My name is Mrs Robertson and I’m Senior Assistant Headteacher responsible for the transition here at Moreton. I’m so glad that you’re here to find out more information about our amazing school and why it’s such a great place to continue your child’s educational journey.
Below you’ll find a range of information which will help you to get to know us as a school; including some pictures of our fantastic open day which was held in September.
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, a 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.
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.
If you have any questions or would like to book a tour of the school, please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Afternoon Tea for Year 6 Families
The journey begins to becoming part of the Moreton family in September 2023. As part of that journey, you are invited to an Afternoon Tea, which we will be hosting at Moreton for all new Year 6 students and their parents/carers.
This informal event will allow you to ask any questions you may have, meet key staff in the transition process, find out more about the school uniform and an opportunity for the Year 6’s to start meeting their new peers. Our SEND team will also be present at the event, should you wish to speak to them regarding the support we can provide for your child.
This Years Tea party has been rearranged and the new dates and times are below. Emails with booking arrangements will be sent out by email.
- Tuesday 16th May
- Wednesday 17th May
The 2 time slots are as follows:
- Slot 1 – 16.15 to 17:00.
- Slot 2 – 17.30 to 18.15.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at email@example.com
Thank you and I look forward to seeing you soon.
Mrs V Robertson
Senior Assistant Headteacher
KS3 Academic Lead & Transition
Moreton Open Day Presentation presented by Mrs Evans
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.