From the very first day of securing a place here, our Moreton students embark on an exciting journey to prepare for their future lives. Our belief is that every child should be treated as an individual. We deliver a first class, knowledge-rich education not only within the curriculum and classroom but also within the wealth of experiences on offer here. Our students are offered the chance to visit Universities, businesses, meet inspiring people and learn those all-important life and social skills, all of which ensure we are providing them with the very best life chances. We guide and nurture their ambitions and enhance the character development of each individual child.
At Moreton, we recognise the importance of the well-being of each student. As well as having a large Pastoral Team as a main point of contact, each year group is allocated an Attainment and Standards leader to ensure students make the expected progress, within form time students receive daily pastoral care as well as taking part in challenging and thought provoking activities such as;, Developing Literacy skills, love of reading and most recently exploring cultural capital. Students also have the opportunity to use their voices and opinions to make a positive change within the school and the community, by being a member of one of the four sub-committees on the Amethyst Prefect student council; Teaching and learning, Careers and the future, Community and Rewards.
For the fourth year running, Forest Schools remains a key part of the curriculum in Key stage 3. All students in years 7 and 8 participate in weekly lessons delivered in the great outdoors. The core focus is on the development of personal, social and emotional life skills.
As well as this, we offer an extensive catalogue of extra-curricular clubs suitable for every child to thrive in. From Library club to Science club, Rock Band to Football, Dance to Chess to name but a few – there is something that every student can enjoy.
We welcome you to our school to see for yourself how we bring education to life and provide our students with the very best life chances.
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Getting to know you sessions
Mrs Evans and the year 7 leadership team will be either visiting your child at their primary school or inviting them to Moreton School to take part in team building activities and sessions. The focus of these sessions are to familiarise your child with key teachers and members of staff within the school and understand the expectations of the school whilst making friends with their fellow peers. Activities include building on communication, preparation and settling in. The sessions also enable us to ‘get to know’ your child individually and tailor set groups, transition activities and the key stage 3 curriculum for the very best start here at Moreton School.
Dates of these sessions will be communicated to families personally.
Afternoon Tea Meet and Greet
We usually hold an afternoon tea for you all during the summer term. It is usually a chance to get to know staff, ask any questions and relieve any worries you may have. Therefore, we have decided to hold a virtual afternoon tea.
The virtual afternoon Tea will be uploaded on our website on Monday 18th May 12pm. The virtual afternoon tea will allow you to get to know the transition team, enjoy baking some wonderful delights from our chosen recipe’s and send over your questions to us. We hope you will be able to join us and if you would like to ask any questions then send them over to the following email:
Throughout this time the school has been following the guidance from the government and as you will be aware schools throughout England remain closed. At this moment in time, we do not have any more information than this and are unsure of when Schools are likely to reopen.
With this in mind, the transition days that were due to be held during 29th June- 1st July has been postponed. Obviously, we know that it is already a very anxious time for yourselves as parents/carers and also your children making the transition from Primary school to Secondary.
We will do our utmost to provide you with a smooth transition for your child moving forward. We are in the process of setting up online transition activities in preparation for continued closure which will be available through our website and once up and running we will inform you.
We usually hold an afternoon tea for parents/carers and future students in the Summer term and we are now in the process of planning a virtual afternoon tea for you all. Information will be shared in due course.
I would just like to thank you for your support during this time and we are very saddened that we are having to put our transition activities on hold.
In the meantime you can contact me on the following email; firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
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Assistant Headteacher – Transition
Student Q & A
What after school clubs are on offer?
At Moreton, there are clubs for you to take part in every day! The current timetable is on our Enrichment and Intervention page – If there’s a club which you’d like that’s not on the list please let us know!
What equipment will I need for secondary school?
Black/blue pen, highlighter, green pen, pencil, ruler, rubber, scientific calculator, reading book, blue A4 lever arch file and a school bag that can fit A4 books and folders.
How do I pay for my lunch at school?
We use a cashless system. You will be given your own pin number in the first week of school. You can bring money into school and use our machine to add money to your account or your parents can add money onto your account through parent pay.
How is the school day structured?
The school day starts at 8.45am. You will have 6 lessons a day, which are either 55 minutes or 60 minutes long. After period 2 you have a 15-minute break where you can get food or go outside. After period 4 you will go to your form for 20 minutes, followed by a 30-minute lunch time. The school day finishes at 3.30pm.
Where can we go during break time and lunch time?
Both of our Dining Halls are open for you at break and lunch time, as well as the library and our outdoor areas such as the quad and the tennis courts. In addition, Year 7 have their own outdoor area exclusively for you!
What subjects will I study in year 7?
Each week you will have lessons in the following subjects: English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, MFL, PE, Computing, Art and RE. You will study other topics on a rotation, which means they will change every 13 weeks. You will study two of the following subjects at the same time: Food, D&T, Forest Schools, Dance, Music and Drama.
Parent Q & A
How will my child be encouraged to succeed in secondary school?
There are a variety of ways we will encourage you to succeed at Moreton. We always help students believe the with hard work they can achieve anything. Day to day students are recognised of their achievements through variety of ways. We encourage students beyond the curriculum because it is important to help students develop into a young adult ready to take their place in the world by the time, they leave Moreton.
My child is moving to the secondary school on their own from their current primary school. How will you ensure my child will make new friends?
Moving to secondary school is a big moment in both you and your child’s life. At Moreton we put buddy system in place and will also be putting in place a range of virtual activities to help students get to know each other before September.
Will my child be in the same lessons as their friends?
Where possible we will try to ensure there are familiar faces within the form groups. Set groups are different for a variety of subjects so you won’t always be in the same class throughout the day. Although we cant promise you, you will be in all of your friends lessons there will be plenty of opportunities to see them during social times and also make some new friends along the way.
How will you ensure my child will not fall behind after their time off school?
As teachers it will be our priority to ensure that the time missed by all students does not put our students at a disadvantage. What is fortunate is that all students across the country are in the same position and when schools are reopened will still be in the same position. Our subject areas have put together some activities to help with ensuring students are prepared and this will be talked about on the next slide.
Who do I contact if I have a concern?
If there any concerns throughout your child’s time at school, there is a selection of staff you can contact. Each year group is allocated two members of staff; an Attainment and Standards leader (ASL) and Head of Year (HOY). If you have any academic concerns you can contact the ASL and if there are pastoral concerns you can contact the HOY. The members of staff in these roles will be shared with you in due course. They can be contacted via email, or you can call reception. We also have our amazing Safeguarding team to support you.
Is there any work my child can do to prepare for joining Moreton?
Each subject has prepared a task to help prepare the students for September.