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Induction 2020

We have put together some additional induction resources for students who are joining us in Year 7 in September 2020 as we are unable to follow our usual induction program due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  These can be found here and include a short video tour of the site. 

We hope you are all keeping safe and we look forward to meeting you soon.

 

 

Transition Video
 

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Year 7 Form Tutors 2020 - 7GWI
 

Form Room 27 (Languages Block)

Hello Year 6

My name is Miss Willows and I am the Head of Modern Foreign Languages at Netherthorpe School.

I teach Spanish and this will be my first year at Netherthorpe too. I previously taught German and Spanish at Kirk Balk Academy in Hoyland. My job is to support you as Year 7 students in my form. I will be there to offer advice, encouragement and be somebody to come to if you ever need help, or just a friendly face!

Outside of school I enjoy musical theatre and regularly perform with groups across Sheffield. I also love sewing clothes, dancing and painting. I live in Sheffield with my fiancé and I will be getting married next summer!

I am looking forward to meeting you all very soon and getting to know Netherthorpe school with you. I think we are all going to really enjoy it there.

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Year 7 Form Tutors 2020 - 7JFA
 

Form Room 7 (Maths block)

Hello Year 6!

My name is Mr Farrar and I am a Maths teacher. I will also be your form tutor when you arrive at Netherthorpe in September. My job will be to support members of the form with their education and any other matters. Every day I will be making sure you are comfortable in school and ready to learn.

Whilst I will be teaching Maths, I will also be interacting with extra-curricular activities around the school, particularly sports. Outside of school I am a keen cyclist and cricketer. I also enjoy learning new things and have spent some time recently learning how to build and program electronics for robots.

I am from Chesterfield and I like to get out walking on nice weekends around the Peak District with my dogs.

I am looking forward to meeting you all in September!

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Year 7 Form Tutors 2020 - 7KHA 

Form Room 223 (English Classroom)

Hello Year 6

My name is Miss Hall and I am a teacher of English at Netherthorpe School and a Year 7 Form Tutor.

I have been an English teacher for six years at a school in Leeds, but I moved to Sheffield in August of last year to be closer to my family. Last year, I took a year out of teaching to complete my Masters at the University of Sheffield in Psychology and Education. I now cannot wait to begin a new chapter in my life at Netherthorpe and re-enter the classroom. I really missed sharing my passion and enthusiasm for the subject, especially digging deep into some analysis!

As well as an English teacher and leader at my previous school, I also had the joy of being a form tutor for five years. I took my Year 7 form straight through to Year 11 and I will never forget the memories I shared with that group. There were tantrums and tears, but most of all laughter and smiles. I pride myself in the fact that I am very approachable and a good listener, two factors which I feel are fundamental for a form tutor. Please remember to come and speak to me and I will try my absolute best to support you. I look forward to starting a new journey as a form tutor with my form at Netherthorpe. Hopefully, there will be more laughter and smiles than tears and tantrums!

Outside of school I enjoy reading (of course), catching up on Netflix and singing. Sometimes, I just break into song, so make sure those ear plugs are ready! I also enjoy taking my one-year old dog, Luna, for a walk whether rain or shine. She is very cute and cuddly, but very naughty at times. I also love spending time with my two nephews and niece; they are my world and I adore them.  I am looking forward to meeting you all very soon!

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Year 7 Form Tutors 2020 - 7MRA
 

Form Room 56 (Science block)

Hi Year 6

My name is Mr Raybold and I am going to be your form tutor. I also teach Science here at Netherthorpe School. I’ve worked here for 10 years.

I’m a friendly and approachable person. When I meet you at school, you will have a chance to ask me any questions about Netherthorpe. I will also tell you which lessons you will have and how you can get to them.

I will see you every day at school. If you have any worries (most people do) you can always speak to me.

Outside of school I enjoy walking, fishing, cycling and camping with my family and my mates.

I live in Chesterfield with my wife, my 3 year old daughter and my dog.

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Year 7 Form Tutors 2020 - 7EMC
 

Form Room 182 (History)

Hello Year 6

My name is Miss MacCormick and I am a History teacher at Netherthorpe School.

As a History teacher I get to teach a variety of exciting topics and one of my favourites is the first history topic you will study at Netherthorpe School- Roman Chesterfield. It is my favourite topic because I studied Ancient History at university. Learning about the Ancient Greeks and Romans at university was very fascinating, and I have been lucky enough to travel to Athens in Greece and Rome in Italy to see some amazing monuments that were built over 2000 years ago!

This coming September will be the start of my very first year as a teacher at Netherthorpe School, so you and I will both be finding our way around for the first time together.

