We look forward to welcoming each Year 9 student to Blenheim for the final year of their Key Stage 3 learning journey.

Miss L Scott

 

Year 10

Head of Year:  Mr J Keys

Year Ten Tutor Groups
Mr J Preece 10AB
Ms Fenner-Malham 10BH
Mr D Shortt 10AL
Mr A Thompson 10BE
Ms L Walker 10BI
Mrs S Turpie 10AN
S Henriksson 10BM


Message from Mr Keys

Year 10 will need to adopt a mature and focused outlook to their studies for Key Stage 4.  They should be prepared to utilise the help and support that is on offer at Blenheim.  

The year group has already shown a great deal of promise with their outlook to their studies and the school community as a whole. The students should be keen to set a positive example to the younger students and take on the responsibility of being positive role models.

Attendance, punctuality and behaviour needs to be outstanding if the students are to achieve their very best and keep progressing every day. Sixth forms and colleges are asking evermore detail about an individual’s school record and so the more that they are here the better their results and opportunities are later in life.

We have an experienced tutor team who support students through their studies and deliver a strong PSCHEE and Careers programme and Mrs. Topson is truly supportive to the year group.  

Mr Keys

Year 11

Head of Year: Mr T Smithson

Year Eleven Tutor Groups
Miss J Dean 11AB
Miss Anderson and Mrs D Bouch 11BH
Miss D Lynahping 11AL
Mr P Hughes 11BE
Miss T Dee 11AE
Ms S Hicklin and Mrs C Whitear 11BI
Miss A Gray 11AN


Message from Mr Smithson

For all Year 11 students this will be an exciting, at times stressful, but ultimately a hugely important year. In order to achieve success not only is working hard within school important but planning and structuring time spent outside of school is vital. Year 11 will have more demands on their time than most year groups but it is important that appropriate time is made for attending extended day, completing coursework, but also for leisure time activities to keep the stress at bay. 

Over the year parental involvement and support will be hugely beneficial and is not to be underestimated in ensuring success next summer. As ever, behaviour, punctuality and attendance need to be excellent if the year group are to achieve their best, something which the form tutors and I will insist upon. This is particularly important as it is estimated that for every 17 days absent from school, a students’ results may drop by 1 GCSE/BTEC grade. 

As ever, Mrs Topson and the form tutors are of great support to the year group to ensure that students are encouraged and supported to achieved their potential throughout the year. Minds are already contemplating the next step after GCSEs, many students have already benefitted from sound careers advice from Mrs Eke (Careers Officer) and I would urge any students unsure of their next step to do the same. Finally, as we work towards the exams next summer together, I am confident that with the right attitude Year 11 will be successful and will gain many great memories of this year along the way.

Mr Smithson

Sixth Form

Head of Sixth Form: Mr C Duffy 
Deputy Head of Sixth Form: Mr D Harris and Miss F Thomas

Sixth Form Tutor Groups

12AB

Mrs M Fourie

12AL

Mr A Jones

12AE

Miss L Wright

12AN

Miss A Holland
12AH Mrs Vijayakumar

13BB

Mr C Kolber

13BL

Miss E Le Prevost

13BE

Miss L Kavanagh
13BN Mrs S Benson

 

For more information about our Sixth Form please visit the Sixth Form area of the website

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