Joining us in September?
We're approaching that time of year when we start looking ahead to September!
As you are aware this is a very important stage in your child’s education as they prepare to move from primary to secondary school. We find ourselves in extraordinary times and this year it looks increasingly like transition is going to be very different to previous years. We want to reassure you that we are working very hard, in partnership with the primary schools, to ensure that transition is as seamless as possible for your child.
As a result of the current situation it is unlikely that we will be able to hold a face to face transition event, the current guidance from the government states that "though visits to secondary schools for induction will not take place this year, some secondary schools may have capacity to undertake remote induction briefings or other types of sessions for pupils, for example to meet form tutors, heads of year, or other key staff, or have a tour of the school virtually."
We are in the process of setting up virtual transition resources that will help to support your child in preparing for starting in Year 7 in the autumn. However, if the guidance changes to allow face to face transition we will do so.
We hope to have as many resources as possible available for your child which can be used at home and with their current teachers, some of the resources we are preparing include:
- Day in the life film of a Year 7 student
- Welcome film for new Year 7 from all their key staff at Goole Academy
- A virtual assembly delivered by Mr Harrison (Principal)
- A "Top tips for new Year 7" film/resource produced by our student council
- Q&A zone for students to get in touch with us
- A virtual transition presentation for parents
- Q&A session/portal for parents
- Remote delivery of sessions via video call to the primary schools.
We have been asked about the provision of uniform for Year 7. Uniforms will still be free to all Year 7 students, the Core Team at Delta Academies Trust have worked closely with SPT, our uniform provider, to set up an alternative system in response to the current social distancing rules and enable parents to measure and order uniform from home. A fully detailed plan of how this will be achieved will be released by the end of the month and can be seen in our uniform section. Please click the button below to find out more!
Finally, we want to assure you that when your child does start with us in the autumn, we will make every effort to make their start at Goole Academy as smooth and stress free as can possibly make it.
For the latest updates and information please keep checking our Transition pages and our Twitter feed. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or by ringing the academy main reception on 01405 504000.
More information about transition, including transition activities in place for your child, will be available shortly through this area.
Please explore our transition platform using the links below!