Outside of school I am an athlete and coach within the sport of Cheerleading. Cheerleading combines a lot of skills from other sports like gymnastics, dance and tumbling. I have done Cheerleading for over 10 years and have even been able to compete at the Cheerleading World Championships (held in Disneyworld, Florida) twice. I also love to travel and some of my favourite places I have visited are New York, Borneo and Washington DC. In the future, I would love to visit all of the 7 Wonders of the World, because they combine two of my favourite things… history and travelling!

I am looking forward to meeting you and starting our journey’s at Netherthorpe School together.

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Year 7 Form Tutors 2020 - 7SPR
 

Form Room 51 (Science block)

Hello!

My name is Miss Parry and I am your form tutor at Netherthorpe School.

Alongside Mrs Harpham and Mrs Hutchinson, I am here to help you settle in and answer any questions you may have. If you ever find yourself feeling upset or worried, or have any problems, you can always come and find me and I will help you as much as I can. I will also be there to make sure that everyone has the correct uniform and equipment so they are ready for their school day.

Just like you, I am new at Netherthorpe School this year, so we will be learning our way around together! I am a science teacher so you will usually find me in the science department office if you need anything.

Outside of school I enjoy playing and watching sports, especially netball, which is something I have done since I was in primary school myself. I also love going for walks in the Peak District, baking and I have recently started making clothes using my sewing machine.

I am looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you all very soon. 

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Year 7 Pastoral Support Manager
 

Hello Year 6

My name is Mrs Hutchinson and I am the Pastoral Support Manager for Year 7 at Netherthorpe School.

My job is to help Mrs Harpham support all Year 7 students.  I can help students who are upset, angry, confused or anxious about something, in or out of school. You can come and speak to me at the beginning of the school day, break, lunch and at the end of the day. Parents can also contact me if they would like to pass on information that they feel we need to be aware of. 

I started at Netherthorpe School in 2004 as a teaching assistant. My favourite lessons were maths and technology. I became a pastoral support manager 5 years ago.

Outside of school I enjoy walking, gardening and dancing. I also like to spend time with my 4 granddaughters.  I am looking forward to meeting you all very soon!

Year 7 Head of Section
 

Hello Year 6

My name is Mrs Harpham and I am the Head of Year 7 at Netherthorpe School.

My job is to support all Year 7 students.  I can help students who are upset, angry, confused or anxious about something, in or out of school.  I make sure that students are following the school rules and I monitor the attendance of students.  I also give out lots of rewards for positive behaviour, attitudes and work.

I have been at Netherthorpe School since 1999 and I teach Design Technology and Engineering.

Outside of school I enjoy walking, reading, watching films, going to the theatre and galleries/museums.  My main passion is art and I wish that I was better at drawing and painting!  I live in Sheffield with my husband and 13 year old daughter.

I am looking forward to meeting you all very soon and I would be happy for you to email me to tell me something about yourselves.  My email address is h.harpham@netherthorpe.derbyshire.sch.uk

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

  • What happens if I am late to School
  • What happens if I am late to a lesson

 

If you are late to school then get here as quickly and safely as you can.  Make your way to reception, explain why you are late and if it is a genuine reason then you will not get in to trouble.  If you are always late and it can be avoided then you may get a detention, but this will not happen in the first few weeks when you are finding your feet.  If you are late to a lesson for a genuine reason then you will not get in to trouble but if you are constantly late and don’t have a good reason then a 30 minute late detention may be issued.

  • What happens is I miss my bus?

If you miss your bus then either go home and call school so that we are aware, or if you can wait for the next bus and you have a mobile phone then you can call school (make sure that you have the school number on your phone!)  You should also call a parent and let them know.  The important thing is to let an adult know so that we can help to get you in to school safely.

  • What happens if other students are mean to me?

You need to talk to us if somebody says something that is not nice or if they do something that is not nice.  At Netherthorpe you can talk to your form tutor, Mrs Hutchinson (Y7 Pastoral Support Manager), Mrs Harpham (Head of Year 7), the peer counsellors or any member of staff.  Do not suffer in silence!   Do not say or do anything mean back to the person as you do not want to lower yourself down to their level and it will only make things worse.

  • What happens if I have no friends?

Your form tutor will do some work on getting to know the other students in your class when you start at Netherthorpe school.  There are plenty of clubs and activities to join if you would like to make new friends. If you are feeling alone then talk to us!  We have an inclusion room for students who need a friendly place to go to at break or lunch and we have peer counsellors who will be very happy to chat with you and make you feel welcome.

  • What happens if I cannot do my homework?

