Welcome to Year 8
As the Assistant Headteacher who oversees Year 8, I am pleased to welcome you to Aylesford School – Sports College, a school where every student is equipped to reach their goals.
The journey from here to Year 13 will provide successes and challenges along the way. Our school prides itself in supporting students with these, to ensure that their journey through the school is as smooth as possible. Support is offered by teachers and/or by our exceptional support staff in a variety of ways to meet your child’s needs.
Our aim this year is to build upon students’ passion and commitment and deepen their knowledge, skills and understanding in areas that interest them. Over the past 12 months students have developed friendships in an environment where every child is supported to achieve their very best; every lesson, every day.
In a little over a year your child will be sitting exams that will ultimately facilitate the choices they make for their GCSE studies. Therefore, they need to ensure that they use this time to push themselves to the very limit of their capabilities.
I actively encourage parents/carers to contact me with any concerns over their child’s progress, to ensure that their potential is reflected in their progress.
I look forward supporting your child on their journey and to meeting you during forthcoming school events.Mr Smissen Assistant Headteacher Pankhurst House Head of Year 8