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Year 8


Year 8 have returned to school with the positive attitude and commitment to work they demonstrated last year.  We are confident that they will continue to exceed our high standards and make excellent progress. Year 8 is a Team, made up of pupils, tutors and parents who work together to support each other and ensure that everyone feels valued and secure.


The Tutor Team

Mr J HobbsYear Leadercontact-us

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Mr M LittlewoodForm Tutor 8MLI
Ms D VanmaliForm Tutor 8DV
Mrs M WoodForm Tutor 8MWO
Miss C DunphyForm Tutor 8CD
Mrs E AultAssistant Tutor



Your child’s Form Tutor should be your first point of contact for any help, concerns or information. Form Tutors can be contacted vie email, but please remember that all our Form Tutors teach during the school day so may not respond immediately. If you have a issue of a more urgent nature please contact main School Reception on 0115 9252698.



Tutor Time

All pupils attend Tutor Time each morning with their Form Tutor, this is an important part of the school day as the registrar is taken and any notices and letters are given out.


In addition, each day will have a specific activities or focus designed to set our expectations for the day ahead.


MondayPlanner Check / Uniform Check
WednesdayNumeracy Activities
ThursdayLiteracy Activities
FridayReflections on the Week


On a Tuesday pupils should line up for assembly in the main School Quad where they will be registered by their Form Tutor. Assembly is led by the Year Leader, with presentations from the Senior Leadership Team, Faculty Leaders and outside visitors.




Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) is delivered by Form Tutors during Period 3 on Wednesday. The programme of study is carefully designed to support pupils developmental needs and the issues they will face.


The PSHCE Programme for Year 8 will include:

  • Show Racism the Red Card
  • Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness
  • Friendships
  • Road, Rail and Tram Safety
  • Finance and Budgeting


This programme is also supported through 3 Discovery Days – Click here to find out more.



Pupil Voice

Pupil Voice is very important at Chilwell School. It is an opportunity for pupils to give their views and opinions regarding school life. In recent years feedback from Pupil Voice has helped design our new school uniform, change the menu in the canteen and expand the offer in Activities Week.


Each Tutor Group in Year 8 will elect 2 representatives who will attend Year Council Meeting with the Year Leader, these pupils will be responsible for expressing the views of the pupils in their Tutor Group and giving feedback following the meeting.



Useful Documents

Click on the link below for a copy of the School Calendar for Year 8 (good for sticking on the fridge), additional events may have been added since September so please also check the online calendar.



A Curriculum Overview for Year 8 can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. The document gives full details of the course content for each subject, assessment, homework and guidance on how you can further support your child.