7H - Hawley
My name is Miss Khatun and I am thrilled to inform you that I will be your form tutor for the upcoming year. As your form tutor, my primary objective is to provide unwavering support and guidance as you navigate through the changes that lie ahead.
I understand that entering a new academic institution brings about numerous adjustments. You can expect new teachers, unfamiliar routines, and the opportunity to forge new friendships. With these changes, it's natural to feel a mixture of anxiety and nervousness. However, please rest assured that I am here to assist you in overcoming any challenges that may arise.
Together, we will confront these challenges head-on and transform them into opportunities for growth and success. Whether you have concerns about adapting to new expectations or are facing specific difficulties, I am committed to working closely with you to ensure your time here at Aston is not only enjoyable but also fruitful.
Remember, you are not alone in this journey. I am here to offer my guidance, support, and a listening ear whenever you need it. Let's embark on this exciting chapter together and make it an unforgettable experience.
During registration, my expectation is that you are prepared for learning, that means you have the following equipment with you every day; planner, pen, pencil, ruler and reading book. I will be checking every morning that you have the correct equipment for the day. I will also check your planners every week to ensure you are organised, well-behaved, and staying on top of your work.
You will be a member of Hawley House for the duration of your time at Aston. Hawley is the newest house, only established in 2017, so you will be helping to set the standard of our house for years to come! Hawley House, like the other houses in the school, is named after a previous headmaster of the school. Mr. Hawley was headmaster from 1970-1984.
You will all have the opportunity to represent our house at many different competitions against students in the other four houses – Brandon, Floyd, Manton, and Temperley. These competitions are varied: there are plenty of sports events, but also more academic challenges too like the UKMT Maths challenges, so there should be something for everyone to compete in. There is a friendly rivalry between the houses, so competitions are exciting and lively events!
Tips for making your time at Aston a success
In our school we like to celebrate the hard work of our students. If you are well-behaved and try your very best you will gain achievement points. Students who work hard can look forward to reward events at various times of the year. If you are not well-behaved and you do not try hard in lessons, you will be given behaviour points. Too many behaviour points mean you will miss out on the rewards and you may also lose your free time by being placed in detentions. The best way to enjoy your time at Aston is to always try your hardest – no one can ask for more than that!
Aston has many extra-curricular activities that you can get involved in – from Chess Club to Photography; Film Club to Sports. I definitely recommend you get involved with some of these activities as they will help you to make new friends, gain some skills, and enjoy your time at Aston
If you have any further questions, please do contact me via email. See you in September!
Miss N Khatun