Meet the Year 7 Team
I am incredibly ambitious for all the students at Blaise High School. I’m driven by our mission of Social Justice which means everything we do is to ensure that all our pupils have a better chance of success than if they were at any other school.
Head of Year 7
I am responsible for the pastoral and academic overview of the year group. My role is to ensure that you are always ready for the day’s learning. We will meet at the start of the school day and I will check in with you all. Your happiness in school is important to me; if you have any questions or concerns, I am available every break and lunch time. Making friends is an important and exciting part of starting secondary school. We will provide lots of opportunities to support you with this through our transition days, activities at break and lunch time, Fun Friday and Year 7 camp.
I make sure that we have all the information needed from your primary schools to make your move to Blaise High School a real success. I liaise with your class teachers to find out about the exciting things you have done and how you are getting on in your subjects.
You will be able to take part in lots of varied opportunities to help you develop your character and leadership skills at Blaise. I am looking forward to seeing you take part in sport, music and the performing and creative arts as well as lots of visits and trips. The highlight, though, will be seeing you all perform in Gloucester Cathedral at Christmas as part of the Y7 choir.
Hello, I am the Special Needs Coordinator. Together with the SEN team we help students who need a little extra support to try their best at school. I’m sorry I can’t meet you just yet but I am working with the SENCOs and teachers in your school to help you settle into Year 7.
Head of Resource Base
In the Resource Base we cover lots of subjects such as English, maths, catering, music, life skills and many more. We go on trips to support our class work and to use our learnt skills in real life situations. We have a fortnightly Outdoor Learning session where we work as a team and learn new skills. We support you with your learning and help you to achieve your best.
Hello, my name is Liz Williams and I am the Family Support Worker here at Blaise High School.My job is to help you and your family whilst you are at Blaise High and I look forward to meeting you.
I work closely with the rest of the transition team to ensure your child’s move from primary to secondary school runs smoothly. I gather and collate information from all of our feeder primary schools and parents/carers of our students and keep our records up to date during their time with us. I’m here to help with any issues I can, and can be contacted directly with any questions you may have on our school’s transition email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to welcoming you to our lovely library, where you can choose books from our fantastic stock, read magazines & comics, do your homework on the computers and take part in the many library competitions and activities. You will have library lessons with me every two weeks where I shall be helping you be the best reader you can be!
School Therapy Dog
You will see me around school a lot! I work with our school Counsellor and I sometimes join lessons. I am a very well trained dog but occasionally I am a bit naughty and you might see me standing at the desk at Student Services (I’m quite nosy and I forget I’m a dog and like to pretend I’m a member of staff selling stationery!)