Year 6

Dear Parent/Carer

 

On behalf of Kingswood, we would like to welcome you and your child to the Kingswood Secondary Academy.  As an Academy we are very keen that all of our students develop as individuals.  We offer them opportunities to do so within the curriculum and in a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.  We aim to work in partnership with parents – offering you the opportunity to participate, not just in Parents’ Consultation evenings, but also by consulting you on matters that are important to yourselves and your child.

 

We are well aware that the transfer from any primary to secondary school can be an unsettling time for both students and their families.  We have, therefore, organised a programme of transition events that will give you all the opportunity to feel confident about changing schools and to look forward to a new start at the Kingswood Secondary Academy in September.  Over the next few weeks we will be providing you with all the necessary information regarding your child’s transfer to us. 

 

Initially, we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to a Parents’ Information Evening on Thursday 29 June 2017 at 5.00 pm.  This is not an evening for your child and we do ask you to come alone on this occasion, due to limited space.  The main purpose of the evening is to provide an opportunity to meet key staff, to find out more about our Academy and its core values, and most importantly ask any questions that you may have.  During the evening you will meet the Head of Year 7, your child’s Form Tutor and the Principal.  We will also outline details of the Transition days scheduled for Thursday 6 and Friday 7 July 2017.  We hope you will be able to attend this important meeting as it represents the first step in fostering positive, working relationships between the Kingswood Secondary Academy and home.

 

We would appreciate you please confirming if you will be attending by contacting Sue Johnson, Senior Administrator by telephone on 01536 741857 or by email at: enquiries@kingswoodsecondaryacademy.org.  Please be aware that parking will be limited on the Academy premises and we would like to suggest that wherever possible you consider alternative means of transport. 

 

If your child has Special Educational Needs or a Disability, your child's primary school will be liaising fully with the Academy's SEN Team.   Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo), Mrs Marian Porter is happy to meet with parents and individual students at the Academy if you think this might be helpful to support your child.  Please contact amoffat@kingswoodsecondaryacademy.org to arrange a time.

 

Please find enclosed with this letter an admission booklet, which includes a Biometric Data Consent form and a Photographic and Film Consent form.  We would appreciate this booklet being completed and returned as soon as possible before the Transition Days.  Government legislation requires schools to obtain consent from parents to process biometric information for all youngsters aged 18 years and below.  Your permission is required before your child can access our Cashless Catering System.  Biometric identification and photographs of students will be recorded on the system on the Year 6 Transition Days.  Without your permission, this will not take place and therefore your child will not be able to access the system in September (please refer to the booklet for more information).  Also enclosed is a Digital Citizenship Contract which you and your child should sign and return to allow him/her to access ICT and the Internet in the Academy.

 

Details of our uniform and how to order items online from Price and Buckland, our uniform supplier are enclosed.  Please note that our uniform can only by purchased directly from Price and Buckland.  If you do not have access to the Internet, a uniform order form is enclosed for you to forward with the correct payment to Price and Buckland.  If you are uncertain about sizes, please feel free to come to the Academy on Tuesday 23 May 2017 from 4.00 pm until 6.30 pm when samples of the uniform will be available in the Reception area. 

 

In the meantime, we are looking forward to a long, successful and happy relationship with you and your child. 

 

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