It is always best to look at the homework on the day that it is set so that if you do not understand the task you have a chance to talk to the teacher well before the date that it is due in.  If you cannot do your homework then do not bury your head in the sand!  Talk to us.  We will try to help you if you give us enough time.  If you frequently do not complete homework then you may be asked to stay behind after school to work with the teacher to help you to finish the outstanding work.  We also have a homework club at lunchtime so that students can use computers and printers if they need to.

  • What happens if I get lost?

It may take you a little while to find your way around Netherthorpe school but don’t worry!  You will soon get use to the school’s layout.  We will spend some time showing you around the school when you first arrive and you will not get in to trouble if you get lost!  If you cannot find your classroom then please ask a member of staff or another student to show you the way.  If nobody is around then try to find reception and the staff in there will point you in the right direction.  Do not panic!  We have all been new at the school at some point and we have all got lost.

  • What happens if I forget my dinner card? 

  • What happens if I do not have enough money on my dinner card?

If you forget your dinner card or you do not have enough money on your card then you will need to tell somebody in the canteen.  Usually students who have forgotten their dinner cards are asked to come back towards the end of dinner time as the canteen supervisors will have to put your order through manually and this takes longer.  We ask you to come back because we don’t want to hold up the queue.  If you lose or break your dinner card then you need to buy a new one for £2 (you will not lose the money that is stored on your card).  If you do not have money on your card the canteen supervisors will serve you but you will need to repay the money.  If you do this too often then we may need to call home to see if there is a problem.  If you get Free School Meals then money is automatically put on your card each day (at present it is £2.10 which is enough for a meal deal), but it does not role over to the next day so if you do not spend it then it disappears.

  • What happens if I forget my PE kit?

  • What happens if I forget equipment or books? 

If you forget your PE kit then you may be lent kit to wear.  If this happens more than once then you may be given an after school detention.  If there is a problem with kit then talk to us!  You can also ask your parents to call the PE staff to sort out any issues.  If you forget equipment such as a pen then tell the teacher, they will normally lend you one.  If this happens too often then the teacher may give you an after school detention.  The best advice is to get yourself and your bag ready for school every evening so that you have time to sort out equipment and books.  Also have more that 1 pen/pencil in your pencil case as these can run out or get lost.  Do not lend equipment to others as you may not get it back. 

  • Will I get in to trouble for not having the correct uniform?

It is important that you look like you are part of your new school and you should be proud to represent the school in your school uniform.  You are not allowed to wear jewellery in lessons, apart from a watch and a pair of small studs in your ears. You are not allowed to wear any jewellery in PE lessons including ear rings! If you have an issue with your school uniform then speak to us!  We have uniform that we can lend to students and so if, for example, your shoes break on the way to school we can lend you a pair for a short while until you can get them fixed or until you can get a new pair.  You are not allowed to wear trainers, skin tight trousers or hoodies under your blazer.  We do give out detentions for uniform infringements! 

  • What happens if I feel unwell?

If you feel poorly when you are in lesson then please tell your teacher.  The teacher will decide whether to send you to see Fiona, our school medical officer.  If you feel poorly during a break time then you can go to see Fiona yourself without being sent.  However, Fiona is only there for real medical problems.  If you have a small headache, take a drink of water and get some fresh air.  If you feel sick, think about if you need something to eat or drink.  Do not call home.  If we feel that parents need contacting to come and collect you then we will phone them.  If you call home it causes lots of issues and parents will worry about you. 

  • Can I bring my mobile phone to school?

We do not recommend students bringing any technology to school because it can be lost, broken or stolen and school cannot insure your own personal equipment.  If you choose to bring a mobile phone or any other technology to school, then it is your responsibility to look after it and it MUST NOT be taken out during the school day.  If a member of staff sees this equipment then they are allowed to confiscate it and it will not be returned until the next day.  Do not bring expensive things to school!

  • Am I allowed to have a drink in a classroom?

You are allowed to bring water in to school with you to drink in certain lessons.  You are not allowed to drink anything other than water in lessons.  You must not bring any type of energy drink to school as these are banned.  In some lessons you are not allowed to drink for health and safety reasons. These include Computing, Technology and Science lessons.  There are water fountains around school so that you can fill up your water bottles but you will not be given cups or bottles so remember to bring in your own!

  • Can I bring sweets to school?

We do not recommend students bringing any sweets in to school as it can cause a lot of problems.  If you are bringing in a packed lunch try to make it healthy and eat it in or near the canteen at break time or lunch time.  You are not allowed to eat food in your lessons.  Chewing gum is banned in school and you will receive an after school detention if you are caught chewing gum or eating sweets in a lesson.

Hopefully you have found this information useful but if there is anything else that you need to know before September please email:

H.Harpham@netherthorpe.derbyshire.sch.uk

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