North Chadderton

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The Oak Trust

Year 7

Welcome from the Head of Year

Year 7 (ID 1283)


Dear parents and carers of Year 7,

My name is Mrs Michelle Melling and I am extremely privileged to be leading your child through the next chapter of their education and I will continue to do so until they leave us in Year 11. I place immense importance on getting to know each child and family individually, as we will all be working together over the next five years. This collaboration will ensure your child leaves us, in Year 11, with the best possible outcomes, both academically and personally. 

Year 7 have made a great start to life at North Chadderton School and are beginning to get used to secondary school life. It has been fantastic to see how quickly they have settled into our wonderful school community. I have been particularly impressed by their enthusiasm, resilience, engagement in lessons and their ability to fulfil our school values of working hard, being kind and making a difference.

Helping me maintain the high standards and expectations of our Year 7 students, I am fortunate to have the support of Mrs S Neshad, the Assistant Head of Year 7 and Miss S Shaw, our Year 7 Achievement Support Practitioner - between us we work collaboratively to help deal with any questions, queries or worries students and/or families may have, and to help and support them navigate the challenges they may face throughout their journey with us.

In this transition phase, we ask that parents support with organisation - this is the biggest area of change for our Year 7 students. Please check Microsoft Teams for home learning tasks due, check timetables to know when PE kit may be required for PE and dance, and ensure they have their basic equipment each day.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child's tutor in the first instance (please see the list below. We ask that you contact the tutor first, as they will be able to direct the query to the appropriate place if required. 

Form Tutors

7N1 - Miss A Coffey 

7N2 - Mrs D Holden

7N3 - Ms A Vasey

7N4 - Mr P Chorlton

7N5 - Mr J Crook & Mrs K Berry

7C1 - Mr R Sharif

7C2 - Miss M Bradford

7C3 - Mr R Jones

7C4 - Mrs K Noble

7C5 - Mr D Binns

Key Dates and Events

Year 7 Parent Information Evening - 26th September 2023

Year 7 Parents' Evening - 2nd May 2024

Year 7 Futures Week - w/c 24th June 2024