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Year 7

As part of the transition process from Year 6, our Year 7 students undertake a settling-in period that helps them achieve the high expectations of an Irlam and Cadishead Academy student. During this period, there is a ‘settling-in evening’ where parents and carers are invited to meet the Year 7 team.

Also as part of the settling-in period, the Year 7 students that need support are identified and take part in our ‘Peer Mentoring’ scheme with students from older year groups.


The Head of Year 7

  • Tracks and monitors progress, attendance and behaviour
  • Facilitates intervention strategies which include the ongoing well-being of students
  • Motivates and inspires students to achieve their goals and make required progress

The Year 7 Form Teacher

  • Promotes scholarly behaviour
  • Delivers the tutorial programme
  • Tracks attendance
  • Monitors behaviour
  • Acts as an advocate for the students

Assemblies – developing the student

  • Aspire Work Hard and Achieve
  • Importance of attendance
  • Raising aspirations
  • Scholarly habits
  • Citizenship, which includes British Values and community assemblies
  • Behaviour for learning expectations
  • Rewards

The Tutorial Programme

  • Citizenship
  • Anti-Bullying
  • Road Safety
  • Reading
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy


  • Student planner
  • Reading book
  • Pens (including spares)
  • Pencils
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Ruler
  • Rubber
  • Pocket sized dictionary and thesaurus
  • Scientific calculator

Co-curricular clubs

  • Available at lunch times and after school
  • Homework club available daily from 3-4pm in the TLRC
  • Essential that all Year 7 students attend one club weekly

Year 7 opportunities

  • Ambassadors, representing the school at various events
  • Captains, helping the Year 7 team
  • School show

Year 7 events

  • Settling in evening
  • Parents/carers evening
  • Art competitions
  • School show
  • Halloween disco
  • Winter Wonderland/Talent Show

Curriculum Plan

To view the Year 7 Long Term Plan 2023-24, please click HERE.

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