Cheney School uses a collegiate system which was undertaken to create a smaller school ethos within a large school. We have five colleges whose names were chosen by students. These are: Jane Austen, Marie Curie, Martin Luther King, Isaac Newton and Jesse Owens. Colleges meet for Assemblies, Celebrations and Inter-College Competitions.
Please note that although Cheney School operates a collegiate system Year Teams are responsible for students' academic progress and wellbeing. Heads of Year, Assistant Heads of Year and Tutors are the main contact points for parents and carers to communicate with the school. The Heads of Year have a central role in coordinating the Year Group achievement agenda and ensuring this is delivered in line with the vision and ethos of the school, and they are supported by the Assistant Head of Year, which is a non-teaching position designed to be a point of contact for parents and students. The Assistant Head of Year is the person that parents can speak to if they have any questions or need to contact the school to report their child sick or absent. They have a key role in supporting students’ progress, health, safety and general wellbeing within the school.
Each Head of Year has a strategic focus for their Year Group and are responsible for:
- Tracking and monitoring students' academic progress
- Year Group attendance
- All safeguarding issues
- Any behaviour and learning issues
- Running Year Group assemblies
If you wish to speak to anyone in school with regard to your child, in the first instance we ask you to contact the Assistant Head of Year as they are not a member of the teaching staff and are more likely to be at the end of the phone.
All contact details for the year teams can be found below: