What is 7T?
7T is a small transitional nurture group that supports some of our most vulnerable students to make a smooth transition into secondary school. Students are supporting in their learning by the 7T form tutor and an LSA. As well as supporting learning we try to promote the students overall development.
Quotes from previous students about being in 7T
‘On the first day I got lost but the team at Loxford is so supportive that within three weeks of starting school we were well settled’
‘There are some basic rules we need to follow. The school motto is ‘be in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing’. We have the school diary which is like our passport. We need to have it with us at all times .It is used to record our homework, attendance, punctuality, positives and detention. We need to ensure that we are always tidy with our uniforms and be on time to school and lesson’.
‘At the school they have a lot of activities: we go to the library during the break time to read and there are games too. We also have lunch time clubs. I go to homework and music club’.
‘The subjects that I enjoy are ICT, Food Tech, Technology, Art and drama, as they are fun subjects. We also work well in English, Science, Maths, History, Geography, RE and Learn to Learn. We also get certificates and rewards’
‘We had a great time presenting our assembly on teamwork to the whole of year 7’
‘Lastly we would like to share about our graduation: For next year we are going to be in our new form groups and also have a new timetable. We really had a wonderful time in 7T with our form teacher and fantastic support from our LSA.’
‘Being in 7T was a tremendous moment which I will never forget. It helped me a lot with my studies.’
‘I liked it because there were only a few of us in the classroom so it was a nice, quiet environment to learn in.’ 7T class of 2015-16
Here some previous 7T students share some of their experiences of their team building sessions from the year:
“As a class we spent 4 weeks at the Loxford Youth Centre, an hour each week. Micky, the Manager of the Centre, is a great man, who planned the sessions. The aim was to develop our speaking and listening skills as well as team building.
We felt good, as our tutor arranged to take packed lunches with us and we spent time sitting together and involved in activities as a class.
It was a very safe environment for us. We were relaxed and enjoyed all the activities. One in particular was moving the ball through the gutters as a team. What a great activity! It really taught us that if we do not work as a team, it is difficult to get from point A to B.
This activity also needed us to speak to one another clearly, so that we could give support to each other as a team to move in the right direction and get the ball to the next point. But we also learnt that because we were not talking to one another the way we should, we were unable to get the ball through the gutters and it took longer than it should.” 7T class of 2014-15